Sole Technology

Sole Technology

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.

Alpine

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®

Vibram® Alp Trac®

  • alpine profile design with medium tread depth
  • large "Climbing Zone" at the tip of the sole for precise stepping
  • self-cleaning tread profile

Vibram® Dolent

Vibram® Dolent

  • alpine tread design
  • high edging stability for optimally precise footing
  • self-cleaning tread profile 
Vibram® Mulaz Approach Pro

Vibram® Mulaz Approach Pro

  • medium tread depth for the best friction and step characteristics on rock, ideal also for combined terrain
  • „Climbing Zone“ at the tip of the sole for precise stepping
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip

     

Vibram® Rock Trac®

Vibram® Rock Trac®

  • alpine profile design with low tread depth
  • "Climbing Zone" at the tip of the sole for precise stepping
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip
Backpacking

For those long days spent exploring the wilderness, our backpacking soles are designed for comfort and support. The increased contact area of these soles allows for extra durability, while the self-cleaning treads ensure that your boot’s keep working through the muddiest terrain.

Vibram® apptrail

  • modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area
  • self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
  • pronounced front heel edge for good traction downhill

Vibram® apptrail Ws

  • modern trekking boot with increased contact area
  • perfect roll-through and push-off
  • constructed on a special last for women
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Vibram® masai

  • excellent grip on all surfaces thanks to self-cleaning mountaineering tread
  • large lugs for best uphill and downhill traction
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip
  • "climbing zone" at the toe

Vibram® Mulaz Approach Pro

  • medium tread depth for best friction and step characteristics on rock and combined terrain
  • "climbing zone at the tip for precise stepping
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip
Trekking

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. 

LOWA approach lite

  • sporty design
  • flat tread profile
  • dual density PU midsole

LOWA elika

  • 2-component PU midsole for optimal cushioning
  • pronounced heel edge for best downhill traction
  • technical profile outsole provides maximum contact and perfect grip

LOWA Trac® lite II

  • very good roll-through and push-off
  • open tread design

Vibram® apptrail

  • modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area
  • self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
  • pronounced front heel edge for good traction downhill
All Terrain Classic

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 II

  • modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area
  • self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
  • pronounced front heel edge for good traction downhill

LOWA enduro X pro

  • modern trekking boot with increased contact area
  • perfect roll-through and push-off
  • constructed on a special last for women

LOWA loren

  • excellent grip on all surfaces thanks to self-cleaning mountaineering tread
  • large lugs for best uphill and downhill traction
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip
  • "climbing zone" at the toe

LOWA multicross

  • medium tread depth for best friction and step characteristics on rock and combined terrain
  • "climbing zone at the tip for precise stepping
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip

LOWA vialta II

  • modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area
  • self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
  • pronounced front heel edge for good traction downhill

Vibram® evo

  • modern trekking boot with increased contact area
  • perfect roll-through and push-off
  • constructed on a special last for women

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Vibram® renevo

  • excellent grip on all surfaces thanks to self-cleaning mountaineering tread
  • large lugs for best uphill and downhill traction
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip
  • "climbing zone" at the toe

Vibram® renevo junior

  • medium tread depth for best friction and step characteristics on rock and combined terrain
  • "climbing zone at the tip for precise stepping
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip
All terrain sport

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 enduro evo

  • dynamic trail running shoe tread profile for perfect grip
  • broad lugs for optimal ground contact on "outdoor" terrain
  • abrasion-resistant rubber blend
  • ideal roll-through and push-off

LOWA nxt

  • outdoor-oriented tread profile
  • non-slip design
  • stable outsole

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Lowa Speedhiking

  • sure grip tread
  • traction on different surfaces
  • durable PU inserts
Travel

The ultimate in comfort and reliability, our lightweight travel 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 AL-X II

  • stability
  • lightweight
  • abrasion-resistant rubber

Lowa Enduro Sandal

  • multi-functional, self-cleaning tread profile
  • extensive contact area for optimal traction
  • optimised rubber blend

Lowa sneaker

  • stylish design
  • slip-resistant rubber outsole
  • flat tread profile

Lowa summer travel

  • flat tread profile
  • open profile for perfect climate comfort
  • lightweight
  • equipped with a GORE-TEX® membrane

LOWA travel

  • flatter, street-oriented TPU outsole
  • extensive tread profile for optimal traction
  • durably abrasion resistant and flexible

Vibram® mulaz approach

  • medium tread depth for best fricton and precision footing on rock and mixed terrain
  • "climbing zone at the toe for precise and secure edging
  • undercut heel front for excellent grip

Vibram® New York

  • classic sneaker sole with excellent grip
  • made for daily use
  • optimal balance of abrasion and traction
Cold weather boots

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.  

LOWA AL-s II

  • snow tread
  • non-slip design
  • protective PU stabilising elements

LOWA Crystal III

  • snow tread
  • non-slip design
  • suitable for winter wear

Lowa g3 multifunction

  • special fabric material
  • soft studs for perfect cushioning
  • robust top quality rubber blend

LOWA masai g3

  • good on wet or icy surfaces
  • robust top quality rubber blend

LOWA sneaker winter

  • lightweight
  • flat tread profile
  • stylish design

Lowa trac® lite G+

  • extremely durable
  • excellent traction on dry terrain

vibram® g3 elika ice

  • ice grip lugs with fibre inserts
  • high performance rubber

Vibram® natural

  • moderately lugged, trekking-oriented tread profile
  • pronounced heel brake and front profile for best uphill and downhill traction
  • very good grip on diverse 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!