Camino GTX
2 reviews

Dark Gray/Black

The benchmark for trekking fit and comfort, and an ideal boot for hunting in moderately tough, steep terrain and in inclement weather. Field & Stream (December 2017) says that Caminos “nail all the basics in fit and function, and feature a bunch of extra smart design touches” including the LOWA Flex® lacing system that makes adjustments easy and reduces overall pressure against the foot. Durably waterproof/breathable.

  • Upper Material: Nubuck Leather
  • Upper Protection: Rubber Toe & Heel Protection
  • Construction: Board Lasted - Cemented 
  • Lining: GORE-TEX® 
  • Lacing Hardware: Open and Closed Hooks 
  • Special Lacing: LOWA Flex® 
  • Additional Hardware: X-Lacing® 
  • Additional Hardware 2: Roller Eyelets
  • Tongue: Construction C4 - Tongue® 
  • Insole: Climate Control Footbed 
  • Midsole: DuraPU™ with SPS System 
  • Sole: VIBRAM® Apptrail 
  • Stabilizer: Hard 
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Weight (lb) 3.41 
  • Resolable: Yes 


“Part Cadillac, part tank, says one tester of LOWA’s bombproof Camino GTX®. The boots handled 50 pound packs on hilly, rocky and rooty terrain like a walk in the park. I could have easily carried more.”

– Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide

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Rated this 1 star based on comfort while hiking. boot performance was great from fit and function, but comfort while hiking was very poor and caused a minor heel bruise to develop on day 5/8 of my trip. Cons: Disappointing in the underfoot comfort given the cost of the boot. The Insole appears to be a cheap commodity TPU Foam that crushed out extremely fast and lost all cushioning within a few weeks of breaking the boots in. On a 5 day Elk Hunt out west in the Mountains, I started to develop what seemed to be a heel bruise because of the lack of cushioning in the insole when I was hiking. Rated this 1/5 stars because the lack of comfort and the heel bruise that I felt was developing limited me in where I was able to go an. from what I can see there isn't any cushioning other than the sockliner (insole/footbed) as it's resting directly on the board of the boot. Would love to see Lowa update this with a more technical footbed as well as some cushioning pods in the high stress areas of the boot (heel, forefoot, and big toe areas). When I returned from the Hunt I threw away the factory insole and replaced with a 4mm open cell foam insert and the comfort improved significantly. When I'm spending 325 on a set of boots, I don't like the idea of having to add something to make it more comfortable. Pros The Uppers in the boot are phenomenal and the lacing system is amazing. the boot broke in really quick and loved how snug you're able to get them with the lacing system. Waterproofing worked excellent, it was very wet for two days and my feet stayed bone dry the whole time. while navigating rocks, boulders, and very uneven trails, these boots provided a lot of ankle support as well as grip and I felt very confident in my footing with these boots. Application use: Western Hunting/backpacking: 8 day trip in the mountains where these boots were on my feet from 4am - 9pm. 6'4 200ish pounds (with an additional 30-50lb pack).
My experience is exactly the same as Alex. The footbed is awful. I have a limp from heel bruises after 2 days of archery elk hunting. I’m averaging 8 miles per day. I tried super feet insoles on day two. They did not help. Had to wear running shoes on day 3 just to get around. I have sent an email for a replacement boot. Hoping for a good response.
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