User Review: Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid
Materials: Nubuck/nylon upper with a flexible plastic shank
Use: dayhikes only
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 2lbs 3oz
Price Paid: $170
Depending on what you're looking for this boot is either a 3-star or a 5-star boot. This boot is one of the lightest on the market at 2lbs 3oz for the pair! They're amazingly comfortable and the fit is very nice.
On the downside, the midsole is VERY flexible and doesn't offer any torsional stability. You can see this by picking up the boot, toebox in one hand and heel in the other, and twisting your hands in opposite directions, i.e. like you're trying to twist the boot much like ringing the water out of a towel. Note how easy it is to twist the boot. Now try this with just about any other boot and you'll see what I'm talking about.
If you're looking for a really comfortable day-hiker then this is a great boot. However, if you expect to carry any kind of load over uneven terrain then I wouldn't trust it.
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