Lowas Ranger III GTX is a classic for hikes in the alps with medium-heavy luggage. Its 2.2 mm thick shaft of Nubuck leather combines classic shoemaking with the newest of technologies. The Vibram Natural sole from the sole specialist Vibram counts among these technologies. With its medium strength tread depth, it is clearly designed for trekkers, trekking and backpack tours in the mountains. The special front and heel profiling provides efficient power transmission and optimum heel to toe movement. The special sole blend always guarantees perfect traction and optimum grip even on muddy routes or slippery stones and roots. The high shaft protects the ankle and also stabilizes the foot. The 2 zone lacing system and Lowas patented X-Lacing principle also help in this regard: the tongue is fixed horizontally and vertically and, therefore, cannot slip. This not only spares the hiker uncomfortable bruises, but also makes readjusting the lacing unnecessary. With the water proof Ranger III GTX, Lowa is offering a trekking shoe that can be resoled, thus making it your best buddy for many extended tours.