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Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Reviews

94 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

66% "Felt true to width"

55% "Excellent arch support"

89 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/27/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These boots are great! I have a very narrow foot (9 1/2 4A), so I bought a 9 N and they are perfect with a thick pair of socks. I wore them for 6 hours around the house the first day and they needed no break-in. I've worn them in the snow and they are warm and dry. Thanks!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/10/10
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Had these boots for about 5 years. Mostly sitting in the closet. Maybe 50 miles on them, light hiking. Last week in Alaska, we were hiking to the Harding Icefield and the soles began to separate from the shoes. One of them to the point that the whole toe was flapping (creating quite a tripping hazard). Needless to say, our hike was ruined and the boots are only worth throwing away. If they were worn out, that's one thing, but to simply fall apart is entirely another.

Additional 74 Renegade GTX® Mid Lowa Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Novato, CA

These are the first boots EVER that have stayed on my narrow heel. They were very comfortable from day one. I went on a 6 mile hike and actually forgot I was wearing new boots! I plan to stay with this brand. It is SO hard to find narrow boots and boots that work with a narrow heel are even harder to find. So far, I am very pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2010

Christina W

from Highland Park, IL

Best light hikers ever. I've had this boot for 17 years now. My first pair lasted 12 years, the second lasted 5 (only because I forgot them for a week in the rain). Very little has changed in the design all these years. The materials are a little different, and the ankle is a little stiffer to break in; but other than that, I live in these boots come October, and for any hiking. I call them my 'paws', and the kids make fun of me, and I don't care. I have narrow, flat feet and they fit perfectly (at a half size smaller than I usually wear). Thank you to Lowa for making this boot, thank you to Zappos for carrying it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asolo, if you want a boot with the same fit, but stiffer support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 14, 2012

Anonymous

from New Mexico

I love these boots! This is my fourth pair (I'm a high mileage trekker). Glad they come in the D width too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

These are the most popular Lowa's. I ordered wide and they fit in general, but creased across the top of my foot when I stepped. This was uncomfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vasque

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 26, 2011

Pansy K

from El Cerrito, CA

This is my second pair. My last pair lasted about 5 years. They are fairly light and breathe so were very comfortable even in the tropics. I am glad that they did not make any changes to the shoe in terms of fit since I loved my first pair. I appreciate the full toe box. It has plenty of room for my full length orthotics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from WI

Got mine today! Fit is true to the size. I got 2 pair: 9.5 and 10 to choose from. Both feel great, but I'm keeping a bigger one, because seems a little bit wider. Very comfortable, GREAT quality! Recommend! I bought it for my trip to Costa Rica that's coming up; they will be PERFECT for that trip!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Hawaii

Based on good reviews I took the plunge and am happy I did! My first outing was a 20 mile hike from summit to home over rough cinder, a'a lava, rain forest and pasture. Going downhill could have been tough on my toes but I tightened the laces around my ankles and I'm happy to say I fared well! Also my feet stayed dry with 8 hours of wet weather. Serious hikers...this is the boot for you! I am happy to have found these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 2, 2011

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Great shoes! Didn't have to break them in. Hiked 12 miles without any problem. Great fit, supported by wide feet with flat arches.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 17, 2011

Ruthieb

from St Louis , Mo

I've had these boots for about 3 years and wear them every day to work. Our floors at work are concrete or metal. They are the first boots I have gotten that don't hurt my feet. The soles are still like new. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

These boots are worth every penny! I had surgery on both of my feet in 2010 (August and November) plus I have neuromas in both feet. I had planned a trip to Ireland and was worried that I wouldn't be able to do much walking, but these boots helped immensely. I was able to do a fair amount of walking, hiking and bike riding. Now that my trip is over, I am still wearing them every day and finding them helpful with the neuromas. Part of their secret is that there is not much bend in the sole of the boot. Thank you LOWA for making such a great product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Maumelle, AR

We've had unusually cold weather in central Arkansas this year with frozen precipitation. These boots serve me well walking three small dogs. They are comfortable, have good traction, are waterproof and warm. I wear a 9 in this type shoe and it fits well. I have a bunion on one foot and it is no problem even though this boot is regular width. Worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2011

Jan K

from Barrington, IL

Great boot for walking and hiking. My husband got his first and said I should get a pair too. Good ankle support and comfortable. I can't wait to get out there more to use them, although they are great in the snow because the snow doesn't stick to them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 21, 2010

Toni s

from sf bay area, california

I love these hiking boots. Excellent quality and so comfortable. Thanks once again to Zappos for the best online shopping experience ever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 25, 2010

Anonymous

 

I just got back from a hiking trip in Moab. Loved these boots, they are light, but great support. So glad I bought them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 15, 2010

Anonymous

from Bandon, OR

I have owned a pair of these boots for 4 years and hiked over rough rocky, wet terrain, probably 200 miles. And a lot of that was through water at least 2 inches high. These continue to be waterproof, were broken in from the start, and are lightweight yet sturdy to hike in. They also feel pretty good at gripping rock and dealing with wet beach rock (as much as a shoe can). The perfect laces! I love these boots and believe me, I've tried them all!

