Who should buy the Lowa Rocket

This Lowa offering is engineered for sports climbing and boulder-type problems. It favors ascents on vertical faces. Owners may climb in it both indoors and outdoor

Who should not buy the Lowa Rocket 

The Rocket is part of Lowa’s aggressively downturned climbing shoes. Its pointed toe region allows for precise mounting on edges and tiny projections. Kicks with this level of the downturn are ideal for single-pitch climbs. 

Lowa Rocket notable features

  • The Lowa Rocket rock climbing shoe is made for climbers who wish to send problems with enhanced precision. As it is designed with breathability in mind, users can expect to climb in it with extra airy comfort. Its slip-lasted construction provides wearers with improved sensitivity.
  • Senders can expect to mount on virtually all sorts of surfaces with adequate surefootedness with the Rocket’s Vibram outsole. When this component gets worn out, Lowa (or a qualified cobbler) can replace it with a new one for a fee.

Customizable fit by Velcro strapping system

The Rocket from Lowa is a low-cut rock shoe for men. Its partly leather, partly synthetic upper might stretch somewhat with regular use. It has a highly curved or asymmetric interior, which might induce some pressure between the wearer’s heel and forefoot. Users can customize the Rocket's overall fit via the shoe’s Velcro strapping system.

Excellent surface traction

The Lowa Rocket comes with a Vibram outsole called XS Edge for surface traction. It has a thickness of 3 millimeters. It creates a particularly sensitive feel for every surface and facilitates the absolute transfer of power. 

Sock-like fit 

Because of its sock-like fit and flexible elastic material, this shoe fits snug to the foot like a second skin and gives the best performance on the cliff face, indoors or while bouldering.

Grants an additional grip and protection on the trail

All three sections of its lower perimeter (heel, midfoot, and forefoot/toe box) are sufficiently randed to grant the climber additional grip and protection where needed.

Easy to wear thanks to its trio pull loops 

The upper of this aggressive rock shoe is made with a combination of leather and microfiber. Getting in and out of its unlined interior is made relatively quick, thanks to its trio of pull loops. 

Additional Info

  • The Rockets favor low-volume feet, especially with the high rubber side rands. If you have narrower feet, wear your street-shoe size and for wider feet, consider coming up a half-size.
  • The Rocket has a lace-up sibling in the Lowa Rocket Lace.

Facts / Specs

Technology: Leather, Synthetic
Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather, Synthetic, Vibram

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Author
Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.