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R-8 GTX THERMO

Don’t get cold. R-8 GTX THERMO

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.

Weight: 1380 g/Pair (UK 8)
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  • Deutschland, Berlin, Polizei

    Perfect in use.

    The police are a government authority responsible for monitoring and maintaining public safety and order as well as enforcing government and personal law.

    • Comfortable
      High comfort even during long police work.

    • Discreet appearance
      Thanks to its unobtrusive appearance, the shoe can fit right into everyday use on the job.

    • Waterproof and breathable
      The waterproof and breathable features provide optimal weather protection during operations.

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    Turns every landing into a pleasure.

    Parachuting involves a range of different jumps from aeroplanes to introduce troops to areas of operation. Such missions can involve jumps made at low altitudes with round parachutes that open automatically or military freefalls with parafoils and occasionally heavy rucksacks. Parachuting places some special demands on footwear worn during such missions. Important features include closed hooks to prevent the hooks from becoming caught in suspension lines, good heel cushioning and a stable upper to prevent injuries during landing.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper design provides stability during landings.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent them from becoming accidentally caught in parts of the parachute.

    • Good heel cushioning
      Good heel cushioning reduces stress during landings.

  • pixabay_soldier-4768760

    Perfect in use.

    Combat deployment is a military assignment conducted in an active war zone. The combat mission is designed to fend off threats as well as to restore and maintain public safety. The terrain can vary greatly, depending on the area of operation. It may range from urban areas to remote locations with rough terrain. The ideal footwear for combat missions has a stable upper that supports the ankle and provides a high level of comfort even during extended engagements. A robust fabric provides the required durability, even under adverse conditions.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required for demanding situations.

    • Very robust
      The very robust boot is designed to handle long, demanding combat missions.

    • Comfortable
      The boot is also ideal for extended periods of wear thanks to its high level of comfort.

  • Image photo with the ZEPHYR GTX MID TF,

    Perfect in use.

    Mission boots are work shoes that meet the requirements for use during large law enforcement operations to avert threats and maintain public safety and order, for example at the riot police. Mission boots have a range of different qualities that can fulfil the particular usage purpose in the best-possible way.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required for demanding situations.

    • Waterproof and breathable
      The waterproof and breathable features provide optimal weather protection during operations.

    • Discreet appearance
      The discreet appearance enables to shoe to remain unobtrusively in the background.

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    The right comrade in every situation.

    Patrols cover a limited area. They are used to conduct exploration, reconnaissance or security missions. The location and length of such missions vary tremendously, a fact that places tremendous demands on mission equipment, particularly the footwear. Challenging terrain (like the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan), frequent kneeling as well as good mobility and responsiveness require tough, but lightweight boots that offer moderate sole rigidity and provide solid support to the ligaments and tendons.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required during abrupt movements.

    • Moderate sole rigidity
      The boot’s moderate sole rigidity supports the foot without hindering movement.

    • Comfortable
      The snug boot remains comfortable even when it is worn for an extended amount of time.

  • Image photo with the ZEPHYR GTX MID, Shooting für Kobre/ Serbische Special Forces

    Descend safely.

    Fast roping is a quicker technique than abseiling. Fast roping involves mission forces sliding down a rope from helicopters without using descenders. The method enables mission forces to land on ships and to be introduced to hard-to-reach terrain or developed areas. Because of the friction produced by rope sliding, the medial side of the boot must be equipped with heat protection. Similar to footwear worn during parachuting, the boots must have such special features as closed lace-up hooks and good heel cushioning to lessen the impact of landing.

    • Protected medial side of the boot
      The protected medial side of the boot prevents premature wear and tear caused by sliding on a rope.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent the footwear from getting caught in the rope during descent.

    • Good heel cushioning
      The good heel cushioning lessens the force of the impact with the ground.

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    Don’t get cold.

    Winter warfare is a military assignment carried out in very cold weather, frequently in combination with snow and ice. The objective of a winter mission is exploration, reconnaissance, security or combat in winter conditions and at times on very demanding terrain covered by (deep) snow and ice produced during this season of the year. To meet these special demands, a boot needs to be well-insulated and have a grippy sole that has been designed with these conditions in mind. Waterproof features prevent the constant penetration of moisture and thus the development of cold bridges in the boot.

    • Insulation
      The insulation creates a pleasant foot climate even on cold days.

    • Grip on snow and ice
      The good grip on snow and ice provides the support needed to handle adverse weather conditions.

    • Waterproof and breathable
      The waterproof and breathable qualities of the lining create a continuously balanced foot climate.

  • Security man standing indoors

    Perfect in use.

    Event security is performed to protect actors and visitors at public gatherings. It is performed in urban areas and on natural surfaces.

