Updates on the Lowa Alpine Ice GTX

  • This high-cut mountaineering boot features an abrasion-resistant integrated gaiter with zip-up closure. Its inner linings are Gore-tex and Primaloft. The former makes it waterproof and breathable. The latter keeps the boot insulated.
  • The boot’s cushioning is brought by the DuraPU midsole and an anatomically shaped insole. These features sit atop the Vibram outsole which renders traction on virtually all types of terrain.

Lowa Alpine Ice GTX: Grippy AF

The Vibram Alp Trac Ice has multiple features that enable the boot to tackle snowy, rocky, and loose trails. The large contact surface at the toe (also called climbing zone) and heel help secure foothold on grounds.

Its lugs have a medium depth which enables the shoe to shed accumulated dirt and mud, reducing the risk of slipping.

This crampon-ready outsole is also equipped with the close-to-the-ground and close-to-the-rock technologies from Lowa. The former reduces platform height for safety while the latter helps increase outdoor sensitivity.

Cozy and steady all throughout

Featuring the DuraPU midsole, the Alpine Ice GTX provides cushioning and rebound on the trails. It works with Lowa's Hard Shank (a type of joint created by the brand) that is also integrated with a heel cushioning.

This setup maximizes comfort and support. The insole is wrapped in PU foam which conforms to the shape of the foot, providing natural arch support.

Say goodbye to wet feet

The Lowa Alpine Ice GTX has an integrated gaiter that uses a waterproof zipper for closure. Aside from shielding the foot against snow and water intrusions, these two also render protection from freezing temperatures.

Additionally, the feature Fit Ribbon is a minimalist lacing system used internally for a more secure foot lockdown.

The inside is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane which handles breathability and waterproofing. It helps keep the foot dry and fresh.

The Primaloft 400, on the other hand, a synthetic insulation also installed in the boot. It retains heat in wintry conditions, for a warmer and comfier environment.

On the exterior, the Alpine Ice GTX is wrapped along the sides by a high wall rubber rand. It adds durability and protection from the trails.

Additional info on the Lowa Alpine Ice GTX

This boot is compatible with step-in crampons.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 30.9oz
Use: Alpine
Cut: High cut
Features: Insulated, Vegan, Single
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.