The Lowa Renegade GTX Lo has apparently been the ‘most purchased outdoor shoe in the world’ for some years; in some ways I can see exactly why, although I’m also a little surprised since the design of the Renegade is very much a love or hate thing.
They have rather a ‘stout walking shoe’ appearance which won’t appeal to everyone – on the other hand, after a little initial stiffness they’re very comfortable, build quality is superb and they will undoubtedly give many years’ service whether you’re enjoying leisurely low level hikes or more demanding summer outings in the hills.
The Renegade’s patented ‘Monowrap’ PU sole construction provides good stability and the quality Nubuck leather uppers with their Gore-Tex lining ensure breathability and waterproofness, while the anatomic footbed and heel stabilisers promote confidence and stability on tricky surfaces; and the Vibram ‘Renevo’ outsole gives a secure grip and support on all types of terrain.
Indeed, everything about the Renegade shouts quality and they will undoubtedly handle everything anyone other than the most extreme of walkers may throw at them. They're more likely to appeal to the older and/or old skool walkers however.