EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD

For your journey to the very top. EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

Weight: 2800 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD for and

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    Why do we dare travel to the far corners of the world?

    Remote areas and uncharted terrain: Exped­itions are trips of discovery and research that take people to remote or unex­plored regions of the world. In the Alps, such exped­itions frequently involve mountain climbing on heavily glaciated terrain that is difficult to manoeuvre across. But exped­itions on flat terrain also appeal to many adven­turers. These types of journeys usually pass through areas that are far from civil­isation and, as a result, lack such infra­structure as roads, hospitals and accom­mod­ations.

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    “Up where the air is thin, if my toes are warm even extreme cold doesn’t bother me.”

    Ralf Dujmovits | LOWA PRO Team

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

    • Crampon welts
      The boots are also equipped with crampon welts to help wearers to traverse icy surfaces or rough terrain.

    • Gaiters
      To enable wearers to effectively plough through deep snow, the boots are equipped with gaiters.

  • Image photo with the ALPINE SL GTX, Nachshooting Charmonix 2019

    Why should we head out into the ice and snow?

    Mountains can still be explored on foot even in snowy and frosty conditions. The range of winter moun­tain­eering exper­iences extends from easy hikes on snow-covered forest roads and flat alpine meadows to summit tours and real high-altitude excursions where the technical challenge grows.

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    “Climbing in the high mountains in winter – that’s my world!”

    Fritz Miller | LOWA ACTIVE Team

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

    • Good grip
      When people venture out into the cold or cover slippery and wet surfaces, it’s partic­ularly vital the sole offers good grip. This is why LOWA winter boots have optimal traction to create good grip.

    • Sole rigidity
      Anyone who is determined to climb high mountains in the winter will not get very far without crampons, snowshoes or mini-crampons. When such equipment is used, the soles of boots need to have a certain stiffness.

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Image photo with the EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD, Ralf Dujmovits Fotos unterwegs

“In my view it’s the warmest in the eight-thou­sander footwear league. A specialist that has been optimised over the course of many years for tackling eight-thou­sanders like Mount McKinley or for Antarctic exped­itions.”

Ralf Dujmovits | LOWA PRO Team

VIBRAM® DOLENT-HIGH ALPINE Your connection to the earth

The EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD 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 wide cut, the coarse, self-cleaning sole profile and the stiffness of the sole: The VIBRAM® DOLENT – HIGH ALPINE demon­strates its real strengths when it hits terrain.

VIBRAM® DOLENT - HIGH ALPINE

WATERPROOF ZIPPER Moisture remains outside

The waterproof zipper used in the EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD keeps out moisture.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the mountaineering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temperatures and Alpine challenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German mountaineer to scale all 14 eight-thousanders. The result of this partnership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding expeditions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Primaloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

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

Prim­aLoft® 400 Comfort for the cold time of year

The EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD has no fear of extremely cold winter conditions thanks to its high-quality synthetic fibre insu­lation with a 400 g/m² lining. The insu­lating performance that is comparable to that of down, keeps the wearer’s feet pleasantly warm during winter conditions.

  • Optimal warming performance
    Prim­aLoft® insu­lation offers an optimal mix of warmth performance, weight and volume. Its heat-retention qualities are comparable to those of good goose down. The fibres are so thin and soft that they flexibly adjust to the body’s form.

  • Water repellent
    Prim­aLoft® insu­lation is water repellent. The material retains its form even when wet. During production, the ultra-fine micro-fibres gain their water-repellent prop­erties in a special, fibre-based refining process. This special treatment prevents moisture from sticking to the fibres.


  • Prim­aLoft® insu­lation is also extraordinarily comfortable. The very low fibre strength facil­itates good heat retention. The fibres trap more air with the same volume level, but can also be tightly compressed. This creates a high level of wearing comfort as well as excellent fibre recovery and long form stability.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the mountaineering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temperatures and Alpine challenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German mountaineer to scale all 14 eight-thousanders. The result of this partnership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding expeditions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Primaloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the mountaineering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temperatures and Alpine challenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German mountaineer to scale all 14 eight-thousanders. The result of this partnership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding expeditions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Primaloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

2016_Athlete testing_CoburgerHütte

“Warm feet despite icy terrain: half the battle!”

