User Review: Lowa Camino GTX
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $225-ish
Out-of-the-box comfort! Excellent support for ankle, heal, and toe! True to size! Look great!!
- Great construction!
- Excellent traction
- minimal break-in
- Great look
- A tad pricey
- Limited availability for Badass orange color
Right out of the box these boots fit perfectly. I was fortunate enough to know my Lowa size before purchasing. I had never owned really high-end Lowas before. These boots fit just as perfectly as my first pair of Trekkers.
The boots are out-of-the-box comfortable. I was ready for the trail within an hour of wearing them around the store.
The arch support was lacking, as it is in EVERY pair of good boots I have ever owned. I replaced the factory footbed with a set of high-arched heat-moldabe orthotics. The ankle support was amazing and the overall last was great for my feet!
Water, snow, ice, mud, puddles, etc are no match for these boots! My first big trip with these boots was snowshoeing in some seriously deep wet snow. The boots were abused and behaved wonderfully through the most trying winter-cold situations.
Not a slip on regular dirt and exposed stone. My Microspikes worked perfectly on the steep ice. Snowshoes took care of everything in-between. I will say here that the Caminos were easier to get in and out of my snowshoe bindings than any boots I have used in the past.
Working with a variety of socks in a variety of conditions I never felt too hot, too cold, or too sweaty in these boots, despite the GoreTex membrane.
Easy on, easy off using Lowa's lacing system.
I have only had these boots on about 30 or so miles of off-trail terrain and so far I see no signs of stitching or de-lamination issues to come. These boots are going to take me very far.
(The reviewer apologizes for failing to take any photos of the boots without snowshoe bindings completely obscuring the subject of this review.)