ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws

With expertise over terrain. ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws

In the mountains, you have to count completely on your partner. This is where this crampon-compatible high-altitude tour boot comes into play; it’s always looking for a challenge up in the mountains. The ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws impresses users by offering both maximum performance and a high level of func­tionality. Every step of the way – no matter whether you’re ice climbing or moun­tain­eering – the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws is ready for all the chal­lenging terrain that you throw at it. It knows the ropes: Thanks to the flat sole design and a distinctive stud profile with a Vibram®-Alp-Trac®-Ice outsole, you’ll always have great contact on any surface. The experts at LOWA aren’t caught off guard by wet or cold weather, so you won’t be either. Partic­ularly in wet, chilly regions of the world, the GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation is exactly what you need it to be: waterproof and pleasantly warm.

Weight: 1520 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

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  • Ines on the approach to Nyanang Ri.

    Why do we have to take the high road?

    High-altitude tours belong to the Olympian class of moun­tain­eering. During tours like these, moun­taineers set off from the valley, take hiking paths, cross rock-covered terrain and trek through snow before reaching steep ice and firn flanks. High-altitude tours call for orientation skills, experience, climbing ability and sure footing cross alpine terrain. The right equipment is an absolute must for such tours. During high-altitude tours, moun­taineers are part of a roped party or group and face all sorts of different terrains. They have to find their own way on snow, ice and rock.

    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

    • 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.

  • What fascinates you?

    Ice climbing involves the scaling of ice form­ations like frozen waterfalls and icicles. Climbers use crampons and ice tools to scale the ice. Ice climbing is a special discipline of alpine climbing or moun­tain­eering because all knowledge about alpine climbing is put to the test here. The same protective equipment needed for alpine climbing is used here as well. Mixed climbing is a combination of sport climbing and ice climbing. It may sound simple. But the ability to effectively move across such combined terrain is far from easy. Generally, climbers use crampons and ice tools to maintain their vertical position – just like ice climbing. Mixed routes are char­ac­terised by pronounced overhangs and difficult rock and ice form­ations.

    river freeze winter

    “Fit and insu­lation are the most important requirements in ice climbing. Wearing light, comfortable shoes turns any route, no matter how tough, into a enjoyable experience.”

    Ines Papert | LOWA PRO Team

    • Insu­lation
      Boots designed for ice and mixed climbing are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX or Prim­aLoft®.

    • Crampon welts
      Anyone who traverses icy or mixed terrain needs crampon-compatible boots. LOWA ice-climbing boots have permanently affixed crampons or are designed to accept fully automatic crampons.

    • Sole rigidity
      Boots with a torsionally stable sole play a very important role in a wearer’s ability to maintain stable footing while using crampons. This takes the load off foot muscles and combats fatigue.

  • 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.

ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws

VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® ICE Precision climbing

The ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws has a CLIMBING ZONE. This is a flat component in the front sole area that facil­itates easy climbs.

The performance sole VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® ICE has been optimised for use in high alpine terrain. Users enjoy solid grip that is created by the combination of the high tread depth of the studs and a proven rubber compound, including the “climbing zone” on the sole’s tip.

VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® ICE

CLOSE TO THE GROUND For direct contact with the ground

People who venture across Alpine terrain face many chal­lenges. Fields of loose rocks, rocky outcrops and rough terrain place the highest demands on footwear. For this reason, LOWA uses the tech­no­logies of CLOSE TO THE GROUND in the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws to create a good feel on the surface. The sole is designed in such a way that the distance to the ground is kept to a bare minimum. The height minim­isation throughout the entire shoe creates a natural feel during chal­lenging tours and provides stable footing on uneven terrain.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

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

CLOSE TO THE ROCK For direct contact with the rock

People who venture across Alpine terrain face many chal­lenges. Fields of loose rocks, rocky outcrops and rough terrain place the highest demands on footwear. For this reason, LOWA uses the tech­no­logies of CLOSE TO THE ROCK in the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws to create a good feel on the rock. The toe area of the shoe is designed in such a way that the distance to the rock is kept to a bare minimum.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

X-LACING® To ensure that nothing slips …

As a result, the tongue is located where it should be – without any slippage or pressure points: This is what X-LACING® tech­nology of the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws is all about. This special lacing system secures the tongue both vertically and hori­zontally. Because the lacing system gains inde­pendence from the height of the instep, the design is perfect for any type of foot. This tech­nology ensures that the pressure of the laces is trans­ferred not just to the hooks but to the tongue as well.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

river freeze winter

“The shoe tongue has to fit and stay where it belongs. It’s one thing less that I have to worry about when the going gets tough on the tour.”

