Who should buy the Columbia Vitesse
The Vitesse is a sleek, good-looking Columbia shoe that's created for the trail. It is a great option if you:
- Prefer a hiking shoe that protects the feet against the elements while delivering a generous amount of airflow.
- Need a new pair that works well on well-maintained trails.
Size and fit
The Columbia Vitesse men's and women's hiking shoe features seamless construction for a sock-like feel. It's a low-cut model so there is less coverage for the ankle. Nonetheless, it has a soft and flexible upper that delivers freedom of movement. This hiker uses a traditional lacing system with a sturdy lace lock for a secure fit.
The Omni-Grip, Columbia's advanced traction technology
The Vitesse shoes have outsoles that use Columbia's advanced traction technology called Omni-Grip. They feature strategically designed lug zones and tread patterns for enhanced grip on any terrain, a multi-directional digging zone for the days when your hike would include some scrambling or climbing, and siping for traction on wet surfaces.
Can be used indoors without leaving a mark
Additionally, these outsoles are non-marking which means you can wear them indoors without worrying about leaving "marks" on wood and tiled floors.
Provides high energy return
This hiker offers all-day comfort. It has the Ultralight Midsole Technology - Columbia's most advanced cushioning system. It features a high energy return which means less impact when you walk or run.
This super lightweight midsole also provides a soft and comfortable platform for the foot, providing stability on the trail, and helps you move faster.
A stylish, sneaker-like shoe that looks good on the trail and on the streets, the Columbia Vitesse is available in different colorways. It features a seamless upper construction which means there are no sewn overlays where damage in stitching usually starts.
Comfortable and flexible fit
Seamless uppers deliver a more comfortable fit. It also makes the shoe really flexible. However, since there are no overlays, this shoe is a little short in lateral support. Thus, it is ideal for well-maintained trails.
Waterproof and secure fit
The Vitesse doesn't have a waterproof lining so it is highly breathable, perfect for the summer season. Completing its upper is a traditional lacing system for a secure fit.
Nice to know
- The Columbia Vitesse hiking shoes come in a waterproof version that features the OutDry technology - a waterproof membrane that is heat-bonded to the upper.
- It also comes in a slip-on version which is rated as a multi-sport shoe. This style makes wearing or taking off the shoe really easy and convenient while delivering a comfortable, glove-like fit.