Brands I'd also recommend: Check out Marmot rainjackets...extremely waterproof wash after wash!! And a lot of good zipper pockets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 25, 2010

Susan L

from Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

This is my fourth pair of these boots. They require no break-in -- they're comfortable right out of the box. They've never given me a blister, which I can't say for any other boots I've tried. Not sure how much mileage one should expect out of a pair of boots, but I probably average about 500 miles a year, mostly day hikes of under twelve miles in easy to moderate conditions, and a pair of these lasts me about a year and a half. The women's wide size is not as wide in the toe as I'd like, although the heel is fine. I suspect if I were doing longer hikes in tougher terrain I might want a slightly stiffer boot, as I can feel a fair amount of flex and the rocks etc of the trail a bit too much after a longer hike. But for my typical hikes, these are the best boots I've found. Oh, and this is a trivial detail, but I appreciate the fact that Lowa offers its women's boots in a nice, neutral brown, rather than assuming (as some other manufacturers seem to) that since it's a women's boot it should only be offered in "girly" pastels or bright colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 30, 2010

Melinda

from Paupack, PA

My husband ordered a pair, and when he got them, he said they were the best boots in the world, I gotta admit I was jealous, so I ordered a pair, I normally wear a 6 1/2. But when I received them, they felt a little big, so I reordered a 6, they fit great. Thanks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 8, 2010

Judy

from Cambridge, NY

These boots need a 10 star rating! My husband and I each both got a pair just before going hiking in the UK. Both of us have trouble finding comfortable shoes, so we were anticipating the worst. However, the boots were a total joy. They are very, very comfortable and needed absolutely no break-in time. They are very well made (European craftsmen) and handsome to look at. The lacing design makes them super-easy to get on and off, and they feel comfortable all day long. Of note is the fact that you can order them in a wide width, men’s and women's. I have very high arches and although the arch support is good, I bought Dr. Scholl's inserts, which made them fit my arch perfectly.I can't recommend them highly enough. Buy them! They are worth twice the cost.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephisto, Naot, Arche

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 14, 2010

Anonymous

from Frederick, Maryland

I have really narrow feet and the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Narrow are great for a medium duty hiking boot! They were comfortable right out of the box. And,they are totally waterproof. I have waded shallow creeks with them on and my feet were dry. I bought them in the dark blue last year, and when they became available in the brown, I bought another pair. Highly recommended for people with narrow feet! Oh yeah, Zappos has the best service of any online retailer I use! Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2010

Lynne C

from New Hartford Ct

I absolutely love these hiking boots. If you do any hiking or just plain going out in the bad weather, these are the one's for you. I have used them for after ski boots and also just going around town when the weather is muddy. I do plan on using them for hiking this spring and summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 20, 2010

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

The boots are great. I had purchased a pair of Lowa boots in Idaho several years ago, and the soles are worn flat, but couldn't find them locally in stores here. They are even nicer than my old ones and extremely comfortable from day one, no breaking in. Lowa is a little pricier than some but well worth the money. Zappos delivered them in 2 days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 13, 2010

Anonymous

 

Extremely comfortable and lightweight. Excellent boots and worth the $.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

These boots are wonderful! I usually have trouble finding shoes or boots that are wide enough in the toe, but don't slip in the heel. These fit perfectly and have a nice arch support as well. I ordered exactly the same as my regular shoe size. Lowa suggests using a certain brand of boot conditioner and cleaner to maintain and extend the life of these boots - I wish that Zappos sold that also. That said, shopping with Zappos was a great experience! I originally ordered a different pair of boots, but they did not fit well. It was extremely easy to return my original order and receive these boots in exchange.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

These boots are wonderful! I usually have trouble finding shoes or boots that are wide enough in the toe, but don't slip in the heel. These fit perfectly and have a nice arch support as well. I ordered exactly the same as my regular shoe size. Lowa suggests using a certain brand of boot conditioner and cleaner to maintain and extend the life of these boots - I wish that Zappos sold that also. That said, shopping with Zappos was a great experience! I originally ordered a different pair of boots, but they did not fit well. It was extremely easy to return my original order and receive these boots in exchange.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Henderson, KY

My best boots ever - I'm not sure if I would call these boots light in weight compared to other boots out there. However, I'm a naturalist so, of course, I need my go-anywhere footwear to hold up to school field trips, invasive species removal, and other various mountain goat-like behaviors without blisters. These boots are it. My Lowa boots never needed a break-in period, fit like a glove right out of the box, let my feet breath while remaining waterproof in ankle-deep water and muck. The soles are fantastic...going on 3 years of regular use with very little sole wear (the outside looks a bit splochey from the copius layers of deet bug spray but have faired better than other boots). Since my uses of the boots are primarily outdoor in nature, I purposefully ordered a half-size larger. That doesn't mean that my true size wouldn't have fit, just means with the larger size I can wear any socks or go on any terrain without feeling pinching, rubbing, or excess foot movement. I'm amazed how much trail shock and accidental bumps my Lowas can absorb while keeping my ankle where it should be. This past month I took a tumble on a buried metal fence while marking boundaries and the boots kept my feet and ankles from sustaining any injury. An added bonus...the shoelace hooks up the ankle don't catch on pant hems...the hooks are rounded and well engineered.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka shoes - although they feel a half size smaller than posted.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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