Wanderszene auf den Festvagtinden bei Henningsvaer, Lofoten, Norwegen.
LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID

The next generation of func­tional hiking boots. LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID

The modern trekking boots of the LOWA® EXPLORER series definitely set standards. Teamed up with the striking design of the cush­ioning midsole made of DynaPU+®, the robust, stylishly embossed full-grain leather is a real eye-catcher. This progressive look is enhanced even further by a protective TPU film, the grippy VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and the high toe cap designed to blunt the jabs delivered by sharp rocks. The models make no compromises when it comes to comfort either. Just pull the new loop lacing system and your feet fit so snugly in the boot that pressure points and blisters have no chance of developing even on extended tours. Slip them on and head off to the mountains: The LOWA® EXPLORER series is appearing right in time for such outings. The casual trekking boots flexibly satisfy outdoor lovers’ desire for adventure while never forgetting their own roots.

Weight: 1160 g/Pair (UK 8)
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  • Italien Sizilien Wandern

    Why do we prefer to explore nature on foot?

    A day hike lasts for less than 24 hours and leads back to the starting point. The tour can cover either moun­tainous or flat terrain. The primary aim is to experience nature. The hike is usually done with light backpacks, and its degree of difficulty can vary greatly.

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    “I can really unwind when I go hiking. I’m always astounded by the beauty of the mountain panoramas I see!”

    Johannes | LOWA Key account manager Germany

    • Cush­ioning
      Good boot cush­ioning is necessary to create a pleasant feeling during each step a hiker takes. This ensures optimal comfort over a long period of time.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered on foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit, something that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Stability
      To ensure sufficient grip during hikes, both the sole and the upper should be stable.

  • Wanderszene an der Rocca di Novara, Sizilien, Italien.

    Why don’t we take the gondola?

    A mountain hike involves a tour in highland terrain. This is the easiest way to explore the mountains. In principle, mountain hiking is something for everyone. The tours frequently use forest trails or paths. The higher the altitude of the hikes, the greater the degree of difficulty and the greater the need for experience, preparation, fitness, grip and a head for heights. Mountain hiking is a basic form of mountain climbing. The transition is frequently seamless.

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    “Whether it’s scouting, filming eagles or paragliding – I think there is abso­lutely no substitute for the natural envir­onment of the mountains. We only have this one planet. Let’s take good care of it – for the sake of our children and grand­children.”

    Helmut Achatz | LOWA ACTIVE Team

    • Stability
      To ensure sufficient grip during hikes, both the sole and the upper should be stable.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered on foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit, something that is perfectly designed to handle short or long strolls.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long distances.

  • England - South West Coast Path

    Why don’t we find our answers within ourselves?

    Pilgrims take a journey to a holy or spiritual place. The pilgrim takes a journey that lasts for several days or even weeks – usually on foot. Pilgrimages are a part of many religions. Today, belief in God does not have to be the primary reason for the pilgrimage. The reasons can vary greatly. Many pilgrims want to forget about their everyday lives, make a key decision or get to know them­selves. No matter what reason may prompt an indi­vidual to undertake a pilgrim hike, it is not the destination that matters most. It is the experience-filled journey that counts for the pilgrim.

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    “While hiking the Camino de Santiago, I can forget my everyday worries and discover myself.”

    Daniela, Die Wanderre­porterin

    • Robust
      Bright sunshine or pouring rain – the weather doesn’t matter at all to people who like to head outdoors. That’s why LOWA boots are made of robust materials that provide the best comfort even in wind and weather.

    • Stability
      To ensure sufficient comfort during hikes with backpacks, both the sole and the upper should be stable.

    • Comfortable
      Comfortable footwear is essential for long distances covered by foot. This is why LOWA places such a high priority on exact fit that is perfectly designed to handle short or long distances.

LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID
Wandermagazin 208_2020

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Verdict: very good

“The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is excellent for hiking tours in low mountain ranges. With its GORE-TEX membrane, it keeps your foot dry even when it rains.”

Wanderlust

Wanderlust | 06/2020

Verdict: A first-rate jack-of-all-trades

“A comfortable hiking and trekking shoe that feels at home in all kinds of terrains thanks to the solid and robust combination of leather and textile. The profile convinces with an excellent grip. The shoe is flexible and well-suited for long hikes.”

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VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO Your connection to the earth

The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID comes equipped with a Vibram® sole. The Italian sole manu­facturer has been one of the leading brands of high-quality soles for many years.

The VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO shows off its strengths on versatile terrains: Good grip, the Vibram® Megagrip rubber compound and the special triangular profile design provide optimal comfort.

VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO

GORE-TEX Guar­anteed weather protection

Guar­anteed weather protection, even in pouring rain and heavy snow: The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is equipped with a GORE-TEX membrane. The innovative tech­nology delivers optimal waterproof protection and breath­ability.

  • Permanently waterproof
    The membrane provides reliable waterproof protection. No matter what sort of adventure you may be planning, you can count on GORE-TEX tech­nology to keep your feet pleasantly dry.

  • High breath­ability
    Designed with optimal breath­ability in mind, GORE-TEX shoes provide pleasant comfort even during intense activities. Water cannot penetrate the footwear, and moisture produced inside the shoe escapes through billions of pores in the GORE-TEX membrane.

