Tech­no­logies for Climbing Getting to know the rock.

Bouldern in Africa

Alpine climbing, athletic climbing on rocks or in the hall, boul­­dering and free soloing – climbing is performed in the widest range of ways. The primary goal is not really the athletic aspect of the activity. Rather, it’s the overall experience or the scaling of a wall or the completion of a route that counts.
No matter whether you are indoors or out on Alpine terrain: Good grip, precision and perfect fit are essential when someone selects a pair of climbing and boul­­dering shoes.

Ice and mixed climbing Precision for frozen worlds.

Image photo with the ALPINE ICE GTX®, Eiskletterevent Kom Saigurn

“Precision and depend­ability are top priority in the supreme discipline of moun­tain­eering.”

Rudi Hauser | LOWA PRO Team

ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws
Learn more about the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws …

Insu­lation Boots designed for ice and mixed climbing are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX or Prim­aLoft®.

Crampon welts Anyone who traverses icy or mixed terrain needs crampon-compatible boots. LOWA ice-climbing boots have permanently affixed crampons or are designed to accept fully automatic crampons.

Sole rigidity Boots with a torsionally stable sole play a very important role in a wearer’s ability to maintain stable footing while using crampons. This takes the load off foot muscles and combats fatigue.

Other tech­no­logies for Ice and mixed climbing:

TWO ZONE LACING The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness.

Resoling 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.

ANATOMICAL FIT The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot.

Prim­aLoft® 400 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 400 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (400 g/m²).

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

GORE-TEX DURATHERM Footwear equipped with the GORE-TEX DURATHERM membrane comes with a warm, waterproof and breathable lining.

WOMEN LAST Lasts specially adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet.

USA, Yosemite/ Utah

Sport and rock climbing Technical features for direct contact to the wall.

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

ALPINE PRO GTX LE
Learn more about the ALPINE PRO GTX LE …

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.

Other tech­no­logies for Sport and rock climbing:

FLEXFIT® Increased flex­ibility of the upper for pleasant walking.

Resoling 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.

TWO ZONE LACING The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness.

ANATOMICAL FIT The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot.

C4-TONGUE Special tongue construction with asym­metric padding for even pressure distri­bution.

WOMEN LAST Lasts specially adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet.

USA, Yosemite/ Utah

Boul­dering Precision and skill for every route.

SPARROW Ws
Learn more about the SPARROW Ws …

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

Other tech­no­logies for Boul­dering:

Resoling 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.