The LOWA Locarno GTX for women fits perfectly into their long line of sturdy, well made shoes for the traveler and adventurer. Every time a LOWA Box hits our doorstep it is like Christmas has come a little early.
LOWA Locarno GTX
Weighing in at only 700 grams, the LOWA Locarno GTX pack a lot of technical details into their light frame. Nubuck leather and fabric surround the top of your foot while your sole rests on an ATC Climate Control Footbed. TheLOWA Locarno GTX footbed is incredibly comfortable and very supportive in the arch. I am not one with high arches, so finding a shoes that matches my anatomy is always a challenge.
The LOWA shoe shape is always a little slimmer than most other brands. The Locarno GTX does a great job of making your foot look smaller than it is with the design and color choices. I am wearing the espresso color.
The LOWA Locarno GTX is a solid, attractive and functional shoe for a day hike and fashionable to wear right into the tavern or downtown market.
Due to the lower ankle on these shoes, I wouldn’t take them on a steep hike. I broke these in while walking around our Botanical Gardens and Old Penitentiary then taking the “Wilderness Trail” for a moderate hike in rocky terrain.
Steady As She Goes
I had injured my knee on a treadmill the day before and while I was unsteady in my usual running shoes, the LOWA Locarno GTX kept my foot secure and I was able to move better and longer than I thought I would be able to in the LOWA Lacarno GTX.
The LOWA Hybrid Trac of the LOWA Locarno GTX never let me slip on the uneven terrain and gripped the sandy and dusty surfaces very well. I appreciated that although the tread is large, rocks did not get caught in the sole.
The cushion in the heel of the shoes prevented foot fatigue and absorbed the shocks as we descended the mountain. Gortex surround also kept my feet dry as we traverse some creeks on our hike. A quick spray with the hose at home ensured a clean shoe for the next adventure.
LOWA Locarno GTX fits true to size and has enough room in the toes to decend without the fear of losing a toenail. The laces are secured through eyelets and the provided laces are adequate and never slipped or became untied.
Travel With LOWA
Lowa shoes can be your vacation go to shoes. From adventures to city walking, LOWAs will pack easily into your luggage, or wear them on the plane! With the integrated climate cool footbed, there is no worry of stinking up your hotel room or tent.
The LOWA Locarno GTX is priced at $190. A price point that is on par with the craftsmanship and history LOWA shoes come with. They can be purchased on the LOWA website or at a fine outdoor retailer near you.
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