Updates to Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry

  • The 5th version of the Columbia Conspiracy Outdry, a direct successor to the Conspiracy IV Outdry, is specially tailored to meet the demands of hikers who take on extra-challenging trails. It is powered by Outdry—the same waterproofing technology used in its predecessor.
  • Making a return in this iteration is the company-exclusive Techlite midsole. This time around, however, it comes engineered with the FluidFrame technology which grants the wearer improved stability and adaptability on considerably rugged surfaces.

Size and fit

The Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry is a low-cut day hiking shoe for men and women. Its fit, which the brand considers true to size, is intended for folks with regular-width feet. It is offered in a range of full and half sizes. Owners may adjust its fit using the gear’s ghillie lacing.


Columbia’s Conspiracy V Outdry provides hikers with sufficient surface traction with its non-marking rubber outsole, called Omni-Grip. It is made of a compound that allows it to produce grip on loose dirt, rock, and gravel. It is also capable of giving users secure footing over soft-soiled terrain with its aggressive treads and multi-faceted lugs.


This day hiking shoe is equipped with a lightweight midsole known as Techlite for underfoot protection and cushioning. Its sturdy construction is imbued with FluidFrame to give adventurers an adaptive kind of stability on the trail. Columbia engineers slipped in a contoured removable footbed right on top of it for extra support and comfort.


Cradling the foot in the Conspiracy V Outdry is the footgear’s mesh upper with welded textile overlays. Its liner is engineered with Outdry—a technology that makes the shoe both breathable and waterproof. At the tip of its forefoot is a synthetic barrier for additional protection from cuts, scuffs, and scrapes.

Its lace-up closure uses combination eyelets, most of which are loops made of fabric. Their utility comes in full circle with a synthetic lace set through them. Rounding out all things upper in this shoe is a pull loop stitched to its heel.


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