LOWA's All Terrain Collection are perennial favorites for day hiking and short-haul, weekend backpacking because they're phenomenally comfortable, supportive, and cushioned.
|FOOTBED:||Climate control footbed with comfort perforations to improve breathability.|
|LINING:||GORE-TEX® waterproof, breathable inner lining.|
|MIDSOLE:||PU Monowrap® Frame, a new, patented construction technique that allows us to reduce overall boot weight while retaining important lateral stability.|
|Recommended Use:||hiking, backpacking, walking, everyday|
|SHANK:||Full length nylon.|
|Upper Material:||[upper], split leather, nubuck leather|
|WIDTH:||Medium, men's 'D' width.|
|Weight:||(size 6.5) [pair] 2 lb 2 oz|
|Lowa Tempest Lo||$144.95 - $145.00|
|Lowa Tempest Lo Shoe - Sale||$115.20|
|Lowa Tempest Mid GTX||$199.95 - $200.00|
|Lowa Tempest Lo Approach Shoes||$144.95|
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.
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
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!!