Wanderszene auf den Festvagtinden bei Henningsvaer, Lofoten, Norwegen.
TIBET LL Ws

The last step to the summit … TIBET LL Ws

The anatomy of the female foot creates some very special requirements. LOWA has explored this issue and developed the TIBET LL Ws, a robust trekking boot for women that performs excep­tionally well on via ferrata, multiday tours in the Alps and espe­cially chal­lenging trails.

Weight: 1450 g/Pair (UK 5) • Show all technical data …

Use your TIBET LL Ws for , and

  • Why do we spend our holidays in a sleeping bag?

    Your backpack is ready, and your hiking boots are tied. Your multi-day hike can begin. Such a hike is considered to be a tour that lasts for more than 24 hours. Hikers will generally sleep under the stars, in a shelter like a hut or in a tent.

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    “For me, getting to know foreign cultures, people and religions while on trekking tours to faraway countries is a way of broadening my horizons and keeping me grounded.”

    Alix von Melle | LOWA PRO Team

    • 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.

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

    • 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 take on long distances.

  • Why do we look up and not down?

    Via ferrata are iron routes built on mountains. The route is usually well marked with a permanently installed steel cable. It’s a source of great adventure. Fixed steel pegs and ladders are used in places that are too steep or rock faces that lacks sufficient structure. In addition to normal via ferrata equipment, climbers need the right footwear.

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    “When I set off on a via ferrata, sure-footedness is what I need most. A single careless step can quickly produce a disastrous result. Then again, this is what gets your juices flowing sometimes as well.”

    Outdoormädchen

    • Generalist
      As a rule of thumb, a good via ferrata boot is a generalist. After all, the route covers not just steps carved into rock and ladders, but also classic mountain trails, meadows and hiking paths.

    • Torsional stability
      Climbers who are taking long tours or have to cover difficult passages need secure footing. This is why via ferrata boots offer excep­tional torsional stability and give wearers firm footing even when they are carrying a full load.

    • Torsional stability
      Climbers who are taking long tours or have to cover difficult passages need secure footing. This is why via ferrata boots offer excep­tional torsional stability and give wearers a firm footing even when they are carrying a full load.

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    Where do you really want to go?

    A long-distance hike usually leads through a variety of different regions and can be completed only during daily stages. Long-distance hikes very frequently involve at least 30 one-day stages and are the Olympic class of long hikes. The hiking routes cover hundreds of kilo­metres and frequently lead across national borders.

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    “When you set off on multi-week tours, there is nothing as important as having good-fitting, reliable footwear.”

    Fräulein Draussen

    • 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.

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

    • Good grip
      Good grip by the sole is partic­ularly vital when people venture out into weather char­ac­terised by a wide range of temper­atures and cover slippery and wet surfaces. This is why LOWA boots offer optimal traction for good grip.

TIBET LL Ws

VIBRAM® MASAI Your connection to the earth

The TIBET LL 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 high-performance sole VIBRAM® MASAI is optimally designed for use on alpine terrain. The “climbing zone” on the sole tip enables wearers to move precisely as they manoeuvre their way up sheer rock faces. The stud arrangement ensures that any dirt that accu­mulates in the sole of the footwear will be shaken loose while the boot wearer is walking. The distinctive heel provides walking comfort partic­ularly during descents.

VIBRAM® MASAI

CLIMBING ZONE Precision climbing

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

The anatomy of the female foot creates some very special requirements. LOWA has explored this issue and developed the TIBET LL Ws, a robust trekking boot for women that performs exceptionally well on via ferrata, multiday tours in the Alps and especially challenging trails.

The anatomy of the female foot creates some very special requirements. LOWA has explored this issue and developed the TIBET LL Ws, a robust trekking boot for women that performs excep­tionally well on via ferrata, multiday tours in the Alps and espe­cially chal­lenging trails.

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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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 TIBET LL 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.

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Ueberschreitung der Busambra, Sizilien, Italien.
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“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

Hiking adventure Forgetting the routine, relishing the fun

The sun is beaming down, a cool breeze is stirring, and you are stuck in the office, at home or somewhere in the city most of the time – the daily grind has you firmly under its control. It’s about time for a jaunt in nature! A little adventure awaits you. Your workout in the fresh air will be balsam for your body and mind, no matter whether you set off on a one-day hike or a multiple-day tour. It will reawaken the curiosity of your childhood and will be a tremendous oppor­tunity to create an unfor­gettable experience with your family and friends. As part of #ForTheNextStep, we plan to explore and share the motivation behind and the joy of the phenomenon known as hiking with you.

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FLEXFIT® Comfort in every step

Feet can roll more effectively if the upper of a hiking boot can be easily bent. Such a feature saves energy when the wearer climbs hills and it provides real comfort in the process. For this reason, LOWA has integrated a flexible zone and a lace loop into this area for the TIBET LL Ws. This involves repos­i­tioning the boot’s eyelets and using a flexible lace hook that improves heel comfort and facil­itates bending.

