SOLE TECHNOLOGY

One of the most important parts of any footwear, the quality of the sole can have a significant impact on your outdoor experience. High-quality components, designs that suit the terrain and careful craftsmanship all help us to create reliable soles that last. This allows you to enjoy your time outdoors to its full potential!

If you would like to know more about the comprehensive range of soles we have for a variety of tasks, then take a look below! Alternatively, browse our extensive collection of outdoor footwear to discover the perfect one for you and your needs.

When climbing the highest mountains, proper support is vital. These soles are designed to give you the best mechanical grip possible, with the stability and sensitivity required to ensure accurate foot placement when it matters most. Engineered to accept crampons with modern bindings, these are the soles for those looking to take on serious mountain challenges.

  • Vibram® Alp Trac® Ice

    Vibram® Alp Trac® Ice

    • Optimised for use in Alpine terrain
    • Solid grip created by high tread depth and a proven rubber compound
    • Large "Climbing Zone" at the tip of the sole for precise stepping
  • Vibram® Scalatore Evo

    Vibram® Scalatore Evo

    • Designed for use on high alpine summits
    • Large contact area and specialist rubber compound offer the required grip
    • "Climbing Zone" at the tip of the sole for precise movement
  • Vibram® Alp Trac® SL

    Vibram® Alp Trac® SL

    • Vibram® Litebase technology makes this sole very light, without compromising performance
    • Stud arrangement and a moderately high tread depth has been designed to perform during Alpine use
    • "Climbing Zone" at the tip of the sole for precise movement

Our trekking soles are designed to aid movement as much as possible. The multi-lug tread and heel ledge offer great traction on descents, and the rolling gait provides a natural feel with all-day comfort.

  • Vibram® Apptrail II

    Vibram® Apptrail II

    • Modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area
    • Self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
    • Very distinctive front heel edge for good traction on descents
  • Vibram® Apptrail II Ws

    Vibram® Apptrail II Ws

    • Modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area & self-cleaning tread
    • Self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
    • Very distinctive front heel edge for good traction on descents
  • Vibram® Masai

    Vibram® Masai

    • Designed to be used on Alpine terrains
    • "Climbing Zone" on tip of sole to enable precise foot placement
    • Heel is designed to provide comfort, particularly during descents
  • Vibram® Natural

    Vibram® Natural

    • Designed to cope with the rigours of demanding terrain
    • Distinctive heel and toe profile aiding grip on ascents and descents
    • Provides the best form of walking comfort
  • Vibram® Rock Trac® Evo

    Vibram® Rock Trac® Evo

    • Versatile sole designed to cope with multiple terrains
    • Uses Vibram® Megagrip rubber compound
    • Special triangular profile design provides optimal comfort
  • Vibram® Trac® Lite II

    Vibram® Trac® Lite II

    • Sole patterned to give great comfort and the level of grip you need
    • Hard wearing rubber compound keeping you going for hundreds of miles

Our All-Terrain Classic soles are designed with versatility in mind, making them perfect for those seeking a dependable boot for a range of outdoor tasks. Whether it's comfort on the streets or in the hills, these soles emphasise the best of both worlds, creating the most comfortable walking experience possible.

  • LOWA Cross III

    LOWA Cross III

    • Designed to facilitate energy-saving while walking
    • Self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
    • A real all-rounder, suitable for use on varied terrain
  • LOWA® Lima

    LOWA® Lima

    • Designed for use on moderate terrain
    • Harder wearing rubber compound for increased durability
    • Multidirectional profile alignment for grip in all directions
  • LOWA® Multi Trac® II

    LOWA® Multi Trac® II

    • Suited for use on a wide variety of terrains
    • Excellent rolling properties to help prevent fatigue from setting in
    • Triangular profile design for increased comfort levels
  • Vibram® Evo

    Vibram® Evo

    • Uses a softer rubber compound for superb grip levels
    • Proven heel design for excellent grip on descents
    • Suitable for hiking on a large variety of terrains
  • Vibram® Evo Trac®

    Vibram® Evo Trac®

    • Self-cleaning lug design helps improve grip levels
    • Heel and tip design provides excellent comfort on ascents and descents
    • Uses a softer rubber compound for superb grip levels

Designed for comfort and speed, these classic sports soles are perfect for more high-intensity activities. With good contact areas and dynamic sole designs, these options deliver grip while also promoting fluid movement. The sturdy, abrasion-resistance outsoles also help to improve longevity against a range of surfaces.

  • LOWA® Multi Trac®

    LOWA® Multi Trac®

    • Suited for use on a moderate terrain
    • Pleasant rolling properties to help prevent fatigue from setting in
    • Triangular profile design for increased comfort levels
  • LOWA® Enduro Evo

    LOWA® Enduro Evo

    • Suited for daily use and easy hikes
    • Self-cleaning rubber sole

The ultimate in comfort and reliability, our lightweight everyday options will make day-to-day activities a breeze. These multifunctional soles adapt to a range of surfaces while their flat designs allow for superior comfort without sacrificing the grip that makes our boots so popular.

  • LOWA® GT

    LOWA® GT

    • Angular profile design provides a large contact surface
    • Suitable for use on easy terrain and urban outings
    • Lightweight
  • LOWA® GT Ws

    LOWA® GT Ws

    • Angular profile design provides a large contact surface
    • Suitable for use on easy terrain and urban outings
    • Lightweight
  • LOWA® Hybrid Trac®

    LOWA® Hybrid Trac®

    • Ideal for everyday use, still performing when the weather turns nasty
    • Self-cleaning sole pattern
    • Hard wearing rubber compound
  • LOWA® Sandal

    LOWA® Sandal

    • Used on our Everyday sandals
    • Suitable for easy outdoor terrain
    • Hard wearing rubber compound

If tackling snow and ice, then the quality of your sole is paramount. Our cold weather soles are designed to cope with slippery surfaces with specially-designed tread profiles, while studs provide an extra grip point for icy surfaces. Designed for the lowest of temperatures, these soles are especially grippy, further ensuring both comfort and traction.

  • Vibram® Arctic Grip Trac®

    Vibram® Arctic Grip Trac®

    • Uses Vibram® Arctic Grip rubber compound, the most advanced cold-weather gripping system Vibram has ever created
    • Specifically engineered and designed to perform on wet ice
    • Large profile studs
  • Vibram® Arctic Grip Trac® II

    Vibram® Arctic Grip Trac® II

    • Uses Vibram® Arctic Grip rubber compound, the most advanced cold-weather gripping system Vibram has ever created
    • Specifically engineered and designed to perform on wet ice
    • Large profile studs
  • Vibram® Evo Icetrek®

    Vibram® Evo Icetrek®

    • Combines the well proven sole pattern of the Vibram® Evo with winter properties
    • Icetrek® rubber compound developed to handle the low and medium temperatures of winter
    • Designed to improve grip on very cold, icy or snow-covered terrain

Hopefully, this list has provided you with some insight into the care and attention to detail we give to all of our products. If you are interested in hiking footwear, comfortable shoes for the streets, boots for mountain trails or anything else, then be sure to browse the range available here! Alternatively, if you’re unsure as to what shoe is right for you, then why not get in contact with us? We’ll be happy to help with your decision!

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