Ralf Dujmovits | LOWA PRO Team

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the mountaineering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temperatures and Alpine challenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German mountaineer to scale all 14 eight-thousanders. The result of this partnership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding expeditions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Primaloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

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 EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD can be resoled.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the mountaineering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temperatures and Alpine challenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German mountaineer to scale all 14 eight-thousanders. The result of this partnership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding expeditions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Primaloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the mountaineering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme mountaineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temperatures and Alpine challenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German mountaineer to scale all 14 eight-thousanders. The result of this partnership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding expeditions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Primaloft®.

Feel right at home in the Himalayas – with the moun­tain­eering expedition boots developed by LOWA and extreme moun­taineer, Ralf Dujmovits. He knows what it takes to face the Arctic temper­atures and Alpine chal­lenges that arise at an elevation of more than 8,000 metres: He is the first German moun­taineer to scale all 14 eight-thou­sanders. The result of this part­nership is a boot designed to take on the most demanding exped­itions. The removable inner boot is insulated with 400 grams of comfortable Prim­aloft®.

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

“Giving moun­tain­eering boots a new lease of life after the soles have worn out is very important to me for reasons of sustain­ability and resource conser­vation.”

Gerlinde Kalten­brunner | LOWA PRO Team

Technical data

Name

EXPEDITION 8000 EVO RD

Article number

230062 7299

Sole

VIBRAM® DOLENT-HIGH ALPINE

The wide cut, the coarse, self-cleaning sole profile and the stiffness of the sole: The VIBRAM® DOLENT – HIGH ALPINE demon­strates its real strengths when it hits terrain. More …

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

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

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. 5%
Aluminium foil

Aluminium foil is the name used to describe a thin foil that is produced in a rolling process using the raw material of aluminium. Air-tight aluminium foil is primarily used in insoles as a layer of insu­lation that fights off cold from below and retains heat in the shoe.

Approx. 25%
EVA

The acronym “EVA” stands for “ethylene-vinyl acetate”. It corresponds to an elast­omeric polymer that is used to make plastic materials. The EVA material creates soft and flexible qualities. It is primarily used in the production of shoe and shoe midsoles to provide step cush­ioning. Various degrees of rigidity can be achieved on the basis of the thickness employed.

Approx. 25%
Polyester

Polyester is synthetic plastic fibre made from crude oil. In chemical terms, it is a polymer that can be processed into many different materials. Thanks to its chemical flex­ibility, polyester is light­weight, dries quickly, does not shrink and has the highest levels of tear and abrasion resistance.

Approx. 45%
Poly­ethylene

Poly­ethylene is a semi-crys­talline and non-polar ther­mo­plastic resin that is, by far, the most widely used plastic in the world. Poly­ethylene is used in part as a component of man-made fibre/blended fabrics. It is used primarily to create comfort and insulate the foot from below.

Upper material

Approx. 80%
Fabric

Our natural and synthetic fabrics facilitate optimal warming and moisture management with the help of their usage-specific char­ac­ter­istics. Thanks to their structural design, they are smooth and make our products extremely comfortable.

Approx. 20%
Rubber

Stretchy, water repellent and tough – these are the primary qualities of rubber, a material that is used to produce a wide range of products. As an elastomer, rubber offers good dimen­sional stability, but is elast­ically malleable when subjected to tensile and pressure stress.

Lining material

Approx. 50%
Prim­aLoft® 400

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

Approx. 50%
TEXTILE LINING

A textile lining is pleasantly light­weight.

Functions

Waterproof zipper keeps out moisture. More …

Crampons

Footwear stiffness

The footwear exhibits very strong resistance to bending.

Weight

2800 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 …

Accessories