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ELITE DESERT Ws

Perfect in use. ELITE DESERT Ws

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The light­weight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insu­lating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breath­ability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the anti­static and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

Certified working boot according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012
Code: O2 HI CI HRO FO SRC

EU declaration of conformity (220878–0410-elite-desert-ws.pdf) EU declaration of conformity (220879–0410-elite-desert-ws-wxl.pdf) EU declaration of conformity (220878–0731-elite-desert-ws.pdf) EU declaration of conformity (220879–0731-elite-desert-ws-wxl.pdf)

Weight: 1325 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your ELITE DESERT Ws for , , and

  • pixabay_humvee-2552749

    The right comrade in every situation.

    Patrols cover a limited area. They are used to conduct exploration, recon­naissance or security missions. The location and length of such missions vary tremendously, a fact that places tremendous demands on mission equipment, partic­ularly the footwear. Chal­lenging terrain (like the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afgh­anistan), frequent kneeling as well as good mobility and respons­iveness require tough, but light­weight boots that offer moderate sole rigidity and provide solid support to the ligaments and tendons.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required during abrupt movements.

    • Moderate sole rigidity
      The boot’s moderate sole rigidity supports the foot without hindering movement.

    • Comfortable
      The snug boot remains comfortable even when it is worn for an extended amount of time.

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    Turns every landing into a pleasure.

    Para­chuting involves a range of different jumps from aero­planes to introduce troops to areas of operation. Such missions can involve jumps made at low altitudes with round para­chutes that open auto­mat­ically or military freefalls with parafoils and occa­sionally heavy rucksacks. Para­chuting places some special demands on footwear worn during such missions. Important features include closed hooks to prevent the hooks from becoming caught in suspension lines, good heel cush­ioning and a stable upper to prevent injuries during landing.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper design provides stability during landings.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent them from becoming acci­dentally caught in parts of the parachute.

    • Good heel cush­ioning
      Good heel cush­ioning reduces stress during landings.

  • United States paratroopers airborne infantrymen in action in the desert

    Perfect in use.

    Desert warfare is a military assignment carried out in very arid regions where the temperature fluc­tuates sharply. The objective of desert missions is exploration, recon­naissance, security or combat in very arid regions. The terrain is frequently very dry and dusty, while the temperature of the ground will rise and fall sharply. These are qualities requiring heat-dissipating materials and good breath­ability to regulate the temperature of the footwear. The boots must have soles that offer good grip in dust and sand as well as a stable upper to prevent wearers from turning their ankles on terrain covered by deep sand.

    • Heat-dissipating and very breathable
      The material’s heat-dissipating and very breathable qualities provide comfort even under such demanding conditions.

    • Good grip in sand and dust
      The good grip in sand and dust provides reliable momentum on chal­lenging terrain.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper offers good support and protection from turned ankles in deep sand.

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    Perfect in use.

    Combat deployment is a military assignment conducted in an active war zone. The combat mission is designed to fend off threats as well as to restore and maintain public safety. The terrain can vary greatly, depending on the area of operation. It may range from urban areas to remote locations with rough terrain. The ideal footwear for combat missions has a stable upper that supports the ankle and provides a high level of comfort even during extended engagements. A robust fabric provides the required durability, even under adverse conditions.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required for demanding situ­ations.

    • Very robust
      The very robust boot is designed to handle long, demanding combat missions.

    • Comfortable
      The boot is also ideal for extended periods of wear thanks to its high level of comfort.

ELITE DESERT Ws

VIBRAM® MVS Your connection to the earth

The ELITE DESERT 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.

The rect­angular profile design of Vibram® MVS provides excep­tional support and very good grip even on chal­lenging terrain. Its ideal rolling prop­erties are produced by its stud arrangement and its self-cleaning sole profile. The sole design of the Vibram® MVS combines heat- and cold-insu­lating qualities. It is anti­static and resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat as well.

VIBRAM® MVS

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the ELITE DESERT 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.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The light­weight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insu­lating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breath­ability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the anti­static and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

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 ELITE DESERT 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 women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The light­weight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insu­lating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breath­ability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the anti­static and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

TEXTILE LINING The lightness of summer

The textile lining in the ELITE DESERT 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.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The light­weight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insu­lating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breath­ability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the anti­static and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

Resoling A second life for your favourite footwear

The footwear model ELITE DESERT Ws can be resoled.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The light­weight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insu­lating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breath­ability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the anti­static and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

Technical data

Name

ELITE DESERT Ws

Article number

220878 0410

Sole

VIBRAM® MVS

Very good grip combined with func­tional details. More …

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. 5%
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. 95%
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.

Upper material

100%
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.

Lining material

100%
TEXTILE LINING

A textile lining is pleasantly light­weight. More …

Functions

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 …

Footwear stiffness

As a result of its construction, the footwear exhibits a strong resistance to bending.

Weight

1325 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 …

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