I-LOCK All tied up

Just pull tight and lock in place: To simplify the job of tying footwear, LOWA has developed a special type of fastening hook for the TIBET LL Ws. Special feature: the system holds the laces in place in two different zones. Once the laces have been pulled tight in the lower area, they can be locked in place with the help of the fastening hook. Simply pressing the hook fastener upwards releases the locking action and the instep laces can be loosened.

Image photo with the LAVENA II GTX Ws, Image Shooting Gardasee
Image photo with the MAURIA GTX Ws, Bildauswahl Herbst 2018
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“Every minute counts on the mountain. So I am happy when I don’t have to spend much time lacing up my boots and can keep my gloves on.”

Ines Papert | LOWA PRO Team

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 TIBET LL Ws.

Image photo with the BADIA GTX Ws, ATS und Frauenshooting Benjamin Pfitscher

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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MINIMAL SEAMS Fewer stitches for lots of comfort

Stitches and material overlaps are elim­inated in the TIBET LL Ws thanks to the use of large pieces in forming the upper. This reduces the possibility of pressure points, a feature that enhances comfort.

Trekkingszene am Alacabel-Pass, Taurus Gebirge, Tuerkei.

LEATHER LINING Comfortable in every situation

Thanks to its natural qualities, the leather lining used in the {{PRODUCT NAME}} provides wearing comfort and a pleasant foot climate. Its adapt­ability, durability and absorb­ability make leather the lining of choice for comfort-oriented outdoor fans.

  • Supple material
    Lining leather is a very high-quality natural material that optimally encases the foot. It adapts to the foot’s form and creates a high level of wearing comfort.

  • Optimal comfort in summer
    Shoes with leather lining are very popular during the summer because they offer the best comfort.

  • Good moisture absorption
    Leather absorbs moisture very well and creates pleasant wearing comfort as a result. During multi-day tours, users should remember that leather-lined boots require more time to dry out.

Reiseszene bei Castiliglione di Sicilia, Alcantara Schlucht, Sizilien, Italien.

C4-TONGUE Perfectly adapted to the foot’s anatomy

The specially designed tongue of the TIBET LL Ws substan­tially enhances comfort. The tongue includes extra padding for the outer portion of the foot, and the upper end of it is espe­cially soft. This asym­metric padding provides effectively coordinated support to many areas of the foot. To take into account the foot’s anatomy, the recesses for the ankle area have also been placed higher on the inside than on the outside, and a flexible bending insert has been integrated into the inner side by the foot.

Image photo with the MAURIA GTX Ws, Image Shooting Gardasee

WOMEN LAST Adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet

To ensure perfect fit, the lasts used for TIBET LL 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.

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Resoling A second life for your favourite footwear

The footwear model TIBET LL Ws can be resoled.

Trekkingszene am Alacabel-Pass, Taurus Gebirge, Tuerkei.
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“Repair instead of discard Resoleable shoes are the right step towards sustain­ability. And just who likes to toss out a great pair of broken-in mountain boots?”

Fräulein Draussen

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the TIBET LL 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.

Image photo with the LAVENA II GTX Ws, Image Shooting Gardasee
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“No more pinching and squeezing because you can tie the shoe as comfortably as you want.”

Outdoormädchen

PADDED EDGING Adapted to women’s feet

Women’s calves begin lower than men’s do. For this reason, the model TIBET LL Ws is equipped with a specially padded edging. This is both softer and more flexible.

Image photo with the MAURIA GTX Ws, Image Shooting Gardasee

Technical data

Name

TIBET LL Ws

Article number

220420 4397

Sole

VIBRAM® MASAI

The high-performance sole VIBRAM® MASAI is optimally designed for use on alpine terrain. The “climbing zone” on the sole tip enables wearers to move precisely as they manoeuvre their way up sheer rock faces. The stud arrangement ensures that any dirt that accu­mulates in the sole of the footwear will be shaken loose while the boot wearer is walking. The distinctive heel provides walking comfort partic­ularly during descents. More …

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

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

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%
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.

Approx. 40%
Polyester

Polyester is synthetic plastic fibre made from crude oil. In chemical terms, it is a polymer that can be processed into many different materials. Thanks to its chemical flex­ibility, polyester is light­weight, dries quickly, does not shrink and has the highest levels of tear and abrasion resistance.

Upper material

100%
Nubuck leather

Nubuck leather is a full-grain leather that is slightly sanded, a process that lends a velvety look to the leather. Nubuck leather is espe­cially durable, robust and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, nubuck leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Lining material

100%
LEATHER LINING

The leather inner-lining creates cosy wearing comfort and a pleasant shoe climate. More …

Functions

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

Increased flex­ibility of the upper for pleasant walking. More …

Roller eyelets make for easy lacing. More …

Avoidance of unne­cessary stitches to reduce pressure points. More …

Special fastening hooks divide the lacing system into two zones so they can be inde­pendently locked in place. More …

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

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

The padded edging is softer and more flexible because of women’s lower calf muscles. More …

Special tongue construction with asym­metric padding for even pressure distri­bution. More …

Footwear stiffness

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

Weight

1450 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