Tech­no­logies for Moun­tain­eering Innovation at the highest level.

Moun­­­tain­eering covers all activities that extend beyond classic mountain climbing. It includes everything from basic entry-level approaches, via ferrata and high-altitude tours to exped­itions in the form of discovery and research journeys to remote and uncharted regions. It also involves winter mountain climbing, an athletic activity that sets itself apart from classic mountain climbing because of the cold, icy conditions under which climbers perform it. Footwear for the world’s highest mountains is high-end mountain boots and approach boots. Optimised for high-altitude tours, mixed terrain and demanding via ferrata, they also come with crampon welts for state-of-the-art binding systems. The collection is comple­­mented by expedition boots designed for tours up to 8,000 metres.

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Approaches Perfectly optimised for the hike to the wall.

“I regard the approach as well as the tour and the actual climbing as part of the same experience. You wake up and warm up.”

Josef Pfnür | LOWA ACTIVE Team

LAVENA EVO GTX Ws
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Climbing zone A few rocky passages have to be cleared on the way to the rock face or the via ferrata. The sole of approach boots is equipped with a climbing zone for this purpose. The zone facil­itates easier movement during small scrambling sections.

Generalist Approach routes often vary signi­ficantly. For the boot to perfectly meet every challenge, it should be designed with a broad range of uses in mind.

Sole rigidity You need to have stable footing when you venture across rough terrain. The soles of your boots need to have a certain degree of stiffness to perform this job.

Other tech­no­logies for Approaches:

Resoling 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.

ANATOMICAL FIT The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot.

Prim­aLoft® 400 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 400 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (400 g/m²).

SLINGSHOT Stretched rubber, a feature taken from the realm of climbing, improves heel fit.

GORE-TEX DURATHERM Footwear equipped with the GORE-TEX DURATHERM membrane comes with a warm, waterproof and breathable lining.

Prim­aLoft® 200 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 200 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (200 g/m²).

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

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Exped­itions High-end shoes for the most remote places in the world.

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“Up where the air is thin, if my toes are warm even extreme cold doesn’t bother me.”

Ralf Dujmovits | LOWA PRO Team

CEVEDALE II GTX
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Insu­lation LOWA’s expedition boots are outfitted with insu­lation made of GORE-TEX or Prim­aLoft®.

Crampon welts The boots are also equipped with crampon welts to help wearers to traverse icy surfaces or rough terrain.

Gaiters To enable wearers to effectively plough through deep snow, the boots are equipped with gaiters.

Other tech­no­logies for Exped­itions:

Resoling 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.

ANATOMICAL FIT The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot.

Prim­aLoft® 400 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 400 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (400 g/m²).

WOMEN LAST Lasts specially adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet.

SLINGSHOT Stretched rubber, a feature taken from the realm of climbing, improves heel fit.

GORE-TEX DURATHERM Footwear equipped with the GORE-TEX DURATHERM membrane comes with a warm, waterproof and breathable lining.

Prim­aLoft® 200 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 200 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (200 g/m²).

Image photo with the CADIN GTX MID, Bilderauswahl HochzweiMedia August 2020

Via ferrata High performance even on the smallest ledges.

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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.”

Corinna, Outdoormädchen

ALPINE EVO GTX
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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.

Other tech­no­logies for Via ferrata:

Resoling 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.

ANATOMICAL FIT The midsole has been specially adapted to the anatomy of the foot.

Prim­aLoft® 400 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 400 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (400 g/m²).

WOMEN LAST Lasts specially adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet.

SLINGSHOT Stretched rubber, a feature taken from the realm of climbing, improves heel fit.

C4-TONGUE Special tongue construction with asym­metric padding for even pressure distri­bution.

GORE-TEX DURATHERM Footwear equipped with the GORE-TEX DURATHERM membrane comes with a warm, waterproof and breathable lining.

Prim­aLoft® 200 The high-tech insu­lation Prim­aLoft® 200 is a world-class synthetic insu­lating material made of polyester (200 g/m²).

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

Vibram Arctic Grip A Vibram sole with a newly developed polymer mixture that produces good grip on snowy surfaces.