Verdict from 1 expert and 24 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority appreciated the lightness of the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo.
  • The comfort of this pair received praises from several users.
  • A considerable percentage of those who bought this day hiking shoe, including an expert, commended its breathability.
  • The sole of the Sesto GTX Lo from Lowa rendered good grip on trails, based on some customer reviews.
  • A few recommended it for all-around use.
  • Its premium price paid off with its performance, according to heaps of wearers.
  • A hiking expert pointed out its thin yet soft padding. He said that it was able to conform to the arch of the foot.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users were disappointed with the narrow fit of the Sesto GTX Lo.

Bottom line

A low-cut day hiking shoe from Lowa, the Sesto GTX Lo is generally liked by hiking community. Its comfort, breathability and performance received commendations, making the footgear a worthy investment. Nevertheless, its almost perfect reputation still has a room for improvement in relation to fit. Everything taken into account, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo is a great ally on the trails. However, it may not be the best for those with wide feet.

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Good to know

  • As a multifunctional hiking shoe, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo is designed with technologies that create a balance between performance and durability. The hybrid construction of the upper, with split leather and fabric, grants support and comfort at the same time.
  • The Monowrap Frame technology together with the injected DuraPU and ATC footbed gives the user a cushioned and supportive ride. It includes a Lowa patented outsole, the Multicross Evo, which bites into grounds.

A hiking shoe for men, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo comes in regular sizes and standard width. It generally runs true to size. The front closure is a classic lace-up type that grants a snug fit.

The Multicross Evo, a Lowa exclusive outsole is what makes this day hiking shoe grippy on virtually all types of terrain. The tread design at the heel and toe renders improved traction on ascents and descents. Its deep lugs are also self-cleaning.

With the Monowrap frame technology, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo renders underfoot protection and support without sacrificing comfort. It has a dual-density PU insert at the heel counter which provides stability. The durable and shock-absorbent injected DuraPU midsole is embedded with a soft stabilizer for ample stability. Cushioning is further enhanced by the ATC footbed.

The Sesto GTX Lo has a split leather and fabric upper. This combination creates a balance between durability and flexibility. It is lined with a breathable and waterproof material, the Gore-Tex laminate. It helps keep the feet dry and ventilated.

The closure features fabric loops and a pair of eyelets at the top for a secure lockdown while a heel pull tab aids in easier on and off.

  • Lowa offers this silhouette in a mid-cut version.

How Sesto GTX Lo compares

This shoe: 85
All shoes average: 80
58 93
This shoe: $170
All shoes average: $131
$45 $240
This shoe: 14.1oz
All shoes average: 13.8oz
6.5oz 23.3oz
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.