Who should buy the Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof

The Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof is a lightweight hiking boot that’s constructed with an emphasis on comfort and protection. It is a perfect option for those who are:

  • looking for a lightweight day hiking boot that is able to tackle almost all types of terrain confidently.
  • looking for outdoor footgear with a non-marking outsole that grips well.
  • looking forward to experiencing Columbia’s very own Techlite midsole and putting it to the test for comfort and responsiveness.

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof brand logo

Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof carries Columbia-owned Omni-Grip outsole

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Omni-Grip outsole

This mid-cut hiking boot uses Columbia’s proprietary Omni-Grip outsole. Its surface is filled with multi-directional lugs that render traction on virtually all kinds of terrain.

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof multi-directional lugs

The outsole is made of a durable rubber compound to help it withstand constant friction with uneven surfaces.

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof front toe cap

The front section of the sole extends upward to afford extra protection against stubbing.

Columbia’s Techlite midsole powers the Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof

The Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof features a lightweight Techlite midsole. Its EVA foam construction provides cushioning, impact reduction, and energy return to the user. 

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof EVA midsole

It’s paired with a cushioned footbed for a more comfortable ride.

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof’s robust upper

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof leather and mesh upper

The upper of this product from Columbia is made from a combination of PU-coated leather, suede, and mesh. These materials make the Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof resistant to abrasive elements and breathable at the same time. 

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof waterproof construction

The boot uses a waterproof seam-sealed construction method to keep the user’s foot dry in wet trail conditions.

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof lace-up closure

The Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof has a lace-up closure system that features a series of durable metal hooks and eyelets. 

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof heel pull tab

A pull loop is located at the cuff to facilitate an easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.9oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Columbia Newton Ridge Plus
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.