Showing posts from 2015

I Grew Up in my LOWAs

I remember 8 years ago - the phone call with my uncle from Switzerland.

He asked me what I would like to have as a gift from him.

My answer was: “Uncle I need a pair of boots!”

He sent me a pair of LOWA boots. They fit me perfectly. The most comfortable boots that I have ever had in my life. I have walked many kilometers with them, trekked, hiked and mountaineered in different places. I feel that I grew up in them.

- Bujar Q.

My Rangers were Shining

I hiked to the Vlassia Village at Hellas ~ 8 km of difficult track. My Lowa Ranger II's were shining.

- Aggelos

No Time for Break In

The first time I wore my pair of Lowa was this past deployment to Afghanistan when a solider in our battalion got hit, we got spun up.

I got them a day before and didn't get a chance the break them in so me climbing the mountains to react to the situation was the first time I put them on!

- Brandon S.

Trip of a Lifetime!

I had longed to go to Tibet for 30 years. This year I was able to visit Tibet and get to Everest Base Camp. The weather cooperated and the Himalayan Range was in full view for the 3 days that I was there. From the highway - overlook the view of Makalu, Lhotse, Everest and Cho Oyu was spectacular.

It was the trip of a lifetime!

- Wayne G.

10 Years for Snowshoeing

I purchased my Lowa boots over ten years ago to use for snowshoeing trips. They were perfect.

Warm. Waterproof. Insanely comfortable right out of the box. 
I logged hundreds of miles in them trekking through the snow in the Oregon cascades. As the years passed, I routinely grabbed my Lowa boots. Today, after trusted service, I use them to slog through the mud and muck during the long wet season here in Oregon.

While not as pretty and perhaps not as waterproof as they once were, my Lowa boots are still in great shape. I just laced them up with the third set of laces and I look forward to many more solid years with the absolute best pair of boots I've ever owned.

Thank you for making such an outstanding product. I remain a dedicated customer.

- Geoffrey P.

Jogging to the Clinic

Managing my type 2 diabetes requires regular exercise. My last jog was to my Diabetes physician to check in on my health.

Love my Lowa boots - they motivate me.

- Kevin N.

Beautiful Aspens

An autumn annual hike to the beautiful aspens in the San Francisco Peaks, near Flagstaff, Arizona.

- Joan S.

Mount Shasta

I took my pair of Lowa Weisshorn GTX® up Mount Shasta in October, and man was I impressed!

They kept my feet warm, dry and comfortable throughout the entire climb! Even with thinner socks, my feet never got cold.

I knew that I never had to worry about my feet because of the technology that goes into the boots Lowa makes, as well as what will work for climbers in different settings. Every mountaineering boot I buy during my climbing career will be Lowa!

- Maxx D.

Best Biking Shoes!

My best biking shoes through 3+ years of year round commuting and c:a 12000 miles. Firm and warm!

- Tove E.

Grand Tetons

At the end of October 2015, my wife Sara and I were able to hike around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The weather was perfect and unseasonably warm which allowed us great trekking.

- Tom M.

Tough Country

Extreme hunting in very tough country! Wouldn't want anything else on my feet through all of that! Big shout out to Lowa!

- Tucker

A Customer for Life.

The Lowa Renegade's have been my faithful boot on many adventures around the world.

These boots have braved the mountains of Ecaudor, Colorado, and the Adirondacks.

I've taken them on wilderness races, snowshoe and cross country ski trips, and many backpacking adventures.

I now work for REI in the footwear department and highly recommend this boot to customers. I'm a Lowa customer for life.

- Emily M.

Zach and Jack!

My dog Jack and I cover lots of territory in the hills where I live in New Zealand. The steep rock and tussock trails can deal out a lot of punishment...but my Renegades have shrugged it off. The most comfortable shoes I own....fact!

- Zach H.

National Geographic Doomsday Preppers

Going throughout my 4th pair of LOWA Boots ~ we wear overseas and in Colorado!

The best, they are comfortable, lightweight, great traction and actually waterproof!

Here they are rappelling on National Geographic's "Doomsday Preppers".

