Lowa Albula GTX WS Hiking Boot Review


Shannon, our fabulous female tester, takes gear testing to a new level for women. When not at work or school, she is most likely training for a marathon, climbing one of Colorado’s tallest peaks, riding her road bike, or skiing down a mountain slope. Like many women, Shannon gets cold easily, therefore, we try to test the best all weather gear to help her stay warm and dry during all day outdoor pursuits. In the warmer months, Shannon enjoys exploring the Colorado backcountry with her friends and dogs and attempts to escape for as many trail runs as her schedule allows. Shannon is a great women’s tester because she gives readers true insight into how a product may perform for an active woman.

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2 Responses

  1. Merrie says:

    I’m considering these boots (the Lowa Albula GTX) for a week-long backpacking trek. Since your review was over a year ago, I’m hoping you have comments about using these in the summer. Are they still holding up to your expectations? Are they too hot? Thanks.

  2. Shannon says:

    Hey there,
    Yes, they have held up to my expectations. They don’t look like I have had them that long at all- lugs/traction still holding up, no major damage to the upper such as blow outs in the toe box, etc. As for breathability, where do you plan on using these? High country, above 7-8000ft in elevation? While backpacking and hiking in Colorado in the summer, I have been pleased and haven’t had any swampy feet. However, I have not tested them in lets say North Carolina during the summer. Does that make sense? As for foot protection, that is truly where I have found these boots to excel. Your feet do not get fatigued with these boots due to rocks or roots, etc. Happy Hiking and let me know if you have any added questions.

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