Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boot – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boot – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 78 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 3 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 1377

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Minimal break-in time.
  • Gore-Tex waterproof liner keeps feet dry.
  • Leather is durable and can withstand wear-and-tear once treated.
  • Lacing system with integrated tongue provides snug fit.
  • Dries quickly.
  • Great traction on multiple surfaces.
  • Can adjust the laces on downhill by tightening the bottom 4 eyelets and preventing your feet from slipping forwards.
  • Laces are durable and do not fray.
  • Lace hooks are slightly bigger than previous models, which keep the laces from coming undone when your foot is flexing.
  • Breathable material.
  • Good fit around the heel and no hot-spot areas.

Expert Reviews

  • Many reports of people being surprised how lightweight, but sturdy, this boot is.
  • Mid-cut backpacking boot provides sufficient ankle support.
  • Runs true-to-size.
  • Boot is available in three width options: narrow, medium, and wide.
  • The collar is soft when cinching the laces.
  • Boot has internal Gore-Tex membrane and leather outside for waterproofing ability.
  • Tongue is sewn and attached all the way around, so your foot doesn’t slide around inside the shoe and move forwards.
  • The ankle collar is cushioned, and the back dips down to protect your ankle and give support.
  • The design of the midsole provides good lateral support.
  • Boot materials provide torsional stability (prevents feet from twisting on rocky terrain) while still being lightweight.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Insole provides very little cushioning.
  • Reports of the outer seam splitting open after use.
  • Toe-cap separation after use.
  • Rubber starts separating from the leather in front of the boot on the top after use.
  • Multiple reports of the sole coming off after only a short period of use.
  • Some reports of the toe-box being too snug if you have wide feet.

Expert Reviews

  • Reports of poor build-quality, such as the delamination of the sole after only a few uses.
  • Laces can slip out of the hooks.
  • If you’re used to using a lightweight trail shoe, this boot might seem too rigid underfoot.
  • Lacing system provides a snug and adjustable fit, but not as good as the Salomon Quest 4D 3.
  • Its traction is not ideal for scrambling.
  • Not as durable as most midweight models.


The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boot for men is a comfortable midweight boot that is ideal for backpacking trips carrying a moderate weight, or shorter hikes in difficult terrain. The stability, comfort, traction, and waterproof qualities make this a great choice for hikers in various conditions.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.