Lowa Tempest Lo
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I would keep these)
These are a nice, well constructed trail shoe requiring no break-in period. They are comfortable and do not require a break-in period.
- Nice construction
- Solid shoe
- not for trail running
I used these boots for a 10-mile hike and found them to be immediately comfortable. The sole is very rigid, but on a rocky trail in the Sierras I did not feel a single rock and found them to grip well on rock slabs.
A good, solid, low cut trail shoe.
Use: Anything Goes
Break-in Period: couple of days
Price Paid: $80
I wore these shoes for a thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. I went through two pairs in the 2500 mile hike, with 1700 miles on the second pair and I am still wearing them. They did me across miles and miles of snow, lava fields, mud, rain, and nice duff and didn't fail me. They are comfortable, and fit my "hard to fit" foot nicely. The break in period was minimal. They have the durability of a heavy weight hiking boot and the comfort of a day hiking shoe / trail runner.
My only complaint about the shoe is that the stitching went on the lower strip of toe leather at the bend in my foot. This happened on both pairs within 500 miles. However, I was able to have the shoes restitched by a cobbler for about $5, and neither pair had any other breakdown. Even my laces held for 1700 miles!
A Great shoe. I give them a 4.5 - 4.75.
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Lightweight construction, lateral stability, and an all-purpose Vibram outsole make the Lowa Women's Tempest Lo Hiking Shoe the multi-tool of hiking footwear.
Free Shipping. Lowa Women's Tempest Lo Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Lowa Women's Tempest Lo Shoe Featuring great fit and support Dual density PU Monowrap midsole offers long lasting underfoot stability Made on a women's-specific last The SPECS of the Lowa Women's Tempest Lo Shoe Weight: 820 g Upper: Split Leather/Nubuck Lining: Synthetic Footbed: Climate Control Midsole: PU Monowrap Frame Outsole: Vibram Renovo Stabilizer: (M): Full-length This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
Lowa Womens Tempest Lo Shoe - LOWA's All Terrain Collection are perennial favorites for day hiking and short-haul, weekend backpacking because they're phenomonally comfortable, supportive and cushioned. Lightweight, nimble day hiker for dry climates and trails. Derby style lacing for a great, customized fit. Built on an exclusive LOWA women's last for optimal fit and comfort.
- Massey's Outfitters
Take to the trail with the Women's Tempest Lo Hiking Shoes from Lowa and feel the difference quality nubuck, suede and Cordura nylon construction makes. Molded, contoured polyurethane midsoles with stabilizer shanks increase support.
- Altrec Outdoors