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90+ Years of Boot Making
Has Taught Us a Thing or Two.

Established 1923 Jetzendorf, Germany
Only outdoor boot manufacturer to be granted ISO 9001 status for highest quality construction & process standards.
How To Be Good Citizens:
We build our boots in Europe, under the world's most stringent manufacturing, environmental and labor regulations. Read our Corporate Responsibility Statement
How to Build a Boot That Simply Fits Better:
We've earned a global reputation for great-fitting boots. Details like how a LOWA boot tongue automatically centers on your foot make a big difference when you're out on the trail.
How To Build Longer-Lasting Boots:
The same PU (polyurethane) that makes our boots so supportive is also the most durable midsole material available. PU is more expensive, so not widely used. Boots made with PU last at least twice as long as boots with EVA midsoles. With PU, you get better value for your money & fewer boots end up in the landfill.
How To Make Boots with Gore-Tex Linings Fit Better:
Our patented, lasted GORE-TEX® liner is more durable and creates a smoother fit, less potential for blisters or discomfort.
How To build a Lighter Weight boot That's Still Wicked Stable:
Our patented Monowrap construction wraps the foot in a lightweight, yet firmly supportive, PU frame that delivers excellent stability with very lightweight upper materials.
How To Support The Foot in Comfort:
We use a softer PU (polyurethane) in our midsoles that provides better shock absorption and ultimate comfort underfoot. Why cradle the foot in comfort? Because it's your foot, that's why. When feet begin to hurt, the fun is done.