Lowa Task Force Tactical Military Boots

Lowa has been making quality footwear for almost 100 years. Their Task Force range of boots, specifically designed for military, police and services personnel, are considered by many to be the best in the world. Made to the highest specifications in their German factory, Lowa boots have been tried and tested by armed forces throughout the world, in all conditions, and are guaranteed to give you years of top performance, durability and comfort.

The Lowa Boots Story


Lowa is Born

Lowa is founded by Lorenz Wagner in the Bavarian village of Jetzendorf, near Munich, Germany, manufacturing high quality brogue oxford shoes. The name Lowa is derived from the combination of the first two letters of his christian name and surname (LO WA).


The First Lowa Factory

The business is successful, and Lorenz opens his first factory. Further success follows with the addition of Lowa Alpine boots for the mountain infantry and Lowa lace-up ski boots. Sepp Lederer begins his career in the comoany as an apprentice.

1950s & 1960s

The Second Generation

Lorenz Wagner sadly passes away in 1953, and the second generation of the Wagner family steps forward: Wagner’s daughter Berti and her husband Josef “Sepp” Lederer, who continue to successfully expand the Lowa brand through the 1950s and 1960s.


New Technologies

Lowa takes full advantage in the 1970s of man- made materials and technical innovation, such as polyurethane injection moulding systems,  ulcanised rubber soles and air injected sole units that offer Lowa footwear full protection from moisture and insulation from the cold, whilst maintaining their shape despite constant bending and flexing.



Lowa continues to introduce innovations, such as its Lowa Air System that provides optimal
fit due to its unique air cushioning.


Further Lowa Expansion

Ongoing success creates the need for further  expansion of the Lowa facility. Two new manufacturing areas are built.


Change and Continuity

Sepp Lederer hands over the day-to-day company management to his son, Stefan Lederer, who develops a wide range of quality footwear, including the Lowa Street Trekker.


A Change of Lowa Ownership

The giant Italian Technica Group, which also owns the companies Nordica, Dolomite, Blizzard and Rollerblade acquires Lowa. The manufacturing of Lowa ski boots is transferred to the Technica factory in Italy.

However, Jetzendorf, Germany remains the home of the manufacturing of Lowa trekking boots and Alpine boots, in addition to its research and development facitity.


Even Further Lowa Expansion

Continuing success leads to the expansion of Lowa offices and warehouses.


A Huge Goal

Due to the highest quality innovative products,  wa, for the first time, sells one million pairs of shoes and boots in a year. Lowa has become an established name in the European footwear market.


An Historic Event

Sales of Lowa boots and shoes reaches a remarkable two million in one year, selling its
now-famous footwear around the globe. Approximately 8% of Lowa’s production is its Task
Force range, including military boots, patrol boots and police boots.


Lowa Still Going Strong at 90

Lowa celebrates its 90th anniversary with continuing success worldwide.


The Market Leader

Lowa, through innovation and quality, is a market leader throughout Europe and continues to expand its foothold in North America, Asia and Eastern Europe, whilst still producing 100% of its products in Jetzendorf, Germany - a model of success that Lorenz Wagner would be extremely proud of. Discerning customers really appreciate the combination of tradition and innovation and value the quality, function and fit of Lowa boots.



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Manchester, M4 1LX

Tel: 0161 832 9683


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