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LOWA PU Midsoles: more durable, more comfortable, more earth-friendly

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We footwear nerds talk a lot about the importance of support, but do you ever wonder what actually makes a boot or shoe supportive? A huge factor is the midsole – the material that sits between the boot’s uppers and the outer sole. The degree of support from that material can make the difference between having a great outing or coming home with achy –and possibly injured-feet.

We use PU (polyurethane) for our midsoles because it:

  • is very durable – it keeps its shape and support long after other materials like EVA have “pancaked”
  • springs back to its shape with every step, even when it’s been compressed over many miles of walking
  • is a significantly less toxic material to manufacture than EVA.

Learn more on Lowa web site.