Lowa R-8 GTX Thermo
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The R-8 GTX THERMO shines when the elements turn nasty. The warm winter model is designed for use in cold temperatures and rough terrain. It feels right at home in the icy days of winter. The lining with Primaloft® 400 material keeps the wearer’s feet warm while the outsole that is made with Vibram® Arctic Grip technology and a rubber mix especially designed for low temperatures provides the necessary support. The lining with the GORE-TEX membrane creates an optimal foot climate even during increased activity. In addition to all of its functionality, the R-8 GTX THERMO is lightweight and offers exceptional comfort.
The model R-8 GTX THERMO comes with a Vibram® Arctic Grip sole. This sole represents state-of-the-art technology. The sole is made of a special rubber compound that is designed to deliver high performance and quality. The sole is designed to produce good grip on snowy surfaces.
The large profile studs, their arrangement and a Vibram® rubber compound are the key reasons why the VIBRAM® ARCTIC GRIP TRAC® II performs so well in winter conditions. It has everything it needs. Models with this sole come with a directly injected midsole made of LOWA DynaPU®.
Guaranteed weather protection even during fickle conditions: The R-8 GTX THERMO is equipped with a GORE-TEX performance comfort footwear membrane. The innovative technology delivers optimal waterproof protection and breathability.
• Permanently waterproof
The membrane provides reliable waterproof protection. No matter what sort of activity 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 are a pleasure to wear even during intense activities and fluctuating temperatures. Water cannot penetrate the footwear, and moisture produced inside the shoe escapes through billions of pores in the GORE-TEX membrane.
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.
The R-8 GTX THERMO is footwear onto which the outsole has been directly injected. This manufacturing technique creates an exceptionally precise and very strong bond between the sole and upper.
This process uses a plastic called polyurethane. It is a very lightweight foam padding.
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.
• A wide range of design options
Thanks to direct injection, the sole can be designed in a very large number of ways. The multifaceted properties of the materials used enable the shoes to be effective in a broad number of areas.
With the LOWA-MONOWRAP® frame, the midsole of the R-8 GTX THERMO provides the very best comfort. This three-dimensional midsole design was developed by LOWA in 1995. The frame comfortably cradles the foot and support it when the shoe wearer ventures across uneven surfaces. The sole design is slightly raised for shoes with a SUPPORT FRAME.
• Good guidance for the foot
The foot is optimally nestled into the shoe thanks to the frame’s three-dimensional design.
• Increased comfort
The special midsole design ensures snug footing in the shoe. The foot is pleasantly cradled by the three-dimensional frame.
• The LOWA-MONOWRAP® is made of a plastic called polyurethane. It is a very lightweight material.
Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the R-8 GTX THERMO, the forefoot and upper have their own separately adjustable lacing zones. As a result, the shoe can be individually adapted to the anatomy of the foot and laced in different ways for ascents and descents.
Stitches and material overlaps are eliminated in the R-8 GTX THERMO thanks to the use of large pieces in forming the upper. This reduces the possibility of pressure points, a feature that enhances comfort.
The R-8 GTX THERMO is equipped with lacing hooks with a closed design. They guide the laces very securely and keep them from getting caught upon contact with objects.
The R-8 GTX THERMO has no fear of extremely cold winter conditions thanks to its high-quality synthetic fibre insulation with a 400 g/m² lining. The insulating performance that is comparable to that of down, keeps the wearer’s feet pleasantly warm during winter conditions.
• Optimal warming performance
PrimaLoft® insulation offers an optimal mix of warmth performance, weight and volume. Its heat-retention qualities are comparable to those of good goose down. The fibres are so thin and soft that they flexibly adjust to the body’s form.
• Water repellent
PrimaLoft® insulation is water repellent. The material retains its form even when wet. During production, the ultra-fine micro-fibres gain their water-repellent properties in a special, fibre-based refining process. This special treatment prevents moisture from sticking to the fibres. PrimaLoft® insulation is also extraordinarily comfortable. The very low fibre strength facilitates good heat retention. The fibres trap more air with the same volume level, but can also be tightly compressed. This creates a high level of wearing comfort as well as excellent fibre recovery and long form stability.
Climate: Temperate, Cold