Z-8S GTX®

Regular price $549.00 NZD Sale price $439.00 NZD

Z-8S GTX®

Regular price $549.00 NZD Sale price $439.00 NZD

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LOWA Z-8S GTX® - Dark Brown
LOWA Z-8S GTX® - Desert
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Double Injection: Comfort and cushioning is further improved for specific uses with a complex injection-moulding process using a layering process.
Extra Sizes: This footwear also comes in an extended size range. Cemented footwear (Alpine
GOR-TEX Lining: Highly breathable
Hard Stabilizer: Nylon joint-stabilizing element offers perfect support for more intense outdoor activities.
LOWA Rubber Outsole: Conceived and developed by LOWA
Stability Frame: A sturdy wrap sole construction extending onto the upper ensures good stability.

A lightweight, quiet and stable boot that offers the walking comfort of a hiking boot with the protection and support of a backpacking boot is the ultimate combo for taking on tactical hunting missions.

The Z-8S GTX is a robust boot that impresses with functionality and reduced weight for operations in demanding terrain where a supportive yet light boot is desirable. 

This boot is suitable for hunting trips that require a light and quiet boot or for tactical missions carrying medium to heavy packweight. The Z-8S provides extra ankle support with the 8 inch high cut whereas the Z-6S features all the same benefits in a mid ankle cut.

You invest a lot of time, money and effort in your outdoor adventures, so it makes sense that you invest in the most comfortable, durable footwear you can find.

Made in Europe since 1923, LOWA provides specialised footwear for the most comfortable fit on any terrain and in any weather. It's the obsession over the final 5% of the process that propels these boots past great... to reach their legendary status.

The leader in innovation, comfort and fit due to its obsession over the final 5%.

Every good hiker knows that good boots are essential for tough terrain...

But every great hiker knows that the technology and quality of boots designed for the right fit and right function, provide ultimate comfort for performance enhancement on any terrain in any weather.

Get your LOWA Z-8S today by clicking Add To Cart above or visiting your closest store... and we guarantee you will be able to go further and explore more. 

    Check out a review from Kerry from The Bloke NZ about the Z-8S GTX below and get a second opinion:

    Features:
    • Split Leather Upper - Extra-rugged 2.0mm Split Leather Upper provides durability in harsh conditions, while the perforated leather improves the breathability of waterproof Gore-Tex lining.
    • Gore-Tex® Lining - Allows for moisture and sweat to escape while preventing water from entering from the outside through a semi-permeable membrane that also provides optimal breathability.
    • Medium Flex Stabilizer Full Length – Provides sturdy underfoot support and stability for a moderately flexible sole.
    • LOWA MONOWRAP® Frame - An external PU frame across the midsole to provide lateral stability through rocky surfaces and reduce overall boot weight without compromising flexibility. The Renegade is also double-injected to provide effective cushioning and high wearing comfort through connecting the upper to the sole to form one unit.
    • Closed Lace Hooks - Light metal lacing hooks with a closed design guide the laces through the boot securly and prevents them from getting caught on objects upon contact.
    • PU Midsole – Reduces fatigue and and potential injury when walking long distances by correcting the manner of walking and controlling excessive rolling movement of the feet outwards or inwards (over-pronation or supination).
    • Footbed: Climate Control footbed
    • LOWA® Tactical Z Trac® Outsole - This outsole designed by LOWA with an application-specific profile design made from an optimized rubber compound. The advantage of a rubber outsole is its good grip on varying surfaces so you have the most control on slippery terrain.

    For the best possible fit, we always suggest going to one of our stockists to try the boots on in store.

    To find the exact size of your foot, you can download our Foot Size Chart herePrint the chart and carefully follow the instructions to get your size.

    Shop with confidence as we offer FREE EXCHANGES on all orders.  Not happy with your sizing or style just pick another pair.  If you are unsure with exactly what size you are, order 2 different sizes and send back the one you don't want for FREE.

    LOWA boots are true to size and are in UK sizes. Lacing and sock thickness can make a difference to the fit. Wide and narrow boots are available.

    LOWA Size Chart

    Hi there.  If you need some help deciding what boots are best for you, get in contact with us to get some professional help.

    You can contact us via email: info@lowa.co.nz or

    Facebook Messenger:  LOWA Facebook Messenger 

    A lightweight, quiet and stable boot that offers the walking comfort of a hiking boot with the protection and support of a backpacking boot is the ultimate combo for taking on tactical hunting missions.

    The Z-8S GTX is a robust boot that impresses with functionality and reduced weight for operations in demanding terrain where a supportive yet light boot is desirable. 

