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- Leather and synthetic
- Made in USA or Imported
- Vibram sole
- Shaft measures approximately 5" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.75"
- Platform measures approximately 1"
- Nubuck leather upper
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Tackle any terrain and any weather in the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid. This men's hiking boot features a water-repellent nubuck leather upper. A Climate control footbed with comfort perforations improves breathability. The seamless, waterproof Gore-Tex lining reduces hot spots. This Lowa outdoor boot also has a full length nylon shank and a Vibram Evo outsole. Take the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid on your next weekend adventure! This style runs small. Please order up ½ size.
Ideal for day hikes and short-haul weekend pack trips, the LOWA Renegade GTX Hiking Boot combines versatility with comfort. Featuring a moisture-wicking footbed, full-length nylon shank, and shock-absorbent Vibram sole, these all-terrain hiking boots are designed to support lightweight packs up to 25 pounds.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 14 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005HUYU72
- Item model number: Renegade GTX Mid-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 10, 2007
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
UPDATE- 10 Months later
Doing day hikes, not rock scrambling, not trekking through snow, not leavings in front of fire to dry... Rubber started separating from leather in front of boot on top. both boots around the entire toe box. Unacceptable in my mind for $200+ boots. Wrote to lowa and their customer server had me ship me the boots and they reviewed and shipped me back a new pair in 2 weeks or less. New boot look and feel great and again no break in. Wonder how long these boots will hold up. Buy a pair of boot with a rubber toe guard in the front like most hiking boot have and this will avoid separation problems. Hopefully new pair holds up better but based on the other reviews I dont have high hopes.
These are pretty light in weight, 25 oz (717 g) per shoe in my size, yet they have very solid footing. Excellent outer sole. Mild arch support (not enough for me) but in-sole is removable and shoe had enough room for SuperFeet heel-arch orthotics.
I have been on the hunt for a good solid mid-weight hiker for a while now. These are a bit pricey and I hate to spend over $200 on a pair of shoes, but the cheapy Chinese stuff that dominates the market these days just doesn't cut it. In the end, money well spent in my book.
I like them because they fit me well, and seem to have a nice balance between rugged-ness and lightness. Another reason is that I am a bit clumsy and they protect my feet when I slam into a stone or root. However, I do seem to be between a narrow and a mid, which causes problems for my baby toes on a long tramp; I may just switch to a mid for pair #3 and see how that goes.
I wear them in a variety of terrains: extreme wet/muck; rooty forest tracks; foreshore low-tide scrambling; dry stony tracks, etc. The footing is good, although no replacement for common sense in very wet conditions. Its possible to walk through water in them, up to the top lace, as long as they are waterproofed properly, something which I've found should be done every year. In a pinch they can be worn under dress pants and not look too out of place (tho that probably depends on where you are).
In general, I do not like the lacing system; I think it is a bit out-dated. It takes a long time to get them off and on, for instance, if you pick up a stone. But it does have a bit of flexibility in how you configure it (you may find that different lacing setups are better for different terrains; but that is a characteristic of any decent boot, I think)
Despite the decreased durability, and the lacing system, I think I am going to stick with them for pair #3. Although I have tried other boots, its only been in stores; and nothing I've tried has fit me well enough that I would think of taking it any further. With a boot, where its just me and the track and no help nearby, the devil I know is better than the one I don't.
This is an update.
For my third pair I ordered .5 size larger than I have in the past (I read something about this on a site that specializes in hiking footwear). This has solved all of my problems with blisters/pinching on smaller toes. Leaving behind the snug fit I was accustomed to took a bit of getting used to but has turned out to be a very good move.