User Review: Lowa Triolet
Use: approaches, climbing
Break-in Period: some
Price Paid: list $160
This is a leather boot designed for the hikes that take you to the cliffs (approaches) -- and, doing some of the climbing as well.
It does require some break-in. It is made of substantial, high-quality leather. It is not very heavy though. The sole is vibram and the midsole is pretty stiff. This makes for comfortable travel on long, rough trails, even with a pack full of climbing hardware and ropes. The Vibram sole is some type of hiking/climbing hybrid. For the most part it is a standard vibram lugged sole; however, under the big toe area, it is flattened (like a climbing shoe) so that when you're edging or trying to smear, you get a bigger contact patch on the rock. The lacing extends far down the foot towards the toes so you can really crank them tight if you actually plan to rock-climb with them.
Downside: mine came in a vicious lime green color - yow! hard on the eyes. Should be fine once they get good and dirty.
These are on sale for a fantastic price at REI.com in fall of 2000. Also check lowaboots.com -- they may have them on sale as well.
Where to Buy
The Lowa Triolet is not available from the stores we monitor.
You may want to check pricing and availability directly at these Lowa retailers:
You may be able to find it new or used at one of these sites:
Retailers: Do you sell this product? List your site here.