  • Windproof
    The GORE-TEX membrane dependably fights off the wind and the weather. As a result, you can head off on a tour no matter what the weather is like.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it's done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic  stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cushioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it’s done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cush­ioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it's done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic  stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cushioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it’s done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cush­ioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

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“No matter whether snow is falling, rain is plunging from the sky or the sun is shining – children wearing GORE-TEX footwear can romp around to their heart’s content during any type of weather.”

Michael | LOWA Product manager

Hiking adventure Forgetting the routine, relishing the fun

The sun is beaming down, a cool breeze is stirring, and you are stuck in the office, at home or somewhere in the city most of the time – the daily grind has you firmly under its control. It’s about time for a jaunt in nature! A little adventure awaits you. Your workout in the fresh air will be balsam for your body and mind, no matter whether you set off on a one-day hike or a multiple-day tour. It will reawaken the curiosity of your childhood and will be a tremendous oppor­tunity to create an unfor­gettable experience with your family and friends. As part of #ForTheNextStep, we plan to explore and share the motivation behind and the joy of the phenomenon known as hiking with you.

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Image photo with the RENEGADE GTX MID, Image Shooting Gardasee

LOWA DynaPU®+ For a continuously good rebound effect

LOWA DynaPU®+ is used in the LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID. This is a specially developed foam padding used in the midsole of footwear. It plays a key role in the rolling prop­erties and the cush­ioning of the footwear. The new LOWA DynaPU®+ offers even better recovery behaviour thanks to its special cell structure. This, in turn, creates an improved rebound effect for athletes. Even with constant use, the recovery behaviour does not lose any of its high performance qualities.

  • Good rebound effect
    The plastic called poly­urethane is a foam padding that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties. The plastic retains its form and springs back to its original condition even when its millions of tiny bubbles are frequently pressed together. This, in turn, creates a good rebound effect.

  • Good comfort
    The special material devel­opment is char­ac­terised by good cush­ioning prop­erties. As a result, walking comfort and rolling prop­erties have been noticeably increased – even during long hikes.

  • Light­weight
    The plastic called poly­urethane is a very light­weight foam padding. The result is a sole that offers the best form of comfort.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it's done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic  stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cushioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it’s done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cush­ioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it's done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic  stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cushioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it’s done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cush­ioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it's done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic  stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cushioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

Trekking lovers and hikers listen up: The time is always right for an outdoor experience. It becomes even better when it’s done in and with the right footwear. The LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID is made to order for such occasions. This chic stylishly embossed boot made of high-quality full-grain leather will allow you to walk away boredom step by step. Endurance is provided by the cush­ioning midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®+, the VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO outsole and, of course, the GORE-TEX membrane that keeps out wind and weather.

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Technical data

Name

LOWA® EXPLORER GTX MID

Article number

210712 9055

Sole

VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO

The VIBRAM® ROCK TRAC® EVO shows off its strengths on versatile terrains: Good grip, the Vibram® Megagrip rubber compound and the special triangular profile design provide optimal comfort. More …

Proven Vibram® rubber sole from a high-quality provider from Italy.

Midsole

100%
Poly­urethane (PU)

Poly­urethane (PU) is a soft plastic that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties and is usually used in the midsole as a result. Through the use of PU, the soles become light­weight and func­tionally flexible.

Insole

Approx. 10%
Mesh

Mesh is a material that consists of many evenly spaced holes. It is usually made of polyester or nylon and basically a lattice-like material that is created by interwoven threads. Thanks to its special design, the man-made fibre is partic­ularly permeable to air, has special moisture-regu­lating qualities and is easy to care for, breathable and crease-resistant.

Approx. 90%
Poly­urethane (PU)

Poly­urethane (PU) is a soft plastic that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties and is usually used in the midsole as a result. Through the use of PU, the soles become light­weight and func­tionally flexible.

Upper material

Approx. 80%
Suede leather

Suede leather comes from the flesh side of the hide. It has a looser fibre structure, a quality that creates a velvety surface and a light pile. Suede leather is partic­ularly durable and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, suede leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Approx. 20%
Fabric

Our natural and synthetic fabrics facilitate optimal warming and moisture management with the help of their usage-specific char­ac­ter­istics. Thanks to their structural design, they are smooth and make our products extremely comfortable.

Lining material

100%
GORE-TEX

Footwear equipped with a GORE-TEX membrane is reliably waterproof, windproof and breathable. More …

Functions

LOWA DynaPU®+ has a very high level of recovery behaviour. The highly elastic features maintain their prop­erties for a very long period of time. More …

Footwear stiffness

The footwear is flexible and supports natural rolling prop­erties as a result.

Weight

1160 g/Pair (UK 8)

PPE Regu­lation

Please note that if it is intended to use the purchased products as personal protective equipment in accordance with Art. 3 No. 1 of Regu­lation (EU) 2016/425 (PPE Regu­lation), the user is responsible for checking the products for the presence of a corres­ponding certi­fication (see technical data of the product). If the product lacks a certi­fication required for use as personal protective equipment as defined by the PPE Regu­lation, the product may not be used as personal protective equipment or only for non-profes­sional purposes.