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Sizing notes

All women's sizes listed here are based on injected-sole boot construction found on hiking boots, such as the Renegade GTX Mid. Please go down half a size for board-lasted styles, such as the Mauria GTX and the Lady Light GTX.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from These Boots Deliver! I broke these in on Mt. Baldy, 11 miles with 4000' elevation gain in one direction, wearing liners and light wool hiking socks. I was told I was an 8.5 and got these in a size 9 -- I had no blisters and they were comfortable and stable throughout the ascent and descent of the hike. I had just hiked Mt. Whitney in them in one day with large snow patches and they were stable throughout the terrain. There were some steep slopes and icy parts of the trail, and I remained sure footed with the great traction these shoes had. Ankle support is awesome and these shoes are just so comfortable (oh and no blisters/tender toes afterwards!)
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boot on the market This is my second pair of Lowa Renegades - my first pair lasted for years, this year when I needed to replace them I didn't want to spend $225 so I spent a lot of time looking at the other offers out there. Based on what I saw, I ended up with another pair of the Lowa Renegades. They are comfortable from the first time you wear them, they will go through mud, snow and water always keeping you feet dry. After years of wear, they will still look like they did the day you bought them. The exterior quality is superior. If you are looking for great quality product that you will get years of use from, spend the money, you won't regret it!
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 250+ miles - no blisters These boots are the most comfortable I've ever owned. I got them a size larger because my feet swell a lot after a full day of hiking, and they were immediately comfortable with no break-in time. I do wear slightly thicker socks (mid-weight) with these shoes - when I wore them with very thin hiking socks the back of my heel became irritated. However, wearing the right socks, I hiked the entire John Muir Trail (over 250 miles with side trips) without getting a single blister! My feet did ache though, not sure if I could use a softer insole perhaps, but I can't really complain - I think with the intensity of hiking we were doing my feet were going to hurt no matter what.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't hold up I bought these boots twice because they are so lightweight and comfortable, and was hopeful that the problems I had with my original pair had been corrected. I see in other reviews that I am not the only one who has experienced the molding around the toe breaking apart and separating from the upper. Last weekend I caught my foot under a root which tore the upper. Bought these last Memorial Day weekend. While they are very comfortable, I can't justify the expense to replace them as frequently as they wear out (my first pair also wore out in less than a year). I hike every weekend and need a tougher boot. Any suggestions?
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the high price tag These boots replaced my much loved Vasques after over 10 years of faithful performance. The Lowas were very comfortable right out of the box with no break-in needed. I was happy with them initially and have used them the past 2 years for anything from day hiking to multi-day backpack trips in the Pacific NW, CA, and WY. However, the deal breaker was the fact that the seams have completely worn through where my foot bends in the boots and the soles are coming unglued at the toes. These boots are unreliable when put to the test and I plan to spend my hard earned dollars on a better pair of boots that won't need to be replaced or repaired every 2 years.
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My feet's best friend This is my third pair of Lowa Renegades. They fit my feet -- narrow heels, average forefoot, low volume -- well, and continue to be comfortable for long days on the trail. They're waterproof enough for a quick splash through a shallow creek or moderate rain; not so for sloshing through a downpour. They're durable -- I bought the first pair 12 years ago, and they (and the succeeding pairs) have enjoyed at least once a week use during the late spring through fall every year since. They're good on most types of terrain -- good support, good traction, reasonably flexible, not too heavy. I recommend them highly.
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding boots Bought this in January for a hike on Mt. Kilimanjaro in March. I loved these boots on a successful summit climb. Wanted comfortable waterproof boots. Lowa was the only brand that had my size in a women's wide. After trying several different brands and sizes I went with this style and with a larger size than I would normally because of the long descent from the summit at 19,000+ feet. I was glad for the extra room in the toe box area of the boots. The pair I got did not need any breaking in. It was waterjproof, very comfortable and became like a trusted friend. I used liner socks every day. In addition, used light weight hiking socks on the days of ascent and heavier weight hiking socks for the 2 days of descent. I cannot recommend these enough.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3+ Years I bought these boots about 3+ years ago, and I can honestly say it was one of the best outdoor investments I have ever made. I constantly had issues with getting blisters even from short hikes in all the other shoes I have tried. These ones fit perfectly and with added Superfeet insoles I have managed to hike all across San Diego with not one blister. They always keep my feet warm even while hiking in the snow and after I water proofed them I can walk through streams without an issue. I will continue to always buy these boots and will recommend them to anyone looking for a good all around hiking boot.
Date published: 2014-12-30
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Questions & Answers

