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Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men\'s


    Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

    With lightweight, supportive midsole frames and waterproof, breathable linings, the Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots keep your feet protected from uneven, soggy trails. See details

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    With lightweight, supportive midsole frames and waterproof, breathable linings, the Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots keep your feet protected from uneven, soggy trails.

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    With lightweight, supportive midsole frames and waterproof, breathable linings, the Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots keep your feet protected from uneven, soggy trails.

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    With lightweight, supportive midsole frames and waterproof, breathable linings, the Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots keep your feet protected from uneven, soggy trails.

    • GORE-TEX® liners make these boots waterproof yet breathable, for comfort in a variety of conditions
    • Polyurethane MONOWRAP® frames wrap around your feet to provide lateral stability; integrated polyurethane midsoles deliver amazing shock absorption
    • Split-grain leather uppers feature durable Cordura® nylon panels for enhanced breathability; synthetic mesh linings wick moisture away from your feet, keeping them dry
    • 3/4-length, stabilizing nylon shanks provide stiffness and support underfoot
    • Durable rubber outsoles provide sure-footed traction on mixed terrain


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    Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Split-grain leather/Cordura nylon
    Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
    Nylon shank
    2 lbs. 10 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

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    Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's is rated 2.1818 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I took these boots out 3 times. Once I went on a 5 mile hike, and twice to work at a shooting range, I went to go and put them on today and noticed the outer shell had cracked and torn on both boots in the same location. I am completely dissatisfied with these boots. I have a pair of Merrell's that I have abused for over 2 years that I will be wearing today because a pair of boots that I have had for 6 weeks have failed.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stitching Blew Out After 2 Hikes!!!! I've worked in outdoor retail for ten years and have worn many shoes for many miles, but I have never had the stitching go out on a boot/hiker/trail runner after 2 hikes/runs! I was walking down the road near the Boundary Waters, I looked down, and the stitching had popped out and started to unravel, exposing the white side of the Gore Tex membrane. Pretty ridiculous.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Fit well. Wore for (2) two-night backpacking trips and (1) day hike, a total of less than 40 miles. The soft outside shell separated in multiple locations from the rigid outside rubber frame. Looks to be the result of the rigid rubber "triangles" bearing on the soft shell and wearing through. The boots are no longer rigid or suitable for their intended purpose, hiking.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad batch of leather? I used these boots for a little less than 2 months and only for hiking; I had done maybe 5 or 6 trips of 5 to 10 miles---some of this on trail, some cross country. These boots were very comfortable and worked very well; I was sad when I discovered that the split-grain uppers had blown apart on the right side of the right boot and was starting to tear on the left side. The leather was very soft; I could tear it apart easily with my fingers. I see another reviewer has had the exact same problem so gather that Lowa had a batch of poor quality leather make it past their QC department. The REI store where I purchased these boots gladly refunded my money.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boots Ever I can't believe the reviews I've been reading. I'm on my third pair of the Lowa Zephyr GTX boots. This pair has 800 miles on them and the two previous pairs were retired to yard work after 1500 miles each. I'm in my seventies and retired with a goal to hike at least 1000 miles per year so I log my miles. I hike, backpack, hunt and fish the Rocky Mountains and have been doing this for over 50 years. These are the best boots I've ever used. They are LIGHT, comfortable and contrary to the other reviews I've found them to be durable.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOT ON DRY TERRAIN I bought these boots in 2012 so the new year's model may be different, but I have had none of the durability issues I see in other reviews. Mine have 600+ miles on fairly rugged trails and have held up incredibly well. The only wear is the tread. I have a very average foot and fit is perfect length, width & volume. As for comfort, the bottom line is my feet feel better after a long hike in these boots than any others I have worn. My one complaint is traction. On dry terrain they are as sticky as any good boot, but on wet trail they do not perform as well as other boots I have used.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mid hiker I bought this boot as a light hiker to go light and stay dry as it's wet now in Pacific NW region. I have found them to be very comfortable and supportive. I have taken them on long day hikes as I like to run long and on my off days I walk long. There has been no issues with durability as I now where them all the time due to it being so comfortable. These are the perfect boot to go light yet have support. I think they dry quickly and I'm considering them for a light multi-day fast pack this summer. I have had other Lowa models and they are all very well made/ long lasting.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from comfortable and stable, but not durable I bought these boots because I had heard they were preferred by US military personnel as replacements for issue boots on deployments to Afghanistan. I am a field biologist, and I have been wearing them in the field in central TX since April. They are comfortable, stable on terrain with loose rocks, and water-resistant. I wore them on 3-6 mile off-trail hikes, 6 days a week, for 4 months. In the last couple of weeks, however, the leather has ripped on both sides of both boots where they flex when I walk. This is a problem. The Gore-tex material is exposed on the left boot, and I discovered today that it is no longer waterproof. Water on tall grass, left from an overnight rain, soaked my foot in minutes. I would say I put well over 200 miles on these before they started to fall apart, but I was expecting more. Central Texas is unforgiving and hard on boots, but I was expecting them to last the season without being destroyed. These are still wearable for short on-trail day hikes, and I expect to use them for this purpose in future, but they are no longer suitable for intensive off-trail use after 4 months. A bit disappointed overall, but they would have been stellar if I hadn't abused them so badly.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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