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: 20.7ozWomen: 16.7oz
WidthMen: Normal, WideWomen: Normal
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96 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
I'm really loving these boots.
Few boots I’ve ever had the opportunity to test are as immediately glove-like comfortable as these LOWA Renegade LL boots.
I love these boots. Need I say more?
[T]he Renegade is a good fit for hikers not looking to carry much of a heavy load.
Updates to Lowa Renegade LL Mid
- The Lowa Renegade LL Mid is ideal for trail-seekers who wish to hike with balanced performance and comfort in warm conditions. It is designed to help hikers manage edges with its slip-lasted construction.
- Its sole unit, which is primarily comprised of a midsole made of polyurethane and Vibram’s Evo outsole, offers extra walking comfort with its rockered forefoot zone. The supportive Monowrap Frame, ATC footbed, and a Hard Stabilizer (yet another supportive component) complete this sole unit.
Lowa Renegade LL Mid size and fit
Lowa’s Renegade LL Mid is a generally true-to-size, mid-cut day hiking footgear for men and women. The men’s boot is offered in standard and medium widths, while the women’s version only comes in standard. Its sizing choices include a number of half and full sizes. Users are given the freedom to set its fit to their preference using the boot’s quick lacing system with locking ankle hook.
Promising terrain security with adequate grip is the gear’s Vibram Evo outsole. Much of its ability to latch on to tricky surfaces comes from its hardwearing chevron lugs. It is built with horizontal grooves at the heel and forefoot regions for extra slip resistance on slopes and inclines.
The Renegade LL Mid is equipped with the DuraPU midsole for underfoot cushioning and stability. It comes with the Monowrap Frame—A Lowa technology that further stiffens the boot, delivering extra support around the foot as a result. It comes with a joint called Hard Stabilizer which is a type of Lowa support designed for extreme outdoor activities. It is also paired with a removable and trim-able insole called ATC footbed for additional comfort.
Consisting the majority of the Renegade LL Mid’s over-the-ankle upper is waxed nubuck leather. The LL in the shoe’s name stands for “leather-lined” which sees its interior imbued with smooth, moisture-wicking leather for improved in-shoe comfort.
Riveted metallic eyelets and synthetic laces make up the boot’s closure system. The eyelets at the footwear’s flex point—the locking ankle hooks—allow wearers to have a separate fit configuration from the ankle up.