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: 18.3ozWomen: 13.4oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Updates to Lowa Renegade LL Lo
- The new low-cut leather-lined version of the Renegade is designed for hikes on well-maintained trails. The durable materials used in the upper do not compromise comfort.
- The brand’s exclusively developed foam, the DynaPU, delivers a cushioned ride. The layered construction of this midsole enhances comfort. Support, on the other hand, is being rendered by the nylon shank and support frame.
- The Renegade LL Lo is equipped with the Vibram Evo Trac outsole. It offers a unique blend of surface traction and abrasion resistance.
Lowa Renegade LL Lo size and fit
The Lowa Renegade LL Lo is a day hiking shoe for men and women. It comes in full and half sizes. The traditional lace-up closure permits quick adjustment for a better fit. This shoe relatively runs true to size
Lowa, in collaboration with Vibram, features the Evo Trac outsole in the Renegade LL Lo. It tackles diverse terrain through its multi-directional lugs. The spacing in-between the treads does not trap muck, yielding enhanced traction. Special tread designs on the front and back ends promote uphill and downhill traction.
This low-cut day hiking shoe uses DynaPU for its midsole. This foam has been optimized by Lowa to render long-lasting cushioning and rebound. Comfort is locked in after a long hike due to its shock absorbent property. Moreover, addressing support are the Soft Stabilizer (nylon) underfoot and the support frame from the heel area to the midfoot section.
The combination of nubuck and fabric in the upper of the Renegade LL Lo gives it a casual yet modern look. It also protects the foot from trail obstacles. It has a leather lining which helps maintain an ideal in-shoe temperature.
Another layer of leather is added onto the areas prone to bumps and wear (especially on the toes and heel). Its lacing hardware features metal eyelets, with the men’s version having an open hook the topmost part.
- Buyers looking for a higher collar might want to check the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid or Lowa Renegade LL Mid out.