Our attention to every detail in design and European manufacturing has earned our reputation for building the world's most comfortable boots since 1923. Here's why...
Whether we are walking through the city streets or hiking an alpine trail, we should all be able to enjoy our time outside in the comfort of reliable footwear. Here at LOWA, we take pride in the traditional attention to detail that goes into the manufacturing of every shoe, ensuring we use only the finest materials to give you unrivalled functionality and comfort.
There is a lot that goes into making LOWA boots some of the most comfortable footwear on the market. From the fit and comfort of our uppers to our soles designed for specific terrains, take a look at what goes into making your outdoor adventure the best it can be.
Comfort in your shoe is not just about how it feels against the ground. It is also about the foot itself, and our linings ensure that they are perfectly regulated in all weathers. We use a range of Gore-Tex® linings depending on the type of footwear, activity and terrain, which help to maintain optimum internal conditions for the shoe. Gore-Tex® linings ensure the footwear is fully waterproof and breathable, ensuring your feet remain comfortable for longer.
- Highly breathable, durably waterproof lining material. Keeps feet pleasantly dry and offers optimised climate comfort for a broad range of outdoor activities.
Gore-tex® panda lining
- GORE-TEX® membrane with additional warm lining (100 % polyester) keeps feet warm and dry during normal weather.
Gore-tex® partelana lining
- GORE-TEX® membrane with additional warm lining (80 % polyester/ 20 % wool) keeps feet warm and dry during cold weather.
Gore-tex® duratherm lining
- GORE-TEX® membrane with insulating layer of lining ensures warm and dry feet during cold weather.
Additional Footwear Sizes
For optimum comfort, it’s vital that your boot fits the unique shape of your feet. This is why we have created an extended range of sizes that work outside the traditional numbered dimensions, allowing you to find the perfect shoe for you. From our narrow lasts designed for people with a narrower forefoot to our WXL lasts for those who need a little extra room around the foot, here at LOWA you can be sure to find the perfect footwear for you.
- These outstanding soles and rubber blends offer impressive traction on various surfaces and, at the same time, optimal abrasion resistance.
- Vibram® has always stood for premium, slip-resistant, long-lasting soles and has for years been the market leader in this segment.
- Proven climbing rubber for secure footing, precision, grip and optimised abrasion resistance.
- Less roomy to accommodate a lower-volume, narrower forefoot.
- Extra roomy to accommodate a higher-volume, wider forefoot.
Unique Sole Features
Of course, the reliability of the outsole goes a long way in determining the quality of any outdoor boot. Here at LOWA, we give our outsoles unique attention to detail to ensure that they are not only hugely reliable when it matters most, but also supremely comfortable for prolonged use. We have produced unique tread designs perfect for certain terrains, while additional features, such as climbing zones and LC-Supergrip give you further options, ensuring that you have the right hiking footwear for your adventure.
This flat support zone under the toes makes easy scrambling possible thanks to a more secure foot placement.
LOWA rubber outsole
Conceived and developed by LOWA, this rubber outsole varies in its rubber blend has a tread design with varying lugs, both factors based on intended use. The advantage is a rubber outsole with good traction in the backcountry and off trail.
LOWA TPU outsole
Conceived and developed by LOWA, this TPU outsole has a tread design with varying lugs based on intended use.
TPU’s advantages include excellent abrasion resistance, better flexion, and the ability to use thinner and lighter outsoles. That is due to the need to use less material, resulting in better flexibility.
LOWA PU outsole
Conceived and developed by LOWA, this PU outsole has a tread design with varying lugs based on intended use.
This outsole is used in particular for children’s outsoles because it offers a good blend of lightness and abrasion resistance.
Designed specifically for winter use with fibre elements in the lugs, this sole uses a rubber compound and performance sole design optimised for perfect grip, especially on icy or slick surfaces.
This rubber compound developed just for winter has textile components, ensure that sure-footed safety and grip when it is icy and slick underfoot.