Ines Papert | LOWA PRO Team

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ROLLER EYELETS Walking easier

To ensure laces run flexibly and smoothly through the eyelets, small roller balls minimise friction in the metal eyelets of the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

FIT WING The heeling process

In addition to the lacing system itself, a decisive factor for good heel fit is heel tension. Optimum tension direction is created for the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws using FIT WING tech­nology, which holds the heel in place and creates a perfect fit.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

SLINGSHOT For improved heel fit

To provide good fit for the heel and to maintain a strong connection between the front and rear foot, a special form of heel rubber is attached to the footwear ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws while under tension. This SLINGSHOT generates a powerful restoring force, creating good heel fit in the shoe.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

GORE-TEX Guar­anteed weather protection

Guar­anteed weather protection, even in pouring rain and heavy snow: The ALPINE EXPERT 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.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

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

“It’s important to me that my feet stay dry when I go on longer walks with my dog in all weathers. Of course, the footwear should never­theless be very breathable. That means my dog Loui and I have a lot of fun even in wet weather.”

Jacqueline Fritz | LOWA ACTIVE Team

Prim­aLoft® 400 Comfort for the cold time of year

The ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws 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.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

Bildauswahl Sarntaler Hufeisen Alix von Melle

“Whether ice climbing or eight-thou­sander exped­itions – I don’t like cold feet. Having PRIM­ALOFT® insu­lation in my shoes always keeps my feet really warm.”

Alix von Melle | LOWA PRO Team

ANATOMICAL FIT Exact comfort

The midsole of the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws has been specially adapted to the natural features of the foot as a way of increasing comfort and fighting fatigue. These qualities are created by using integrated cush­ioning in the insole and its anatom­ically optimised form.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

Resoling A second life for your favourite footwear

The footwear model ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws can be resoled.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

LOWA ACTIVE Team

“This is one of the services I am most inclined to support, espe­cially in this modern day and age of excessive consumption and an almost never-ending glut of rubbish and waste. And not just because of the envir­on­mental factor, but also because the shoes fit espe­cially well once you have worn them for a longer period and then you can also have them resoled.”

Nina Schlesener | LOWA ACTIVE Team

LOWA FLEX® Flexible eyelets for more comfort

To add flex­ibility to each eyelet of the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws, the lacing systems through which laces are threaded are affixed separately. These sections are made of soft leather trim or supple textile materials that prevent pressure points. Thanks to the flexible arrangement of the eyelets, the laces can be indi­vidually adjusted without producing any excessive pressure on specific areas. But the tongue maintains its optimum posi­tioning.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

WOMEN LAST Adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet

To ensure perfect fit, the lasts used for ALPINE EXPERT 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.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws, the forefoot and upper have their own separately adjustable lacing zones. As a result, the shoe can be indi­vidually adapted to the anatomy of the foot and laced in different ways for ascents and descents.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws mountaineering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incorporated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with PrimaLoft® 400 insulation.

No matter whether your aim is to cross a ridge or to tramp across a field of loose rocks – LOWA has developed the ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws moun­tain­eering tour boot so that women can take on any terrain. To provide more stability, the upper has been set higher and a carbon shank has been incor­porated. And if things get really wet and cold, you can count on the waterproof GORE-TEX lining with Prim­aLoft® 400 insu­lation.

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

“It is convenient being able to match your footwear with your activity and terrain with the aid of this twin-zone lacing system. My forefoot has to be held perfectly in place inside the boot, espe­cially for descents. I need a bit more space on the upper.”

Jacqueline Fritz | LOWA ACTIVE Team

Technical data

Name

ALPINE EXPERT GTX Ws

Article number

220021 6976

Sole

VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® ICE

The performance sole VIBRAM® ALP TRAC® ICE has been optimised for use in high alpine terrain. Users enjoy solid grip that is created by the combination of the high tread depth of the studs and a proven rubber compound, including the “climbing zone” on the sole’s tip. More …

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

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

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. 40%
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. 10%
Mesh

Mesh is a material that consists of many evenly spaced holes. It is usually made of polyester or nylon and basically a lattice-like material that is created by interwoven threads. Thanks to its special design, the man-made fibre is partic­ularly permeable to air, has special moisture-regu­lating qualities and is easy to care for, breathable and crease-resistant.

Approx. 50%
Viscoelastic latex foam

Viscoelastic latex foam is made of a remarkable polymer that lends a special form memory to the foam. Once body heat or pressure is applied to the viscoelastic foam, the foam adapts exactly to these particular contours. This feature equally distributes pressure and eases stress on the feet.

Upper material

Approx. 80%
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. 20%
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

Approx. 50%
GORE-TEX

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

Approx. 50%
Prim­aLoft® 400

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

Functions

The low height of the sole creates stable footing on uneven terrain. More …

LOWA FIT WING for reliable heel grip. More …

The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot. More …

Upper design with freely moving lace hooks and lacing systems. More …

Holds the tongue in place with the help of the laces and prevents slippage in the process. More …

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

The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness. More …

Roller eyelets make for easy lacing. More …

The special design of the toe area enables wearers to climb with precision even on the edges of the smallest rocks. More …

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

Crampons

Footwear stiffness

The footwear exhibits very strong resistance to bending.

A cush­ioning pad has been placed in the heel area to provide the very best comfort.

Weight

1520 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 …

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 …

Cuff repair

Repairing the cuff required a lot of handwork, know-how and utmost care. First, the new edging piece is cut by hand and sewn onto the upper. In a second step, the worn material is removed and replaced with the new piece, ensuring that the necessary glueing and seams match the LOWA standards and nothing pinches on the cuff. 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