Lowa has a long history of producing brawny boots for the backcountry minded outdoorsy. They have a wide range of styles to suit the needs of the beginner as well as the experienced.
The lowa vantage gtx is a fine example of this legacy. The mid sized hiking boot is built on a sturdy foundation with a heavy duty cuff and heel that can hold up to the wear and tear of a full day out on the trails. A well crafted upper made from split leather and Cordura keeps your feet cool and dry while also retaining the shape. The best part is that these are surprisingly comfortable on the feet.
Having been the proud owner of a pair for a while now I can safely say that the lowa vantage gtx is still at the top of its class when it comes to a quality squishy footed hiking boot. It can be a little stiff to get a good fit but it’s worth the wait for what it has to offer.
One of the most interesting aspects of this particular lowa vantage gtx is the clever design that melds a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex membrane with a tough and flexible leather overlay to create a unified and reassuring package for your feet. The resulting boots are a joy to wear on the trail with a comfy, supportive feel that lasted through several multi-day adventures.