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HELSINKI II GTX

Comfortable trend­setter for the transition periods. HELSINKI II GTX

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snow­flakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trend­setter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbe­lievably comfortable and light­weight.

Weight: 1000 g/Pair (UK 8) • Show all technical data …

Use your HELSINKI II GTX for , , , and

  • Wanderszene bei Eggum, Lofoten, Norwegen.

    Why do we prefer to explore an area on foot?

    A stroll is a relaxed outdoor walk. You can take a stroll in many different places: in the woods, in a park or in the city. Strolls are usually a form of relaxation. People take strolls to enjoy the sun, get some fresh air, to exercise or to simply experience a change of scenery. A walking cane frequently helps older people to take a stroll.

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    “People often make fun of walks. But they shouldn’t. Strolls are a great way to explore nature.”

    Johannes | LOWA Key account manager Germany

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Multi-func­tionality
      Into the pair of shoes and out into nature – multi-func­tionality is the key to strolling shoes. It’s the factor that ensures strollers are optimally equipped for every terrain and usage area.

  • Reiseszene in Svolvaer, Lofoten, Norwegen.

    Why do we prefer to explore the city on foot?

    A trip to the office or a few quick errands in the downtown pedestrian zone – many people live their lives in urban settings. The activities performed in a city can be multi-faceted. The range is broad: from work in the office, shopping trips or a sight­seeing tour of a city at the weekend.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Cush­ioning
      Good boot cush­ioning is necessary to create a pleasant feeling during each step a hiker takes. This ensures optimal comfort over a long period of time.

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

  • Tipps für Gassigeher im Herbst

    Why doesn’t the weather make any difference to us at all?

    Walking the dog is a joint activity in which dog owners and their pets head out into nature. Such walks are a regular part of dog owners’ daily lives.

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    “My favourite activities include moun­tain­eering and climbing as well as loads of hikes and walks. Accom­panied by my dog, I can clear my mind in order to plan my next major objectives.”

    Jacqueline Fritz | LOWA ACTIVE Team

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

    • Robust
      People who walk several kilo­metres with their dogs need robust, stable shoes.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

  • Wandern mit Kleinkind

    Why doesn’t time make a difference here and there?

    The bags are packed, and the entire family can now take off. Their destin­ations can vary greatly: a joint activity in nature, a visit to a place of interest or a trip to an attraction. An excursion is a way to break the routine and enjoy some recreation and free time. A family can consist of direct family members or friends.

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    ““Be prepared for everything”: It’s our family motto when we set off on a hike.”

    Michael | LOWA Head of Marketing

    • Comfortable
      No matter what activity may be planned, the shoes worn during it should definitely be comfortable. To ensure that every excursion becomes a complete success, LOWA places a special emphasis on fit.

    • Multi-func­tionality
      Into the pair of shoes and off on an outing with the entire family. Multi-func­tionality is the key here. It’s the factor that ensures shoes are optimally equipped for every terrain and usage area.

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

  • Strassenszene in Murnau, Oberbayern, Deutschland.

    Why do we go out anyway?

    Even when the mercury drops, many people still like to take winter walks. These are relaxed outdoor strolls in winter weather. A winter walk can be done in nature or in the city. Developed paths are generally used.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Insu­lation
      LOWA winter shoes are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX warm lining or Prim­aLoft®.

    • Multi-func­tionality
      Into the shoes and out into nature – multi-func­tionality is the key to strolling shoes. It’s the factor that ensures strollers are optimally equipped for every terrain and usage area.

HELSINKI II GTX

LOWA® AL-S IV Outsoles with the best features

The HELSINKI II GTX is equipped with a LOWA TPU OUTSOLE. The LOWA outsole made of ther­mo­plastic poly­urethane (TPU) delivers extremely high quality.

When winter shows its most beautiful side, the LOWA® AL-S IV is in its element. It excels thanks to a stud profile that is designed for the wiles of winter and its proven rubber compound.

LOWA® AL-S-IV

GORE-TEX Guar­anteed weather protection

Guar­anteed weather protection, even in pouring rain and heavy snow: The HELSINKI II GTX is equipped with a GORE-TEX membrane. The innovative tech­nology delivers optimal waterproof protection and breath­ability.

  • Permanently waterproof
    The membrane provides reliable waterproof protection. No matter what sort of adventure you may be planning, you can count on GORE-TEX tech­nology to keep your feet pleasantly dry.

  • High breath­ability
    Designed with optimal breath­ability in mind, GORE-TEX shoes provide pleasant comfort even during intense activities. Water cannot penetrate the footwear, and moisture produced inside the shoe escapes through billions of pores in the GORE-TEX membrane.

  • Windproof
    The GORE-TEX membrane dependably fights off the wind and the weather. As a result, you can head off on a tour no matter what the weather is like.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snowflakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trendsetter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbelievably comfortable and lightweight.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snow­flakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trend­setter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbe­lievably comfortable and light­weight.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snowflakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trendsetter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbelievably comfortable and lightweight.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snow­flakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trend­setter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbe­lievably comfortable and light­weight.

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“No matter whether snow is falling, rain is plunging from the sky or the sun is shining – children wearing GORE-TEX footwear can romp around to their heart’s content during any type of weather.”

Michael | LOWA Product manager

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snowflakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trendsetter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbelievably comfortable and lightweight.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snow­flakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trend­setter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbe­lievably comfortable and light­weight.

FIT FRAME Optimally cradles the foot

In this construction style, the sole of the HELSINKI II GTX is designed as a type of shell that forms a cosy home for the foot. This also creates a comfortable fit.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snowflakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trendsetter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbelievably comfortable and lightweight.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snow­flakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trend­setter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbe­lievably comfortable and light­weight.