    This boot is suitable for hunting trips that require a light and quiet boot or for tactical missions carrying medium to heavy packweight. The Z-8S provides extra ankle support with the 8 inch high cut whereas the Z-6S features all the same benefits in a mid ankle cut.

    You invest a lot of time, money and effort in your outdoor adventures, so it makes sense that you invest in the most comfortable, durable footwear you can find.

    Made in Europe since 1923, LOWA provides specialised footwear for the most comfortable fit on any terrain and in any weather. It's the obsession over the final 5% of the process that propels these boots past great... to reach their legendary status.

    The leader in innovation, comfort and fit due to its obsession over the final 5%.

    Every good hiker knows that good boots are essential for tough terrain...

    But every great hiker knows that the technology and quality of boots designed for the right fit and right function, provide ultimate comfort for performance enhancement on any terrain in any weather.

    Get your LOWA Z-8S today by clicking Add To Cart above or visiting your closest store... and we guarantee you will be able to go further and explore more. 

      Check out a review from Kerry from The Bloke NZ about the Z-8S GTX below and get a second opinion:

      Features:
      • Split Leather Upper - Extra-rugged 2.0mm Split Leather Upper provides durability in harsh conditions, while the perforated leather improves the breathability of waterproof Gore-Tex lining.
      • Gore-Tex® Lining - Allows for moisture and sweat to escape while preventing water from entering from the outside through a semi-permeable membrane that also provides optimal breathability.
      • Medium Flex Stabilizer Full Length – Provides sturdy underfoot support and stability for a moderately flexible sole.
      • LOWA MONOWRAP® Frame - An external PU frame across the midsole to provide lateral stability through rocky surfaces and reduce overall boot weight without compromising flexibility. The Renegade is also double-injected to provide effective cushioning and high wearing comfort through connecting the upper to the sole to form one unit.
      • Closed Lace Hooks - Light metal lacing hooks with a closed design guide the laces through the boot securly and prevents them from getting caught on objects upon contact.
      • PU Midsole – Reduces fatigue and and potential injury when walking long distances by correcting the manner of walking and controlling excessive rolling movement of the feet outwards or inwards (over-pronation or supination).
      • Footbed: Climate Control footbed
      • LOWA® Tactical Z Trac® Outsole - This outsole designed by LOWA with an application-specific profile design made from an optimized rubber compound. The advantage of a rubber outsole is its good grip on varying surfaces so you have the most control on slippery terrain.

      For the best possible fit, we always suggest going to one of our stockists to try the boots on in store.

      To find the exact size of your foot, you can download our Foot Size Chart herePrint the chart and carefully follow the instructions to get your size.

      Shop with confidence as we offer FREE EXCHANGES on all orders.  Not happy with your sizing or style just pick another pair.  If you are unsure with exactly what size you are, order 2 different sizes and send back the one you don't want for FREE.

      LOWA boots are true to size and are in UK sizes. Lacing and sock thickness can make a difference to the fit. Wide and narrow boots are available.

      LOWA Size Chart

      Hi there.  If you need some help deciding what boots are best for you, get in contact with us to get some professional help.

      You can contact us via email: info@lowa.co.nz or

      Facebook Messenger:  LOWA Facebook Messenger 

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      H.G.
      Z8-S GTX

      Exceptional quality boots, exactly what I was looking for. They have great arch and ankle support and are surprisingly lightweight.

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      Harry Dong
      great

      great

      J
      Jacob Forster
      Z-8 GTX.

      Great boots, super comfy and very light to wear.

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      Jamie Bidois
      Best boots

      Best boots I’ve ever owned, instantly comfy and getting better every day

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      Kerry Adams
      Lightweight, supportive boots.

      There are plenty of different trains of thought when it comes to footwear. Some like heavy and dependable, some are going lighter – to the point of wearing running shoes out into the bush.

      The general train of thought, especially with guys working towards lighter and lighter setups and packs, is that you can get away with a lighter boot/shoe as well – but – I personally have found, that as soon as I put a pack on, say with competitions worth of ammo, a days food, spotting scope, tripod, camera gear and more – the notion of a walking around all day in a pair of shoes isn’t that appealing. After the first roll of the ankle on a hillside – even less so.

      I wanted a lightweight boot, that still provided me with plenty of lateral (ankle) support when carting a pack, but was light enough that I didn’t feel like I was walking around in a pair of snowshoes all day.

      https://thebloke.co.nz/lightweight-supportive-quiet-boots-the-lowa-z-8s-gtx/