- June 27 2011
of all the brands I have tried so far the Lowa Tempest is the most durable shoe for a heavy person. The upper holds up incredibly well; the lining eventually wears out on the heel The sole is mega sturdy and does not wear
- May 12 2011
These are really handsome shoes, they fit well (snuggly tight to the entire foot), and are very comfortable. I bought them just prior to a big adventure trek vacation in Costa Rica, and they were the only shoes I used during that trip. They got a huge test of a workout, in lots of rain, street walking, and hiking in very challenging weather and terrain conditions that included hiking on muddy and rocky mountains horseback riding, and crossing a bunch of shallow rocky streams
- April 29 2011
Shoes too narrow for wide feet but otherwise great
I have extra wide feet, so these shoes are too narrow. But other than that, they look great. They're fairly lightweight (although heavier than a trail runner), look really durable with double-stitching everywhere, and have no chance of sole separation because the rubber sole is melded onto the rest of the shoe with reinforcements that come halfway up the sides. These shoes look like they would last a long time, and I know someone who has used them for a decade. The tread on the bottom is fairly aggressive, and the in-step is just big enough for a gaiter strap. The shoe doesn't have a lot of flex, so it definitely feels like a boot, but it'll also give you a lot of stability on hills. This is not some gushy Merrell. As with all Lowas I've tried, it's safer to go half a size (U.S.) bigger than your normal size.
- February 1 2010
I have a pair of Lowa hiking boots, so I decided to try their shoes. Same great quality. I wear a size 10.5 in the boots so I ordered the same. Fit is excellent.
- November 10 2009
Great boot - the Zephyr is all that it advertised. Lightweight, supportive, great traction. Excellent Hiking Boot for hard to fit feet.