Who should buy the Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid

The Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid is a waterproof and grippy hiking shoe for:

  • experienced trail-goers and heavy backpackers
  • day hiking on well-maintained trails

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Offers extra heel and ankle support

Much like most waterproof hiking boots, the Taurus Pro GTX Mid offers over-the-ankle protection against wet stuff with extra heel and ankle support to match.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid Offers extra heel and ankle support

The featured Lowa boot, however, has other advantageous cards up its sleeve. 

Taurus Pro GTX Mid stabilizes and secures the foot   

Its collar is engineered at an angle that promotes ankle mobility. This sort of construction also makes downhill negotiations comfy and less tiring.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid  stabilizes and secures the foot

The boot provides double the amount of stability and support underfoot. This means that you will get a secure ride on uneven terrain in it, whether you have wobbly heels or weak arches.

Thin sole unit may disappoint outdoor enthusiasts

Trails with sharp rocks strewn all over may be trickier to cross on it.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid Thin sole unit may disappoint outdoor enthusiasts

However, several testers rated the watertight capability of the Taurus Pro GTX Mid as incredible. It has a pretty solid ability to fence out moisture.

Works well on muddy trails

With its multi-directional lugs having a depth of 5 mm, you are guaranteed sufficient purchase on loam soil, mud, and scree.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid Works well on muddy trails

Almost every reviewer finds the Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid remarkably lightweight.

Tenacious outsole

This hiker from Lowa sticks to virtually all sorts of surfaces with astonishing tenacity.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid Tenacious outsole

Steady collar: To experienced trail-goers, the Taurus Pro GTX Mid provides an overflow of ankle support.

Absorbs ground impact well

Adventurers are convinced that this boot has tons of comfort to give.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid Absorbs ground impact well

When it comes to shock-absorbent quality of this model, safer landings are yours in this Lowa offering.

Alternatives to the Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid. If you need a bit more brawn in your step, the Renegade GTX Mid has to be on your radar.

Although more expensive than the Taurus Pro GTX Mid (by approximately $60), the Renegade justifies its asking price with more protection underfoot and high-end surface traction courtesy of Vibram.

Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid Alternatives to the Lowa Taurus Pro GTX Mid

Lowa Ranger III GTX. Will you be carrying a heavier pack on your next extended adventure? If so, the Ranger III GTX is for you.

As a backpacking boot, this Lowa offering will make off-trail traversals seem like you are walking on level ground.

It is without a doubt stiffer (all over) than the Taurus Pro GTX Mid, but with this upped rigidity comes a dramatic increase in protection and support.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 505g / Women 410g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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Author
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.