Who should buy the Columbia Ivo Trail
The Ivo Trail is a remarkable Columbia piece—one that can exceed the expectations of many in both form and utility. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking shoe that delivers comfort, whether on trails or city pavements.
- Prefer a hiking shoe that gives wearers ample traction on the trail
- Prefer a hiking shoe that provides the foot with as much cushioning as possible over rough terrain.
Excellent traction over soft soil and like surfaces
In the Ivo Trail, adequate slip and skid resistance is a provision wearers get from the shoe’s long-wearing Omni-Grip outsole. Its entirety is made of non-marking rubber. Columbia engineers armed it with highly aggressive lugs and strategically placed them at opposing angles to grant hikers enough traction over soft soil and like surfaces.
Provides excellent grip on ascents and descents
The lugs around the forefoot and heel zones are lined up in such a way that provides users with additional grip on ascents and descents.
Delivers sufficient protection
This Columbia shoe delivers sufficient protection and cushioning underfoot with its lightweight EVA midsole, called Techlite. This single-piece component has a springy yet firm construction for shock absorption and ground stability. It also has a kind of engineering that gives wearers a decent amount of energy return, making strides more efficient.
Sitting on top of the Ivo Trail’s midsole is a brand-owned removable footbed. It is built with a combination of softness and sturdiness to grant adventurers a bit more comfort and support underfoot.
Easy to wear
The Ivo Trail’s low-cut upper is part textile, part suede leather (with the latter serving as the hiking shoe’s overlays). It comes with a padded tongue and collar for extra comfort. The upper’s heel section is reinforced with two-layer overlays for enhanced rearfoot support. At its heel is a synthetic pull tab for more convenience on and off.
Traditional closure system
Rounding out the Ivo Trail’s heavy-duty upper is its traditional closure system. It has regular non-plated lace holes built into sturdy overlays for improved longevity. Through these eyelets is a round lace made of interwoven synthetic cords.