LOWA ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID Ws Desert
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The latest generation of combat boots for women
With the new ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID Ws Desert, LOWA introduces the long-awaited and latest generation of its most renowned operational boot for women. Featuring a successful combination of the well-proven and breathable GORE-TEX membrane, tear-resistant suede, and an exceptionally ergonomic sole, this shoe is not only better but now also officially certified for operational use according to ISO 20347:2012. The particularly slip-resistant sole with optimal cushioning provides the necessary update, not only qualifying the shoe for dynamic operations and missions in varied and challenging terrain but also ensuring a firm grip on slippery and oily surfaces.
All the important features of the Zephyr have been improved many times over with the MK2 and ultimately perfected in many areas. Stability, lightness and agility characterise the ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID and confirm LOWA's high quality standards. Like its predecessor, the ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID Ws Desert is the right choice in any situation in official service or even on civilian microadventures in the forest and mountains. The ZEPHYR's improved moisture management also does a great job here, ensuring optimal performance even in high temperatures.
The high-quality LOWA X-TRAC MILITARY sole stands out for its functional design and excellent performance under all operational conditions. Whether on wet, oily, or rocky surfaces, the specially developed rubber compound maximizes slip resistance, earning it certification according to ISO 20347:2012.
The midsole, injected with particularly light foam, provides effective cushioning on any surface, which increases wearing comfort immensely. The various layers of polyurethane foam padding, moulded into an ergonomic shape and bonded to the upper, provide above-average cushioning and a special rebound effect. This happens thanks to millions of small bubbles that cushion endlessly under load and return to their original shape when the load is removed.
In the new ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID Ws, LOWA continues to utilize the patented LOWA-MONOWRAP frame, which envelops the foot and provides optimal support in all directions thanks to its three-dimensional design.
The blend of 9% polyamide and approximately 90% polyurethane combines excellent cushioning properties with outstanding dimensional stability, tear and abrasion resistance, and waterproofness. These benefits support a stable footbed, ergonomic comfort even during long use, and high-performance moisture management.
Lowa uses a successful combination of hard-wearing suede and high-performance synthetic material. This gives the ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID Ws Desert a loose fibre structure with a velvety surface, guaranteeing excellent functional properties.
In the overall design of the second generation Zephyr, improvements have been made in surface processing to enhance comfort. This includes a revised seam alignment between the forefoot and midfoot, which helps prevent pressure points, particularly during frequent kneeling.
The processed GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear membrane of the ZEPHYR defies cold wet weather and hot temperatures. It provides reliable protection against water penetration and ensures unrestricted breathability at all times. This means that even the most adverse weather conditions are withstood and full operational capability is guaranteed.
The two-zone lacing system of the ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID separates the forefoot from the upper. The two separate, adjustable lacing zones allow an individual and anatomical adjustment of the foot. This is particularly noticeable for lacing during ascents and descents. The closed lacing hooks guide the laces securely without them slipping out. This means that they do not get caught on undergrowth or clothing.
Functional lace garages securely store extra length in the laces, and the enlarged grip loops on the back of the boot ensure even quicker entry when wearing tactical gloves.
The ZEPHYR MK2 GTX MID Ws Desert guarantees an individualised fit with an exchangeable footbed in combination with the renowned orthopaedic insoles ErgoPad work:x and ErgoPad work:h+ from BAUERFEIND. As a result, the ZEPHYR is also certified and approved as a work shoe according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012.
The innovations in a nutshellThe ISO 20347:2012 certification makes the use of these boots a guarantee even for official operations by authorities as the LOWA X-TRAC MILITARY sole with superior slip resistance ensures a firm grip even on smooth, wet, and oily surfaces.
The fresh profile design with a designated rope arch provides ideal suitability for fast roping.
The revised seam alignment between the forefoot and midfoot ensures maximum comfort, especially during frequent kneeling in action.
The smart closure mechanism and functional lace garages contribute to better comfort as well as increased safety and stability.
Enlarged grip loops on the back of the boots ensure even faster entry, especially when wearing tactical gloves simultaneously.
- GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear membrane for waterproofness and breathability
- Heat protection on the sides of the shaft for heavy-duty abseiling applications
- PU midsole bonded to the upper
- Upper 80% leather, 20% textileLOWA-MONOWRAP midsole frame
- Lowa X-TRAC MILITARY sole with maximum slip resistance
- Two-zone lacing system
- Closed lacing hooks
Uppers: 80% suede leather, 20% synthetic fabrics
Sole: Lowa ® X-TRAC MILITARY
Type / Function: Tactical Boot
Weight: 1,27 kg
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