A Simple Guide To The Anti-Slip LOWA Soles Featured On Our New Boots 2022

New LOWA boots available to buy from January 2023 feature the latest innovations in footwear technology from LOWA. This includes new Rayflect® technology. The upper leather has sunlight-reflecting pigments. Some of the new boots also benefit from Ankle Shield (AS®) technology. This uses a small circle of shock-absorbing Poron® that sits just underneath the material of the uppers to absorb vibrations. These are just a couple of the new features on the latest LOWA boots, but what LOWA soles are used to support these properties? 

The Vibram® Vanguard used on the Combat MK2 GTX and Breacher range of boots and the Lowa® X-Trac® Military used on the Zephyr MK2 GTX MID. 

What Features Do These LOWA Soles Benefit From?

Soles with a designation of Slip Resistance, SRA, SRB and SRC meet the highest anti-slip standards. This makes them certified to ISO 20347 Standard. This depends primarily on the design and rubber compound of the outsole and provides firm footing in various everyday working situations. Soles with the designation Slip Resistance offer optimal slip protection on slick, wet and oily surfaces, as well as good grip on terrain.

Alongside this, these LOWA soles can also provide heat and cold insulation (HI and CI) to help ensure feet are kept comfortable when exercising intensely and when on missions in different temperatures and climates. This is just one of the features that makes the new LOWA boots so versatile for use in a broad range of environments. 

These qualities are supported by the sole’s resistance to fuel, oil (FO) and hot contact (HRO). This means that they will not decay when exposed to fuel, oil or high temperatures. This is essential for providing military personnel with a highly durable boot that can be relied upon in tactical missions and exercises. 

The properties of the outsole are supported by dual-density construction which enhances protection and underfoot support, whilst providing shock absorption. The Breacher and Combat both have a PU midsole with arch support, whilst the Zephyr benefits from a dual layer midsole, with a fast roping zone in the outsole and midsole. 

The thoughtful construction of these LOWA soles, alongside the careful selection of materials used to make them ensures the new LOWA boots are unrivalled in the grip, durability, comfort and protection that they offer to wearers.

Here’s a summary of the main tech specs featured on these LOWA soles:

  • Anti-slip performance 
  • ISO 20347 certified
  • Heat and cold insulation
  • Fuel, oil and heat resistance
  • Dual density construction

For more details on any of the new LOWA boots, including information on how to order a pair once they’re available, please give us a call on +44 (0)1752 344355 or email [email protected]