Lowa AL-X 22 Lo Mesh

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Very nice summer shoe for general outdoor use and…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: mesh, leather, rubber
Use: general outdoors, short hikes, around town
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $100

Very nice summer shoe for general outdoor use and hanging out around town. The only negative, in fact, would be the price. What is Lowa thinking charging $100+ for a pair of outdoorsy sneakers!??!?

In general, these are very nicely designed trail shoes. Very comfortable. This model - with the mesh - is extremely well ventilated and great for hot summer days. The design of these shoes is actually pretty complex and perhaps that's why it's so expensive. It has a kind of rubber 'exoskeleton' that wraps up around the leather/mesh fabric. This give the shoes very good stability, while keeping them light. The shoes have very little in the way of a shank. So they are quite flexible and comfy - but won't protect your feet much from below - or provide much support for long hikes with a pack. There is a bit of padding built into the 'exoskeleton' area under the heel; but not much, so these are not great shoes for prolonged running.

The fit for me was just a bit big for its marked size. Not enough for me to want to order a size smaller. But just enough so that I am most comfortable in these with a thicker sock on. The fit is especially broad in the forefoot, with a more narrow heel area. This works pretty well for my feet.

The sole design provides decent traction, but the rubber is not as sticky as some popular approach shoes.

Summary: there are lots of good outdoor cross-sport shoes out there, and this is another really nice entry into that realm. Are they worth $100+? Tough to say...

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

These Lowa AL-X 22 shoes with breathable mesh are equally at home on the trail or in urban pursuits. Monowrap™ uppers have a polyurethane wrap on split-grain leather and Cordura® nylon mesh for breathability, protection and support. Nylon linings wick moisture away from your feet to keep them dry and comfortable. Padded ankles and tongues relieve pressure; gusseted tongues keep out trail debris, and heel loops aid entry. Removable EVA footbeds add cushioning and arch support. Molded, contoured polyurethane midsoles with nylon stabilizer shanks provide dependable cushioning and lightweight support. AL-X rubber outsoles have a ''Footprint'' on them to provide traction where you need it. Closeout.

- REI

The Lowa Mens AL-X 22 Lo Mesh Hiking Shoes get you ready for the trail, the street, and everything in between. Hit the soggy trails on a fast and light backpacking adventurethese shoes Gore-Tex XCR linings keep your feet dry and comfortable. Meanwhile, Lowas innovative AL-X Mono-wrap construction takes advantage of a wrap-around, PU-injected midsole to give you enhanced breathability and support without added weight. Mesh in the AL-X 22 Shoes split leather and Cordura upper give you even more breathability and can take the abuse of burly trails and the open road. Wherever your feet take you, youll experience bomber purchase and traction thanks to the grippy AL-X Footprint outsole.

- Backcountry.com

The Lowa Men's AL-X 22 Lo Mesh Hiking Shoes get you ready for the trail, the street, and everything in between. Hit the soggy trails on a fast and light backpacking adventure these shoes' Gore-Tex XCR linings keep your feet dry and comfortable. Meanwhile, Lowa's innovative AL-X Mono-wrap construction takes advantage of a wrap-around, PU-injected midsole to give you enhanced breathability and support without added weight. Mesh in the AL-X 22 Shoe's split leather and Cordura upper give you even more breathability and can take the abuse of burly trails and the open road. Wherever your feet take you, you'll experience bomber purchase and traction thanks to the grippy AL-X Footprint outsole.

- Backcountry Outlet

Lowa AL-X 22 Lo Mesh

Discontinued

The AL-X 22 Lo Mesh has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$54.34 - $93.46

The Lowa AL-X 22 Lo Mesh is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 23, 2008 at REI.

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