Ice and mixed climbing Precision for frozen worlds.
“Precision and dependability are top priority in the supreme discipline of mountaineering.”
— Rudi Hauser | LOWA PRO Team
Vibram® has been one of the leading brands of high-quality soles for many years.
Optimum positioning of the tongue, without any slippage or pressure points: This is what X-LACING® technology is all about. This special lacing system secures the tongue both vertically and horizontally. As a result, the lacing system gains independence from the height of the instep, making it 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.
To provide optimum stability for the heel and to maintain a strong connection between the front and rear foot, a special form of heel rubber is attached while under tension. This SLINGSHOT effect generates a powerful restoring force, creating optimal grip and excellent adaptability.
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.