Who should buy the Lowa Camino GTX

Lowa’s Camino GTX is a backpacking boot ideal for you if: 

  • you want mid-cut footgear that offers stability in a variety of terrain
  • you are looking for an outsole with pronounced lugs that will promote traction even on irregular trails
  • you want to take advantage of Lowa’s FlexFit technology--a feature that will give you a comfortable ankle flex without compromising support

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Camino GTX’s Vibram Apptrail outsole

Lowa Camino GTX vibram apptrail

The Camino GTX features the Vibram Apptrail outsole. It provides traction on various terrains. The distinct front heel edges ensure a safe descent. The prominent treads promote increased trail contact and steady grip. The deep lugs of the sole are self-cleaning too.

Lowa Camino GTX front lugs

Lowa’s Camino GTX underfoot technologies

Lowa Camino GTX front TPU midsole

The midsole of Lowa’s Camino GTX uses the DuraPU foam with SPS Cushioning. The stiff PU (polyurethane) midsole is shaped from 5mm at the heel to 3mm at the front. It is known to be supportive, durable and environmentally friendly.

SPS or the Supination/Pronation System

Lowa Camino GTX Supination System

TPU inserts are embedded into the softer PU mold. These are responsible for the SPS or the Supination/Pronation System of Lowa. This structure addresses overpronation and supination by encouraging correct gait, preventing discomforts and fatigue.

Lowa Camino GTX nylon stabilizer

The Lowa Camino GTX makes use of a hard, nylon stabilizer that provides prime support for the outdoors. It is lightweight and can help alleviate strain from the arches.

Lowa’s climate control system for enhanced cushioning

The Climate Control footbed, has a breathable top layer and foam that cradles the foot for customization. This insole diminishes friction and fatigue while working with Lowa’s Climate Control System. 

Lowa Camino GTX climate control footbed

It keeps the feet dry and serves as the trekker’s defense against blisters and hot spots. This system also uses perforations in the boot’s collar to allow air to enter. The walking motion drives heat and moisture out through the holes.

Sturdy leather upper of the Camino GTX

Lowa Camino GTX Gore-Tex

The Lowa Camino GTX upper is made of 2.2mm thick nubuck leather and lined with the GTX Performance Comfort Footwear. The lightweight leather is durable and abrasion-resistant. The GTX lining ensures that the feet remain dry when traversing wet grounds. It also assists in maintaining the breathability of the boot.

Lowa Camino GTX ball-bearing eyelets

The upper is built with Lowa Flex. The ball bearing loops along the toes, which are set towards the free moving lace hooks, allow smooth pulling of the laces. They secure the foot and enable it to move at ease, preventing strain across the toes during descents.

Lowa Camino GTX FlexFit

FlexFit technology from Lowa promises a comfortable ankle flex through the flex zone and improved heel fit with the flexible lace loop. It enables agile movement without compromising protection and stability.

Optimal comfort

The boot has a C4 tongue designed to increase walking comfort. It has an asymmetrical padding which is anatomically contoured to inhibit the tongue from sliding. It also helps in eliminating pressure points.

Lowa Camino GTX padding

The top of the tongue is designed with a softer padding to hinder the leather edges from rubbing the wearer’s shins. The flex notch at the base of the instep also allows the boot to adapt, preventing tension on top of the foot.

The X-lacing technology uses a knob which aligns the tongue and ensures that it is firmly secured for an enhanced instep comfort.

Defense against abrasive outdoor elements

Lowa Camino GTX toe cap

The Camino GTX include a protective heel rand and toe cap. Both parts protect the upper from abrasions and accidental bumps.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 773g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.