Looking to take on any trail? The LOWA S-Cruise GTX Trail Running Shoes will take on just about anything you can throw at them.
LOWA S-Cruise GTX Trail Running Shoes Features
- UPPER: Synthetic/microfiber
- MIDSOLE: Bi-density EVA with Monowrap® stability
- LINING: Waterproof GORE-TEX®
- OUTSOLE: LOWA Spine proprietary sole technology that works with the natural rolling movement of a runner’s stride
- FOOTBED: Ortholite
- Price: $159.95
LOWA S-Cruise GTX Trail Running Shoes Review
The LOWA S-Cruise GTX Trail Running Shoes are inspired by the LOWA hiking boot line but with a focus on “fast”. I did find, though, that the S-Cruise is more of a hiking shoe than a trail running shoe. The last, footbed, and shank are more conducive to hiking than running. For hiking I found it performed very well. For running I didn’t like as much. For short distances they were all right. Anything longer than a couple of miles and I was wishing I was wearing a different trail running shoe.
Taking that frame of mind, the S-Cruise GTX is a good hiking shoe. The aggressive tread and stiff shank provide a stable platform. Lateral stability is high. The GORE-Tex keeps your feet dry when it’s wet out. It even helps keep your feet a little warmer when it’s cold. On hot days though, the GORE-Tex doesn’t breathe as well as a shoes without it (that’s a given, it makes sense).
The S-Cruise has a great fit. They run “true to size” and conform nicely to your foot. They were comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I didn’t ever run into issues with rubbing or hot spots on my feet. The Ortholite footbed hugs the bottom of your foot providing good arch support.
The S-Cruise is a well-made shoe. Construction is sturdy and I haven’t seen any signs of excessive wear in my time testing it.
- Good Stability
- Good Constuction
- Great Fit
- More of a hiking shoe than a trail running shoe (bad only if you are looking for trail run shoe)
The LOWA S-Cruise GTX Trail Running Shoe is a good shoe for all around trail tackling with more of an emphasis on hiking.