Our verdict


Outdoor junkies who are searching for surface traction and comfort in a low-cut hiking shoe may be satisfied with the Lowa Renegade GTX Lo. Its effective waterproofing and ankle support were viewed positively as well. However, the seams of this shoe’s upper were a cause for concern because of how easily they broke apart.


  • Comfortable hiking boot
  • Excellent grip on wet and dry surfaces
  • Excellent ankle support
  • Waterproof
  • Snug fit


  • The seams easily came apart
  • Weak heel cushioning

Who should buy the Lowa Renegade GTX Lo

The Renegade GTX Lo has the potential to be a top shoe in the market if Lowa decides to refine it further. It is a solid option if you:

  • Look for a hiking boot that offers waterproofing and breathability.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that grants a cushioned and comfortable ride to the user.
  • Need a hiking boot that renders traction on a wide variety of ground conditions.

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo logo

Excellent grip on diverse terrain

The Lowa Renegade GTX Lo features a Vibram Evo Trac that renders traction. Its surface features an outdoor-oriented tread pattern profile that grips well on diverse terrain. The outsole has a special tread design at the toe and heel for an optimized grip on uphill and downhill conditions.

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo outsole

Comfortable and supportive cushioning

This Lowa product features the brand’s DuraPU midsole. Its double-injection polyurethane (PU) construction grants cushioning. Moreover, it is equipped with DynaPU technology that adds rebound properties to the unit. The midsole component includes a nylon joint called Soft Stabilizer which grants support that’s enough for easy hikes.

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo midsole

Excellent arch support

The Renegade GTX Lo uses Lowa’s Monowrap Support Frame, a feature that makes the shoe more supportive without adding more weight. Lateral stability is also augmented, thanks to this frame. Cushioning and arch support are further improved by the gear’s ATC footbed.

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo arch support


The Lowa Renegade GTX Lo owes its style and lightness to its nubuck leather and fabric upper. It has overlays that grant resiliency to the shoe against abrasive elements. A Gore-Tex lining is embedded within the upper to seal out water and allow moisture to escape.

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo upper

Secure lockdown

This low-cut hiking gear uses a series of eyelets, metal hooks, and lace that achieve a secure lockdown. The shoe’s padded collar and tongue help promote comfort.

Lowa Renegade GTX Lo upper 1.0