Typically the heavier the load and the more uneven the terrain the stiffer (stabiliser) the boot required for stability and protection. "Stiff Flex" 5mm heel, to 5mm forefoot stabiliser and crampon compatible.
Use: 3-4 season, on or off-trail, above or below the snowline.
"Easier" country allows for more flex in the forefoot whilst still providing most of what our "Backpacking" boots will do, but just a notch down. "Medium Flex" 5mm heel, tapering to 3mm forefoot stabiliser.
Use: 3-4 season, on or off-trail and up to the snowline.
All Terrain Boots
This category is really light hiking on formed tracks, carrying light loads (day hiking with a backpack) up to and including guided New Zealand's Great Walks. They are equally at home in the urban jungle and the GORE-TEX® lining makes them ideal for snow turned to slush and watching the kids Saturday morning sport on wet grounds. "Soft Flex" full length Dynamic Stabiliser for underfoot support and protection. Our All Terrain range is available in mid cut boots and low cuts (shoes) which are very stable and are all blissfully comfortable right out of the box - a common LOWA characteristic.
Use: 2-3 season, ideally on-trail.
Our travel collection is all 100% made in Europe. Like everything LOWA, these shoes are of the highest quality and comfort, featuring luxurious materials, exciting colours and rich textures. They are perfect for everyday wear, work, travel, urban adventure or simply when you need something to wear after you take off your LOWA boots… Enjoy!
Special Forces Boots
Our Task-Force boots are specially selected to provide comfort and protection for our New Zealand troops, police and security forces, so they can focus on the task at hand. Many of our Task Force boots meet the ISO 20347:2007 work-boot standards.