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  • Waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® liners keep your feet dry when you're stepping in shallow streams and hiking hard
  • Water-repellent nubuck leather uppers feature Cordura® nylon ankle bands for comfort and flexibility; polyester linings wick moisture to help keep feet dry inside
  • Derby-cut lacing fits a wide variety of foot volumes; padded and gusseted tongues relieve lace pressure while keeping out trail debris
  • Full-length nylon shanks offer great support for long days on your feet; polyurethane midsoles absorb shock
  • External polyurethane Monowrap® frames offer lateral stability while reducing weight
  • Vibram® Evo rubber outsoles on the men's Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots deliver excellent traction on a wide variety of terrain
  • Lowa is the official boot sponsor of the American Hiking Guides Association (AHGA)

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Nubuck leather/Cordura nylon
Lining Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
Midsole Polyurethane
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Vibram rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 7 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very comfortable but serious durability issues The first pair of these I bought had to be returned after a couple hikes because the rubber in front of the toes was pulling away from the leather. I exchanged them for another and those did better, but after 1 good season worth of hiking and backpacking one of the many seams is pulling apart on both boots. The laces didn't last very long either. On the good side, they are very very comfortable, require almost no break in, and the water proofing is good. They're so comfortable that I don't always bring another pair of shoes for before/after trips anymore. The waterproofing kept my feet dry through a bunch of shallow creek crossings.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lowa soles disappointing I bought a pair of Lowa Renegades last June. They are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned, hands down. Now it's February and I just happened to look at the soles. I was horrified to see that spots on the sole on both heels were worn right off. I called REI and they said to bring them back to the store and they would replace them, which they did, no hassle. The soles are very "sticky" which I really liked. They felt very secure on rocks or logs. I am hoping that these soft soles aren't going to let me down again, it would be a real shame. I'm going to recommend them due to the extreme comfort but be aware of the soles.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These boots ARE what they SAY they are!! I was looking for something that was Gor-tex, water proof...and very comfortable for long term use in all weather conditions, that would have good traction in mud/snow/ice. I train K9 dogs, and I find myself outside in some sloppy, wet...nasty stuff. I had tried some Solomon hightop Gor-tex hikers before trying these...they did not make the grade. These things truly DO/ARE what they are described to be! (And that's a first!) SUPER comfortable, good support...nice traction in all weather conditions...water proof (though I have not stood in a puddle for extended time) I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend these boots!!!
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lowa Renegade II GTX Delivered This boot met my important requirements of 1) built with membrane material, 2) light weight (a relative term), 3) comfortable. Ankle support is always hard to evaluate but so far no rolled ankles. After 3 days of break in I spent 2 weeks hiking 5 to 10 miles per day in the mountains of West Verginia. There was rain, rocks, mud, and lots of hilly terrain. The boot exceeded my expectations. No hot spots or blisters and dry feet. No slipping or sliding on muddy slopes. No comments on arch support as I require my own orthotics for that support. What you use will be entirely different. The boot held together and did everything I asked of it.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lace hook rivets can pull out Based on my experience with a pair of year-old Renegades used for about 100 miles of hiking, the third hook down from the top is poorly designed and fastened. First, it is too small and occasionally allows the lace to pop out. Second, and far more serious, the rivets which attach the hook to the boot can pull out. The first problem fosters the second, because the laces have to be kept particularly tight, which puts more strain on the hook. The hook's rivets are fastened only through the thin outer layer of leather with no backing underneath. This is a major design flaw, in my opinion. The hooks on my older Lowas were attached by nylon straps that were sewn to the boot, and no rivets were used. That design was bomb-proof. The current design is anything but.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sole disintegration These boots have been around the block over a few years, but nothing extreme, more work wear than trekking. Sadly both soles disintegrated on the same day after spending a day walking on some snow covered streets. A large bite sized chunk came out of one in the heel, with the rubber turning to powder, and the other split near the toe making both unwearable. Not sure if this is a recurring problem, but swapped to Salomon Quest to see if they wear a bit longer. Overall, during use they were a good boot, with a wide foot, and workable with my flat feet.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT FOR OFF-TRAIL, or Sierra? While super comfy - fit right out of the box, I bought these for light-weight, Sierra, fishing trips. (BTW, been backpacking 40 years now...100 nights/year. After ~ 200 miles, the outside seam (little toe area) just fell apart and the toe cap delaminated off the boot. Writing to Lowa, they responded that this boot not designed for off-trail travel - trail only?...even though carry 30 pounds, old and slow. . Loved them initially - not well-made though if fall apart this quickly. Wondering why all the mags tout this as a premier Sierra boot if not designed for a little rough conditions.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Delaminating Sole I really liked the construction of the boot when I bought it. The ankle support was good, the lacing system was excellent, the sole was stiff but with good rocker. After about 6 months of hiking about 2 to 3 times weekly the sole has started to delaminate on both sides of both shoes near the ball of the foot. The sole has more than 70% of the tread intact. This is completely unacceptable for a boot in this price range. In 30 years of hiking, I've never needed to apply shoe-goo to a boot before.
Date published: 2015-02-14
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Any idea what type of pack weight would be okay with these? I tried a pair of wide Keens and they were too flexible. I train with a 50 lb pack regularly.

