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LOWA Renegade II GTX Now In Brown Nubuck

The new Lowa Renegade II N GTX HI TF boot in brown nubuck leather [© Bob Morrison]

The classic LOWA Renegade II GTX HI TF patrol boot, popular in black for nigh on 25 years, is now available for armies in Brown Nubuck leather, reports Bob Morrison.

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When the then revolutionary LOWA Renegade police patrol boot first appeared in 1997 Tony Blair was staring his controversial stint as UK Prime Minister, it looked like the inter-ethnic violence in the Balkans was being brought under control (though it briefly sparked out again in Kosovo and Macedonia) and The Spice Girls were at their peak as a five-piece ‘musical’ phenomenon.

The German designers got that original Renegade design so right that, other than the introduction of the equally revolutionary new Gore-Tex Comfort waterproof membrane lining in due course, even a quarter of a century down the line this boot is widely worn by Police and Emergency Services users; many of who buy it with their own hard-earned dough when offered lower specification mass-produced footwear by penny-pinching seat-polishers in the procurement chains. Manufactured from 1.8mm- 2.0mm thick full grain leather with a slip-lasted injection moulded sole and a closed 8-eyelet lacing system, this 200mm / 8-inch high patrol boot with Extended Comfort Gore-Tex lining is equally as comfortable if cooped up in a vehicle for a long night duty shift or pounding the streets on tiring days on the beat.

Both Lowa Renegade II GTX boots have the highly effective LOWA Patrol sole unit [© Bob Morrison]

The latest brown version is near identical to the black police patrol boot, but the primary uppers material is identical thickness Nubuck leather instead. This version – designated LOWA Renegade II N GTX HI TF with the N standing for Nubuck – is so new that it has not yet gone up on the LowaMilitaryBoots UK website, therefore we have not had the chance to wear test it, but I was able to compare brown against black last week at OTS 2021. Other than the ‘inside-out’ leather there appeared to be no difference and as I know just how good the Police Renegade is I am sure the Military Renegade will be ideal in the Boots Patrol category.

[images © Bob Morrison]

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