Image photo with the LOCARNO GTX LO Ws, Everyday Shooting Dresden 2018
LOCARNO GTX LO

Multi­func­tional, no ifs ands or buts about it. LOCARNO GTX LO

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is nearly the norm in today’s urban lifestyle. The func­tional hybrid solution with a casual look is consciously heading off in a new direction, one in which it skilfully pulls off the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear. The trendy shoe shines in every way. The reduced LOWA MONOWRAP® frame that optimally supports the foot and the cush­ioning mid-sole made of LOWA DynaPU® create a complete, eye-catching look. “Lifestyle meets outdoor” – this sums up the essence of the func­tional models in the best-possible way. With its urban trend­setters, LOWA once again provides a multi­func­tional solution for all sorts of activities for users’ shoe closets – no matter whether the footwear is destined for use in the mountains or downtown.

Weight: 870 g/Pair (UK 8) • Show all technical data …

Use your LOCARNO GTX LO for , and

  • Italien Sizilien Wandern

    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.

    Falkenhof Paul Klima LocationScouting

    “My wife and I frequently come up with the greatest ideas when we go out for walk!”

    Paul Klima | 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.

    • 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.

  • Gardasee

    Where is your journey leading you?

    Nordic walking was invented in Finland and describes the act of walking rapidly while using two poles that follow the natural rhythm of the walkers’ steps. This type of exercise is perfect for long distances. The sport is frequently practised in groups, which enables walkers to chat with one another during the outing and enjoy nature in the process.

    • Supports rolling motion
      Walking shoes support the wearer’s feet during the typical rolling motion that occurs when the right technique is used for every step.

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

    • Lightness
      Weight is a critical factor for athletes on the go. This is why LOWA’s Nordic walking shoes are really light.

  • Image photo with the SEATTLE GTX QC, Everyday Shooting Dresden 2018

    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.

    DSC_3812.NEF Expedition Grönland Mann Philipp Hans Stefan Glowacz Thomas Ulrich

    “I regard trav­elling not just as the route to a mountain. It’s my philosophy of life and an expression of my freedom. The shoes that I wear when I am trav­elling tell a story. They become symbols – and are all still on my shelf.”

    Stefan Glowacz | LOWA PRO Team

    • 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.

LOCARNO GTX LO

The sole LOWA® HYBRID TRAC®

The self-cleaning sole LOWA® HYBRID TRAC® is perfect for everyday use when the weather turns windy and nasty. With the help of its profile design and special tip and heel construction, it demon­strates its true strengths during ascents and descents.

LOWA® HYBRID TRAC®

GORE-TEX Guar­anteed weather protection

Guar­anteed weather protection, even in pouring rain and heavy snow: The LOCARNO GTX LO 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.

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

DSC_3812.NEF Expedition Grönland Mann Philipp Hans Stefan Glowacz Thomas Ulrich

“What I dread most, like a vampire dreads holy water, is wet feet during a tour. That’s why I only consider models with GORE-TEX.”

Stefan Glowacz | LOWA PRO Team

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

LOWA RUBBER OUTSOLE Outsole with an optimal rubber compound

The LOCARNO GTX LO is equipped with a LOWA RUBBER OUTSOLE. Conceived by LOWA to meet the chal­lenges of real-world use, the profile design is made from an optimised rubber compound. The result is a rubber outsole with good traction in the back­country and off trail.

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

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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SUPPORT FRAME Comfortably framed

With the LOWA-MONOWRAP® frame, the midsole of the LOCARNO GTX LO provides the very best comfort. This three-dimen­sional midsole design was developed by LOWA in 1995. The frame comfortably cradles the foot and support it when the shoe wearer ventures across uneven surfaces. The sole design is slightly raised for shoes with a SUPPORT FRAME.

  • Good guidance for the foot
    The foot is optimally nestled into the shoe thanks to the frame’s three-dimen­sional design.

  • Increased comfort
    The special midsole design ensures snug footing in the shoe. The foot is pleasantly cradled by the three-dimen­sional frame.

  • Light­weight
    The LOWA-MONOWRAP® is made of a plastic called poly­urethane. It is a very light­weight material.

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

DOUBLE INJECTION Upper and sole become a fixed unit

To provide effective cush­ioning and improved comfort, the sole of the LOCARNO GTX LO is bonded to the upper in a tech­nically demanding injection process. The upper boot is placed into a specially designed mould. Various layers of PU foam padding are then poured into it. In the process, the sole and upper are bonded together.

  • 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.

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

LOWA DynaPU® Noticeable cush­ioning puts a spring in your step

The midsole is the leading contributor to the foot­wear’s rolling prop­erties and cush­ioning. In the LOCARNO GTX LO, this midsole is made of a specially developed plastic: LOWA DynaPU®. The special feature: It retains its restoring force even when it’s pressed together thousands of times. As a result, the finished boots will maintain their excep­tional cush­ioning prop­erties even after you have walked many kilo­metres in them.

  • Good comfort
    The special material devel­opment is char­ac­terised by good cush­ioning prop­erties. As a result, walking comfort and rolling prop­erties have been noticeably increased – even during long hikes.

  • Good rebound effect
    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.

  • Light­weight
    The plastic called poly­urethane is a very light­weight foam padding. The result is a sole that offers the best form of comfort.

Hiking boots are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear.
Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city.
What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s
urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Hiking boots are by definition not neces­sarily suited for everyday wear. Never­theless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The func­tional hybrid model of the LOCARNO GTX® LO with a casual look is taking its own path quite consciously, and skilfully conquers the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.

Technical data

Name

LOCARNO GTX LO

Article number

310812 0649

Sole

LOWA® HYBRID TRAC®

The self-cleaning sole LOWA® HYBRID TRAC® is perfect for everyday use when the weather turns windy and nasty. With the help of its profile design and special tip and heel construction, it demon­strates its true strengths during ascents and descents. More …

An outsole designed by LOWA with an optimised rubber compound to provide good grip. More …

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. 40%
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.

Approx. 15%
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.

Approx. 45%
Felt

Felt is a textile fabric that is made of disordered fibrous material that is difficult to separate. The textile fabric is char­ac­terised by its high elasticity and its insu­lating qualities. As a result, it is used in particular as a component in insoles and as an insu­lating divider.

Upper material

Approx. 80%
Nubuck leather

Nubuck leather is a full-grain leather that is slightly sanded, a process that lends a velvety look to the leather. Nubuck leather is espe­cially durable, robust and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, nubuck leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Approx. 20%
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

The double-layer midsole is directly injected onto the footwear. The layers include carefully coordinated degrees of rigidity to create the best-possible comfort. More …

LOWA DynaPU® provides noticeable cush­ioning with every step. More …

A special frame design known as LOWA MONOWRAP® provides stability. More …

Footwear stiffness

The footwear is flexible and supports natural rolling prop­erties as a result.

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

870 g/Pair (UK 8)

Service & accessories

Available repairs

Heel replacement

The heel can be replaced on footwear in the ALL TERRAIN CLASSIC and ALL TERRAIN SPORT categories. We also offer this as an express service if you’re in a hurry. More …

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 …

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