Lowa Klondike Mid GTX
First of all, this is NOT a "heavy duty leather boot",…
Materials: split leather, Cordura, gore-tex liner
Use: lightweight backpacking, day hikes
Break-in Period: almost none
Weight: size 8.5, 2.5 pounds/pair
Price Paid: $119 on sale
First of all, this is NOT a "heavy duty leather boot", nor is it insulated, as sometimes thought. It's a lightweight (my 8.5's are 2.5lbs) fabric-and-split-leather boot. I've found them very good for backpacking with loads up to 35lb or so, including off-trail. They're flexible, so not that good if kicking steps in snow is required. I've bought several pairs, and would again. Superfeet footbeds are an improvement over the ones provided.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Lightweight, waterproof day hiking boot with out of box comfort Features:Uppers in split grain leather with Cordura® fabric GORE-TEX® lining: waterproof and breathable Pieced upper provides a comforming fit NEW! Vibram® Vialta outsole, PU midsole and integral stabilizer Internal stabilizer for torsion control and ease in flex Weight (for Women's 6.5): 2.20 lbs
- US Outdoor Store
These lightweight hikers feature waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex® liners to keep feet dry and Vibram® outsoles for sure-footed traction. Uppers feature split leather for durability and support, plus Cordura® nylon for reduced weight and enhanced breathability. Polyurethane midsoles with 3/4-length nylon shanks provide shock absorption and support. Climate control removable footbeds wick moisture away from your feet while providing added cushioning. Vibram® rubber outsoles ensure dependable traction. Closeout.
Traversing a boulder field or negotiating the heavy timber, you'll have a comfortable, sure-footed ride in these midweight hiking boots from Lowa. Superb waterproof Gore-Tex
- Sierra Trading Post