UPDATE: I decided to buy the same exact boot, leather lined and espresso color, in a larger size. It is a great all purpose boot for where I live.
From the manufacturer:
Features Leather Upper, Lightweight Midsole, and
The Renegade’s nubuck leather upper securely holds the foot in place, reducing strain on the toes during downhill sections. Its Monowrap midsole technology reduces overall boot weight, while providing extra cushioning and lateral stability. A rugged Vibram outsole and thick, nonslip rubber lugs make these boots ideal for hiking, light backpacking, and other outdoor activities where you need traction and grip. This shoe is built on gender-specific, men’s and women’s lasts, for optimal fit and comfort.
Climate-Control Footbed Wicks Away Moisture
The Renegade boot features a climate-control footbed which keeps your feet cool, dry, and blister free. Perforations in the boot’s lining allow air to circulate and wick moisture away from your foot, minimizing friction and fatigue.
Waterproof GORE-TEX Keeps Feet Dry
Renegade boots with the GTX designation–including the Renegade II GTX LO and Renegade GTX Mid–feature breathable, waterproof GORE-TEX lining that reduces hot spots so your feet stay comfortable in warmer temperatures as well as cold, wet conditions. Renegade boots with the LL designation feature buttery-soft glove leather lining that molds to the contours of your feet for exceptional comfort.
Stabilizing Shanks and Derby-Style Lacing
These hiking boots feature a full-length nylon shank for extra stability on rugged terrain. Also, the derby-style lacing on the Renegade Mid boots ensures a customized fit for a wide variety of feet.
Handcrafted in Europe for close to 90 years, LOWA boots have been acclaimed by climbers, mountaineers, and hikers as the finest outdoor boots in the world. LOWA incorporates thoughtful design and superb materials with clean, environmental manufacturing processes and fair labor standards. When you own a pair of LOWAs, you can be confident you’re wearing authentic outdoor footwear that “walks the talk” when it comes to quality, performance, and sustainability.