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Break-in periods are just so old-fashioned.

Get incredible comfort out of the box and many miles down the trail from the Lowa Men’s Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boot. This Lowa bestseller combines a host of performance features with a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable protection from wet, muddy trails.
  • Monowrap Frame utilizes polyurethane injected around the sides of the shoe to wrap the foot in a lightweight, comfortable and supportive frame
  • Gore-Tex membrane seals out moisture while allowing water vapor to escape, so you can ford streams and slog through mud with dry feet
  • Full-length nylon shank provides enhanced support and performance on rugged terrain
  • Climate Control footbed features perforations that improve breathability
  • Vibram Evo outsole offers confidence-inspiring traction on mixed terrain

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5 5

Dry toes in Alaska

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These hiking boots DELIVER. Just got back from a two week trip to Alaska where I put the beat down on them. Hiked the rocky West Glacier Trail to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, strapped crampons to the Lowas and ice climbed, then took a much harder trail back through inclines, mud, and dense brush. Hiked in hours of solid rain and countless times submerged my whole foot ankle deep in a stream or rain hole. My feet stayed warm and dry the whole time--as in not one drop of water penetrated. Used it for two more regular trail hikes and then went halibut fishing in them. The Vibram soles kept me slip free almost the entire time except once when I slid on wet moss--which will slip any sole ever made. All said and done I hiked probably 20-25 miles total and my feet felt great. No blisters--not even any abrasions or skin irritations thanks to baby powder, awesome hiking socks, and most of all these boots! And to think I got these only because they were the most comfortable hikers I tried on (I went a 1/2 size up to accommodate thick socks and potential swelling). I will wear these until they rot!

5 5

Best hiking boot in the world!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My husband has put these through the wringer and they've held up well. He is a geologist and has been hiking every day for four weeks straight. No problems. He also wears them when riding is motorcycle and they work well for that too.

5 5

Great Hiking Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have put some miles on these boots. I live in Tahoe but have taken them to NZ, Nepal, Colorado, Sierra's, etc. and I wouldn't buy another boot because I haven't experienced any shortcomings.

4 5

3rd pair

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I'm on my third pair, which is the good and not so good news. Pluses: VERY comfortable, hike all day boots. Minus: seams start to unravel long before the soles are worn out. I go through one pair per season, though admittedly I'm pretty rough on them -- lots of granite talus and scree in the Sierra high country. They work, so I just buy a new pair every season -- not a good idea to scrimp on boots. In the photo (which was not mean to be a photo of the boots) you can just barely see one of the seams starting to come apart. This has happened with all 3 pairs. At least I get a full season of happy feet for the price of the boots. If you don't hike as much or in the granite grinder of the Sierra, you can probably get multiple seasons out of these boots.

3rd pair
5 5

Hooves for Pops

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

My dad is a mountain goat, and needed some boots that would match his hiking abilities. He's been wearing a ratty old version of these bad boys for teaching field geology in obscure locations for the better part of a decade and they were starting to get prettttty sad looking (I'll try to snag a photo). Being the great kid I am, I picked him this years model and he was thrilled. He tells me they fit the same as the old pair, and only took a few hikes to break in. If you are looking to get a durable pair of hiking boots, I would absolutely recommend these, I especially like the high ankles to protect you from sprains and breaks on rough terrain.

5 5

Most comfortable boots I've ever owned

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My boots are about 12 years old now. I've used them to hike and backpack in Shenandoah National Park, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Fit great right out of the box. I've never had a blister in these shoes. Great traction on rock.

Most comfortable boots I've ever owned
4 5

Excellent

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

The color is as shown, dark grey / rust. Laces are strong and pull tight easily, the 3 hooks (on each side) on the high top part keep the shoe snug around the ankle. The entire shoe is strong, it's not going to fall apart, very durable. The only negative is they are not warm - they are not winter boots, they are spring/summer/autumn hiking shoes

5 5

Great boot.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these boots and hiked 8-13 miles a day in these boots for a week in Utah. They held up well. My feet hurt only after one 13 mile hike that was solely uphill and downhill (on the 6th day of hiking). I wear these to work because I don't own winter boots. I would recommend these boots.

5 5

Great Hiking Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Have had these for two years now, and after a good wash they look just as good as the day I bought them. They're comfortable, durable, and an overall high quality boot.

5 5

Great support from a light boot!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have 3 pairs of Lowa renegades. They are very supportive and very light. very durable.

alternate lacing for extra support

alternate lacing for extra support

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another way to maximize support in a pinch.

GEAR REVIEW: Lowa Renegade GTX Boot

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You absolutely should not skimp when it comes to boots for hiking and backpacking. A good, well-made pair of boots is going to cost a little more than bargain priced boots, but it's an investment that is well worth it. In this video gear review, we take a look at Lowa's #1 selling hiking boot, the Renegade GTX. This is a great boot for hiking and lighter backpacking and is a good choice if it's your first "real" hiking boot. This boot is made for comfort and flexibility, but still has many high-end features. It's also one of Lowa's least expensive boots. For more details on the Renegade GTX from Lowa Boots, watch our brief video gear review above. Your feet will thank you.

