LOWA Boots Women's Albula GTX Hiking Boot
Designed for optimal fit and comfort, the Lowa Women's Albula GTX Hiking Boot will help you cover a lot of ground. These flexible trekking boots feature an SPS cushioned midsole for added stability while the balance footbed with a breathable top layer and slow reacting foam is built to transport moisture away from the foot to minimize friction and to reduce fatigue. The seamless GORE-TEX waterproof lining will keep your feet comfortable, warm and dry even in extremely cold and wet conditions. Take the lightweight and flexible Lowa Albula GTX Hiking Boots for women on all of your backpacking trail adventures.
- Upper: nubuk leather
- Midsole: PU with SPS cushioning - designed to help control over-pronation and supination, reducing fatigue and potential injury when covering long distances
- Footbed: balance footbed with breathable top layer and slow reacting foam provides fit customization. Transports moisture away from the foot, minimizes friction and reduces fatigue
- Shank: 5mm nylon heel/3mm forefoot
- Outsole: Vibram® Tactis DST
- Lining: seamless, waterproof Gore-tex® lining reduces hot spots. A Lowa patented design
- Flexfit: more natural ankle flex and heel fit plus improved stability
- Climate control system: perforations in the boot's lining allows air to enter, pumping heat and moisture back out
- Tongue stud/x-lacing: patent pending tongue stud allows for better pressure distribution
- C4 tongue: anatomically contoured to cradle the foot in comfort
- Weight Per Pair ( Women's 6.5): 2.70 lbs
Purchase the LOWA Boots Albula GTX Hiking Boot for Women from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- November 15 2011
I probably shouldn't be writing this review yet, but since there were no reviews when I ordered this boot, I thought I'd add my impressions. I tried 10 (yes, 10!) boots of 4 brands before deciding on these. I have bunions and bulges below my little toes (bunionettes). In other words, I have wide, hard-to-fit feet. I bought an 8.5 Wide, although I often wear a 9 in other brands to get the width. The 8.5s are certainly long enough (true to size). The Albula has a stiffer, higher toe box that did not press into my feet as much as the wide-size Lowa Renegades, which I thought for sure was my best choice beforehand because they are so popular. Also, the Renegades creased in a bad area across the top of the foot. I have only worn the Albulas for 2-3 hours several times inside the house. They felt really heavy at first (because they are heavier), but I soon got used to the weight and didn't notice it. I talked to Altrec's and Lowa's customer service reps. They both said they should break in similarly to other hiking boots. The Lowa rep said that, since I would only do day hikes and short backpacking trips, the Albulas would still work and would be like driving a Mercedes to the grocery store, i.e., nice but not overkill! It's a small, small consideration, but I appreciated being able to get a black boot in my size--it makes it easier to spot, since all my family has brown or mesh hiking boots. As a note, for some reason, none of the mesh side boots fit me. I think I need the leather to conform to my feet.