Simon Gietl Pakistan
ALPINE PRO GTX LE

Tradition and modernity. United in one moun­tain­eering boot. ALPINE PRO GTX LE

LOWA has stood for quality and innovation in shoe­making since the 1920s. Sometimes, though, you have to fall back on tradi­tional materials that, placed in a new context, can provide excep­tional performance for today’s moun­taineers. The outcome of this effort is the ALPINE PRO GTX LE, a boot that will sweep enthu­siastic Alpinists off their feet: It is a boot with split leather and minim­alistic design. A huge range of well-designed features is hidden beneath its robust shell, including a redesigned midsole. This midsole is much flatter than the one used in conven­tional moun­tain­eering boots. It offers both addi­tional stability and noticeably more direct contact to the surface. The shortened toe cap creates addi­tional power transfer and brings you closer to the rock. Cush­ioning has been integrated into the anatom­ically-shaped footbed to optimise the walking experience. The boot’s features are rounded out by a crampon-compatible Vibram®-Alpin outsole that has a small tip with a climbing zone.

Weight: 1590 g/Pair (UK 8) • Show all technical data …

Use your ALPINE PRO GTX LE for , and

  • Why do we look up and not down?

    Via ferrata are iron routes built on mountains. The route is usually well marked with a permanently installed steel cable. It’s a source of great adventure. Fixed steel pegs and ladders are used in places that are too steep or rock faces that lacks sufficient structure. In addition to normal via ferrata equipment, climbers need the right footwear.

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    “Taking on a via ferrata for the very first time was a completely new, amazing and great experience for me. When it comes to the equipment you need, you realise pretty quickly just how important the right footwear is.”

    Johannes | LOWA Key account manager Germany

    • Generalist
      As a rule of thumb, a good via ferrata boot is a generalist. After all, the route covers not just steps carved into rock and ladders, but also classic mountain trails, meadows and hiking paths.

    • Torsional stability
      Climbers who are taking long tours or have to cover difficult passages need secure footing. This is why via ferrata boots offer excep­tional torsional stability and give wearers firm footing even when they are carrying a full load.

    • Torsional stability
      Climbers who are taking long tours or have to cover difficult passages need secure footing. This is why via ferrata boots offer excep­tional torsional stability and give wearers a firm footing even when they are carrying a full load.

  • USA, Yosemite/ Utah

    Why do we want to go up there?

    No matter whether you are talking about an outdoor sport climbing facility or multi-pitch alpine climbs – climbing exudes an allure, everywhere and at every level of difficulty. Strength, technique, agility and balance are critical factors in determining whether you can cover a route or not. Usually, a climber attempts a set climbing route on a rock face or in the climbing gym. To prevent falls, the climber is generally secured by a rope held by a climbing partner.

    Simon Gietl Pakistan

    “Rock climbing not only enabled me to realise I had a passion for the mountains, it was also a voyage of self-discovery.”

    Simon Gietl | LOWA PRO Team

    • High-friction sole
      A good sole for a climbing shoe will produce a high degree of friction and and thereby perfectly mould the shoe to the surface of the rock or climbing wall.

    • Fit
      For the wearer to be able to stand on the narrowest of edges, the shoe must perfectly fit and optimally encase the foot.

    • Generalist
      Routes taken in climbing often vary signi­ficantly. For the shoe to perfectly meet every challenge, it should be designed with a broad range of uses in mind.

  • Why do we have to take the high road?

    High-altitude tours belong to the Olympian class of moun­tain­eering. During tours like these, moun­taineers set off from the valley, take hiking paths, cross rock-covered terrain and trek through snow before reaching steep ice and firn flanks. High-altitude tours call for orientation skills, experience, climbing ability and sure footing cross alpine terrain. The right equipment is an absolute must for such tours. During high-altitude tours, moun­taineers are part of a roped party or group and face all sorts of different terrains. They have to find their own way on snow, ice and rock.

    Mt. Everest, Nepal, Tibet

    “Nowadays we can still experience a world in high mountain regions that is so elemental and vibrant that it arouses both utter amazement and fearful humility in us.”

    Luis Stitzinger | LOWA PRO Team

    • Insu­lation
      LOWA’s expedition boots are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX or Prim­aLoft®.

    • Torsional stability
      If you’re on an extended tour or lugging relatively heavy loads, you need secure footing. This is why high-altitude boots offer excep­tional torsional stability and give wearers firm footing even when they are carrying a full load.

    • Torsional stability
      If you’re on an extended tour or lugging relatively heavy loads, you need secure footing. This is why high-altitude boots offer excep­tional torsional stability and give wearers a firm footing even when they are carrying a full load.

