Image photo with the ROCKET, 2019_EnricoHaase_Volker Schöffl
ROCKET LACING

Really taking off in climbing. ROCKET LACING

Make every adventure a success with the ROCKET LACING system. Whether you’re boul­dering in the hall or directly on the rock. The sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® creates a partic­ularly sensitive feel for every surface and facil­itates absolute transfer of power. Climbing enthu­siasts love prestressed and flexible shoes that encase their feet almost like a sock. This is where the upper comes into play: LOWA, the tradi­tional Bavarian outdoor shoe and boot makers, make it with high-quality microfibre material. The well-though-out lacing system does the rest to create true comfort – the shoe can adapt itself to the anatomy of just about any foot. Quickly work the ROCKET LACING system and take off to the wall!

Weight: 510 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your ROCKET LACING for and

  • 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.

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

    “Competitive climbing has a very particular aura to it. I have been in the German national team for two years now. Repres­enting my country in competition makes me proud and motivates me to keep improving. If you have footwear that doesn’t let you down, that makes the hard, rigorous training all the more enjoyable. That means I can put in my best possible performance during competition. Climbing is a great alternative to moun­tain­eering.”

    Jacqueline Fritz | LOWA ACTIVE 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.

  • USA, Yosemite/ Utah

    Where will your route lead?

    Boul­dering is defined as climbing close to the ground and without ropes . It can be performed on natural boulders or in climbing gyms on arti­ficial climbing walls. When boul­dering outside, a crashpad is used to prevent injuries should a climber fall. In climbing gyms, mats are permanently installed. Classic pieces of equipment for boul­dering include climbing shoes and a chalk bag.

    • 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.

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

“When in competition I require abso­lutely dependable, precise footwear. The lacing allows me to match it to what my foot require.”

Jacqueline Fritz | LOWA ACTIVE Team

VIBRAM® XS-GRIP Your connection to the earth

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

VIBRAM® XS-GRIP soles made of a proven rubber compound for climbing provide an ideal combination of feel for the surface, precision and grip.

VIBRAM® XS-GRIP

FIT RIBBON Running like clockwork

The minim­alistic lacing strip for the ROCKET LACING produces both the highest level of func­tionality and maximum weight reduction. The two directly interwoven bands are easy to tie and the lacing is optimally threaded. In selecting the material, LOWA focused on the durability and toughness of the bands.

For the ambitious climber bouldering in the hall, or directly on the rock: With LOWA’s ROCKET LACING system, every climbing enthusiast can really hit the ground running. Thanks to a sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® on this flexible, prestressed shoe, power is transferred just the way you want it to be. Your feet get the support they need from the well-thought-out lacing system. As a result, you can adjust the fit of this microfibre shoe meet your needs.

For the ambitious climber boul­dering in the hall, or directly on the rock: With LOWA’s ROCKET LACING system, every climbing enthusiast can really hit the ground running. Thanks to a sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® on this flexible, prestressed shoe, power is trans­ferred just the way you want it to be. Your feet get the support they need from the well-thought-out lacing system. As a result, you can adjust the fit of this microfibre shoe meet your needs.

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

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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Resoling A second life for your favourite footwear

The footwear model ROCKET LACING can be resoled.

For the ambitious climber bouldering in the hall, or directly on the rock: With LOWA’s ROCKET LACING system, every climbing enthusiast can really hit the ground running. Thanks to a sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® on this flexible, prestressed shoe, power is transferred just the way you want it to be. Your feet get the support they need from the well-thought-out lacing system. As a result, you can adjust the fit of this microfibre shoe meet your needs.

For the ambitious climber boul­dering in the hall, or directly on the rock: With LOWA’s ROCKET LACING system, every climbing enthusiast can really hit the ground running. Thanks to a sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® on this flexible, prestressed shoe, power is trans­ferred just the way you want it to be. Your feet get the support they need from the well-thought-out lacing system. As a result, you can adjust the fit of this microfibre shoe meet your needs.

For the ambitious climber bouldering in the hall, or directly on the rock: With LOWA’s ROCKET LACING system, every climbing enthusiast can really hit the ground running. Thanks to a sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® on this flexible, prestressed shoe, power is transferred just the way you want it to be. Your feet get the support they need from the well-thought-out lacing system. As a result, you can adjust the fit of this microfibre shoe meet your needs.

For the ambitious climber boul­dering in the hall, or directly on the rock: With LOWA’s ROCKET LACING system, every climbing enthusiast can really hit the ground running. Thanks to a sole made of Vibram® XS-Grip® on this flexible, prestressed shoe, power is trans­ferred just the way you want it to be. Your feet get the support they need from the well-thought-out lacing system. As a result, you can adjust the fit of this microfibre shoe meet your needs.

2016_Athlete testing_CoburgerHütte

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

Ralf Dujmovits | LOWA PRO Team

Technical data

Name

ROCKET LACING

Article number

430128 9903

Sole

VIBRAM® XS-GRIP

Special rubber compound for climbing shoes More …

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

Upper material

100%
Microfibres

Microfibres are the result of a processing system for materials made of very fine fibres with a maximum thread size of 1 dtex. Microfibres are arti­fi­cially produced from either petro­chemical or renewable materials. The qualities of microfibres reflect those of the particular raw material used: They are partic­ularly soft and stable. Microfibre fabric also dries espe­cially fast, is comfortable to wear and has breathable qualities that enable sweat to escape from the material.

Lining material

100%
Unlined

Functions

Special lace construction with minimal weight and high durability. More …

Weight

510 g/Pair (UK 5)

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 …

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 …