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.
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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.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WidthMen: Narrow, Standard, Wide, Extra wideWomen: Standard
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Updates to Columbia Redmond Leather Omni-Tech
- The Redmond Leather Omni-Tech, a hiking shoe from Columbia, is designed to give hikers lightness, comfort, and protection in one package. An Omni-Tech seam-sealed membrane lines the gear’s leather upper for water protection and breathability.
- The shoe’s patented Techlite midsole grants optimal cushioning and energy return to the user. Its Omni-Grip non-marking outsole uses a pattern of aggressive lugs to deliver traction on various ground conditions.
Columbia Redmond Leather Omni-Tech size and fit
The Columbia Redmond Leather Omni-Tech is built for male adventurers in whole and half sizes. There are regular- and wide-width shoe options. Its lace-up closure system can be customized by the user to achieve a personalized lockdown. Also, this low-cut day hiker runs fairly true to size.
Traction over various types of terrain is supplied by the Columbia Redmond Leather Omni-Tech’s Omni-Grip outsole. Its aggressive tread pattern provides grip and balance on uneven ground and slippery surfaces. The outsole is made of specially formulated compounds, making it resistant to wear and tear.
Columbia equipped the Redmond Leather Omni-Tech with its proprietary Techlite midsole. It provides a cushioned ride for the user while delivering optimal energy return and shock absorption over challenging terrain. The footgear’s removable footbed compliments its midsole by improving underfoot comfort and arch support.
The Columbia Redmond Leather Omni-Tech’s upper features leather webbing and scratch-resistant rubber. These materials imbue the low-cut hiking shoe with durability and resistance to abrasion. It contains an Omni-Tech seam-sealed membrane to effectively block water out. This technology also allows excess moisture to escape, improving the gear’s breathability.
Providing a boost in sturdiness and protection is the footgear’s rubber toe cap. Its closure system uses pairs of combination eyelets and a round lace for fit management. A pull tab is positioned at the shoe’s rear to grant an easy on and off. Also, the footwear’s tongue and collar are padded for improved comfort.
- Outdoor junkies who are looking for a more breathable pair might want to check this shoe’s non-waterproof variant, the Columbia Redmond Low.