Corporate Respons­ibility Tradition and innovation since 1923

Corporate respons­ibility (CR) stands for far-sighted management in a company’s core business and has a high priority in the busi­ness’s overall strategy. CR is a key aspect of sustainable growth in the following areas of business activity: the market, jobs, the common good, the envir­onment and supply chains. Social, envir­on­mental and commercial issues are given equal weight, and stake­holders are integrated into the strategic focus of the company’s CR activities.

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SINGLE INJECTION The bond between the sole and upper

The HELSINKI II GTX is footwear onto which the outsole has been directly injected. This manu­fac­turing technique creates an excep­tionally precise and very strong bond between the sole and upper.

  • Light­weight
    This process uses a plastic called poly­urethane. It is a very light­weight foam padding.

  • Cush­ioning
    The plastic called poly­urethane is a foam padding that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties. The plastic retains its form and springs back to its original condition even when its millions of tiny bubbles are frequently pressed together. This, in turn, creates a good rebound effect.

  • A wide range of design options
    Thanks to direct injection, the sole can be designed in a very large number of ways. The multi­faceted prop­erties of the materials used enable the shoes to be effective in a broad number of areas.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snowflakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trendsetter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbelievably comfortable and lightweight.

You don’t always have to grab your thickly lined winter boots when the first snow­flakes begin to drift down from the skies. In urban settings, a casual eye-catcher like the HELSINKI II GTX comes in quite handy. The mid-cut trend­setter is the perfect choice for everyday use – weatherproof thanks to a GORE-TEX membrane, unbe­lievably comfortable and light­weight.

Technical data

Name

HELSINKI II GTX

Article number

310524 0485

Sole

LOWA® AL-S IV

When winter shows its most beautiful side, the LOWA® AL-S IV is in its element. It excels thanks to a stud profile that is designed for the wiles of winter and its proven rubber compound. More …

The LOWA TPU outsole unites the positive qualities of polymers (plastics) and rubber to produce good grip.

Midsole

100%
Poly­urethane (PU)

Poly­urethane (PU) is a soft plastic that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties and is usually used in the midsole as a result. Through the use of PU, the soles become light­weight and func­tionally flexible.

Insole

Approx. 5%
Aluminium foil

Aluminium foil is the name used to describe a thin foil that is produced in a rolling process using the raw material of aluminium. Air-tight aluminium foil is primarily used in insoles as a layer of insu­lation that fights off cold from below and retains heat in the shoe.

Approx. 35%
Non-woven fabric

Non-woven fabric is a collection of fibre of limited length, filaments or cut yarns. Used as a component/covering of feet beds, the layer of non-woven fabric absorbs the heat generated by the foot, creating a pleasant feeling of comfort even in cold weather.

Approx. 10%
Perforated poly­ethylene

The structure of our perforated poly­ethylene promotes increased air circu­lation.

Approx. 50%
Poly­ethylene

Poly­ethylene is a semi-crys­talline and non-polar ther­mo­plastic resin that is, by far, the most widely used plastic in the world. Poly­ethylene is used in part as a component of man-made fibre/blended fabrics. It is used primarily to create comfort and insulate the foot from below.

Upper material

Approx. 90%
Full-grain leather

Full-grain leather offers the very best quality that leather has to offer. It consists of various types of leather whose grain side is processed on the outside, regardless of the strength of the natural grain of the animal. The qualities of the leather can be smooth, structured, grained, embossed or shrunk. Full-grain leather has open pores and may be used for many years if it is properly cared for.

Approx. 10%
Fabric

Our natural and synthetic fabrics facilitate optimal warming and moisture management with the help of their usage-specific char­ac­ter­istics. Thanks to their structural design, they are smooth and make our products extremely comfortable.

Lining material

100%
GORE-TEX

Footwear equipped with a GORE-TEX membrane is reliably waterproof, windproof and breathable. More …

Functions

A low, wrap-around frame on the midsole surrounds the foot. More …

The single-injection midsole is directly injected onto the footwear. More …

Footwear stiffness

The shoe is moderately stiff.

Construction methods

Injected Construction

To create optimal cush­ioning and the very best comfort, the soles of LOWA multi­func­tional shoes are directly injected. The complex injection process attaches the slip-lasted upper directly to the sole. This method creates shoes that offer optimal cush­ioning and are partic­ularly light­weight.

Weight

1000 g/Pair (UK 8)

Service & accessories

Available repairs

Seam repair

Right at the devel­opment stage, our footwear is designed in such a way that the seams for the different parts of the upper are equal to the demands placed on them. But even with the greatest of care, seams can of course still come apart. Torn or worn seams can be repaired without any difficulty at our service workshop. More …

Heel lining repair

The heel lining is one of the parts of a shoe that are subject to the most stress. Even with quality materials, chafing and signs of wear can of course still occur. The heel lining for leather and GORE-TEX footwear can be repaired without any difficulty at our service workshop. More …

Hook repair

Hooks, loops and eyelets are essential for lacing and putting on all types of footwear. Even with the biggest selection of material, indi­vidual parts can still break, tear or fall apart. Our service workshop can repair all that in house. More …

Cuff repair

Repairing the cuff required a lot of handwork, know-how and utmost care. First, the new edging piece is cut by hand and sewn onto the upper. In a second step, the worn material is removed and replaced with the new piece, ensuring that the necessary glueing and seams match the LOWA standards and nothing pinches on the cuff. More …

Replacement parts

Whether it’s new insoles, a speed-lace system, new laces or other replacement parts. Let us know what you need for your favourite LOWA footwear and we’ll send it to you. More …

Accessories

Socks