 - Alex D.

Bean Lake

This picture required me to leak all the heat retained inside this insulated Lowa. My other foot stayed warm throughout a 6 hour hike in 5°F!
First snow hike on the Superior Hiking trail turned into a mountaineering situation as the temperatures had dropped to 5°F, and the trail snow had turned into solid ice.

Skippin' and then sliding, I made a 400 ft ascent to the top of Twin lakes, Bean & Bear, to find Bean lake covered w/ a layer of ice. Surprisingly, the smaller Bear Lake had no ice at all, and looked like something from a backpacking magazine. Very beautiful!

Later, losing the trail turned into a night hike, as I made my way to Silver Bay, MN.

- Pavel M.

Tamul's Waterfall

I'm a Scoutmaster working with a small Troop in Mexico City. While my Lowa boots have carried me throughout Mexico and Texas (where I work summers as a metalworking instructor at a Scout camp), I felt this trip to San Luis Potosi, where we explored waterfalls and leapt off most of them (the tallest being 12 metres, 39 feet) is the most noteworthy trip I have been on since purchasing these boots.

We visited Tamul's waterfall, which could only be reached by canoes. While we couldn't get too close to the 150 foot waterfall, there was a small cliff with a vertical drop where we jumped from into the water. I had trouble jumping from diving boards at pools my whole life, and here I was about to commit to a 12 metre drop into cloudy water. While I wasn't sure of letting the boys jump since I couldn't see the bottom, a group of 30 tour guides in training had just jumped. I must say, it was the longest 2 seconds of my life, and I couldn't wait for more.

The following d…

Caving in Puerto Rico

Caving -- Los Angeles cave in Puerto Rico, with Aventuras Tierra Adentro. The Rio Camry (larger river) sometimes overflows into the Los Angeles river and the water can rise one foot per minute! Giants caves!

These Lowa are 5 years old, have travelled to Yosemite, Red Rocks, Nevada, Joshua Tree, Gunks (some major mileage there) and the Alps.

 - Olivier

Packing in Montana

Packing a mule deer out in Montana. Walked almost 2 miles, in the snow, in my Lowa Tibet GTX.

- Richard T

The most memorable hike so far...

From Quebec, Canada we drove all the way down for a trip in the USA. After few days of rain so the roads were closed, we could finally enter in the mythic Yosemite National Park in California.

After 1 month of camping in Oregon, the nice and warm weather has been very sweet to us. We wanted to do a good trail in the wilderness instead of doing all the trails that tourists do in the popular and crowded Yosemite Valley. The thing is, miles/km are not written on the maps for the wilderness so we calculated as our own the time and km, and the elevation gain to start as our campground Tamarack Flat to the summit of El Capitan. 8,4 miles so 16,8 miles round-trip...(26 KM) Ok ready!

We really did not know what this journey would be ! Secretly, something said to me.. oooh big deal. We leaved with 2 litres of water, our dog and some snacks as avocados and almonds. The temperature was very warm this day, maybe 25-28 Celsius. After 2 or 3 hours, we knew that it will be longer than we was thinki…


Fantastic trip to the top of Kilimanjaro top in my Lowa Renegade boots! The photo is at basecamp at 4,085 meters.

I will never forget this great experience. And, my feet did very well with the great boots of Lowa. 

Greetings from Holland,

Steinernes Meer, Bavarian Alps

A photo of myself hiking in the Steinernes Meer, located in the Berchtesgaden Alps of Bavaria and Salzburg, Austria.

My family and I hiked from Austria to St. Bartholomä, Germany. Not only was it incredibly beautiful in the "Stone Sea" (well, guess I could say that for the whole hike really), it was fun to try and find the ammonite fossils along the trail.

 - Christopher W.

Camino de Santiago in my Renegades

In the spring of 2015 I set off from California to France to walk the classic route of the Camino de Santiago, crossing the Pyrenees from France's southern border to enter Spain and walk its width, heading for Santiago de Compostela and beyond.

