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LOWA goes to Iceland

I just got back from an amazing trip to Iceland.  We camped and hiked for 6 days, and I am already thinking about how soon I could go back!  We walked, hiked and climbed a LOT. I was fortunate to be reviewing a pair of LOWA Aerox GTX Surrounds while there.  Read about how they worked out HERE.

 

TOPO MT Shoe

The TOPO MT shoe

TOPO MT Shoe

TOPO MT Shoe

The TOPO Shoe arrived just as I was getting ready to take a walk.  That is a good thing, since my plan has been to walk more, in order to get in shape for some longer distance hiking.  Nothing like a new pair of shoes to motivate me!  My first walk in the MTs was a 3 mile walk with my dog.  It was a bit chilly at only 44F and windy.  The shoes were ok since I had warm socks on I’m not sure how warm my feet would have been with just thin socks.  The reason I mention this is because they are very lightweight.  They feel sturdy enough as far as support goes, they are just surprisingly lightweight.  After our walk I was really surprised to find that my first thought was not to take off my shoes as it often is.  I wore them until I showered later on, and my feet did not feel tired, cramped or sweaty.  I’ve worn them around town while doing errands and on a few other short walks. This coming weekend starts some more serious walking.  Part of the plan is to wear them while hiking on trails in the near future.  Click HERE to read more about my initial impressions of the TOPO MT Shoe.