Who should buy the Lowa Trident III GTX

The Trident III GTX befits its name for looking quite powerful, thanks to its tall stature. Add it to your shopping cart if:

  • You often find your feet in deep snow.
  • You get a confidence boost in mid- and high-top kicks, especially waterproof ones.
  • Insulated-yet-light hiking boots are what you need.

Who should not buy it

If you want something extra flexible, check out the Vivobarefoot Tracker FG instead. There's also the Bugaboot III—a cozy hiker from Columbia that has no reported issues about its stock footbed.

Super-comfy hikes in the Trident III GTX

Numerous trail-goers have nothing but pure admiration for the Lowa Trident III GTX on the comfort front. Their praises are reflected in the following comments:

  • "Totally comfortable."
  • "Winter boots with a feel-good factor."
  • "Pleasant, especially on longer hikes."
  • "Very comfortable for narrow feet."

Clingy on ice

There are those who find the boot's winter-specific outsole incredible. On icy/frozen terrain, the Trident III GTX delivers "firm footing," says an experienced adventurer. "You can walk well with it in the snow," says another.

Your personal fireplace

The featured boot is a knockout when it comes to keeping your feet nice and warm, according to many. It's "a great winter shoe for cold weather," says one reviewer. Another hiker is convinced that it can "keep you warm in the snow for longer periods." But perhaps the most compelling remark about the Trident III GTX's coziness is: "these shoes are a dream."

Lowa Trident III GTX: A finely built waterproof boot

About the boot's build quality and fine upper engineering, a trail-goer says, "I'm pleasantly surprised and over the moon with these." The reviewer in question has not been a fan of fabric-uppered kicks, not until he laid his eyes on the waterproof Trident III.

Wanted: Extra flexibility underfoot

"The sole is simply way too hard," says one of those who find the sole unit of the Lowa Trident III GTX stiff.

Tall but not clunky

With remarks like "these shoes are very light" and "super light," this high-top winter hiking boot is definitely a winner in the area of weight. Such comments aren't wrong, though, as the Trident III GTX weighs only a measly 520 g per boot. FYI: over-the-ankle trail kicks that weigh no more than 550 g are considered lightweight.

Not the best footbed in town

It has been reported that the Lowa Trident III GTX has an unruly insole. The "footbed shifts again and again," says a tester. The same reviewer says that it also gets squished all too soon.

The foot-hugging Trident III GTX

"It fits like a glove" and "fits perfectly" are how several adventurers describe the snugness of the Trident III GTX's interior.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 520g / Women 440g
Use: Snow, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Insulated, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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