Who should buy the Lowa Taurus II GTX Mid

The Taurus II GTX Mid is a part leather, part fabric hiker that thrives on well-maintained footpaths. Buy it if:

  • You're looking for a budget-priced mid-top boot built with Gore-Tex waterproofing.
  • Hiking boots that can keep you walking upright on long hikes are what you need.
  • You need extra control on mild descents, particularly on soft-soiled terrain.

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Who should not buy it

Trade the Taurus II GTX Mid for the Lowa Innox Pro GTX Mid if you need a far stickier pair. And if you're looking for something cushier with no issues concerning durability, check out the Anacapa Mid GTX from Hoka.

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Incredible day-one comfort in the Taurus II GTX Mid

Great comments about comfort surround the Taurus II GTX Mid. Here are some of them:

  • "Extremely comfortable."
  • "Good walking feeling."
  • "These boots are so comfy." (This is from someone with a hammer toe)
  • "Most comfortable boots I've had out of the box."

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Weightlessness is its middle name

Many are quite impressed with the lightness of the Lowa Taurus II GTX Mid. "These boots are super lightweight," says one of them. Another sporty trail-goer says that it's "light enough to run in." Their praises are backed by official data, too, as the boot in question is 80 g lighter apiece than the average.

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Water protection does not last long

“A very pleasant surprise” is how a hiker finds the waterproofing of the Taurus II GTX Mid. It is so to him because he’s been misled by boots claiming to be waterproof in the past. This time around, he found what he’s been looking for. Another reviewer arrived at pretty much the same conclusion, saying that the hiker is "excellent in all weathers."

That said, some argue that its waterproof liner doesn't last long. It "leaked like a sieve from the third time I wore them," said one disappointed adventurer. There's also one horror story from another trail-goer: he said he had this boot replaced three times because its waterproofing bailed on him after only 9 months.

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The Lowa Taurus II GTX Mid knows no unsteadiness

Experienced hikers find the Taurus II GTX Mid both stable and supportive. They are extra stoked about the latter, however. These are their remarks about it:

  • "Good ankle support on the hills."
  • "Like chunky trainers with better ankle support."
  • "Supported my feet well whilst climbing Snowdon."

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Not ideal on wet or slick surfaces

Quite a number of adventurers aren't very confident in the Taurus II GTX Mid on wet/slick terrain, with one saying that it's "not great on green slippery rocks." One of them says that it's "a little sloppy on some wet rocks," while another warns (in his own words): "stay off wet roots and soft wet ground."

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Freshness in warmer conditions

There are those who find this snug-fitting Lowa boot satisfyingly breathable. One of them who hiked during a heat wave said that the shoe kept their feet at a comfortable temperature.

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Taurus II GTX Mid: A budget-friendly looker

Many are floored by the Taurus II GTX Mid's simple beauty, with one saying that it is "stylish yet understated." Another attractive aspect about this kick is its low asking price, which prompted a reviewer to say that it's "a real bargain for a Lowa shoe."

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 490g / Women 385g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe, Eco-friendly / 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.