Tech­no­logies for Moun­tain­eering Innovation at the highest level.

Moun­­­tain­eering covers all activities that extend beyond classic mountain climbing. It includes everything from basic entry-level approaches, via ferrata and high-altitude tours to exped­itions in the form of discovery and research journeys to remote and uncharted regions. It also involves winter mountain climbing, an athletic activity that sets itself apart from classic mountain climbing because of the cold, icy conditions under which climbers perform it. Footwear for the world’s highest mountains is high-end mountain boots and approach boots. Optimised for high-altitude tours, mixed terrain and demanding via ferrata, they also come with crampon welts for state-of-the-art binding systems. The collection is comple­­mented by expedition boots designed for tours up to 8,000 metres.

Image photo with the APPROACH PRO GTX LO, 2016_Athlete testing_CoburgerHütte

Approaches Perfectly optimised for the hike to the wall.

“I regard the approach as well as the tour and the actual climbing as part of the same experience. You wake up and warm up.”

Josef Pfnür | LOWA ACTIVE Team

CADIN GTX LO
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Climbing zone A few rocky passages have to be cleared on the way to the rock face or the via ferrata. The sole of approach boots is equipped with a climbing zone for this purpose. The zone facil­itates easier movement during small scrambling sections.

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

Sole rigidity You need to have stable footing when you venture across rough terrain. The soles of your boots need to have a certain degree of stiffness to perform this job.

Other tech­no­logies for Approaches:

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.

Via ferrata High performance even on the smallest ledges.

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“When I set off on a via ferrata, sure-footedness is what I need most. A single careless step can quickly produce a disastrous result. Then again, this is what gets your juices flowing sometimes as well.”

Outdoormädchen

CEVEDALE EVO GTX Ws
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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.

Other tech­no­logies for Via ferrata:

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.

I-LOCK Special fastening hooks divide the lacing system into two zones so they can be inde­pendently locked in place.

FLEXFIT® Increased flex­ibility of the upper for pleasant walking.

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

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

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

PADDED EDGING The padded edging is softer and more flexible because of women’s lower calf muscles.

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

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

High-altitude tours Tech­nically optimised down to the very last detail.

Image photo with the ALPINE SL GTX, 2019_Jacqueline Fritz - Fotoauswahl Kletterhalle und Wandern

“As I only move about on foot – with crutches – during my summer projects and do without with mobility aids, the shoes I wear must be genuine all-rounders. I always climb from the lowest point in the valley up to the summit. This means my ascent takes me through the uplands into the high mountains. For reasons of weight, I can’t take several pairs of shoes with me. My shoe should therefore be comfortable and flexible to wear in the valley, should steady me on rocky ground and ice, and support me in using my strength.”

Jacqueline Fritz | LOWA ACTIVE Team

ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws
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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.

Other tech­no­logies for High-altitude tours:

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

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.

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

FLEXFIT® Increased flex­ibility of the upper for pleasant walking.

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

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