A month ago I chased in northern New Mexico with a couple of Lowa Tibet GTX HI boots bound to my feet. We were chasing at 8,500 to 10,000 feet and the territory was genuinely steep, be that as it may, it was not precisely tough. The Lowa’s were magnificent, however, they were likewise pointless excess for this chase.
Here are a few focuses on what makes a decent mountain or hiking boot and the best applications for them.
For shorter treks in the standard territory, you needn’t bother with a souped-up boot like the Tibet GTX (it’s kind of like driving a Lamborghini to the supermarket). Most importantly, the boots are moderately substantial. They weigh 1920 grams or 4.2 pounds. They’re additionally beautiful dang costly at $395.
Yet, best end boots get to be distinctly justified, despite all the trouble when you are going into the rough landscape for long treks. These boots are intended for strength and security when you’re covering rough, dreadful landscape and pressing weight. Think scree fields, and substantial rump above treeline. On profound treks in the rough landscape, keeping your feet, lower legs, and knees going isn’t simply a question of solace, it’s about returning home safe.
Here is a portion of the better purposes of the Tibets’ plan:
- Vibram Masai sole with lugs that are 5mm deep
- Polyurethane midsole (which Lowa says will last up to 8 times longer than EVA)
- High wall rubber rand wrapped around the upper
- Full-grain nubuck leather and a Gore-tex liner in the upper
- X-Lacing tongue stud to keep the tongue in place and a flex design with a floating hook so the boot flexes comfortably
I settled on the Hi variant (presented above) for the extra lower leg bolster, however, Lowa likewise makes a lower adaptation.
The boots are sturdy to the point that it really takes a short time to get used to strolling around in them.
Here’s the upshot: don’t purchase a couple of mountain boots supposing they’ll transform you into Superman on a flatland chase. They’re painstakingly intended for soak edges, long miles, and sharp shake. On the off chance that that kind of fun is in your future, you won’t show improvement over the Lowa’s Tibet GTX.