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  • Nubuck leather uppers deliver trail-ready toughness without hindering flexibility and comfort
  • Gore-Tex® membranes keep out the wet stuff while still allowing your feet to breathe; polyester linings manage excess moisture to keep feet dry
  • Padded ankles and tongues relieve pressure and add comfort; Derby-cut lacing with sturdy, updated eyelet hardware fits a wide variety of foot volumes
  • Contoured polyurethane midsoles with stabilizing nylon shanks provide dependable cushioning, shock absorption and support
  • External polyurethane Monowrap® frame is part of the midsole and offers support while reducing weight
  • Vibram® rubber outsoles on the Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo hiking shoes feature an aggressive tread pattern to deliver a stable base and all-terrain traction
  • Lowa is the official boot sponsor of the American Hiking Guides Association (AHGA)


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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Nubuck leather
Lining Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/polyester
Midsole Polyurethane
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Vibram rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 15 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Serious Flaw in Eyelet Connection I love my Renegade Mids, so I bought these for lighter hikes on easier trails. While they look similar, a close inspection will show you that the shoelace eyelets are attached to very thin leather strips/tabs; the Mids have the eyelets bolted into the body of the shoe itself. While the metal hardware may look iimpressive, it doesn't take much wear and tear for one or more of these leather tabs to break -- which is exactly what happened to me, rendering an expensive shoe useless after minimal use. In fact, the rest of the shoe looks almost brand new. Shoelace attachment points are a key, vital part of any hiking shoe, and they're poorly conceived on the Renegade II GTX Lo's.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Hiking Shoe I researched all the shoes at REI online and went to the store and checked every shoe they had. This is by far the best. I bought a pair. The design and craftsmanship are top notch. The feel of the nubuck leather is excellent. Extremely comfortable and fashionable. Another review said that the shoe lace tabs are weak and fall off. #1, they are fair strength. #2, like all gear, you have to be gentle with the gear and take care of it. All gear no matter what it is will break up if you are using full force on it. Be very careful lacing any shoe up as it is obviously the very sensitive area. Take extra caution and it should last a long time.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy, comfortable Excellent construction and materials. These shoes did require a fairly extended break-in period for me. I have found it a bit of an art to get the proper lacing tension to keep my heel from lifting without putting undue pressure on the top of my foot though it's gotten easier as the soles become a bit more flexible with use. I tried the orange super feet with these and they were pretty good but the real "sweet spot" for me was when I paired these shoes with Powerstep insoles which unfortunately REI does not carry. I recommend these shoes as a good all purpose walking/hiking shoes. This is the perfect shoe for travel applications when you want to avoid packing a second pair of shoes. They are comfortable, rugged and dressy looking as well. These shoes are worth the extra investment particularly when purchased from a retailer as good as REI.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I just took my first test hike in these boots over rough terrain and was happy to find there was no rubbing anywhere. These are excellent, well made boots/shoes. Unlike some others the sizing for my 10 1/2 feet is completely accurate. They are my second pair of Lowas and I'm happy to see that unlike my first pair they are now waterproof. The laces appear to be durable and they stayed tied with no need to double knot them. I'm quite sure I'm going to be very happy with these.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME - Love These Shoes. 1. These shoes took some break in. As the previous commenter mentioned, at first they feel as though they aren't tight when tied. After about 1 month of heavy use they started to really feel great. Now, they are probably the most comfortable pair of shoes I've owned. When they are tied, they are tied. Just took a good break in. Don't expect trail ready experience right out of the box. 2. Waterproof - when they say waterproof they mean it. I've stood in flowing streams (not too deep of course) without any water entering the shoe. They have nice goretex tongue wings that keep the water from creeping in around the tongue. Excellent for wet conditions, snow, mud, three inches of water, etc. 3. Grippy - great grip on wet surfaces. I've owned vibram soled shoes before (pair of Vasques) that were slippery when walking on wet rocks. These shoes have great grip. 4. So far 100 or so miles put on these shoes and the only sign of wear is the dirt that I've been too lazy to brush off. 5. I do wear superfeet insoles due to a very small arch - I find that the green superfeet combined with this shoe has been great support, more so than my old patagonias. 6. They can get a little warm due to goretex - not the best breathers in hot 90+ degree climate, but then in that climate I see little need for waterproofing... 7. um.... comfy. Love These Shoes - End of story.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for walking NYC streets My fourh pair but be aware that the true to size fit evaluation depends on the type of hosiery selected. When new this shoe fits and breaks in with "liner" weight socks (aka Brooks Brothers all wool dress socks). After break in Smart Wool socks are best.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo Hiking Shoes - Men's I was a long time owner of Lowa Tempests and loved them but when the old ones wore out I saw that the new model had changes that made it a lesser shoe. So I upgraded and bought the Renegades. They fit right but I should have checked them out closer. In hindsight they don't live up to the old Tempests in several ways. 1) Cheap thin shoe laces. I replaced these with a paracord type that cost three or four dollars. 2) Cheap insoles with little or no support. Replaced these with a set of forty dollar. Superfeet Greens. When you buy shoes in this price range you would think the manufacturer would realize that simple things can make or break a sale. I should have been more diligent in my initial assessment. There are less expensive shoes that are probably just as good.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect shoe I have this hiking boot for snow but this for all other times. Gives me support and stability I like. It's perfect for me - I'll wear this forever because it is perfect for all walking/hiking terrains!
Date published: 2014-01-24
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I'm fairly desperate to find low hikers that fit my narrow heeled spreading toed feet, but REI doesn't carry widths in either the Lowa Renegade or Vasque Breeze low GTX hikers. Boo! The Lowa's in particular sound promising, but no 9.5 wide! Again, boo!   

Asked by: FootSore
While we do not have the Lowa Renegade Los or the Vasque Breeze Lows in wide widths, we do have the Merrell Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoes in wide.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12

I have a narrow foot. Bought a pair of Lowa Focus GTX, fit is good. are the Renegade II hiking shoes comparable in width??

Asked by: winmodel37
Yes these should fit similar to your Lowa Focus GTX.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is the width considered D or E

Asked by: BrettW
This shoe is available in both standard D width and E width (wide). Shoes on our website are D width unless otherwise specified. See the "select size" box for both choices.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-16

My boyfriend normally wears 9 or 9.5 size depending on the wide of the shoe (regular city shoes). Which size should I buy for this hiking shoes?

Asked by: Rubi
Based on feedback the Renegade II GTX Los run true to length and slightly wide in the toe. We would recommend ordering his regular street shoe size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Will the soles protect against cholla cactus if I accidentally step on one?

Asked by: kpc4229
No, the Men's Renegade II GTX Lo Hiking Shoes will not protect from cactus spines. A heavier duty boot such as the Lowa Tibet GTX Hiking Boots would be needed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-16

In what country are these Lowa Renegade II GTX hiking shoes made?  Germany, Slovakia, etc.?

Asked by: Old Blue
They are made in Slovakia.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-09
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