Image photo with the SPARROW Ws, Bildupdate HochzweiMedia Quartal 4 2019
SPARROW Ws

More performance for female climbers! SPARROW Ws

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed espe­cially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true light­weight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

Weight: 520 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your SPARROW Ws for and

  • Image photo with the SPARROW Ws, Bildupdate HochzweiMedia Quartal 4 2019

    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.

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    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.

SPARROW Ws
Image photo with the SPARROW Ws, Klettertour Alix von Melle September 2019

“A precise yet comfortable climbing shoe that is my trusty companion on long alpine climbs all over the world.”

Alix von Melle | LOWA PRO Team

VIBRAM® XS-GRIP Your connection to the earth

The SPARROW Ws 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

TEXTILE LINING The lightness of summer

The textile lining in the SPARROW Ws is pleasantly light­weight. The textile material is durable, easy to care for and comfortable.

  • Light and robust
    Shoes lined with textile material impress users with their light weight. The material is also very robust and easy to care for.

  • Optimal comfort in summer
    Shoes with a textile lining are very popular during the summer because they offer the best comfort. Their wide-meshed feature facil­itates good air circu­lation.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed especially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true lightweight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed espe­cially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true light­weight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

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

WOMEN LAST Adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet

To ensure perfect fit, the lasts used for SPARROW Ws have been specially designed with the anatomy of women’s feet in mind. The last plays a key role in the ultimate fit of a boot. Women’s feet have less volume than men’s feet. As a result, the instep height and the ball area of these lasts have been altered.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed especially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true lightweight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed espe­cially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true light­weight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

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 SPARROW Ws can be resoled.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed especially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true lightweight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed espe­cially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true light­weight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed especially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true lightweight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

Climbing is a fascinating sport that is attracting more and more female athletes. LOWA’s SPARROW Ws is a climbing shoe developed espe­cially for women, a shoe that meets the anatomic requirements of women’s feet. You can easily adjust this performance shoe to your needs using its three Velcro straps that run in opposing directions. It is also a true light­weight, at about 270 grams per shoe. This feature makes a positive impression with every step, just like the shoe’s pleasant inner lining.

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

SPARROW Ws

Article number

420117 6919

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%
TEXTILE LINING

A textile lining is pleasantly light­weight. More …

Functions

Lasts specially adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet. More …

Weight

520 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 …