|Base model:||Lowa Arco GTX Lo|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Material:||Leather, Rubber sole|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Grey|
|Special editions:||2 special editions|
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- The Lowa Arco GTX Mid is crafted to tackle easy to moderate hikes and extended treks on a variety of terrain. Its leather upper lined with a waterproof membrane grants comfort. Its reinforced toe and heel area protect against scrapes.
- It is equipped with a sole unit which includes a bi-density PU midsole and brand-owned Elika outsole. The former delivers a comfy ride while the latter renders traction on most ground surfaces.
Thanks to a board-lasted (cemented) sole construction, the Elika outsole of this backpacking boot can be replaced (resoled) at a cost, as necessary. It has a profile that includes multidirectional lugs to render 360-degree traction. Its aggressive heel brake grants braking power, especially on descents to prevent slipping.
To provide a lightweight and long-lasting cushioning, the Arco GTX Mid features the brand's proprietary dual-density DuraPU midsole. It is partnered with a full-length joint called Medium Shank which provides underfoot support, especially when trekking while carrying a light pack. It also comes with Lowa's Climate Control Footbed which promotes breathability through its perforated layer.
This mid-cut backpacking boot has an embossed split leather upper that is created with minimal seams to prevent pressure points. This robust yet flexible material is lined with a waterproof Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate which also offers all-day comfort through its non-insulated construction.
The toe and heel are protected with TPU abrasion guards. Its lacing hardware, primarily comprised of fabric loops, locks the foot in place while keeping a low weight. The open hooks, on the other hand, permit quicker adjustment. It has a padded tongue and collar which deliver comfort while a pull tab at the heel makes donning and doffing easier.