Water-repellent boots offer basic protection from water splashes and rain and still have some breathability. But if you want full protection, go for the waterproof options.
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.
One of the world's leading waterproofing materials that is also lightweight and to an extent breathable.
An acclaimed rubber material which is known for its traction and durability. It was first used on mountaineering boots.
Synthetic thermal insulation which was originally designed for the US Army. It is also a sustainable material. It became the first insulation manufacturer that meets bluesign criteria for environmental effect.
Columbia's proprietary waterproofing technology which involves heat-molding to eliminate any seams or gaps for water to seep through.
High-quality insoles famous for their comfort and capacity to create a healthier in-shoe environment.
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