User Review: Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
Midsole cushioning totally deteriorated after about 5 years and 75 -100 miles of trails. Made an otherwise good boot completely worthless. Will not buy LOWAs again.
- Look good
- Midsole cushioning deteriorates;
- High price for crumbling shoes.
I had a pair that I used two to three times a year for about 5 years, 5-10 miles per hike. This fall I broke them out to go hiking on a 7 mile trail and noticed they were not protecting the soles of my feet from the rocks. When I got home and inspected them I found that the soles started peeling off, and the foam above it had all deteriorated.
Otherwise, the shoes still look great, but now they are useless. I have several other brands of hiking, hunting, and snow boots, all of which have lasted for over a decade, as long as I took care of them. These light hikers' midsoles just crumbled, and now an otherwise great pair of boots have to be thrown away.
I will NOT be buying LOWAs again.