Tried And Tested: The Lowa Lady Light GTX

Lowa Lady Light GTX and the Lowa Lavaredo GTX product review

My first ever product review! I was very excited when the opportunity to test the Lowa Lady Light GTX presented itself. My old Lowa Renegade were completely used up and I had been looking for a new pair of hiking shoes for a while.

I had done a lot of research and tried on many shoes in several stores, but the Lowa Lady Light GTX was my absolute favorite. And after thoroughly testing the shoes in Japan I can honestly say it’s a great hiking shoe!

So why do I love the Lowa Lady Light GTX?

First of all, it’s extremely comfy! Hiking boots can feel tough and inflexible but the Lowa Lady Light GTX is made of soft leather and fits like a glove. I haven’t had a single blister while wearing these shoes, from the moment I put them on they felt nice and comfy.

Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoe

I also really like that the tongue of the shoe is attached to the sides, making it pretty much impossible for small rocks to end up in your shoe. Nothing is more annoying than having to take off your shoe because gravel made its way in between your toes.

Furthermore, I really liked the color. It’s a fancy dark blue which doesn’t immediately scream: I love outdoor activities! Which I obviously do;-).

Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoes

Also, the shoes are relatively light. Hiking shoes tend to be bulky and heavy, even for my small size 5,5 feet. A pair of Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoes weights 1100 grams and while that’s heavier than running shoes, for a sturdy B grade shoe that’s not bad at all!

Tried, tested and approved

Because of the massive contrasts in the weather conditions I experienced in Japan, I was able to try the shoes in 4 different seasons and many different circumstances.

Hiking in the snow with the Lowa Lady Light GTX
I wore them in the snow at Daisetsuzan National Park.
Hiking Mount Misen Miyajima Island
I wore them at Miyajima Island while climbing to the top of Mount Misen in 30 degrees Celsius.
Choishi Michi Pilgrimage trailChoishi Michi Pilgrimage trail Koyasan

I wore them at Koyasan, hiking the mysterious Choishi Michi Pilgrimage trail in the fog and rain.

Volcano Mount Yakedake hiking trail
I wore them in Kamikochi, ascending Mt. Yakedake.

I can tell you this (still active) volcano isn’t an easy one to conquer and some parts of the track are very steep. But my Lowas carried me over the loose travel, the steep ladders and the slippery rocks without any trouble. I didn’t slip once.

Mount Yakedake hiking trail KamikochiMount Yakedake hiking trail

I also wore them in the train, bus, metro, plane and while strolling through Tokyo and Kyoto. Though if weather permitted it, I put on my trusted Teva Tirra Sandals which are a bit airier. But what’s more: it gets somewhat annoying having to take off your shoes at temple #59 and tying your shoes for the Xst time;-).

Other than that, I am very satisfied with my new hiking boots. I am planning to do a lot more hiking and the Lowa Lady Light GTX are on my packing list for sure!

My husband Frank tried out the male version of these shoes, the Lowa Lavaredo GTX, and he was really happy with his shoes as well. His blister count was 1, thought he admitted that was because he hadn’t tied his shoes properly before the hike. Taking that into account it’s actually pretty amazing he only had 1 blister after hiking for 6 hours;-).

Altogether, both the Lowa Lady Light GTX and the Lowa Lavaredo GTX are great B grade hiking shoes, perfect for a 1-month trip trip to Japan (and hopefully many more trips…;-).

I thoroughly tried & tested my new Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoes during a 1-month trip around Japan. Because of the massive contrasts in the weather conditions I experienced in Japan, I was able to try the shoes in 4 different seasons and many different circumstances. I haven’t had a single blister while wearing the Lowa Lady Light GTX boots, from the moment I put them on they felt nice and comfy which is why I couldn't be happier with these great hiking shoes!I thoroughly tried & tested my new Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking shoes during a 1-month trip around Japan. Because of the massive contrasts in the weather conditions I experienced in Japan, I was able to try the shoes in 4 different seasons and many different circumstances. I haven’t had a single blister while wearing the Lowa Lady Light GTX boots, from the moment I put them on they felt nice and comfy which is why I couldn't be happier with these great hiking shoes!

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14 Comments

  1. Anto
    May 31, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I wore them on the EBC track en I loved them. They will accompany me on lots of journeys over the upcoming summer 🙂 see you soon xox

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 1, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      I tried the shoes because of your raving recommendation and they are so comfy! If they can make it on the EBC track they can take you anywhere;-) See you soon!

  2. June 12, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I’m actually considering to buy hiking shoes soon, so your article comes at the right time. Will look into the brand a bit more, they seem good 🙂

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 12, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Happy to help! Let me know if you have any questions about the shoes.

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 13, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Blue is my favorite color:-)

  3. Anita Hendrieka
    June 13, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Great review here. I’m a terrible hiker and usually just wear whatever sneakers are closest to the door. This made me think about how I should really invest in some hiking boots.

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 13, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Haha I used to wear my running shoes all the time but I can honestly say hiking shoes are the better choice when trying to climb a volcano…

  4. June 13, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    I love the dark blue color. My last hiking shoes were neon yellow and green and they were so bright that even the airport security guards commented on them! I guess they would have been good had I been lost in the woods – they would act as a beacon! – but not so great for wearing around town.

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 13, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Hahaha, lol! A beacon in the wilderness. Great for visibility, not so much for being incognito;-)

  5. Veronika
    June 14, 2016 / 11:07 am

    What a great hiking boots! Mine are already falling apart, so it’s time to get new model.

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 14, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      If they are falling apart you put them to good use;-) I can recommend these, very comfy!

  6. carla
    June 16, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Wow loved the color and how it can be used in any weather hiking! Congrats on your first product review, hope to read more soon!

    • Lotte
      Author
      June 17, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Thanks Carla:-)

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