Who should buy Lowa Tibet GTX Hi

Users who prioritize protection and are willing to invest in a premium backpacking boot will find the Lowa Tibet GTX Hi an ideal option. It is recommended for:

  • Wearers who need water protection
  • Backpackers who need the durability of a leather boot

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi logo

Aggressively designed outsole

The Lowa Tibet GTX Hi gives backpackers the amount of traction they need over tricky surfaces with the Vibram Masai outsole.

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi vibram

Its aggressively shaped, self-cleaning lugs offer multi-directional grip. Over at the outsole’s forefoot region is the Climbing Zone. This feature provides a level of assistance when negotiating steep ascents.

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi climbing zone

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi's stable platform

Simultaneously offering shock absorption, stability, and ground protection is the Tibet GTX Hi’s DuraPU midsole. It is engineered with the SPS technology which sees TPU inserts embedded in the midsole unit for overpronation and supination prevention. 

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi lowa midsole

Support and extra cushioning underfoot come by means of the boot’s Climate Control Footbed. This removable insole, which sits atop a lasting board with a cemented sole, may be trimmed to the user’s desired fit.

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi platform

Upper made to last

Nubuck leather is the primary covering of the Lowa Tibet GTX Hi. Its base is protected from abrasions and scuffs with a full-on rubber rand. Its main bootie is imbued with a Gore-Tex membrane, offering ample breathability on the inside and water protection on the outside.

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi upper

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi's precise lockdown

On the foot-lockdown front, the Tibet GTX Hi makes use of synthetic laces and metallic hooks and loops. Two of the closed loops (around the instep) have ball bearings, allowing wearers to lace up with relative ease. There is also a stud on the C4 tongue which distributes lace pressure evenly across the foot. 

Lowa Tibet GTX Hi laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 957g
Base model: Lowa Tibet GTX
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Collection: Lowa Tibet
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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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.