Lowa Men's Tempest Lo

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The Lowa Tempest Lo shoe is a favorite for day hiking and short-haul weekend backpacking. Comfortable, supportive and cushioned, this men's low-cut hiker sports a nubuck and split leather upper with a synthetic lining. The full-length nylon shank provides enhanced performance for more rugged terrain, while derby style lacing ensures a customized fit. The PU Monowrap Frame of the Lowa Tempest Lo outdoor shoe reduces the overall weight of the shoe while retaining lateral stability.


  • Polyester mesh linings wick moisture away from your feet to keep them dry and comfortable
  • Split-grain leather and Cordura nylon uppers are durable and flexible, offering long-lasting protection and comfort; derby-cut lacing fits a wide variety of foot volumes


  • Featuring great fit and support


  • Dual density PU Monowrap midsole offers long lasting underfoot stability
  • External polyurethane Monowrap® frame is part of the midsole and offers stability and support while reducing shoe weight

Support and Cushioning:

  • Contoured polyurethane midsoles with stabilizing full-length nylon shanks provide dependable cushioning, shock absorption and support

Traction and Grip:

  • Lowa Tempest Lo Hiking Shoes boast Vibram® Renovo rubber outsoles with an aggressive tread pattern to deliver a stable base and all-terrain traction


  • Weight Per Pair ( Men's 9): 2.20 lbs
  • The benchmark for outdoor multi-function shoes, now in its 16th year
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Whether you’re hiking a bumpy backwoods track, walking the dog along a gravel trail, or standing for hours while coaching a soccer game, count on the Lowa Men’s Tempest Lo Hiking Shoe for extended comfort. Lowa shaved the weight and improved the stability on the Tempest Lo with its new Monowrap midsole construction. Add the shock-absorbing Vibram outsole and these shoes fit the bill for excursions on easy to moderate terrain. While you’re working up a sweat, your feet stay cool thanks to the wicking lining and the Lowa Climate Control System, which allows air to enter the lining while each step pumps heat and moisture out.

FEATURES of the Lowa Men's Tempest Lo Shoe.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Lowa Men's Tempest Lo Shoe.

The Lowa Tempest LO Hiking Shoe for Men is a perennial favorite for day hiking and short-haul, weekend backpacking because it's phenomenally comfortable, supportive and cushioned. This has been one of our most popular styles for over a decade, the Tempest is known for its durability and exceptional comfort. This shoe is an excellent choice for dry climates and trails. The derby style lacing provides a great customized fit.


One of Lowa's most popular styles, for over a decade, the Tempest is known for its durability and exceptional comfort. Excellent choice for dry climates and trails. Derby style lacing for a great, customized fit. Lowa's All Terrain Collection are perennial favorites for day hiking and short-haul, weekend backpacking because they're phenomenally comfortable, supportive and cushioned. Handcrafted in Europe.


Comfortable and supportive, the Lowa Tempest Lo Hiking Shoes supply lightweight and nimble performance for day hikes or weekend backpacking trips in dry climates.


An ultra-comfortable, multi-purpose hiking shoe.
Uppers in Nubuck velour leather with Cordura®.
Quick-drying textile lining.
Climate-control footbed.
PUR midsole for underfoot comfort.
New "Logo" walking sole for improved grip, shock-absorption and optimum flexibility.
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Also available for: Women
Average footwear weight (pair):2 lbs. 3 oz.
FOOTBED:Climate control footbed with comfort perforations to improve breathability.
Footwear closure:Lace-up
Footwear height:Ankle
MIDSOLE:PU Monowrap® Frame, a new, patented construction technique that allows us to reduce overall boot weight while retaining important lateral stability.
OUTSOLE:Vibram® Renovo.
SHANK:Full length nylon.
Support:Nylon shank
UPPER:Split leather/Nubuk leather.
WIDTH:Medium, men's 'D' width.
Weight:1 lb 1 oz
Weight per pair:Men's Size 9 - 2.2 lb
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Lowa Tempest Lo Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Let me first start off by saying that I'm a huge fan of Lowa. Their boots just simply fit me the best. I read the previous reviews and the comments about durability and have to disagree. I did not own previous generations of Tempests however I've experienced no problems with these. I've worn them casually and on light day hikes. I guess if you're doing hardcore rock scrambling then any shoe will wear out fast, but then again maybe an approach shoe would be more appropriate. I wore the Tempests for two weeks straight backpacking through Europe and didn't get a single blister or hotspot. I highly recommend them.

