For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 19.6ozWomen: 15.5oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Updates to Lowa Renegade GTX Mid 20
- Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the long-standing boot from Lowa, the brand designers introduces the Renegade GTX Mid 20. It features a nubuck upper with intricate prints. It is still lined with a Gore-Tex laminate for weatherproofing.
- The layered construction of the midsole enables the boot to optimize cushioning while the support frame secures stability on bumpy terrain. Underfoot is a PU foam with a dual-density PU insert at the heel for long-lasting comfort.
- This limited edition boot has a Vibram outsole. It grants stability, traction and braking power on a variety of terrain.
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid 20 size and fit
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid 20 caters to men and women. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. Its lacing system allows a quick adjustment and a snug fit. In addition, this mid-cut day hiking boot relatively runs true to size.
The Renegade GTX Mid 20 is equipped with the anti-slip Vibram EVO. The pronounced lugs grant secure foothold on most types of terrain. The profile of this outsole includes a heel brake which assists during descents.
As part of the Monowrap frame technology, this day hiking boot features an integrated PU midsole. It yields durable cushioning and shock absorption. This feature also includes a double-density PU insert at the heel which enhances stability. Moreover, through the double injection construction process, comfort and cushioning are optimized.
Designers also installed a joint called the Hard Shank. This component is designed for trekkers carrying a light load.
A combination of nubuck leather and Gore-Tex laminate grants the upper of the Renegade GTX Mid 20 durability, waterproofing and breathability. Reinforcements are placed on the toe, heel and ankle areas for added protection.
Its mid-cut collar is cushioned to hug the ankle comfortably. It has a Renegade-embroidered pull tab at the heel which assists in on and off. The copper-colored open and closed hooks make it eye-catching while allowing a straightforward closure.