Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

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  • Split-grain leather and nylon mesh uppers deliver durability and breathability; external polyurethane frame offers support and reduces need for extra internal padding
  • Waterproof GORE-TEX® XCR® inserts keep wet weather at bay—and they're extra breathable to ensure comfort
  • Polyester mesh linings wick moisture away from your feet to keep them dry and comfortable
  • Padded ankles and tongues relieve pressure and add comfort; removable footbeds add cushioning and support underfoot
  • Polyurethane midsoles offer outstanding cushioning for all-day wear; full-length nylon shanks afford enhanced torsional rigidity to protect and support feet
  • Lowa ''Cross'' rubber outsoles deliver excellent traction on all types of terrain

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

Specification Description
Best use Hiking
Footwear height Over-the-ankle
Footwear closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Split-grain leather/nylon
Lining Waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
Midsole Polyurethane
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Rubber
Average footwear weight (pair) 2 lbs. 6.5 oz.
Gender Men's

Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

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Rated 4.3553/5 based on 76 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromFell apart I had these on for one overnight around 28 miles and the area above the heel blew out. When I was returning them to REI in Soho a guy next to me said he had the same problem after 28 miles.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 1out of5
by fromDisapointing Exchanged 2 pairs of these within 3 months. Both pairs blew out and had tears in the leather after average demand hikes! Really disappointed after the hype.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 1out of5
by fromNot durable - fell apart after 30 miles Bought these boots for my son's Philmont trip. Materials ripped apart (sides and back) about 30 miles into the 80 mile trek. The rips/tears occurred around the "zig-zag" area of the design and across the back above the heel. He is about 5'8" 130 lbs and carried about 45 pounds of pack. Nothing his old Merrell's (which he grew out of) couldn't handle during the ramp-up hikes. We are going back to Merrell's.
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 1out of5
by fromThese boots have no soul... I have had some truly amazing Lowas, so, I was very disappointed when these shoe began to fall apart within hiking three miles. These 2011 Zephyrs have, by far, the worst soles I have ever dealt with. After walking the trail up to mount baldy, the front and backs of the soles were completely worn. It looked like I had put three weeks wear of the PCT on these compared to other boots. I could have worn my classic Vans skate shoes and had better results. While further experimenting, the whole front toe grip ripped right off the sole when I was climbing over some granite rock face. Talk about a safety hazard. Also, I imagine these are hazardous to the environment because of the the rubber bits and pieces you will be leaving behind on the trail.
Date published: 2011-06-03
Rated 3out of5
by fromNarrower than they look I bought ts boot twice, but returned it after wearing around the house each time. Couldnt get this boot to work. I usually wear 12 in hiking boots. The 12 was too narrow in the forefoot and had a painful seam at my big toe joint. The 13 was good in the width, but much too long. I was worried it would be too floppy for scrambling. Too bad. I really wanted it to work out. Seems like a good, well made lightweight boot otherwise. I guess what they say about euro boots being too narrow for an American foot is true in this case.
Date published: 2011-11-08
Rated 3out of5
by fromSome good some bad I have always had heavier backpacking and hiking boots, but switched to the Zephyr hoping that a lighter weight boot would make hiking faster and more comfortable. The good: These boots are very lightweight, but don't fall into the "fancy tennis shoe" category. They are fine for medium distances and light to medium size packs. There is no break in required and the flexible sole makes walking very comfortable and fast on surfaces that are not rocky. The bad: My main complaint is that the region of the shoe over the joint of the big toe is FAR too tight. This was surprising for me because I have a very narrow foot and have never had a shoe that was too narrow for me (another reviewer has also complained about this). After hours of wearing the shoe the joint on my big toe becomes sore. There are no blisters, but I am almost certain that it is affecting my joint and could lead joint issues down the road. A bigger size may fix this, but I don't know at this point. The shoes, probably because of their light weight, are also a little less durable and waterproof that I am used to. After crossing creeks I instantly feel moisture on my toes and some stiching has come undone only after about 10 days of use. Overall: Great shoe that requires no break in and is very easy to hike in, BUT make sure the area over the big toe joint has enough room and remember that this shoe will not compare to heavier duty boots.
Date published: 2011-12-24
Rated 4out of5
by fromBest boot I've treid so far. I wore these around for several days before my first hike and once i went back to my normal shoes they no longer seemed as comfy. I haven't had these that long and have a narrower foot. My foot doesn't slide as much in these as other boots i've owned. Since I haven't had these long the only Hike I've done was Mount Saint Helens and my feet stayed dry dispite all the snow I walked in. The last 2 miles on the way out the pads of my feet got a little soar. I'm not sure any boot would have made a difference as I'm a little more out of shape then usually due to injuries preventing me from doing many activities for several month before this trip. Overall I like the boots so far and can't wait to tackle Mt. Adams later this summer.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat dry hikers--poor wet traction I generally like these boots a lot. They were comfortable from the gitgo. Good support and protection from stones while being flexible. My only complaint is poor traction in wet conditions. The sole compound slips right off wet rocks that my otherwise less competent shoes provided reasonable traction on.
Date published: 2013-08-01

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