Very good climbing rubber especially suitable for novices with its top performance and impressive abrasion resistance.
LOWA can resole this product for an additional fee.
The shell-like construction of the sole envelops and secures the foot to provide optimal fit.
A higher wrap web construction gives the user good support for off-trail and backcountry use.
A sturdy wrap sole construction extending onto the upper ensures good stability.
A LOWA-exclusive development. Optimised PU foam (polyurethane) for outstanding cushioning and rebound properties.
This manufacturing method of injection moulding offers the highest precision with a direct and solid connection between the sole and the upper.
Comfort and cushioning is further improved for specific uses with a complex injection-moulding process using a layering process.
Shanks and Stabilisers
The shank is a lesser-known but hugely important part of any outdoor footwear. These supportive inserts sit within the sole of the footwear and offer support and protection for long-term comfort. The stabiliser does a similar job, giving additional foot support and aiding comfort. Here at LOWA, we offer a range of shanks and stabilisers to ensure you get as much protection and comfort as required for your task. From our hard winter shanks that give excellent stability and crampon compatibility to softer models designed to allow more flexible footwear for leisure use, you can be guaranteed the perfect shoe here at LOWA.
Hard winter shank
Sturdy insole with an additional insulating layer for good stability on difficult terrain and protection from the cold at low temperatures.
This sturdy insole provides good support in footwear for trekking tours with lighter packs.
This sturdy insole provides good support in footwear for trekking tours with lighter packs.
This lightweight insole provides optimal flex in footwear for easy hiking and leisure use.
Nylon joint-stabilizing element offers perfect support for more intense outdoor activities.
Nylon joint-stabilizing element offers optimal support for outdoor activities.
Nylon joint-stabilizing element offers optimal support for recreational activity.
The “I-Core” carbon insert forms the intelligent core of the sole construction. Perfect flex and torsional stability is achieved with precision alignment of the carbon fibres with the lever arm.
Upper Shoe Comfort
Of course, comfort doesn’t just come from below the foot – there is as much that goes into the upper of our shoes to ensure exceptional durability and smooth travelling. Here at LOWA, we offer a range of lacing arrangements for our boots to ensure a secure foot hold while eliminating pressure points. Additional features such as minimal seams to reduce friction or perfectly positioned padding around the ankle go a long way to making our outdoor footwear the best around.
Upper construction with freely moving lace hooks and other components for a more individualised fit to better adapt to personal comfort needs.
Easier ankle movement due to integrated „FlexZone“ and flexible Lace Loop.
Asymmetrical upper construction for synchronised movement of the boot’s shaft with the lower leg.
Anatomically shaped tongue for improved flex and comfort that helps avoid pressure points in this area.
Construction design minimises the number of seams to prevent possible friction or pressure points.
2 Zone Lacing
Independently adjustable lacing zones, one on the forefoot and one on the upper, for an improved individualised fit and better adjustments for personal comfort and different foot anatomy.
Patented LOWA technology holds the tongue in place both vertically and horizontally. This prevents slippage and thus pressure points or blisters.
Exclusive patented LOWA locking cam hooks for totally comfortable positioning of laces within the 2 Zone system.
Metal eyelets with small rollers to minimise friction and ensure easy lacing.
A waterproof zipper protects from moisture and cold in extreme situations.
This lining provides pleasant comfort for your foot and good temperature management. Fit, durability and its ability to absorb moisture make a leather lining the optimal choice for comfort-oriented consumers.
A fabric or synthetic lining makes footwear lightweight and breathable. Good abrasion resistance speaks for itself and ensures durability. In addition, it offers outstanding temperature management.
Real lambskin for warm feet and a very soft and comfortable feeling against the skin.
The most premium synthetic insulation with a weight of 200 g/m² for warm feet in extreme winter cold.
The most premium synthetic insulation with a weight of 400 g/m² for warm feet in wintry conditions.
If you are still searching for the perfect boot for your adventure, why not get in contact with the team here at LOWA who will be happy to help you discover your new favourite piece of footwear!