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Hiking through alpine meadows, strolling through ruins and through vineyards, touring the great museums of the world….like many folks this time of year, you might be planning a vacation that will include lots of hiking and lots of city walking plus café sitting and nights out on the town. And perhaps you’re also wondering about which shoes to pack. Finding the right pair of shoes that are lightweight yet trail-worthy, well-made with smooth inner finishes so you don’t get blisters, supportive enough to keep your feet happy while trekking over cobblestones and hard sidewalks – and that don’t make you compromise on style – can be, shall we say, a challenge.

The new Locarno GTX® from LOWA was designed to solve this dilemma. The Locarno is a modern outdoor shoe that can take you from the trail to town in comfort and keep you looking good all the while. Available in both low-cut and mid-cut heights,with a rugged construction echoes its outdoor roots – from its premium nubuck leather uppers, waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX® lining to its MONOWRAP® stability frame, long-lasting PU midsole and lugged outsole – it’s lightweight, sleek and soft-flexing, so it’s ideal for adventure travel as well as for daily active wear. It’s available for men and women in a range of colors, and also comes in a glove leather-lined version for warm, dry conditions.

And since it’s a LOWA, the Locarno GTX® is 100% handcrafted in Europe under the world’s most stringent manufacturing, environmental and labor standards.

For product details and to find a LOWA dealer near you, visit

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