Image photo with the R-8 GTX THERMO,
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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Use your R-8 GTX THERMO for , , , , , , and

  • 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.

  • pixabay_australia-81503

    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.

  • pixabay_humvee-2552749

    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.

  • pixabay_bundeswehr-4776124

    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.

Corporate Respons­ibility Tradition and innovation since 1923

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

Name

R-8 GTX THERMO

Article number

310675 0999

Sole

VIBRAM® ARCTIC GRIP TRAC® II

The profile for winter conditions. More …

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. More …

Approx. 50%
Prim­aLoft® 400

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

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. More …

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

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

Avoidance of unne­cessary stitches to reduce pressure points. More …

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

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.