Asked by: CRT3 Hiker
I used these on a 7 day backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon. I carried a 30 pound backpack (with water accounting for 9 pounds). I have one very weak ankle - affected by surgery. I chose these boots because of the their good ankle support combined with low weight. They served me well for the Grand Canyon Trek, which is a lot of hard ground and pounding. Some of it was on the Clear Creek Trail, which is poorly maintained by design. Now, however, the boots have lost some of their ankle support after only a few hundred miles of use. So know that they do their job for a couple hundred miles, but the design is such that the ankle support fatigues over time (which is common in boots).
Answered by: PanchoO
Date published: 2017-05-23

How wide is the wide version of Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots? I know that New Balance shoes 4E width work for me. Thank you

Asked by: skiman
The wide version of these shoes are EE width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

Some waterproof boots cause sweating - how are these boots at wicking away internal moisture?

Asked by: GoHiking
The ability of a waterproof membrane to transport moisture is affected by the amount of sweat, the outside temperature, and how well the finish of the boot is maintained. No boot with a waterproof membrane will breathe as well as one without. The Lowa Renegades transport moisture as well or better than any other boot using a waterproof membrane.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

my first pair of renegades lasted 6 yrs I bought a new pair last year and they developed a crack in the covering on the back of the heel. I was using strap on crampons more.Was this the problem or ?

Asked by: randy webster
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots are not designed to work with crampons. You can use traction devices with these boots, but not crampons. To see our selection of traction devices, just do a search for "traction device" on REI.com.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Will you carrying the Renegade Ice?

Asked by: NE Peak Bagger
At this time (September 2015) we do not plan on carrying the Renegade Ice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-22

Description states imported. Where are they manufactured?

Asked by: DAStern
The country of orgin is Slovakia.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

What is the drop for this boot?

Asked by: Cindypdx
We do not have that information available. We encourage you to contact Lowa directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-27

I just bought my first pair of real hiking boots, Lowa Renegades. What do I do to keep them maintained and keep them waterproof?