Are these boots suitable for a 2 week trek to Everest base camp in December ?

Asked by: Planb
No. You need mountaineering boots. NOT hiking boots.
Answered by: Angela
Date published: 2018-01-18

Can Lowa Renegades be resoled? I have had mine for about 3 years and the heel on one of them is peeling off. I love the boots but don't want to keep using them with this problem.

Asked by: Patty the Hiker
I just bought these boots at a local shoe store in Corvallis - Sedlak's boots and shoes and they told me that when they wear out that they can be resoled. I think they do it there at the shop - or at least worth calling them to see if they know anyone in WA that resoles them.
Answered by: melodyjewel
Date published: 2017-04-26

I am going to Belize this summer and will be doing a couple days of thinking in the rainforest. I am looking for a breathable but waterproof boot. Do you recommend these?

Asked by: amandabuckville2
The Renegade is a great boot with ample support and water protection that will meet your needs. You may also consider a multi-sport sandal that will dry out completely if it becomes wet in tropical conditions. You can find our listings of sandals here: www.rei.com/c/sandals.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-11

I have a bunion on my foot and it is hard to find shoes that don't hurt.  If I get my size in a "wide", will they still be comfortable?  Anybody have experience with this?

Asked by: Yvonne1017
My wife couldn't find a pair of backpacking boots that would work with her bunions.  After trying several different brands, I saw an ad for Hanwag boots for bunions.  These are specifically designed for feet with bunions.  I ordered a pair, on a whim.  They turned out to be excellent boots, providing ample room and comfort for her bunions.  These are the only boots that truly fit her feet.
Answered by: CavalryRoadie
Date published: 2017-11-16

I'm looking to invest in some nicer hiking boots with good ankle support that will last a long time. I just read the review about the soles disintegrating. I'm not a huge hiker maybe once every other month. Will these boots work for me? 

Asked by: Judyrudy
These boots are a great choice. They do provide excellent ankle support. Although there are a few reviews regarding the sole falling apart, overall they are very durable boots.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-31

Hi, I just bought these boots and another pair based on their rankings in the outdoor lab gear test for 2017 to try at home. I am going to Patagonia in February to hike the W Trek in Torre for 5 days are these boots sturdy enough for those conditions?

Asked by: AdventureSteph
I wore these boots on the W Trek earlier this year, and I also wore them to Peru for a 10 day trek to Machu Picchu. I loved them and found them extremely comfortable and waterproof for both treks. I've also used them for many local NW hikes and in the Grand Canyon. I did put Super Feet insoles in them, and I have 2 pair of these boots that I've used for years. I can't say enough great things about these boots for my feet...but be sure to try different ones since everyone has different shaped feet.
Answered by: AvidNWHiker
Date published: 2017-11-23

I walk 10+ miles a day for work on concrete, and I'm looking for comfortable durable boots/shoes that wont wear out. Will I encounter the issues people have mentioned about the soles falling off ect. if I'm only using them indoors on concrete?

Asked by: WalkaMile
These boots are durable and comfortable for use on a natural surface but as they are not built for primary wear on concrete. You may find your results vary from the reviews of people wearing this boot on a trail.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-26

Would these be a good choice for a Grand Canyon hike? I have a narrow foot so choices are few.

Asked by: Cat Lover
The Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots will be a great choice for the Grand Canyon. They are durable and provide a lot of support.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20
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