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Great review. I love these boots. I'd like to add that if you're in a pinch and you tie them in a particular way you can add some more ankle support for heavier loads. I had to do this when I was backpacking in the Grand Canyon and a freak snow storm forced me to really ratchet them down with a around 25lb pack. Here's a link that helped me a lot.

http://www.backpacker.com/april_2003_gear_boot_lacing_tips/gear/5245

5 5

Lowa Renegades

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I hiked the entire CDT with these. Three pairs over 3000+ miles. 30-35 pound pack. No blisters, no break-in. They lose waterproofing after a while and are not particularly long lasting. That's the trade off of comfort versus durability. As I said before, no blisters......

4 5

Good Everyday Boot

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these boots for what they are, an excellent everyday boot. They are good on the medium trails with fairly lightweight loads, and around town. I'm an outdoor photographer and these have been my go to boots for years. They form to your feet well and have good lateral flexibility. Like just about every shoe/boot I need better insoles, so add the price of Superfeet. What they are NOT are heavy duty backpacking boots for the most gnarly terrain. For that look at the Banffs or Tibets. The only problem is that they are priced high for what they are. Still, I buy 'em because I've yet to find anything more comfortable.

5 5

Get it, you will love them.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used these boots in Alaska, Canadian Rockies and Switzerland. From walking around town, to backpacking with 33LB pack. No issues. I used medium size wool socks. Quality is great and if you have any questions, customer service is a phone call away.

5 5

Renegade GTX = Comfort!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is Lowa's best-selling boot. It's great for the casual hiker or backpacker and is designed with comfort and flexibility as the goal. Here is a brief video review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL6zwYbZBf0

4 5

Lowa Renegade GTX- A day hiking Champ

As a GORE-TEX Mt. Tech I'm giving full disclosure that I'm affiliated with GORE and their product. And though I'm not a paid employee, I do get special access to testing their products. Also, I was lucky enough to be stationed near a LOWA Boot Demo center this summer and was able to test several pairs of kicks for free.
There's no doubt that these are a boot for day hiking. Though they do fine on hut trips and summer backpack trips. They're light weight enough to fly through miles, but sturdy enough to offer support and cushion for a long and strenuous day. They breath great, and don't tire the legs like some of the beefier boots out there. Heavy they are not-. I did a lot of hiking in the summer suns of California, and my feet faired well despite sweaty days and wet feet after dips in mountain lakes. My feet did not marinade themselves as they typically do with an all leather model. Overall, if you're looking for a new all-around boot for your daily constitutional, this one is great. The one item i would recommend is a small gaiter to keep the detritus out. Mine seem prone to filling with dust and sand. Also, they have a certain urban style that i'm not overly partial too, but you're going to be covering them with dust and mud and wear and tear, so who cares as long as they're comfy, which they are. Like most LOWA Boots i've tried they break in well, because they don't take any time to break in. I did 11 miles my first day in them with no issues with my feet.They've fit since day 1. Also, i would recommend these over the Zephyr, whose tread and sole did not seem as solid as the Renegade. The Zephyr might be lighter, but i'd take a good sole and take a small concession on weigh. A good everyday sort of hiker for various terrain- Spring, Fall and Summer, but too thin for winter-
The little water I took them through didn't seem to get into my boot, these were muddy areas, stream crossings and light rain, though, not torrential downpours on which i can't comment.

3 5

Renegade GTX

Most comfortable boot found...best fit - no break-in period needed.
However, after ~350 high Sierra miles (much off trail - fishing trips mostly - pack weight ~35 pounds) the toe caps have separated from the boot (fixed twice now with epoxy but will need another shot of glue before going out again.)
Also, stitching at the front, toe-flex points has unraveled - had to re-stitch down again. Needs a better/more robust toe cap design.

Bottom line: A great boot initially but for $220 should last longer before falling apart.

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350 miles of rough terrain and in mountainous area is a lot of abuse. I think 3 stars is a bit rough.

Anderson Pass, High Uintas Wilderness

Anderson Pass, High Uintas Wilderness

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A great choice for rugged trails.

5 5

Outstanding, solid hiker.

I have had a few pairs of these and what they lack in style they sure make up in comfort and durability. Wearing these boots is like wearing a pair of slippers. I love the fact that they slip on and envelope the foot providing cushion on all planes within the foot cavity. I think they are a very neutral boot, which is good for medium to narrow wearers. The vibram is sticky, the uppers hold together nice and I have never noticed wear on the tongue or around the top of the toe box. They felt pretty light to me, and had a really nice flex in the top of the toe box. allowing for a smooth roll of the metatarsals and phalanges. The lacing stays pretty tight and the laces stay knotted. I wear a size 10.5 in most footwear and I wear a 10.5 in these so I am going to say they are true to size which has been my experience with all Lowa footwear in the past.

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