Lowa Munro 2009

The Lowa Munro has a full leather upper with minimal stitching for durability; full rubber rand for durability; very stiff toe box to protect the feet from rocks; stiff Vibram sole ideal for rocky ground; reasonable lug pattern for general traction. But heavy at 1972g (pair, size 11); lugs could be a little better for muddy ground.

Verdict: The Lowa Munro is great for backpacking, mountain walking if you prefer no waterproof lining and want years of durability, but it’s heavy.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009