User Review: Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid
Price Paid: $209
I purchased these boots for my work, which involves a great deal of walking over many types of terrain.
Have only had them on for 3/4 of a field season (about 7 months) and they are just about worn out. The sole is split where the Vibram logo is on the left-hand boot, and is generally not wearing well at all. The uppers are still in good condition, bearing in mind I normally wear these 12 hours a day, 5 days a week.
They started out very comfortable with no breaking in required at all, but the inside pad has worn down in the vicinity of the left big toe. This now gives me a hard area of skin where the cushioning has broken down. Oh, and after 2 months of wear I a broke a lace re-tying them when I was in the field, and of course did not have a spare with me. Did not expect to have to carry one after only 2 months.
So in conclusion I am very disappointed in the quality and longevity of these compared to my La Sportiva Trango Trek GTXs, which lasted me 3 field seasons including a great deal of digging and hiking over lava, through desert, swamp, mountains and every other type of terrain you can think of. And I shall be going back to wearing my old La Sportiva boots as they are now in better condition than my Lowas.