I dead-ended at the sea in Finisterre. I set off in the only shoes I took with me--my new Lowa Renegades! Nothing but my own feet, in my Lowa's, carried me 560 miles.

Thank you, Lowa!! It was fabulous!

- Shelley C.

The Powell Plateau

I hiked half the day on Powell Plateau to get the most spectacular view of the Grand Canyon that very few people are able to see. Lowa Lady GTX. My absolute favorite boots.

- Carolyn L.

Second Skin

Finding comfortable hikers is like finding a unicorn for me.

My Lowa's have been like a second skin to me.

They have taken me everywhere from the Inca trail to the Torres Del Paine towers...

... and my first hike carrying my son.

- Addi P.

Walt & Roxy

Just ordered my first pair of Lowa boots (Tibet GTX). Hope to spend many hours in my 70s hiking in Alaska with my best friend Roxy, a pure bred Siberian Husky.

I was so lucky to find her a few years ago via Petfinder at a shelter in Washington and made a quick trip to Seattle to pick her up. She is our circle ambassador and makes every small kid she meets a member of her pack. She loves to sing and will even greet cats on occasion.

Research has convinced me your boots will contribute a perfect balance of traction, balance and comfort to our twice daily walks and I'm really looking forward to their arrival.

- Walt M.


We just returned from our family trip to Nepal, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. My Lowa Renegades are my truly companions.

I wore them on 7 days trekking and ~ 120 km distance from Nayapul - to Annapurna Base Camp and back to  Nayapul. They kept my feet comfortable and I didn't get a single blister at all. We had heavy snow for 2 days trekking but my feet stayed dry. No need to bring extra shoes (or exchange socks) then. My Lowa Renegades are excellent. Love my shoe !

May S.

Mt. Orford, Québec

We went to the Mt. Orford, in Québec, Canada!

15 kilometers!!

Beautiful first snow!

- Arianne P

World Paragliding Cup

I was recently clicking World Paragliding Cup - 2015 at Bir, Billing, HP, India 23-31 Oct. 2015 and clicked that picture of paraglider with LOWA logo. Thought of sending it to you.

- Satya

 {Thanks, Satya!}

Mount Hood Timberline Trail

Early this fall, my brother Daniel and I decided to circumnavigate Mount Hood on the epic 40 mile Timberline Trail.

Circumstances required us to hike in with the first storm of the season bearing down on us and my brother wearing a new pair of Lowa Renegade GTX boots that hadn't seen their first mile.

Despite a 20 mile first day with a net 5k elevation gain/loss and a stormy and demanding second day with a climb into the washed out Eliot basin and a brutal climb up to Gnarl Ridge, his boots performed beautifully. Not a single blister, hotspot, or wet sock. It made me a Lowa believer - can't wait to get my first pair!

- David W.

Camelback Mountain

I bought my Lowa Renegades at REI in Phoenix AZ.

Tried on just about every boot and trail runner they had then took the first shoe I tried on, the Lowa. They felt instantly comfortable and supportive. They were so comfortable that I took my first hike in them up Camelback Mountain that same week, having never worn them outside walking at all.

As a novice hiker at this point, I was extremely impressed that the boots were as comfortable when I got back to the bottom of the mountain as they were when I started out. And they were so solid as far as gripping the various conditions of the trail and holding the rock faces that I had to climb.

I bought these to start training for hiking the AT next spring and I know these are my boots for the duration. They give me stability and confidence on the trail.

- Julie H.

Mt. Langley

My Lowa Renegades carried me up and down 7,500 vertical feet from the Owens Valley to the summit of Mt. Langley via the Northeast Couloir...without giving me a single blister.

The most comfortable boots I have ever owned!

- Adam L.

300 Miles Across Italy

My husband and I, both of which wear Lowa's hiking boots, in Sept/Oct. 2015 backpacked the Via di Francesco hiking 300 miles across Italy, from Dovadola to Rieti.

I am 74 and my husband is 77, it was a strenuous hike across the Apennines Mountains. Since 2012 we have backpacked over 1500 miles of Europe - France, Spain and Italy; all of it done in Lowa hiking boots.

- Monica A.