Who should buy the Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry

The Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry is for day adventurers who find its list of positives worthy of the trail. Those who have little confidence in its allegedly hit-or-miss outsole, however, are welcome to check out the brand’s other sturdier offerings. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is specially tailored to meet the demands of hikers who take on extra-challenging trails.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that grants the wearer improved stability and adaptability on considerably rugged surfaces.

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Excellent surface traction

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.

Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry outsole

Excellent underfoot traction

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 Conspiracy V Outdry outsole 1

Comfortable and supportive cushioning

Columbia engineers slipped in a contoured removable footbed right on top of it for extra support and comfort.

Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry midsole

Breathable and waterproof

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.

Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry upper

Secure fit and easy to wear

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.

Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry secure fit

Columbia Conspiracy V Outdry collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 319g / Women 255g
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Non-marking
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Columbia

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Author
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.