Finding the right hiking boots is so important. After all, you’re on your feet for hours on end, they’re top-loaded with every ounce of weight from your body and gear, and they work the hardest to stabilize you over every root and rock you encounter along the trail.
It’s important that your hiking boots are comfortable, durable, and appropriate for the conditions. They are not a fashion piece, but rather essential equipment for your safety, so it is crucial that they’re high quality, reliable gear. I definitely understand that it’s expensive to kit yourself out for hiking with all top quality gear, but if you’re going to invest in any single piece of equipment, hiking boots are it.
Keep in mind that what works for one does not work for all.
Aptly nicknamed “the
I have been out in my Lowa Lady Light GTX hiking boots for days on end in the torrential rain, on full days out in the deep snow, and every single time my feet emerge without a drop of wetness.
They’re light and breathable enough to wear in the summer too. They are my go-to hiking boot that I wore on almost every hike I did over the last year. For reference, in 2018 I hiked 78 trails, covered 502 km and climbed 28,607 metres – the vast majority of that was in my Lady Lights. From tough summer
While classified as a light trekking boot, I’ve worn them without issue on countless multi-day backpacking trips with my pack that is typically 35-40 lbs. There is a medium shank (the supportive structure between the insole and outsole) that reduces the impact on one’s feet and calves, such as the common problem metatarsalgia (aka stone bruise). The industry-leading Vibram soles give them excellent traction. Especially on steep, wet terrain, slip-resistant hiking boots help make the adventure much easier and safer.
Two of my favourite features are the minimal seams which
Weight: 1100 g/pair
Outsole: LOWA Trac® Lite II
CAD $360 at https://www.lowa.ca/en/product/lady-light-gtx-ws/
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