This multi-activity shoe from Lowa is available in Men’s up to size 14 and women’s up to size 10. It has a Gore-Tex waterproof lining and an exceptionally tough and durable leather upper. The well-cushioned sole unit has a reasonably aggressive lug pattern. There’s also a supportive heel cup making this a superb walking shoe. However, the sole flex is quite soft for rocky terrain and the toe box is very soft so offers minimal protection. Also – it’s a heavier shoe than most at 1272g (pair, size 11) with a high price tag.
Verdict: Buy it if you want a very durable, waterproof shoe for valley walking on uneven, muddy paths.
First published in Trail magazine, April 2008