Who should buy the Columbia SH/FT Low

The Columbia SH/FT Low may lead to a fruitful trail experience because of its list of strengths, as long as it is used on manageable terrain conditions. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is engineered for both outdoor trails and urban environments.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides outdoor enthusiasts with a cushioned ride.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that gives grip on both urban and outdoor ground conditions.

Columbia SH/FT Low logo

Size and fit

The Columbia SH/FT Low is a low-top hiking shoe crafted for men and women. Its traditional lacing system allows wearers to get a personalized lockdown. A molded counter is found on the upper’s rearfoot region to give the heel a secure fit.

Columbia SH/FT Low laces 1

Excellent traction on all types of terrain

The Columbia SH/FT Low uses a non-marking rubber outsole to keep outdoorsy individuals stable on uneven ground. Its central area is filled with square-shaped lugs while the outsole’s sides employ a rectangular version. These lug designs render traction on virtually all types of terrain.

Columbia SH/FT Low outsole

Excellent protection against trail dangers

Its forefoot and heel regions contain grooves, which grant added control when ascending or descending. Moreover, the outsole’s front tip goes upward to deliver protection from trail dangers.

Columbia SH/FT Low outsole 1

Comfortable underfoot comfort and cushioning

This outdoor-centric shoe from Columbia comes with a trademarked SH/FT midsole. It uses a network of soft beads integrated into a layer of polyurethane (PU) foam. This midsole design yields a cushioned ride, energy return, and optimal resiliency. The footgear’s default insole, meanwhile, delivers extra cushioning and underfoot comfort.

Columbia SH/FT Low midsole

Breathable and lightweight

The Columbia SH/FT Low features an upper made of woven mesh for breathability and lightness. It contains a full-grain leather trim, which gives sturdiness and lateral protection. A counter is positioned on the rearfoot region to provide heel support and security.

Columbia SH/FT Low upper

Easy to wear

This Columbia hiking shoe employs round laces and several eyelets to manage its fit. A pair of pull tabs are found on the cuff and the tongue to give wearers easy on and off.

Columbia SH/FT Low collar

Nice to know

-Outdoor enthusiasts who are in need of protection and performance may want to take a look at a pair of waterproof hiking boots. Among the options that may be considered is the KEEN Targhee III Waterproof Mid and the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.7oz / Women 10.3oz
Use: Urban hiking, Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Columbia
Material: Leather, Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.