Care The sole check

Photo copyright Max Seigal,

A hiking boot’s sole plays a funda­mental role in the foot­wear’s overall safety. The sole’s profile should be intact to ensure a worry-free hiking tour. If the sole is worn out in several areas, then grip is no longer guar­anteed. After several years, hiking boots are usually prone to something that is called “hydrolysis” or simply “brit­tleness”. This is a chemical-physical reaction that makes the soles porous and cracked, a condition that in many cases causes them to fall off completely.


“Boots from LOWA’s Trekking and Moun­tain­eering lines can be resoled. This provides your favourite hiking boots with a new lease of life and enables them to be worn for several more years.”

Arthur | LOWA Manager Service Department