Who should buy the Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid

Are you contemplating being the new owner of the Zephyr GTX Mid? Before you make that jump, get to know some of its highlights first:

Relentless platform

The featured boot’s triangular fencing (a.k.a. PU Monowrap) works in tandem with the shoe’s extra-resilient midsole to give hikers a secure footing over uneven terrain. The medium-stiff stabilizer injected in the midsole also makes standing on rocky surfaces as comfortable as being on level ground.

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid outsole

Ankle-high waterproofing

The Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid can lock moisture out in moderate rain, as expected from most GTX hiking boots. That said, the shoe in question has a tongue gusset that can wall off wetness, even if you wade through some three inches of water.

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid upper 1

Speedy closure

Its ghillie lacing features three pairs of open hooks, making tying the lace from the ankle up a relatively quick affair.

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid secure fit

Tough bumper

With it, accidentally jamming your forefoot on gnarly roots will likely not result in stubbed toes.

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid waterproof

Additional info

  • This hiker has a sibling in the Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid TF (Task Force), which is marketed as a multi-duty boot for urban environments.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 19.4oz / Women 17.3oz
Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.