Best Hiking Boots in General geocaching topics Posted December 31, 2003 I love my Lowa Renegades. A bit expensive, but by far the best boots I ever hiked in. I have used them beyond their life expectancy, but I still use them. The stitching is just now starting to fray after 4 years of high impact use. I have used them in the mountains of Nevada and California, and the mucky, mushy swamps of Michigan. Weather it is 95 degrees or 10, my feet are cool when they need to be and toasty warm when needed.