Care Myth: “If cared for properly, a shoe lasts forever.”

Image photo with the INNOX GTX MID Ws, Ulligunde Aserbaidschan 2019

LOWA shoes are designed to be durable and many details can be repaired or replaced. Never­theless, certain materials have a limited shelf life, e.g. the sole’s impact-absorbing wedge. This synthetic material ages over time and becomes porous at some point. This is a natural wear and tear process. That is why LOWA provides a complete resoling service for its TREKKING and MOUN­TAIN­EERING shoes, which involves entirely replacing both the impact-absorbing wedge and the tread sole, which is subject to wear and tear. Yet even with this kind of makeover, one truth remains: nothing lasts forever.