On the go Safety first

Wanderszene am Altu del Pirue, Picos de Europa, Spanien.

Moun­tain­eering is dangerous and based on personal respons­ibility. You are responsible for your actions, decisions and safety. For this reason, you should inspect your boots before every tour to look for defects and damage.

– Tie the footwear by using every hook/loop on the boot and use a tight knot.

– Tuck the bow and the ends of the boot laces into the upper if they are too long, stick out or are not covered by your trouser legs.

– Speed-lace systems have a pocket where you can tuck the ends.

Please remember that the grip of your boots’ soles will change during wet and cold weather. The risk of slipping increases in particular on smooth surfaces such as polished rock, roots, limbs, tile, asphalt or metal grating. Snow, ice and winter conditions will also change and reduce the sole’s grip, just as worn-out profiles will. Using very old boots on Alpine terrain can result in dangerous situ­ations.


“Every material is subject to typical ageing. For this reason, you should have your footwear inspected by your dealer or LOWA itself after six years, even if you never or infre­quently wore the boots.”

Günter | LOWA Manager Resoling