Verdict from 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A mountaineering expert admired the durability of the Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd.
  • The 360-degree rubber rand reinforces the upper.
  • According to an outdoor aficionado, the workmanship of this boot was exemplary.
  • The Primaloft lining keeps the foot warm on cold conditions.
  • An alpinist liked the design of the Expedition 8000 Evo Rd from Lowa as it did not have unnecessary trimmings.
  • Its self-cleaning Vibram outsole renders surface traction.

1 reason not to buy

  • The Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd is an ultra-expensive mountaineering boot.

Bottom line

The Expedition 8000 Evo Rd is appreciated for its design and workmanship. Its protective upper, grippy outsole and heat-retaining lining present a quality ensemble. However, these attributes come at a sky-high price. Overall, those who have a big budget may invest in the Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd and enjoy its benefits. On the other hand, those who are seeking for a more cost-efficient boot must look somewhere else.

Good to know

  • Crafted for alpine journeys and the highest mountain peaks, the Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd has a fully integrated gaiter. It is made of an abrasion-resistant fabric with zip-up closure. The inner boot features Gore-Tex Duratherm and Primaloft lining. The materials used optimizes insulation, waterproofing, and breathability.
  • This mountaineering boot employs a dual-density EVA midsole with a proprietary joint called Hard Winter Shank for stability. This combination, plus an Insulated Pro footbed, keeps the foot warm and comfy.
  • Equipped with a Vibram Dolent outsole, it provides grip on most terrain types. Its board lasted construction allows it to be resoled (meaning, the sole can be repaired through replacement) as necessary, for a cost.

The Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd is a unisex mountaineering gear which reasonably runs true to size. It comes in standard width and whole sizes. Women who will order this boot must go a half size down to get the right fit. The traditional lace-up closure used in its inner boot permits fit customization.

This high-cut mountaineering boot features Vibram Dolent. This outsole has a profile that includes aggressive and widely-spaced lugs. This self-cleaning layout grants traction on virtually all types of terrain. The toe and heel areas are designed with a more substantial surface contact to assist on steep uphill and downhill slopes.

This mountaineering boot uses a crampon-ready dual-density EVA midsole for a lightweight and cushioned ride. There are welts on the heel and toe. A full-length Hard Winter Shank is added underfoot to provide stability on bumpy terrain. It is also able to retain heat even at low temperatures. An Insulate Pro footbed that’s Alu-coated and comes with fleece promotes comfort.

The Expedition 8000 Evo Rd has an outer boot made of an abrasion-resistant fabric. Its integrated gaiter with ceramic coating uses a waterproof TIZIP zipper closure. Its removable inner boot features an Alu-coated PE foam and Aveolite. It is lined with Gore-Tex Duratherm and 400 g Primaloft. These materials promote an insulated, waterproof, and comfortable environment.

At the top is an elastic band to help keep the gaiter in place and prevent intrusion of trail debris. A reinforced pull tab is attached, permiting easy on and off. Seen at the base is a high wall rubber rand that protects the user from unwanted knocks. As for the inner boot, it has a lacing system that includes a traditional lace up and a hook and loop closure.

  • Lowa developed the Expedition 8000 Evo Rd in collaboration with Ralf Dujmovits, an expert mountaineer. He was the first German who summited all 14 eight-thousanders.
  • This boot is compatible with automatic crampons.


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