A lightweight, comfortably-fitting trekking boot, the Lowa Men’s Vantage GTX Mid is an excellent balance of cushioning and support. TPU toe and heel guards bolster durability and a GORE-TEX lining offers waterproof/breathable protection.
The Lowa men’s vantage GTX mid boot is an excellent balance of fit, of cushioning and of support. You have got a fully waterproof lining, a leather upper. You have got TPU toe and heel guards and excellent traction. Let’s take a closer look at the boot’s fit and features.
We will start by talking about the upper of the boot. You have got basically full, split leather construction across the body of the boot, so excellent durability, support and stability as well. High on the cuff you do have some Cordura construction. And actually that follows down across the top of the foot as well. So it is gives a little bit enhanced comfort there, lessens the length of the break in period of the boot and, again, just some nice com-fort higher on the leg and across that forefoot.
Worth mentioning, while it is classified as a mid cut, it is a fairly high mid cut as far as that goes, which actually just makes this boot that much more supportive and stable.
On the toe, on the heel you have got some TPU construction that actually bolsters that durability. You are going to be kicking rocks and roots on the trail, nice to have that toe protection there as well.
There is also a fully waterproof Gore-Tex lining on this boot. So you have got waterproof and breathable protection for nasty elements.
Moving on to the midsole of the boot, again, you have got a really stable, really sturdy boot, some rigidity there as well, but you also need some comfort. So Lowa has got cushioning throughout the boot, the fore foot all the way back through the heel as well.
Also helping to reduce the impact, keep you comfortable Lowa includes its balance foot bed. So you can see nice contouring and shaping there. This is a foot bed that stays nicely in place. No movement ensures that you stay right where you want to in terms of your foot within the boot and comfortable even during long days and trying conditions or terrain upon your foot.
Moving on to the outsole of the boot, obviously a key, key element in any hiking or trek-king boot. In this instance, Lowa is using its track light out sole. So you have got really sturdy rubber throughout the boot. Again, nice traction at the heel, also in the forefoot as well. And, again, maintaining that excellent support at the mid foot as well.
So you have got great traction. You have got great support regardless of the terrain that you intend to tackle. It really makes the Lowa men’s Vantage GTX mid boot an excellent option for backpacking, for hiking, for trekking.