Alexander S at Backcountry.com on 05/11/2013
I bought these for my man and he really likes them. We originally ordered a size 14(his normal size) but they were too small! Glad they had these in a 15 because he really likes them. He likes them because they don't have a lot a of mesh area that rips when he rides his motorcycle. They are nice quality, suede and leather, but a little stiff and take a few wears to break in, which is normal.I like them because they look cool, compared to some hiking/cross trainer shoes. Overall, we are both happy with the purchase.
Brittany J - customer at Zappos.com on 07/21/2011

FYI - the color photo on Backcountry's web site is NOT accurate and the actual shoes are not even close to what is pictured. The actual shoes are very dark gray - very much along the lines of the "Anthracite/ Slate" label. Still great shoes but not what I expected.
Highly recommend Lowa. Having owned several pairs over the years, I can say they are outstanding quality, great fit / comfort, long lasting, etc.
European manufacturer is a plus as well.

Sean at Backcountry.com on 05/04/2010
I normally wear a 9.5 or 10.0, so I ordered 10.0 and 10.5 and they are both too tight across my forefoot. So I did not get a chance to wear them. Made for European feet? I used to race bicycles and the European racing shoes had the same issue, but they are much better now. Am going to try an 11.0 in this shoe, because otherwise it felt excellent. Richard
Richard f - customer at Zappos.com on 07/11/2011

I have gone through three pairs of these shoes. After wearing my first pair, I said goodbye to heavy hiking shoes. They are lightweight and have excellent soles for rock scrambling and snow travel. The only problem is that the seams fall apart way too fast. I wish they would fix this problem.

Joshua at Backcountry.com on 06/19/2013
I'm a longtime Lowa fan, this model in particular. I walk full days in them, both pavement and dirt, and they're hard to kill. These new ones seem as good as ever. I tend to put Superfeet in them, but the OEM insoles aren't bad. A great rambling shoe.
Charlie H - customer at Zappos.com on 04/29/2011
Lowa shoes are comfortable from the first moment you put them on, I am actually a police officer and do off duty security work. I am on my feet all day, and these boots never fail me! They ain't pretty, but darn comfy!
Mike R - customer at Zappos.com on 05/26/2009

of all the brands I have tried so far the Lowa Tempest is the most durable shoe for a heavy person.
The upper holds up incredibly well; the lining eventually wears out on the heel
The sole is mega sturdy and does not wear

gnarlydog1008807 at Backcountry.com on 09/21/2010
This is a well made, light and comfortable shoe. Sizing is accurate. Tongue likes to slip forward a little when worn, but this doesn't affect comfort. Perhaps a little overpriced, but hopefully that translates to durability.
B W - customer at Zappos.com on 11/18/2009

One of my favorite walking shoes ever!

One of my all time favorite kick around shoes. I've owned at least 10 pair over the last several years. I love them.
Harbourtex at SummitHut.com on 02/02/2010

Negative Reviews:

I had an older pair of Tempests that lasted me forever, until the sole wore out. The shape of the rest of the shoe was simply amazing.
So I bought a pair of these new generation Tempests and I unfortunately have to agree with some reviews: the liner wore out extremely fast in the heel.
I consider I finished these shoes in about 2 years: my previous pair lasted at least 7 years.
I used to be a Lowa fan, but quality is clearly going down (prices are not though....)

Ptrqc at Backcountry.com on 11/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

My first pair were great. They were comfortable and I used them for everyday wear,
hiking, and going to local climbing areas. Then,I think the quality of the manufacturing
got cheap. The next pair the heal cup shifted after 3 weeks.If you're not careful putting your shoes on, the material near the top of the heal cup wears out fast. TheRand catches on Rocks and rips away from the leather(yea, yea I shouldn't drag
my toes when stepping over rocks).But the last pair I didn't drag my toes as much,
but the Rand seperated slowly from the leather. I wouldn't of bought the next pair, but I was desperate for a new pair of shoes, tired of shopping, and I knew these would fit.

jus_gary at Backcountry.com on 06/16/2011

I've owned about 5 pairs of the Tempest over the years spanning different versions of the model - the interior lining at the back of the heel just falls apart every time. The stitching comes apart in one place or another as well. I used to get these on clearance at Sierra but now that I have to pay $100+ for these, I won't buy them again.

Sean Austin at Backcountry.com on 08/07/2012

The new design of the Lowa Tempest is definetly NOT the same as Tempest from past years.The shoe is completly different from the tread pattern to fit.I was extremely dissapointed with the new model.Over the past 5 years the shoe has been almost unchanged until now.You might want to search around for the old style Tempest.But for now, a little bummed out in Colorado!!

Suzanne at Backcountry.com on 04/11/2010