Winterwanderszene Hohe Mut, Oetztaler Alpen, Tirol, Oesterreich.
ALBA III GTX Ws

For the perfect look on snow-covered coun­trysides. ALBA III GTX Ws

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

Weight: 930 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your ALBA III GTX Ws for , , and

  • Photo copyright Max Seigal, www.maxwilderness.com

    Why don’t we stay at home?

    Snow-covered trees and a white winter landscape – these are more than good reasons to head outdoors. A winter hike is a one-day tour done in icy or snowy conditions on easy trails. The tour can lead over either moun­tainous or flat terrain. Winter hikers generally use trails that have been cleared. The snow on them will be no deeper than ankle-high, so hikers don’t need snowshoes or mini-crampons to complete their tours.

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    “Winter hikes are something very special. You rarely run into anyone, and the natural sights you see are simply amazing. When I think about the footwear I need, comfort is naturally a priority. But the height of the upper and the lining material are also very important. When I set off on a hike through the snow, I’ll need a higher upper with an insu­lating lining. But if I’ll just be hiking through the woods, all I need is a normal MID-CUT boot with a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane.”

    Matthias | LOWA CSO

    • Insu­lation
      LOWA winter shoes are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX warm lining or Prim­aLoft®.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered on foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit, something that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Stability
      To ensure sufficient grip during hikes, both the sole and the upper should be stable.

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    Why do we prefer to explore the city on foot?

    A trip to the office or a few quick errands in the downtown pedestrian zone – many people live their lives in urban settings. The activities performed in a city can be multi-faceted. The range is broad: from work in the office, shopping trips or a sight­seeing tour of a city at the weekend.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Cush­ioning
      Good boot cush­ioning is necessary to create a pleasant feeling during each step a hiker takes. This ensures optimal comfort over a long period of time.

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

  • Winterwanderszene Hohe Mut, Oetztaler Alpen, Tirol, Oesterreich.

    Why do we go out anyway?

    Even when the mercury drops, many people still like to take winter walks. These are relaxed outdoor strolls in winter weather. A winter walk can be done in nature or in the city. Developed paths are generally used.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Insu­lation
      LOWA winter shoes are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX warm lining or Prim­aLoft®.

    • Multi-func­tionality
      Into the shoes and out into nature – multi-func­tionality is the key to strolling shoes. It’s the factor that ensures strollers are optimally equipped for every terrain and usage area.

  • Winter Kids Oberallgäu

    Why doesn’t time make a difference here and there?

    The bags are packed, and the entire family can now take off. Their destin­ations can vary greatly: a joint activity in nature, a visit to a place of interest or a trip to an attraction. An excursion is a way to break the routine and enjoy some recreation and free time. A family can consist of direct family members or friends.

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    ““Be prepared for everything”: It’s our family motto when we set off on a hike.”

    Michael | LOWA Head of Marketing

    • Comfortable
      No matter what activity may be planned, the shoes worn during it should definitely be comfortable. To ensure that every excursion becomes a complete success, LOWA places a special emphasis on fit.

    • Multi-func­tionality
      Into the pair of shoes and off on an outing with the entire family. Multi-func­tionality is the key here. It’s the factor that ensures shoes are optimally equipped for every terrain and usage area.

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

ALBA III GTX Ws

LOWA® AL-S IV Outsoles with the best features

The ALBA III GTX Ws is equipped with a LOWA TPU OUTSOLE. The LOWA outsole made of ther­mo­plastic poly­urethane (TPU) delivers extremely high quality.

When winter shows its most beautiful side, the LOWA® AL-S IV is in its element. It excels thanks to a stud profile that is designed for the wiles of winter and its proven rubber compound.

LOWA® AL-S-IV

SINGLE INJECTION The bond between the sole and upper

The ALBA III GTX Ws is footwear onto which the outsole has been directly injected. This manu­fac­turing technique creates an excep­tionally precise and very strong bond between the sole and upper.

  • Light­weight
    This process uses a plastic called poly­urethane. It is a very light­weight foam padding.

  • Cush­ioning
    The plastic called poly­urethane is a foam padding that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties. The plastic retains its form and springs back to its original condition even when its millions of tiny bubbles are frequently pressed together. This, in turn, creates a good rebound effect.

