Lowa Khumbu GTX Mid

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This boot have short break-in period, your feet will…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars


This boot have short break-in period, your feet will snug very comfortably like a glove. Waterproofing is very good, step into deep puddle, heavy rain for several hours, crossing ankle deep streams feet keep dry. Breathability also good. I live in one of very humid place, so the textile breathes very well.

I give only 4 stars because there is no wide size option, that made the break in period longer for me.
This shoe should be good for backpacking in humid places carrying light to mid weight. I greatly recommended this boot, but they made Khumbu II now.


  • Good quality, handsome style for me
  • Waterproof and breathable is true in this boot
  • Short break-in period


  • No wide width size! Just that.

My feet classified as wide feet, that the problem with Lowa and other European brand hiking shoes. They rarely provide wide width boots all across their line of products, only certain models have wide width.

So with this boot and that also the goodness of quality of this boot it breaking in quickly and after that the boot adjust to my wide feet. 

The heel fit is good, comfortable and ankle support very good too, very satisfied! And lacing very good too.

Break-in period very short for me, a week used every day. 

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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The lightweight, waterproof Lowa Khumbu GTX Mid TC hiking boots are well-suited for fast-paced pursuits across rugged terrain, supplying ample comfort and support to keep feet happy. Breathable split-grain leather uppers feature tough Cordura(R) nylon mesh underlays to keep things lightweight yet durable. Gore-Tex(R) liners make these boots waterproof yet breathable, for comfort in a variety of conditions. Padded ankles and tongues relieve pressure and add comfort; extended rubber toe and heel caps help add longevity. Gusseted tongues keep out trail debris; heel loops aid entry. Molded, contoured polyurethane midsoles help control pronation and supination for a more natural walking motion. Nylon stabilizer plates provide additional support and structure on uneven terrain. Vibram(R) Teton rubber outsoles deliver a stable base and excellent all-terrain traction. Closeout.


Lowa Mens Khumbu GTX Mid TC Boot - Our lighter duty Backpacking/Trekking boots are more flexible underfoot, designed for hikers who cover a lot of ground while staying mostly on-trail, carrying a medium weight pack.Lightweight trekking boot for midweight packs, moderate terrain. Ideal for do-it-in-a-day activities. Waterproof/breathable. Protective rubber heel and toe caps for extra durability.

- Massey's Outfitters

Handcrafted in Italy, the Lowa Men's Khumbu Mid TC GTX Hiking Boots are designed for hikers who cover a lot of ground while staying mostly on-trail, carrying a medium weight pack.

- Altrec Outdoors

NEW! Handcrafted in Italy, the Khumbu is the Gore-Tex waterproof version of our award-winning Jannu, an Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year winner. Excellent ankle support for uneven rocky terrain. Ultra-comfortable trekker with mid-weight (30-50) pound packs. Split leather uppers with Cordura. GORE-TEX waterproof lining. Exclusive Vibram Pinto sole unit. Patented SPS (Supination/Pronation Support) System.

- Campmor

Lowa Men's Khumbu GTX Mid


The Lowa Men's Khumbu GTX Mid is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 2, 2012 at REI.

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