Sole

Intro

We believe in polyurethane (PU). It’s a terrific shock absorber and is the most durable midsole material there is - plus it uses a much cleaner manufacturing process than EVA (we use double melded non-toxic EVA midsoles only when weight is a primary design criterion). 

Combine a LOWA PU midsole with one of VIBRAM®’s acclaimed sole units and you get a double dose of incredible durability, comfort and superb performance underfoot. Like LOWA Boots, VIBRAM® began in the Alps as a response to mountaineers’ needs. Since its inception in 1935, VIBRAM® has become the gold (or should we say bright yellow?) standard for high performance soling products for outdoor footwear.

For best grip we rely on qualitatively first-class soles and sole constructions. These are designed to incorporate features and benefits to meet the demands and needs of each user and his or her selected outdoor activity.


Alpine

Alpine

Vibram® Dolent

  • Alpine profile design
  • High edge stability for optimum precision foot placement
  • Self-cleaning profile 
  • Available in New Zealand: WEISSHORN GTX CEVEDALE GTX

Backpacking

Backpacking

Vibram® Masai

  • PU midsole with anti-pronation/anti supination zones
  • Excellent grip on all surfaces thanks to self-cleaning mountaineering tread
  • Rough braking and rappelling studs
  • Undercut heel front for excellent grip
  • "Climbing Zone" at the tip of the sole
  • Available in New Zealand: TIBET GTX WXL, TICAM GTX WXL & Women’s GAVIA GTX WXL

 


Trekking

Trekking

Vibram® Apptrail

  • PU midsole with anti-pronation/anti supination zones, modern trekking boot tread with increased contact area
  • Self-cleaning tread for excellent grip
  • Pronounced front heel edge for good traction downhill
  • Available in New Zealand: CAMINO GTX WXL, CATALAN GTX WXL & Women’s MAURIA GTX WXL

 


Trekking

Trekking

Vibram® Tactis DST

  • PU midsole with anti-pronation/anti supination zones, tread aids the support function of the shoe
  • Ideal roll-off motion thanks to special stud configuration
  • Soft sole rubber increases cushioning and walking comfort
  • Available in New Zealand: RANGER GTX WXL & Women’s ALBULA GTX WXL

 


All Terrain Collection

All Terrain Collection

Vibram® Evo
 

 


All Terrain Collection

All Terrain Collection

LOWA Loren
  • MONOWRAP® sole construction with stabilizer
  • Stable and non-slip rubber outsole
  • Street-oriented tread
  • Ideal for trips on stable paths or for taking a walk
  • Available in New Zealand: SCORPIO GTX & Women's SCORPIO GTX

 


All Terrain Collection/Task Force

All Terrain Collection/Task Force

Vibram® Vialta
  • PU midsole for good shock absorption
  • Excellent grip on all surfaces
  • Available in New Zealand

 


Task Force

Task Force

Vibram® Tsavo
  • SPS-system - PU midsole with anti-pronation/anti-supination zones
  • Excellent grip on all surfaces due to self-cleaning profile
  • Breaking, shock and stability zones
  • Cut-away angled heel
  • Shock-absorbing PU midsole for extra comfort
  • Available in New Zealand: COMBAT BOOT GTX & MOUNTAIN BOOT GTX WIDE

 


Task Force

Task Force

Vibram® MVS
  • PU midsole with anti-pronation/anti supination zones
  • The tread design excellently promotes the shoe’s support function
  • Ideal roll-off characteristics due to a special cleat configuration
  • Softer sole rubber increases cushioning and thus the walking comfort
  • Available in New Zealand: ELITE DESERT WIDE