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Perfect outdoor shoes: To meet this challenge, LOWA product developers pay close attention to every detail when creating a new LOWA model. From material selection and the use of innovative technologies to the design itself - LOWA never settles for second best.

When LOWA develops its Alppikenki, the company uses the expertise of its top athletes. During this process, the company's headquarters in the Bavarian town of Jetzendorf is regularly transformed into a very special venue: it serves as a place where the exceptional, world-famous athletes of the LOWA PRO Team come together with product development. For LOWA, athletes are valued advisors and ultimate testers. Their feedback then flows into the development of new models. The acquired information is then applied to the company's hiking shoes and leisure shoes.

Special attention is paid to the feedback given by customers and testers. Even the smallest details are clarified in systematic tests. After that, the development department evaluates the results. Of course, this is not the company's only source of feedback. Customer feedback flows to the development department through the LOWA service department, a wide range of foot scan campaigns and social media channels. Feedback is incorporated into every step, from small tweaks to completely new development directions.


The heart of every shoe is lace. But what is lesti? How does it work and why is it so critical? As a rule, the last creates the shape of the footwear and is thus the "home" of the foot. It is not an exact copy of the feet including the toes and ankles. Instead, it is a general model that must meet several different requirements. There is no single definition that dictates how a gill should form. Every cobbler has his own philosophy. The stirrups used by LOWA are based on almost 100 years of tradition and many years of development work. The goal is always crystal clear: the shoe must fit perfectly.

When developing its stirrups, LOWA creates a balanced relationship between support and mobility. Feet are parts of our body that are subjected to extreme demands. In the development of the insoles, LOWA strives to get the best possible position of the foot in the middle area of ​​the foot and to give good support to the heel. At the same time, the foot is not pressed into the boot at pressure points. There is plenty of space above and in front of the toes so they have room to breathe. LOWA also pays special attention to the fact that there is no feeling of extra space when wearing the shoes.



A narrow insole has a smaller volume in the area of ​​the foot than in the same area in a normal insole. Shoes made with S-lasts may feel more comfortable for people with narrower feet.



In a wide last, the area of ​​the foot has a larger volume than in the same area compared to a normal last. Shoes made with W-lasts may feel more comfortable for people with specific foot types (such as hallux valgus, flat feet, fallen arches, etc.).

A big adventure.

Every detail has been optimized to ensure the highest possible level of comfort. The LOWA team always pays special attention to functionality and optimal fit, from the design of the sole to the lacing and padded edging. Perfect craftsmanship creates comfort that you feel every step of the way.

From multi-day trips in the Alps to afternoon hikes in the nearby forest, there is a wide range of techniques that create the perfect fit for outdoor and hiking shoes. The main goal here is to provide an individually adjustable foot fit and a high level of comfort. This goal is achieved through innovative lacing systems, cushioning and sole design.

Trekking and sport technology


The specially designed tongue of the footwear significantly improves the comfort of the footwear. The tongue has extra padding on the outside of the foot, and the upper end is extra soft. This asymmetric cushioning provides optimal support for several areas of the foot.


This special lacing system secures the tongue both vertically and horizontally. The lacing system is independent of the height of the sole of the foot, making it perfect for all types of feet.


The system holds the straps in place in two different areas. Once the straps are tightened at the lower level, they can be locked in place with loops. The lock is released by clicking the hook fasteners open. The toe straps are adjustable.


The feet roll more easily if the hiking shoe is easy to bend. Such a feature saves energy when the user climbs hills and also provides comfort. LOWA has integrated the elastic area and the loops of the straps exactly in this area.


The ribbons should run flexibly and smoothly through the loops. The small balls mounted on the metal links keep the friction caused by the bands as low as possible.


To increase flexibility, each loop is installed separately. These parts are made of soft leather or textile.


Comfort and shock absorption have been further improved through an injection molding process that uses different layers of PU foam. During the process, the base and the cover are glued together.


Thanks to the frame, the midsole offers the best comfort. LOWA developed this three-dimensional midsole in 1995. The frame supports the foot comfortably when the user travels over uneven terrain. The design of the sole is slightly raised in shoes with SUPPORT FRAME.


The front and upper part of the leg can be laced with different tightness.


LOWA footwear sold in the MOUNTAINEERING and TREKKING categories are designed in the development phase to be resoleable. This process extends their life and strongly contributes to sustainability.


Vibram® has been one of the leading manufacturers of high quality soles for many years.


Whether you're in the mountains or walking from cafe to cafe along cold city streets - GORE-TEX footwear always keeps your feet pleasantly dry. The footwear is always waterproof and offers optimal breathability.