ALPINE PRO GTX LE

VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® Your connection to the earth

The ALPINE PRO GTX LE comes equipped with a Vibram® sole. The Italian sole manu­facturer has been one of the leading brands of high-quality soles for many years.

The performance sole VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® is designed espe­cially for alpine conditions. The large “climbing zone” on the sole tip enables wearers to move precisely as they manoeuvre their way up sheer rock faces. The stud arrangement ensures that any dirt that accu­mulates in the sole of the footwear will be shaken loose while the boot wearer is walking.

VIBRAM® ALP TRAC®

GORE-TEX Guar­anteed weather protection

Guar­anteed weather protection, even in pouring rain and heavy snow: The ALPINE PRO GTX LE 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.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

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“The GORE-TEX details on my shoes are extremely important for my exped­itions and mountain tours, as I am on the move in extreme areas of the mountain. A good shoe climate very much depends on the level of waterproof protection and breath­ability, guards against frostbite and at the same time offers wearing comfort. I think that is important for all of us!”

Robert Jasper | LOWA PRO Team

The Performance collection The devel­opment of a high-performance line

When LOWA sits down to develop its line of Alpine boots, the company consults with the best profes­sional moun­taineers in the German-speaking world. These ambitious mountain athletes know exactly what counts during extreme high-altitude tours, on via ferrata and during far-off exped­itions. The LOWA PRO Team advises our specialists in the Devel­opment Department in its work to create footwear that perfectly meets the athletes’ needs. The result of this work is a new line that delivers top performance on the mountain. The models have become much more athletic and lighter. Over the past few years, a number of excep­tional LOWA boots have been developed in the “performance” segment during countless meetings with athletes and testing events.

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Image photo with the ALPINE ICE GTX, Charmonix 2018

X-LACING® To ensure that nothing slips …

As a result, the tongue is located where it should be – without any slippage or pressure points: This is what X-LACING® tech­nology of the ALPINE PRO GTX LE is all about. This special lacing system secures the tongue both vertically and hori­zontally. Because the lacing system gains inde­pendence from the height of the instep, the design is perfect for any type of foot. This tech­nology ensures that the pressure of the laces is trans­ferred not just to the hooks but to the tongue as well.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

Image photo with the ROCKET, 2019_EnricoHaase_Volker Schöffl

“The tongue has to fit properly, otherwise the entire shoe pinches.”

Volker Schöffl | LOWA ACTIVE Team

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

CLOSE TO THE GROUND For direct contact with the ground

People who venture across Alpine terrain face many chal­lenges. Fields of loose rocks, rocky outcrops and rough terrain place the highest demands on footwear. For this reason, LOWA uses the tech­no­logies of CLOSE TO THE GROUND in the ALPINE PRO GTX LE to create a good feel on the surface. The sole is designed in such a way that the distance to the ground is kept to a bare minimum. The height minim­isation throughout the entire shoe creates a natural feel during chal­lenging tours and provides stable footing on uneven terrain.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

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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CLOSE TO THE ROCK For direct contact with the rock

People who venture across Alpine terrain face many chal­lenges. Fields of loose rocks, rocky outcrops and rough terrain place the highest demands on footwear. For this reason, LOWA uses the tech­no­logies of CLOSE TO THE ROCK in the ALPINE PRO GTX LE to create a good feel on the rock. The toe area of the shoe is designed in such a way that the distance to the rock is kept to a bare minimum.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

CLIMBING ZONE Precision climbing

The ALPINE PRO GTX LE has a CLIMBING ZONE. This is a flat component in the front sole area that facil­itates easy climbs.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

FIT WING The heeling process

In addition to the lacing system itself, a decisive factor for good heel fit is heel tension. Optimum tension direction is created for the ALPINE PRO GTX LE using FIT WING tech­nology, which holds the heel in place and creates a perfect fit.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

SLINGSHOT For improved heel fit

To provide good fit for the heel and to maintain a strong connection between the front and rear foot, a special form of heel rubber is attached to the footwear ALPINE PRO GTX LE while under tension. This SLINGSHOT generates a powerful restoring force, creating good heel fit in the shoe.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

ANATOMICAL FIT Exact comfort

The midsole of the ALPINE PRO GTX LE has been specially adapted to the natural features of the foot as a way of increasing comfort and fighting fatigue. These qualities are created by using integrated cush­ioning in the insole and its anatom­ically optimised form.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

Resoling A second life for your favourite footwear

The footwear model ALPINE PRO GTX LE can be resoled.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

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“Top quality is the guarantee for genuine sustain­ability. Replacing soles really does make sense in that respect too.”

