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Z-8S GTX Ws

Perfect in use. Z-8S GTX Ws

Excep­tional stability and support in all situ­ations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both func­tional and light­weight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on chal­lenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also rein­forced by the foot­wear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides excep­tional cush­ioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

Weight: 1250 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your Z-8S GTX Ws for , , and

  • Image photo with the ZEPHYR GTX MID, Shooting für Kobre/ Serbische Special Forces

    Descend safely.

    Fast roping is a quicker technique than abseiling. Fast roping involves mission forces sliding down a rope from heli­copters without using descenders. The method enables mission forces to land on ships and to be introduced to hard-to-reach terrain or developed areas. Because of the friction produced by rope sliding, the medial side of the boot must be equipped with heat protection. Similar to footwear worn during para­chuting, the boots must have such special features as closed lace-up hooks and good heel cush­ioning to lessen the impact of landing.

    • Protected medial side of the boot
      The protected medial side of the boot prevents premature wear and tear caused by sliding on a rope.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent the footwear from getting caught in the rope during descent.

    • Good heel cush­ioning
      The good heel cush­ioning lessens the force of the impact with the ground.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

Z-8S GTX Ws

LOWA® CROSS DUTY Outsole with an optimal rubber compound

The Z-8S GTX Ws is equipped with a LOWA RUBBER OUTSOLE. Conceived by LOWA to meet the chal­lenges of real-world use, the profile design is made from an optimised rubber compound. The result is a rubber outsole with good traction in the back­country and off trail.

Optimised for fast-roping missions, the LOWA® CROSS DUTY is designed for both paved and unpaved terrain. It provides solid grip on a range of different surfaces with the help of its special profile design.

LOWA® CROSS DUTY

DOUBLE INJECTION Upper and sole become a fixed unit

To provide effective cush­ioning and improved comfort, the sole of the Z-8S GTX Ws is bonded to the upper in a tech­nically demanding injection process. The upper boot is placed into a specially designed mould. Various layers of PU foam padding are then poured into it. In the process, the sole and upper are bonded together.

  • 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.

Exceptional stability and support in all situations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both functional and lightweight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on challenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also reinforced by the footwear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides exceptional cushioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

Excep­tional stability and support in all situ­ations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both func­tional and light­weight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on chal­lenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also rein­forced by the foot­wear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides excep­tional cush­ioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

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STABILITY FRAME Comfortably framed

With the LOWA-MONOWRAP® frame, the midsole of the Z-8S GTX Ws provides the very best comfort. This three-dimen­sional midsole design was developed by LOWA in 1995. The frame comfortably cradles the foot and support it when the shoe wearer ventures across uneven surfaces. The sole design is slightly raised for shoes with a STABILITY FRAME.

  • Good guidance for the foot
    The foot is optimally nestled into the shoe thanks to the frame’s three-dimen­sional design.

  • Increased comfort
    The special midsole design ensures snug footing in the shoe. The foot is pleasantly cradled by the three-dimen­sional frame.

  • Light­weight
    The LOWA-MONOWRAP® is made of a plastic called poly­urethane. It is a very light­weight material.

Exceptional stability and support in all situations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both functional and lightweight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on challenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also reinforced by the footwear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides exceptional cushioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

Excep­tional stability and support in all situ­ations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both func­tional and light­weight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on chal­lenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also rein­forced by the foot­wear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides excep­tional cush­ioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

WOMEN LAST Adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet

To ensure perfect fit, the lasts used for Z-8S 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.

Exceptional stability and support in all situations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both functional and lightweight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on challenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also reinforced by the footwear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides exceptional cushioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

Excep­tional stability and support in all situ­ations: With the Z-8S GTX Ws, LOWA has created a robust boot that is both func­tional and light­weight. The women’s model of the boot is perfect for missions performed on chal­lenging terrains and for marches with medium-heavy backpacks. This quality is also rein­forced by the foot­wear’s mission-optimised rubber mix and the profile of the sole. The elevated upper made of tough suede leather provides optimal stability and support. At the same time, the durable PU material used in the sole provides excep­tional cush­ioning and stability with the help of various degrees of rigidity.

Technical data

Name

Z-8S GTX Ws

Article number

320664 0410

Sole

LOWA® CROSS DUTY

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An outsole designed by LOWA with an optimised rubber compound to provide 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%
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%
Felt

Felt is a textile fabric that is made of disordered fibrous material that is difficult to separate. The textile fabric is char­ac­terised by its high elasticity and its insu­lating qualities. As a result, it is used in particular as a component in insoles and as an insu­lating divider.

Approx. 70%
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

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.

Functions

The double-layer midsole is directly injected onto the footwear. The layers include carefully coordinated degrees of rigidity to create the best-possible comfort. More …

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

A special frame design known as LOWA MONOWRAP® provides an extra degree of stability. More …

Footwear stiffness

The shoe is moderately stiff.

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

1250 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 …

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

Socks