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(The Gear Loop) - German outdoor footwear brand Lowa has unveiled its latest hiking boot in the Trek Evo Mid GTX, which blends lightweight athleticism with the robustness associated with a hardy mile-muncher.

The vegan friendly, lightweight and hardy model is available in a wide range of sizes for men and women and will retail at £210 in the UK.

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We had an early look at the new boot before it launched when it was on static display at a recent product showcase, and the number of advanced features on this lightweight model were impressive.

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There’s a waterproof Gore-Tex lining, for a start, while a new X-Lacing system enables two-zone lacing so users can get the perfect fit over the forefoot. Toe and heel protection has also been added via tough PU coating.

According to Lowa, "maximum walking comfort is additionally created by the combination of a heel edge, discreet toe spring, a cushioning Lowa DynaPU+ midsole and a lightly padded fabric collar".

This is then further aided by a grippy Vibram outsole that features triangular studs arranged in a multi-directional profile.

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The Trek Evo is also built on a cement construction, allowing the Vibram sole to be replaced in the future if needs be, which will allow further life in the boots even if the rubber wears out.

Currently, the men’s shoes are available in a bright navy and lime green colourway, while women’s come in a Grey/Arctic colour scheme with hints of peach and blue.

Check out the Lowa website for more details on pricing and availability.

Writing by Leon Poultney.