Columbia Wayfinder Outdry notable features

- This lightweight hiking shoe from Columbia offers versatility through its all-weather-ready build. Its mesh upper is bolstered by synthetic overlays and heel and toe caps.

- The brand’s very own Techlite midsole cradles the foot and provides sufficient cushioning. The Omni-Grip outsole, on the other hand, renders grip over rugged terrain.

Size and fit

The Columbia Wayfinder Outdry is a waterproof hiking shoe for men and women. It is manufactured in regular sizes and standard width. Generally, it runs true to size. Its closure system is a lace-up type which allows fit customization.


This Columbia hiking shoe uses the trademarked Omni-Grip outsole. This non-marking material grants grip on almost all terrain types. The triangular lugs strategically placed across the sole provides multidirectional grip. Its heel section is designed to promote its braking power, especially on steep descents. The sole extends a bit in the toe area to render extra protection on the trails.


For responsive cushioning, Columbia brand designers used the Techlite midsole in the Wayfinder Outdry hiking shoe. It absorbs shock from ground impacts and gives high energy return. A cushioned footbed enhances comfort.


The Wayfinder Outdry from Columbia comes with a closed mesh upper. It has synthetic overlays which enhance its durability and helps maintain its structure. For a watertight yet breathable interior, it uses the Outdry construction method. Also, in the toe and heel areas are screen print caps which optimizes trail protection.

Its lacing system employs webbing loops and a pair of triangular metal eyelets at the topmost part. A heel pull tab assists during donning and doffing.

Additional Info

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.1oz / Women 10.8oz
Base model: Columbia Wayfinder
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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