Image photo with the ZEPHYR GTX MID TF, Polizei Spezialeinheit Fluggelände

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

Certified working boot according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012
Code: O2 HI CI HRO FO SRC

Weight: 1240 g/Pair (UK 8)
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Use your ZEPHYR MK2 HI for , , and

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    Turns every landing into a pleasure.

    Para­chuting involves a range of different jumps from aero­planes to introduce troops to areas of operation. Such missions can involve jumps made at low altitudes with round para­chutes that open auto­mat­ically or military freefalls with parafoils and occa­sionally heavy rucksacks. Para­chuting places some special demands on footwear worn during such missions. Important features include closed hooks to prevent the hooks from becoming caught in suspension lines, good heel cush­ioning and a stable upper to prevent injuries during landing.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper design provides stability during landings.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent them from becoming acci­dentally caught in parts of the parachute.

    • Good heel cush­ioning
      Good heel cush­ioning reduces stress during landings.

  • Image photo with the ZEPHYR GTX MID TF, LOWA USA Military Police Shooting

    Your ideal partner.

    Special missions are law enforcement oper­ations conducted by tactical units on variable terrain for the purpose of fighting terrorism, rescuing hostages and enforcing arrest warrants. Footwear worn during special missions has particular features that enable it to meet the variable requirements of such oper­ations in the best-possible way. These critical features include high agility created by moderate upper and sole rigidity, multi­direc­tional soles for fast changes of direction and low weight for fast-paced missions.

    • High agility
      The boot’s upper and sole stiffness do not limit the user and have been optimised for fast movements.

    • Multi­direc­tional sole
      The multi­direc­tional sole provides the foot with the support it needs during fast movements without limiting manoeuv­rability.

    • Light­weight
      The light­weight design signi­ficantly increases the foot­wear’s dynamics.

  • United States paratroopers airborne infantrymen in action in the desert

    Perfect in use.

    Desert warfare is a military assignment carried out in very arid regions where the temperature fluc­tuates sharply. The objective of desert missions is exploration, recon­naissance, security or combat in very arid regions. The terrain is frequently very dry and dusty, while the temperature of the ground will rise and fall sharply. These are qualities requiring heat-dissipating materials and good breath­ability to regulate the temperature of the footwear. The boots must have soles that offer good grip in dust and sand as well as a stable upper to prevent wearers from turning their ankles on terrain covered by deep sand.

    • Heat-dissipating and very breathable
      The material’s heat-dissipating and very breathable qualities provide comfort even under such demanding conditions.

    • Good grip in sand and dust
      The good grip in sand and dust provides reliable momentum on chal­lenging terrain.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper offers good support and protection from turned ankles in deep sand.

  • Image photo with the ZEPHYR GTX MID, Shooting für Kobre/ Serbische Special Forces

    Descend safely.

    Fast roping is a quicker technique than abseiling. Fast roping involves mission forces sliding down a rope from heli­copters without using descenders. The method enables mission forces to land on ships and to be introduced to hard-to-reach terrain or developed areas. Because of the friction produced by rope sliding, the medial side of the boot must be equipped with heat protection. Similar to footwear worn during para­chuting, the boots must have such special features as closed lace-up hooks and good heel cush­ioning to lessen the impact of landing.

    • Protected medial side of the boot
      The protected medial side of the boot prevents premature wear and tear caused by sliding on a rope.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent the footwear from getting caught in the rope during descent.

    • Good heel cush­ioning
      The good heel cush­ioning lessens the force of the impact with the ground.

ZEPHYR MK2 HI

LOWA® X-TRAC MILITARY Outsole with an optimal rubber compound

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is equipped with a LOWA RUBBER OUTSOLE. Conceived by LOWA to meet the chal­lenges of real-world use, the profile design is made from an optimised rubber compound. The result is a rubber outsole with good traction in the back­country and off trail.

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the ZEPHYR MK2 HI, the forefoot and upper have their own separately adjustable lacing zones. As a result, the shoe can be indi­vidually adapted to the anatomy of the foot and laced in different ways for ascents and descents.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be individually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occupational footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insulating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip - it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton. The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be individually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occupational footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insulating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip - it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton. The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

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DOUBLE INJECTION Upper and sole become a fixed unit

To provide effective cush­ioning and improved comfort, the sole of the ZEPHYR MK2 HI is bonded to the upper in a tech­nically demanding injection process. The upper boot is placed into a specially designed mould. Various layers of PU foam padding are then poured into it. In the process, the sole and upper are bonded together.

  • Light­weight
    This process uses a plastic called poly­urethane. It is a very light­weight foam padding.

  • Cush­ioning
    The plastic called poly­urethane is a foam padding that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties. The plastic retains its form and springs back to its original condition even when its millions of tiny bubbles are frequently pressed together. This, in turn, creates a good rebound effect.

  • A wide range of design options
    Thanks to direct injection, the sole can be designed in a very large number of ways. The multi­faceted prop­erties of the materials used enable the shoes to be effective in a broad number of areas.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be individually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occupational footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insulating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip - it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton. The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

STABILITY FRAME Comfortably framed

With the LOWA-MONOWRAP® frame, the midsole of the ZEPHYR MK2 HI provides the very best comfort. This three-dimen­sional midsole design was developed by LOWA in 1995. The frame comfortably cradles the foot and support it when the shoe wearer ventures across uneven surfaces. The sole design is slightly raised for shoes with a STABILITY FRAME.

