The Lowa Renegade II GTX Lo is a fine hiking shoe, and the closest thing to a low cut traditional hiking boot that we tested in the hiking shoe review. This is a burly, heavy shoe that we rated the most supportive, water resistant and durable. It's a much more substantial shoe than the others and has the price tag to reflect it. Surprisingly, it's very comfortable from the first step, even for dayhiking.
While it performs well dayhiking and very well when carrying loads, the Keen Targhee 2 is more versatile and works better for fast hiking. The Renegade stands out as the best crossover casual work shoe. It looks great, keeps your feet comfy around town and adventuring, and will keep looking great for years. Our Editors' Choice winner hiking shoe, The North Face Ultra 110 GTX is a light, comfortable all around performer.