For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 13.9ozWomen: 13.9oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid OutDry
- Columbia made the Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid Outdry to offer water protection, support, cushioning, and grip. It is equipped with the brand’s proprietary Outdry breathable and waterproof construction. This binding process gives fabrics maximum water-resistance.
- To deliver underfoot comfort, this model comes with Columbia’s TechLite midsole. It also features the Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsole. It combines the performance of lug zones and rubber compounds for optimal grip.
Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid OutDry size and fit
The Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid Outdry is a relatively true-to-size hiking boot made for men and women. The product comes in standard width and regular lengths. Its traditional lace-up closure allows a customized fit.
American brand Columbia incorporates the proprietary Omni-Grip non-marking rubber outsole to provide wearers of the Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid Outdry with traction on different terrain types. This solution has compounds and treads for gripping on a variety of surfaces and wet grounds. It extends to the front of the boot, acting as a toe bumper for added protection.
This product features the TechLite midsole. This lightweight component promises to provide long-lasting, high-impact cushioning, and high energy return.
Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid Outdry comes with a textile upper. It is welded with synthetic overlays for structural support.
This shoe is built with the OutDry technology. Instead of a membrane, this process uses fabric layers that are heat-bonded together to achieve water-resistance without affecting breathability.
The lace-up closure of the Peakfreak is networked on combination eyelets. The Columbia men’s Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid Outdry has two pairs of grommets at the top while the women’s only has one.
A heel counter adds support. It also has a toe cap for protection against bumps and scuffs. Its pull heel tab allows an easy on and off.
- This shoe has a low-cut version without the waterproof liner: the Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Low.