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Details That Matter

For 90 years, LOWA BOOTS have by been acclaimed as the finest outdoor boots in the world by climbers, mountaineers, hikers, the media and certified quality testers. Our attention to every detail in design, sourcing and European manufacturing has earned our reputation for building the world’s most comfortable and durable boots since 1923.

We build our boots under the world’s most stringent manufacturing, environmental and labor regulations. We to put into practice what many other companies only pay lip service to: Clean manufacturing, minimal waste and fair labor practices. The result are boots that last longer than our competitors, on average 5 to 7 years.

LOWA is the only outdoor footwear manufacturer in the world to be granted ISO 9001 status for the highest quality construction and process standards.

I-CORE - A LOWA Exclusive
The I-Core carbon insert forms the intelligent core of the sole construction. A precise alignment of the carbon fibers with the lever arm achieves both perfect flex and torsional stability, for the better shock absorption and comfort.

I-LOCK - A LOWA Exclusive
A new, patented LOWA design, I-Lock is a simple cam lace loop placed at the top of the foot. It grabs the lace and holds it tight so the foot can be firmly held and supported while allowing for flexible shaft lacing. Pushing the hook clip upwards easily releases the clamping to loosen the instep lacing.

FLEX - A LOWA Exclusive
Special "Flex" uppers construction with,
  • Free-moving, individually mounted lacing components
  • Lacing all the way down to the toe
  • Soft leather or textile edging material at the ankle
  • Flex-ridges on the soft underside of the tongue
  1. free-moving hook for deep pull lacing
  2. free-moving lace parts

STG-3D - A LOWA Exclusive
An innovative sole construction for trail runners. Offers optimum stability and excellent shock absorption.
  1. stabilizing EVA midsole
  2. TPU-stabilizer
  3. shock absorbing EVA midsole

Monowrap® - A LOWA Exclusive
MONOWRAP® frame technology, for boots that are lighter and more supportive than ever.
  1. Dual Density PU (polyurethane) HEEL COUNTER adds heel stability
  2. PU MONOWRAP® Frame and Integrated PU Midsole deliver outstanding shock absorption; are more durable, long-lasting and eco-friendly than other midsole materials
  3. Full-Length STABILIZING SHANK protects,stabilizes underfoot
  4. VIBRAM® EVO sole provides sure-footed traction in mixed terrain

C4 Tongue - A LOWA Exclusive

Anatomically-contoured for a natural flex that cradles the foot in comfort and promotes a faster break-in time. The four main features of the “C4” Tonguenoticeably increases walking comfort:
  1. Asymmetrical padding (thicker towards the outside of the foot)
  2. Recessed ankle areas (inside higher than the outside)
  3. Flexible curved inset towards the inside of the foot
  4. Softer edging on the upper end

Lacing Technology-A LOWA Exclusive
Special to-the-toe lacing allows for less pressure along insteps plus cushioned ridges allow the tongue to settle in place without laces exerting pressure on instep. This technique holds the foot closely, yet reduces the strain across the toes, especially when going downhill.

Climate Control System-A LOWA Exclusive

This moisture management system keeps feet dry, protecting you against blisters and hot spots. A series of perforations or holes inside the boot’s cuff lining allows air to enter the boot lining while the walking movement pumps heat and moisture back out through the holes. Moisture is pulled away from the foot, evaporating while you walk.

SPS - A LOWA Exclusive

Supination/Pronation Support Technology, featured in our Classic boots, is key to providing support. By placing TPU inserts within the softer PU midsole mold, we are able to control and often prevent over-pronation and supination which often occur during hiking, and which can contribute to fatigue and injury over long distances.

Heel Truss - A LOWA Exclusive

The Heel Truss found on select Mountaineering boots plays an important role in stabilizing the connection between the boot shaft and the sole package underfoot. It also provides important heel and upper protection and firms up the heel pocket for better heel hold.