  • Good guidance for the foot
    The foot is optimally nestled into the shoe thanks to the frame’s three-dimen­sional design.

  • Increased comfort
    The special midsole design ensures snug footing in the shoe. The foot is pleasantly cradled by the three-dimen­sional frame.

  • Light­weight
    The LOWA-MONOWRAP® is made of a plastic called poly­urethane. It is a very light­weight material.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be individually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occupational footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insulating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip - it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton. The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

CLOSED HOOKS Hold without a snag

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is equipped with lacing hooks with a closed design. They guide the laces very securely and keep them from getting caught upon contact with objects.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be individually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occupational footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insulating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip - it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton. The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

TEXTILE LINING The lightness of summer

The textile lining in the ZEPHYR MK2 HI is pleasantly light­weight. The textile material is durable, easy to care for and comfortable.

  • Light and robust
    Shoes lined with textile material impress users with their light weight. The material is also very robust and easy to care for.

  • Optimal comfort in summer
    Shoes with a textile lining are very popular during the summer because they offer the best comfort. Their wide-meshed feature facil­itates good air circu­lation.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be individually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occupational footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insulating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip - it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is a highly breathable mission boot that achieves the ideal balance between agility, lightness and stability. The upper is made from a combination of water-repellent, tear-resistant suede and abrasion-resistant, breathable CORDURA® material. The highly breathable fabric lining is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for use in dry or hot and damp climate zones. The HI-CUT upper provides the support needed during parachute jumping and fast roping. An innovative locking hook allows the lacing to be indi­vidually adjusted in the forefoot and ankle area. The dual-layer PU midsole with a MONOWRAP® frame surrounds and supports the foot like an exoskeleton. The ZEPHYR MK2 HI is certified as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012. It is anti-static and has a cold and heat-insu­lating sole complex. The outsole is not only anti-slip – it is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat.

Technical data

Name

ZEPHYR MK2 HI

Article number

310852 C30 0731

Sole

LOWA® X-TRAC MILITARY

An outsole designed by LOWA with an optimised rubber compound to provide good grip.

The sole meets the highest anti-slip standards. Slip protection depends primarily on the design and rubber compound of the outsole. The shoe provides optimal slip protection on slick, wet and oily surfaces, as well as good grip on terrain.

Midsole

100%
Poly­urethane (PU)

Poly­urethane (PU) is a soft plastic that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties and is usually used in the midsole as a result. Through the use of PU, the soles become light­weight and func­tionally flexible.

Insole

Approx. 9%
Polyamide

Poly­amides are plastics that are synthesised and can be used to produce man-made fibres as a result. In addition to their toughness, poly­amides are known for their form stability, tear and abrasion resistance and waterproof qualities. Poly­amides are also elastic, very stretchy and high gloss.

Approx. 90%
Poly­urethane (PU)

Poly­urethane (PU) is a soft plastic that has very good cush­ioning prop­erties and is usually used in the midsole as a result. Through the use of PU, the soles become light­weight and func­tionally flexible.

Upper material

Approx. 65%
Suede leather

Suede leather comes from the flesh side of the hide. It has a looser fibre structure, a quality that creates a velvety surface and a light pile. Suede leather is partic­ularly durable and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, suede leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Approx. 35%
Fabric

Our natural and synthetic fabrics facilitate optimal warming and moisture management with the help of their usage-specific char­ac­ter­istics. Thanks to their structural design, they are smooth and make our products extremely comfortable.

Lining material

100%
TEXTILE LINING

A textile lining is pleasantly light­weight. More …

Functions

The shoe is equipped with an exchangeable footbed for optimal indi­vidual adjustment and, in combination with the ortho­paedic insoles ErgoPad® work:x and ErgoPad® work:h+ from BAUER­FEIND®, is certified and approved for use as occu­pa­tional footwear in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20347:2012. More …

The double-layer midsole is directly injected onto the footwear. The layers include carefully coordinated degrees of rigidity to create the best-possible comfort. More …

The shoe is equipped with lacing hooks with a closed design. The laces are guided securely and cannot slip out of their hooks. Closed lace hooks minimise the risk of the shoe getting caught on objects. More …

A special frame design known as LOWA MONOWRAP® provides an extra degree of stability. More …

The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness. More …

Construction methods

Injected Construction

To create optimal cush­ioning and the very best comfort, the soles of LOWA multi­func­tional shoes are directly injected. The complex injection process attaches the slip-lasted upper directly to the sole. This method creates shoes that offer optimal cush­ioning and are partic­ularly light­weight.

Upper height

Upper height meas­urement according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012: 200 mm
Upper height outside: 0 mm
Upper height inside: 0 mm

Weight

1240 g/Pair (UK 8)

PPE Regu­lation

Please note that if it is intended to use the purchased products as personal protective equipment in accordance with Art. 3 No. 1 of Regu­lation (EU) 2016/425 (PPE Regu­lation), the user is responsible for checking the products for the presence of a corres­ponding certi­fication (see technical data of the product). If the product lacks a certi­fication required for use as personal protective equipment as defined by the PPE Regu­lation, the product may not be used as personal protective equipment or only for non-profes­sional purposes.