Asked by: Newby Hiker
Please see the Expert Advice article on Hiking Boot Care: http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/caring-hiking-boots.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-13
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very comfortable but serious durability issues The first pair of these I bought had to be returned after a couple hikes because the rubber in front of the toes was pulling away from the leather. I exchanged them for another and those did better, but after 1 good season worth of hiking and backpacking one of the many seams is pulling apart on both boots. The laces didn't last very long either. On the good side, they are very very comfortable, require almost no break in, and the water proofing is good. They're so comfortable that I don't always bring another pair of shoes for before/after trips anymore. The waterproofing kept my feet dry through a bunch of shallow creek crossings.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lowa soles disappointing I bought a pair of Lowa Renegades last June. They are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned, hands down. Now it's February and I just happened to look at the soles. I was horrified to see that spots on the sole on both heels were worn right off. I called REI and they said to bring them back to the store and they would replace them, which they did, no hassle. The soles are very "sticky" which I really liked. They felt very secure on rocks or logs. I am hoping that these soft soles aren't going to let me down again, it would be a real shame. I'm going to recommend them due to the extreme comfort but be aware of the soles.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These boots ARE what they SAY they are!! I was looking for something that was Gor-tex, water proof...and very comfortable for long term use in all weather conditions, that would have good traction in mud/snow/ice. I train K9 dogs, and I find myself outside in some sloppy, wet...nasty stuff. I had tried some Solomon hightop Gor-tex hikers before trying these...they did not make the grade. These things truly DO/ARE what they are described to be! (And that's a first!) SUPER comfortable, good support...nice traction in all weather conditions...water proof (though I have not stood in a puddle for extended time) I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend these boots!!!
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lowa Renegade II GTX Delivered This boot met my important requirements of 1) built with membrane material, 2) light weight (a relative term), 3) comfortable. Ankle support is always hard to evaluate but so far no rolled ankles. After 3 days of break in I spent 2 weeks hiking 5 to 10 miles per day in the mountains of West Verginia. There was rain, rocks, mud, and lots of hilly terrain. The boot exceeded my expectations. No hot spots or blisters and dry feet. No slipping or sliding on muddy slopes. No comments on arch support as I require my own orthotics for that support. What you use will be entirely different. The boot held together and did everything I asked of it.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lace hook rivets can pull out Based on my experience with a pair of year-old Renegades used for about 100 miles of hiking, the third hook down from the top is poorly designed and fastened. First, it is too small and occasionally allows the lace to pop out. Second, and far more serious, the rivets which attach the hook to the boot can pull out. The first problem fosters the second, because the laces have to be kept particularly tight, which puts more strain on the hook. The hook's rivets are fastened only through the thin outer layer of leather with no backing underneath. This is a major design flaw, in my opinion. The hooks on my older Lowas were attached by nylon straps that were sewn to the boot, and no rivets were used. That design was bomb-proof. The current design is anything but.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sole disintegration These boots have been around the block over a few years, but nothing extreme, more work wear than trekking. Sadly both soles disintegrated on the same day after spending a day walking on some snow covered streets. A large bite sized chunk came out of one in the heel, with the rubber turning to powder, and the other split near the toe making both unwearable. Not sure if this is a recurring problem, but swapped to Salomon Quest to see if they wear a bit longer. Overall, during use they were a good boot, with a wide foot, and workable with my flat feet.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT FOR OFF-TRAIL, or Sierra? While super comfy - fit right out of the box, I bought these for light-weight, Sierra, fishing trips. (BTW, been backpacking 40 years now...100 nights/year. After ~ 200 miles, the outside seam (little toe area) just fell apart and the toe cap delaminated off the boot. Writing to Lowa, they responded that this boot not designed for off-trail travel - trail only?...even though carry 30 pounds, old and slow. . Loved them initially - not well-made though if fall apart this quickly. Wondering why all the mags tout this as a premier Sierra boot if not designed for a little rough conditions.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Delaminating Sole I really liked the construction of the boot when I bought it. The ankle support was good, the lacing system was excellent, the sole was stiff but with good rocker. After about 6 months of hiking about 2 to 3 times weekly the sole has started to delaminate on both sides of both shoes near the ball of the foot. The sole has more than 70% of the tread intact. This is completely unacceptable for a boot in this price range. In 30 years of hiking, I've never needed to apply shoe-goo to a boot before.
Date published: 2015-02-14
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Questions & Answers

Any idea what type of pack weight would be okay with these? I tried a pair of wide Keens and they were too flexible. I train with a 50 lb pack regularly.

Asked by: CRT3 Hiker
I used these on a 7 day backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon. I carried a 30 pound backpack (with water accounting for 9 pounds). I have one very weak ankle - affected by surgery. I chose these boots because of the their good ankle support combined with low weight. They served me well for the Grand Canyon Trek, which is a lot of hard ground and pounding. Some of it was on the Clear Creek Trail, which is poorly maintained by design. Now, however, the boots have lost some of their ankle support after only a few hundred miles of use. So know that they do their job for a couple hundred miles, but the design is such that the ankle support fatigues over time (which is common in boots).
Answered by: PanchoO
Date published: 2017-05-23

How wide is the wide version of Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots? I know that New Balance shoes 4E width work for me. Thank you

Asked by: skiman
The wide version of these shoes are EE width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-13

Some waterproof boots cause sweating - how are these boots at wicking away internal moisture?

Asked by: GoHiking
The ability of a waterproof membrane to transport moisture is affected by the amount of sweat, the outside temperature, and how well the finish of the boot is maintained. No boot with a waterproof membrane will breathe as well as one without. The Lowa Renegades transport moisture as well or better than any other boot using a waterproof membrane.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

my first pair of renegades lasted 6 yrs I bought a new pair last year and they developed a crack in the covering on the back of the heel. I was using strap on crampons more.Was this the problem or ?

Asked by: randy webster
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots are not designed to work with crampons. You can use traction devices with these boots, but not crampons. To see our selection of traction devices, just do a search for "traction device" on REI.com.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Will you carrying the Renegade Ice?

Asked by: NE Peak Bagger
At this time (September 2015) we do not plan on carrying the Renegade Ice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-22

Description states imported. Where are they manufactured?

Asked by: DAStern
The country of orgin is Slovakia.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

What is the drop for this boot?

Asked by: Cindypdx
We do not have that information available. We encourage you to contact Lowa directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-27

I just bought my first pair of real hiking boots, Lowa Renegades. What do I do to keep them maintained and keep them waterproof?

Asked by: Newby Hiker
Please see the Expert Advice article on Hiking Boot Care: http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/caring-hiking-boots.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-13
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