Plinywrote a review of Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boot - Men's on February 6, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I have tried out many boots over the years. These are the only ones I wore out and purchased the same brand and model again. My first pair did have some toe cap separation and I used several different glues before I found one that seemed to work. These boots never leaked in spite of all the snow step kicking and Pacific Northwest rain. They fit me (other people may differ) extremely well and I purchased size 10.5 just like all my other shoes and they were true to size. They are a bit more pricey than I would like, but I don't think it is wise to save money if it makes your feet less comfortable. Although I go with a hiking shoe in summer, these boots work well for the other 3 seasons. I think the construction, design, and quality are worth the price alone, not to mention the comfort. They are so comfortable I wear them around camp loosely laced instead of carrying Moccasins like I used to do. I treat them with an aquious Nick Wax product that seems to several trips (but they don't leak even when I am negligent in my treatments). I gave a bad review on my first pair because they leaked through the tongue gusset but I now treat that well and that problem has been forestalled. BTY, I purchased a pair of boots between my two Renegade purchases and returned them because the Renegades were so much more comfortable: and I was suffering from separation anxiety without my Renegades.