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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.
|Average footwear weight (pair):||2 lbs. 3 oz.|
|FOOTBED:||Climate control footbed with comfort perforations to improve breathability.|
|MIDSOLE:||PU Monowrap® Frame, a new, patented construction technique that allows us to reduce overall boot weight while retaining important lateral stability.|
|SHANK:||Full length nylon.|
|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|
|Lowa Tempest Lo GTX||$129.97 - $149.99|
|Lowa Tempest Mid||$170.00|
|Lowa Tempest Mid GTX||$200.00|
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.
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.
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.
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
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....)
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.
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.
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!!