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