  • A wide range of design options
    Thanks to direct injection, the sole can be designed in a very large number of ways. The multi­faceted prop­erties of the materials used enable the shoes to be effective in a broad number of areas.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many functional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

FIT FRAME Optimally cradles the foot

In this construction style, the sole of the ALBA III GTX Ws is designed as a type of shell that forms a cosy home for the foot. This also creates a comfortable fit.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many functional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

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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WOMEN LAST Adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet

To ensure perfect fit, the lasts used for ALBA III GTX 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.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many functional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

GORE-TEX Guar­anteed weather protection

Guar­anteed weather protection, even in pouring rain and heavy snow: The ALBA III GTX Ws is equipped with a GORE-TEX membrane. The innovative tech­nology delivers optimal waterproof protection and breath­ability.

  • Permanently waterproof
    The membrane provides reliable waterproof protection. No matter what sort of adventure you may be planning, you can count on GORE-TEX tech­nology to keep your feet pleasantly dry.

  • High breath­ability
    Designed with optimal breath­ability in mind, GORE-TEX shoes provide pleasant comfort even during intense activities. Water cannot penetrate the footwear, and moisture produced inside the shoe escapes through billions of pores in the GORE-TEX membrane.

  • Windproof
    The GORE-TEX membrane dependably fights off the wind and the weather. As a result, you can head off on a tour no matter what the weather is like.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many functional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many functional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

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“No matter whether snow is falling, rain is plunging from the sky or the sun is shining – children wearing GORE-TEX footwear can romp around to their heart’s content during any type of weather.”

Michael | LOWA Product manager

ZIPPER Fast in, fast out

The use of a zipper in the ALBA III GTX Ws enables wearers to easily and quickly slip their footwear on and off.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many functional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

The third generation of the popular leisure-time model ALBA III GTX Ws comes not only with a refreshing design update, but also with many func­tional details. The shoes are made of a durable material and also have a warm GORE-TEX Partelana lining. A zipper on the side allows the footwear to be put on more easily.

Technical data

Name

ALBA III GTX Ws

Article number

420505 4817

Sole

LOWA® AL-S IV

When winter shows its most beautiful side, the LOWA® AL-S IV is in its element. It excels thanks to a stud profile that is designed for the wiles of winter and its proven rubber compound. More …

The LOWA TPU outsole unites the positive qualities of polymers (plastics) and rubber to produce good grip.

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. 10%
Perforated poly­ethylene

The structure of our perforated poly­ethylene promotes increased air circu­lation.

Approx. 50%
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.

Approx. 35%
Non-woven fabric

Non-woven fabric is a collection of fibre of limited length, filaments or cut yarns. Used as a component/covering of feet beds, the layer of non-woven fabric absorbs the heat generated by the foot, creating a pleasant feeling of comfort even in cold weather.

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.

Upper material

Approx. 70%
Suede leather

Suede leather comes from the flesh side of the hide. It has a looser fibre structure, a quality that creates a velvety surface and a light pile. Suede leather is partic­ularly durable and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, suede leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Approx. 30%
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.

Lining material

100%
GORE-TEX

Footwear equipped with a GORE-TEX membrane is reliably waterproof, windproof and breathable. More …

Functions

The single-injection midsole is directly injected onto the footwear. More …

A low, wrap-around frame on the midsole surrounds the foot. More …

A zipper that permits footwear to be put on or taken off more quickly. More …

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

Footwear stiffness

The footwear is flexible and supports natural rolling prop­erties as a result.

Construction methods

Injected Construction

To create optimal cush­ioning and the very best comfort, the soles of LOWA multi­func­tional shoes are directly injected. The complex injection process attaches the slip-lasted upper directly to the sole. This method creates shoes that offer optimal cush­ioning and are partic­ularly light­weight.

Weight

930 g/Pair (UK 5)

Service & accessories

Available repairs

Heel replacement

The heel can be replaced on footwear in the ALL TERRAIN CLASSIC and ALL TERRAIN SPORT categories. We also offer this as an express service if you’re in a hurry. 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 …

Heel lining repair

The heel lining is one of the parts of a shoe that are subject to the most stress. Even with quality materials, chafing and signs of wear can of course still occur. The heel lining for leather and GORE-TEX footwear 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

Socks