A new spate of rumors indicates that Tecnica Group is discussing the possible sale of its majority stake in Lowa to help refinance the Italian company, hit by a drop in orders for winter products. The rumor has circulated before, but this time it is accompanied by speculation about a possible interest in the big and profitable German-based producer of outdoor boots by an Asian investor. Officials of Tecnica and Lowa declined to comment, but it seems that are other potential candidates from other parts of the world.