User Review: Lowa Men's Tempest Lo
Use: Day to day and lite trail
Break-in Period: They break in VERY quickly...under 3 days
Price Paid: $100
I have been a Lowa Tempest devotee for eight years. I always purchased from REI and seriously wear them every day and they last at least 18 months before the sole begins the wear down. The build quality, workmanship, and most importantly, the comfort is best in class. These shoes are absolutely high quality.
I give 3 stars because I am upset with Lowa for changing this shoe recently. They used to fit a wide footbed and they are now very narrow and fit completely different than they have in 10+ years of my annual purchases. Lowa should have introduced a new model, not butcher a wildly successful design (as an REI salesperson told me, the Tempest sales have fallen and every previous buyer has been as upset as I am).
Lowa, bring back the old design/fit that was absolutely the best shoe I have ever owned!!...I regret not stocking up before the change.
For anyone who likes a narrower fit, like a Nike shoe...you may just fall in love with the Lowa Tempest shoe.