Verdict from 5 experts and 83 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of Lowa Innox Pro GTX Mid reviews talk about its superior traction.
  • Most of those who tested this boot has been pleased by its Gore-Tex waterproof shoe construction
  • Nearly everyone agrees that the Innox Pro GTX is truly comfy. 
  • Several customers have used it for archery hunting excursions and are greatly impressed by how durable this boot is.
  • It has also delighted pro hikers for being extremely stable. Some say it’s best for multi-day trips to the trail.
  • Many consider it one of the lightest hiking boots in the market
  • Many people are astounded by the boot’s non-slip properties. The triangular lugs work perfectly to resist wet rocks and the slipperiest surfaces.
  • A lot of female hikers are glad that these Lowa boots come in female sizes and lasts.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The boot feels a little warmer in summer days, according to a few reviewers. 
  • One pro hiker says he prefers backpacking boots that have a speed lacing system for convenience.

Bottom line

Perfect for multi-day trips to the trail with a moderate load, the Innox Pro GTX mid-top is a backpacking hiker that gets high marks for being extremely light and comfortable. Additionally, it ticks the box for superior traction, solid grip, and unparalleled stability. Plus, the Gore-tex waterproof construction will keep you dry in severely wet conditions.

The Innox Pro GTX surely has everything you need for moderate to difficult hiking journeys. However, this boot can get a little warmer in really hot days so make sure you wear thinner socks to get some more breathability.

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Good to know

  • The Innox Pro GTX Mid is the lighter and more streamlined version of the Innox GTX. The current model comes with a DynaPU midsole that offers superior comfort, support, and durability.
  • Built to move fast, it features the Monowrap Frame - an exclusive technology of Lowa wherein the midsole is somehow combined to the outsole (through injection molding), resulting in a durable, stable, and highly consistent sole design.
  • This footwear is 100% vegan.

The Innox Pro GTX Mid has a traditional lace-up closure with two additional metal open hooks on top so you can adjust the tightness around the ankle whenever needed. This model has sizes available for both men and women.

This boot features the LOWA Multi Trac outsole that has a triangular lug profile which does a great job in moderate terrain. The deep lugs create solid traction on wet or dry grounds, including slippery surfaces, soft mud, and wet grass. The triangle lugs are meant to provide slip-resistance. Its outsole is made of a durable and flexible rubber that is abrasion-resistant and has comfortable rolling characteristics.

For the midsole, this boot uses another brand-exclusive technology called “DynaPU” which is made of polyurethane (PU). Compared with EVA, it is more durable, eco-friendly, and has a better shock-absorbing performance.

Nonetheless, PU tends to be heavier and has less rebound quality than EVA. The DynaPU midsole, however, combines the desirable properties of PU and the lightness and rebound qualities of EVA into one.

This vegan footwear is made of synthetic uppers. The microfiber adds breathability to the boots so they don’t get extremely hot during sunny days. Inside is a Gore-tex lining that provides superior protection against rain or water.

The sole and the upper are joined together by the MONOWRAP frame. Here, the PU is injected into the shoe, creating a solid bond between its two major parts. The frame acts as a TPU torsion stabilizer that resists rolling and twisting, thus, providing better ankle and foot protection.


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