Ralf Dujmovits | LOWA PRO Team

ROLLER EYELETS Walking easier

To ensure laces run flexibly and smoothly through the eyelets, small roller balls minimise friction in the metal eyelets of the ALPINE PRO GTX LE.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

FLEXFIT® Comfort in every step

Feet can roll more effectively if the upper of a hiking boot can be easily bent. Such a feature saves energy when the wearer climbs hills and it provides real comfort in the process. For this reason, LOWA has integrated a flexible zone and a lace loop into this area for the ALPINE PRO GTX LE. This involves repos­i­tioning the boot’s eyelets and using a flexible lace hook that improves heel comfort and facil­itates bending.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the ALPINE PRO GTX LE, the forefoot and upper have their own separately adjustable lacing zones. As a result, the shoe can be indi­vidually adapted to the anatomy of the foot and laced in different ways for ascents and descents.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

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“I can’t lace up a shoe any more sens­itively than this. I relish this lacing system every time I switch from coarse gravel or snow to rocks. A short tug and the approach shoe is trans­formed into a climbing shoe.”

Stefan Glowacz | LOWA PRO Team

LOWA FLEX® Flexible eyelets for more comfort

To add flex­ibility to each eyelet of the ALPINE PRO GTX LE, the lacing systems through which laces are threaded are affixed separately. These sections are made of soft leather trim or supple textile materials that prevent pressure points. Thanks to the flexible arrangement of the eyelets, the laces can be indi­vidually adjusted without producing any excessive pressure on specific areas. But the tongue maintains its optimum posi­tioning.

In the past, split leather was something that mountaineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – particularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minimalistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art technology.

In the past, split leather was something that moun­taineers really yearned for. But that’s hardly surprising, given the advantages this material is said to offer – partic­ularly when it comes to optimal fit. This was reason enough for LOWA to develop the ALPINE PRO GTX LE and add the boot to its product line. This Alpine boot brings together tried and tested materials with minim­alistic design and takes them new directions – tradition combined with state-of-the-art tech­nology.

Technical data

Name

ALPINE PRO GTX LE

Article number

210180 9903

Sole

VIBRAM® ALP TRAC®

The performance sole VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® is designed espe­cially for alpine conditions. The large “climbing zone” on the sole tip enables wearers to move precisely as they manoeuvre their way up sheer rock faces. The stud arrangement ensures that any dirt that accu­mulates in the sole of the footwear will be shaken loose while the boot wearer is walking. More …

A specially constructed component in the area of the sole tip for precise performance during easy climbs. More …

Proven Vibram® rubber sole from a high-quality provider from Italy.

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%
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%
Mesh

Mesh is a material that consists of many evenly spaced holes. It is usually made of polyester or nylon and basically a lattice-like material that is created by interwoven threads. Thanks to its special design, the man-made fibre is partic­ularly permeable to air, has special moisture-regu­lating qualities and is easy to care for, breathable and crease-resistant.

Approx. 50%
Viscoelastic latex foam

Viscoelastic latex foam is made of a remarkable polymer that lends a special form memory to the foam. Once body heat or pressure is applied to the viscoelastic foam, the foam adapts exactly to these particular contours. This feature equally distributes pressure and eases stress on the feet.

Upper material

100%
Suede leather

Suede leather comes from the flesh side of the hide. It has a looser fibre structure, a quality that creates a velvety surface and a light pile. Suede leather is partic­ularly durable and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, suede leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Lining material

100%
GORE-TEX

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

Functions

Roller eyelets make for easy lacing. More …

Increased flex­ibility of the upper for pleasant walking. More …

The low height of the sole creates stable footing on uneven terrain. More …

Holds the tongue in place with the help of the laces and prevents slippage in the process. More …

The special design of the toe area enables wearers to climb with precision even on the edges of the smallest rocks. More …

LOWA FIT WING for reliable heel grip. More …

The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness. More …

Upper design with freely moving lace hooks and lacing systems. More …

Stretched rubber, a feature taken from the realm of climbing, improves heel fit. More …

The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot. More …

Footwear stiffness

The footwear exhibits very strong resistance to bending.

A cush­ioning pad has been placed in the heel area to provide the very best comfort.

Weight

1590 g/Pair (UK 8)

Service & accessories

Available repairs

LOWA boots sold in the MOUN­TAIN­EERING and TREKKING categories are designed in a way during the devel­opment phase that they can be resoled. This process will extend their service life and make a strong contri­bution to sustain­ability. 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 …

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