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.
WeightMen: 13.4ozWomen: 11.3oz
WidthMen: Normal, WideWomen: Normal
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95 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
[A] good all-around hiking shoe for the ladies.
- Columbia Redmond Low Waterproof brings the lightness and traction of its base model. Columbia upped its performance by adding an Omni-Tech waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane for added protection.
- Cushioning is granted by the Techlite midsole. It also comes with a non-marking Omni-Grip rubber outsole that provides traction on a variety of trails whether wet or dry.
Columbia Redmond Low Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size low-cut hiker for men and women. It comes in whole and half sizes. The women’s version is available in standard while the men’s version is offered in standard and wide. Its standard lace-up closure affords wearers a customized fit.
The Redmond Low Waterproof is equipped with a non-marking Omni-Grip outsole. Columbia developed this proprietary traction solution that blends rubber compounds and treads to deliver a grip on various trail conditions. Its lugs are responsible for multi-directional traction. It also extends to the front of the shoe to provide added abrasion protection.
Columbia has equipped the Redmond Low Waterproof with a full-length Techlite midsole. It affords wearers with lightweight cushioning, support, and shock absorption. It also increases impact absorption and helps yield better energy return to help wearers feel less weary on the trail.
This shoe combines suede leather, mesh, and webbing to form the upper. To keep water out, the Redmond Low Waterproof is equipped with the Omni-Tech waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane. It is a multi-layer system, making it a hiking shoe with ample water protection, keeping the feet dry.
Also featured is a toe cap that protects against abrasions. Its padded tongue and collar offer extra comfort. Its front closure includes mixed eyelets and a round lace. A heel loop also allows for an easy on and off.