    • Stable upper
      High comfort even during long usage.

    • Waterproof and breathable
      The waterproof and breathable qualities of the footwear create a continuously balanced foot climate.

    • Very robust
      The robust boot can handle high levels of stress for long periods of time.

R-8 GTX THERMO

VIBRAM® ARCTIC GRIP TRAC® II Taking winter weather in stride

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®.

VIBRAM® ARCTIC GRIP TRAC® II

GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear Guaranteed weather protection – even during fickle conditions.

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.

  • 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.

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 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.

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Corporate responsibility (CR) stands for far-sighted management in a company’s core business and has a high priority in the business’s overall strategy. CR is a key aspect of sustainable growth in the following areas of business activity: the market, jobs, the common good, the environment and supply chains. Social, environmental and commercial issues are given equal weight, and stakeholders are integrated into the strategic focus of the company’s CR activities.

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SINGLE INJECTION The bond between the sole and upper

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.

  • Lightweight
    This process uses a plastic called polyurethane. It is a very lightweight foam padding.

  • Cushioning
    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.

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 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.

SUPPORT FRAME Comfortably framed

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.

  • Lightweight
    The LOWA-MONOWRAP® is made of a plastic called polyurethane. It is a very lightweight material.

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 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.

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

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.

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 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 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 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.

MINIMAL SEAMS Fewer stitches for lots of comfort

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.

Winter arctic mountains warfare. Action in cold conditions. Trooper with weapons in forest somewhere above the Arctic Circle on one knee

CLOSED HOOKS Hold without a snag

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.

Winter arctic mountains warfare. Action in cold conditions. Sniper and spotter with weapons in wait somewhere above the Arctic circle

PrimaLoft® 400 Comfort for the cold time of year

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.

Winter arctic mountains warfare. Action in cold conditions. Squad of soldiers with weapons in forest somewhere above the Arctic Circle. Back view

Technical data

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R-8 GTX THERMO

Article number

310675 0999

Sole

VIBRAM® ARCTIC GRIP TRAC® II

The profile for winter conditions. Lisää

A Vibram® sole with a newly developed polymer mixture that produces good grip on snowy surfaces.

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. 5%
Aluminium foil

Aluminium foil is the name used to describe a thin foil that is produced in a rolling process using the raw material of aluminium. Air-tight aluminium foil is primarily used in insoles as a layer of insulation that fights off cold from below and retains heat in the shoe.

Approx. 10%
Perforated polyethylene

The structure of our perforated polyethylene promotes increased air circulation.

Approx. 50%
Polyethylene

Polyethylene is a semi-crystalline and non-polar thermoplastic resin that is, by far, the most widely used plastic in the world. Polyethylene is used in part as a component of man-made fibre/blended fabrics. It is used primarily to create comfort and insulate the foot from below.

Approx. 35%
Non-woven fabric

Non-woven fabric is a collection of fibre of limited length, filaments or cut yarns. Used as a component/covering of feet beds, the layer of non-woven fabric absorbs the heat generated by the foot, creating a pleasant feeling of comfort even in cold weather.

Upper material

100%
Full-grain leather

Full-grain leather offers the very best quality that leather has to offer. It consists of various types of leather whose grain side is processed on the outside, regardless of the strength of the natural grain of the animal. The qualities of the leather can be smooth, structured, grained, embossed or shrunk. Full-grain leather has open pores and may be used for many years if it is properly cared for.

Lining material

Approx. 50%
GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear

Shoes equipped with a GORE-TEX performance comfort footwear membrane are permanently waterproof and are perfect for fluctuating temperatures. Lisää

Approx. 50%
PrimaLoft® 400

The high-tech insulation PrimaLoft® 400 is a world-class synthetic insulating material made of polyester (400 g/m²). Lisää

Functions

The shoe is equipped with lacing hooks with a closed design. The laces are guided securely and cannot slip out of their hooks. Closed lace hooks minimise the risk of the shoe getting caught on objects. Lisää

A special frame design known as LOWA MONOWRAP® provides stability. Lisää

The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness. Lisää

Avoidance of unnecessary stitches to reduce pressure points. Lisää

The single-injection midsole is directly injected onto the footwear. Lisää

Footwear stiffness

The shoe is moderately stiff.

Construction methods

Injected Construction

To create optimal cushioning and the very best comfort, the soles of LOWA multifunctional shoes are directly injected. The complex injection process attaches the slip-lasted upper directly to the sole. This method creates shoes that offer optimal cushioning and are particularly lightweight.

Upper height

Upper height measurement according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012: 195 mm
Upper height outside: 205 mm
Upper height inside: 165 mm
Design according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012: C (Boot Medium High)

Weight

1380 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.