Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, LOWA BOOTS has released its Spring and Summer 2024 line leading with expanded styles for its recently launched All Terrain Running (ATR) category and updates to its mountaineering and hiking boots and walking shoes.
“For the last 100 years, Lowa has built its brand on hand-crafted quality,” said Peter Sachs, general manager of Lowa. “This is fundamental to who we are as a brand and resonates with our core customers and consumers new to the outdoors. Today, in a sea of sameness, our rich history and attention to detail is what sets us apart.”
CEO Alexander Nicolai added, “I have a great passion for endurance sports myself, including trail running. As a marathon coach and finisher of Ironman and Transalpine Run, I feel connected to the trail running scene not only as CEO and former head of development. There is also a personal enthusiasm behind it.”
The Fortux GTX is new to the ATR collection, with Gore-Tex Invisible Fit for longer trail runs in any condition. ATR offers multi-density EVA midsoles for better shock absorption at speed, full-length rubber outsoles for traction and uppers reinforced with PU overlays.
In mountaineering, the Vajolet GTX Mid and the Mangart GTX Mid are new for Spring 2024. The Vajolet is a lightweight technical boot with a climbing shoe-inspired lacing system, a PU mid-foot abrasion guard and a stiff carbon-reinforced stabiliser. The Mangart is the next-gen of an all-around mountain boot with jacquard woven synthetic uppers, a semi-automatic crampon-compatible midsole and flexible yet stable, ankle support.
The Tibet family of backpacking and hunting boots are updated midsole and outsole packages featuring Vibram Apptrail Divo outsole for comfort and performance. The collection includes the Tibet EVO GTX, Tibet EVO LL, Tibet EVO GTX HI, and Tibet EVO LL HI. The line offers an I-Lock lacing cam and roller eyelets to separate and equalize the lace tension between the ankle and the top of the foot.
In core trekking, Lowa introduces the Randir GTX Mid and the Corvara GTX Mid with a Vibram Cornerstone outsole for grip and traction across various terrains. They feature a molded cuff that contours around the ankle and a heel brake, providing stability and control during steep descents on rugged slopes.
The Innovo GTX Mid and Innovo Mid hiking boots with lightweight fabric/leather options are new to Lowa’s all-terrain classic category. Features include a supportive frame, a heel brake and sole design inspired by mountain bike tyres. The open mesh Innovo Mid offers breathability for warm and drier regions.
New All Terrain Sport category walking shoes include the Ferrox GTX Lo, Ferrox GTX Mid and the Innox Evo II GTX. Both have lightweight ripstop uppers with minimal seams. The Innox Evo II GTX has a low-cut silhouette for agility. The shoes boast a lightweight microfibre/synthetic upper, enhancing breathability and reducing weight. Dual-density PU midsoles provide support and cushioning.
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