Lowa Stirling GTX

The Lowa feels like a big ‘proper’ boot when on. It’s stiff and heavy – perhaps a little too heavy for some – but support is good, with a high-reaching ankle cuff for protection. Inside, there is a good amount of room in the toebox, with plenty of space to wiggle toes, yet without too much space around the midfoot area, which really helps to keep things in place. The softish sole is fine for use on all terrain and doesn’t have that slight clumpy feel on roads and paths. The lug pattern isn’t the most aggressive in the world, though, and there is a chance of them clogging a little in muddier conditions.

VITAL STATS

Sizes: 8-12
Upper: 2.4mm nubuck leather
Membrane: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram® MVS
Weight: 2,042g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01380 872950; www.lowa.co.uk
*Review from Country Walking magazine, October 2011