Hiking shoes are by definition not necessarily suited for everyday wear. Nevertheless, they are being worn more and more often in the city. What was previously considered stiff and excessive is in today’s urban lifestyle nearly the norm. The functional hybrid LOWA Locarno GTX LO Ws with a casual look is consciously heading off in a new direction, one in which it skilfully pulls off the balancing act between lifestyle and outdoor footwear.
The trendy shoe shines in every way. The reduced LOWA Monowrap frame that optimally supports the foot and the cushioning mid-sole made of LOWA DynaPU create a complete, eye-catching look. “Lifestyle meets outdoor” – this sums up the essence of the functional models in the best possible way. With its urban trendsetters, LOWA once again provides a multifunctional solution for all sorts of activities for users’ shoe closets – no matter whether the footwear is destined for use in the mountains or downtown.
The Locarno GTX LO Ws is equipped with a LOWA rubber outsole. Conceived by LOWA to meet the challenges of real-world use, the profile design is made from an optimized rubber compound. The result is a rubber outsole with good traction in the backcountry and off-trail. The self-cleaning LOWA HYBRID TRAC sole is perfect for everyday use when the weather turns windy and nasty. With the help of its profile design and special tip and heel construction, it demonstrates its true strengths during ascents and descents.
Comfort and cushioning is further improved for specific uses with a complex injection-molding process using a layering process.
Highly breathable, durably waterproof lining material. Keeps feet pleasantly dry and offers optimised climate comfort for a broad range of outdoor activities.
LOWA's proprietary polyurethane (PU) foam that offers the durability, rebound and support that's typical of PU, combined with the light weight normally associated with EVA foam.
LOWA Rubber Outsole
Conceived and developed by LOWA, this rubber outsole varies in its rubber blend has a tread design with varying lugs, both factors based on intended use. Ideal for off-trail use.
Nylon joint-stabilizing element offers optimal support for recreational activity.
A higher wrap web construction gives the user good support for off-trail and backcountry use.