Things that make the Columbia Pivot a worthy investment

Columbia Pivot Upper

A stunner of an asking price. This piece finds a spot in our collection of highly affordable hiking shoes. Indeed, jumping on the Pivot bandwagon is easy access in terms of affordability.

Columbia Pivot Midsole

Innately breathable. A good chunk of the Pivot’s comfiness comes from its well-ventilated upper, which is a combination of knit fabric and synthetic leather.

Columbia Pivot Forefoot

Low-profile lugs. The Columbia Pivot’s grippy studs are just right in terms of depth and stiffness, allowing you to traverse both trails and pavements with ease.

Columbia Pivot Outsole

Minimal weight. At around 600 g a pair, this hiker is pretty light. For more kicks that promote agility, check out our list of lightweight hiking shoes.

Columbia Pivot Insole

Columbia’s Pivot family

The Pivot shares the limelight with two other urban trail kicks—the Pivot Waterproof and the Pivot Mid Waterproof. The former pretty much resembles the featured hiker but with waterproofing. The latter, on the other hand, ups the ante by providing extra ankle support in a fully watertight shell.

Columbia Pivot Laces

If you hike mostly in wet conditions, you can opt for the waterproof option (although, if you have wobbly ankles, the mid-cut variant is the way to go). Otherwise, that is, if the trails you frequent hardly ever receive moisture year-round, the regular Pivot is for you.

Columbia Pivot Collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.8oz / Women 8.8oz
Use: Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Columbia
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric

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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.