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About Lowa's Legendary Leather Linings
Buttery, Leather lining hugging your feet and molding to your unique foot shape...
"Sounds wonderful," you say, "but isn't it going to be hot when I'm cranking out the miles on a summit hike or multi-day backpacking trip?" Our answer, in a a word, is NO!
We know, we know.. .it's hard to believe that Lowa would call their leather lining "Natural air conditioning for your feet" but read on for more about the natural breathability of leather and the thought that goes behind Lowa's choice of leathers and tanning processes... and you'll never doubt again!
LOWA’s only uses the highest quality raw materials for their leather lining, and the best tanning processes that are kind to the skin. In this way, the heat (and sweat) produced within the footwear is directed away by the leather lining, leaving a pleasant internal wear climate. So what you get, every day on the trail, is:
- Excellent wear comfort: smooth yet retains its shape
- Healthy internal wear climate: air and moisture vapour permeable
- Dry feet: high levels of moisture absorption and moisture vapour release
- Constant temperature: warmth retention adapts to ambient external climate
- Very durable: hard-wearing, flexible, tear and abrasion resistant
LOWA COWHIDE NAPPA LEATHER - Natural, with high-tech qualities:
As a lining material, leather naturally has many of the qualities that high-tech fabrics require extensive development to achieve. LOWA uses only the very best cowhide nappa leather, which is particularly high performance. The leather is not dyed, nor is its surface treated in any way, so that the pores remain open and the leather can breathe. Its moisture absorption level is up to 200% of its own weight. This is only achievable by using special tanning methods. LOWA uses soft cowhide nappa leather that originates in Germany and is 1 - 1.5 mm thick.
Need we say more?? Seriously, though, it's time you stopped reading and just put a pair of Lowa leather lined boots on. But beware... you might never want to take them off...