Who should buy the Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo

The Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo hits the mark with its set of positive qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is built for adventurers seeking lightness and comfort in one package. 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides optimal ventilation in warm weather conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides grip on virtually all types of surfaces.

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo logo

Excellent grip on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces

Lowa’s Phoenix Mesh Lo is equipped with the brand’s patented Elika sole to render traction. Its profile is filled with multi-directional lugs which grip on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces. The outsole’s heel area contains grooves that improve control in downhill conditions.

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo outsole

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo outsole 1.0

Comfortable and shock-absorbing cushioning

This low-cut hiking shoe from Lowa uses a midsole made of PU, a material known for its resilience to wear and tear. As a result, a cushioned ride is achieved while promoting shock absorbency.

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo midsole

Excellent arch support and underfoot comfort

The midsole contains a stabilizing element made of nylon to optimize support for day hikes. The shoe’s removable footbed provides arch support and underfoot comfort to the user.

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo arch support

Excellent ventilation and abrasive resistant

The Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo features an upper made of split leather and 3D mesh fabric. The use of these materials promotes optimal ventilation and resistance to abrasive elements. It also contributes to the overall lightness of this footwear. The shoe’s forefoot area is reinforced with a rand to improve its durability.

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo upper

Comfortable in-shoe environment

The footgear is lined with quick-drying mesh on the inside to create a comfortable in-shoe environment for the user. Its closure system uses a series of eyelets to keep the laces in place. The shoe’s collar and tongue are padded to promote comfort.

Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo insole

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 479g / Women 399g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa
Material: Suede

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