Who should buy the Lowa Trekker

The Lowa Trekker seems to satisfy outdoorsmen through its performance and topnotch build. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that can withstand demanding outdoor conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers comfortable and supportive cushioning.

Lowa Trekker logo

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  • The Trekker from Lowa is designed to withstand demanding outdoor conditions on backpacking trips or extended treks with a midweight load. It has a protective nubuck upper. A chrome-free leather lining helps maintain the desired temperature inside the boot. Its auxiliary components include a full rubber rand which amplifies durability, a C4 tongue that enhances comfort, and an X-lacing system that prevents hot spots.
  • This mid-cut boot for backpacking features the brand-owned DuraPU midsole for cushioning. It still carries the Supination Pronation Support (SPS) system to keep a comfortable stride. Improved comfort and support come from the Balance Comfort Footbed and Hard Shank, respectively.
  • The Lowa Trekker previously employs the Vibram Tactics DST. The revamped boot now carries the Vibram Natural outsole for a grippy ride. This gear has a cemented sole construction which allows resoling (sole replacement) for a cost.

Lowa Trekker features

Size and fit

  • The Lowa Trekker is a men’s-only, mid-cut backpacking boot. It comes in whole and half sizes. It is offered in narrow (B), standard (D) and wide (2E) widths. This product generally runs true to size.
  • The boot has a 2-zone lacing system. It helps create individualized tensions at the forefoot and the shaft for a snug fit.

Lowa Trekker size

Excellent traction on most types of terrain

The Trekker from Lowa wears the Vibram Natural outsole. Its aggressive lug pattern allows the boot to bite on most types of terrain. The boot has a self-cleaning design that helps maintain surface grip. 

Lowa Trekker outsole

Its toe and heel areas have a distinct profile that optimizes performance on ascents and descents.

Lowa Trekker outsole 1

Long-lasting cushioning on the trails

This backpacking boot comes with the DuraPU midsole. It grants shock absorption, rebound, and long-lasting cushioning on the trails. The Supination Pronation Support (SPS) system, on the other hand, promotes walking comfort by allowing the foot to move naturally.

Lowa Trekker midsole

Comfortable and supportive underfoot cushioning

A Hard Shank is added to yield support while carrying a pack. The brand’s designers also incorporated a Balance Comfort Footbed underfoot. It wicks away moisture to enhance comfort.

Lowa Trekker midsole 1


The Lowa Trekker uses nubuck leather for its upper. This resilient material gives the boot a textured finish and also provides a decent amount of water resistance. It has a chrome-free leather lining which promotes comfort.

Lowa Trekker upper 1

Cool and fresh in-shoe feel

The perforations visible at the collar and near the ankle area allow moisture to escape for a cool and fresh in-shoe feel. Additionally, the rubber rand which wraps the base of the boot amplifies its durability and protection against rock-strewn trails.

Lowa Trekker insole

This mid-cut backpacking boot sports an anatomically shaped C4 tongue. It has asymmetrical padding which optimizes foot comfort. Also, it allows the foot to flex naturally through the notches placed on its interior and exterior areas.

Distributes the pressure evenly 

The Trekker employs the X-lacing technology which features a tongue stud. It helps maintain the position of the tongue, both vertically and horizontally. This mechanism also aids in distributing pressure evenly for the prevention of hot spots. Lastly, its lacing hardware includes roller eyelets and open and closed hooks.

Lowa Trekker upper 2

Additional Info

  • According to Lowa, leather-lined boots should be thoroughly dry before using them. The lining tends to tear as it becomes soft after absorbing too much moisture. If using the boot for a consecutive number of days, the brand recommends wiping the heel pocket with Lowa Waterstop or any similar product. This method can minimize the absorption of moisture, thus preventing the lining from tearing.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 828g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Eco-friendly, Vintage / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa
Construction: Lace-to-toe, Eco-friendly, Vintage

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