- Fernando M.
September 29, 2015
September 28, 2015
My Renegades saved me every single day on the John Muir Trail. I found myself thanking my boots frequently.
From slips and missteps to rolled ankles or worse, they protected me and felt great all 200+ miles. Here's a shot of my Renegades resting on top of a pass on the JMT.
- Dan B.
September 27, 2015
In the last 4 years, my Lowa Renegade’s have been all over. Four 14’ers are my biggest claim to fame but they’ve also been worn daily for most of that time.
While hiking just a few weeks ago in Colorado on a quest to summit Mt. Belford and Mt. Oxford (no small feat for a “clydesdale” coming from sea level), I scouted a possible campsite at just under 12,000 feet.
When I got back to camp I realized I somehow blew a hole straight through one of the boots. I wasn’t about to head into town and find a replacement so quickly and decided these two mountains would become the crowning jewel/s for this pair. Two days later I completed those 14’er summits in one push leaving the trailhead at midnight. Good thing I did too because the rain started chasing me back down the mountains by 8:45 AM.
My Lowa’s held things together, even with the rain soaking the rocks and making things extremely slippery and dangerous. I plan on getting another pair to replace them but I certainly won’t be throwing these away. They just have too many memories.
In fact, a few days ago I “sold” a pair to a customer during an REI grand opening. He was on the fence about them and I showed him mine (that I was wearing) and told him about a few of their stories. He walked out with a brand new pair, ready for adventure.
P.S. That one pic that’s better than the rest is me descending Mt. Yale. That photo was taken by a friend of mine, Kit K.
- Mike P.