Who should buy the Columbia Ivo Trail

The Ivo Trail is a remarkable Columbia piece—one that can exceed the expectations of many in both form and utility. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that delivers comfort, whether on trails or city pavements.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that gives wearers ample traction on the trail
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides the foot with as much cushioning as possible over rough terrain.

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Excellent traction over soft soil and like surfaces

In the Ivo Trail, adequate slip and skid resistance is a provision wearers get from the shoe’s long-wearing Omni-Grip outsole. Its entirety is made of non-marking rubber. Columbia engineers armed it with highly aggressive lugs and strategically placed them at opposing angles to grant hikers enough traction over soft soil and like surfaces.

Columbia Ivo Trail outsole

Provides excellent grip on ascents and descents

The lugs around the forefoot and heel zones are lined up in such a way that provides users with additional grip on ascents and descents.

Columbia Ivo Trail outsole 1.0

Delivers sufficient protection

This Columbia shoe delivers sufficient protection and cushioning underfoot with its lightweight EVA midsole, called Techlite. This single-piece component has a springy yet firm construction for shock absorption and ground stability. It also has a kind of engineering that gives wearers a decent amount of energy return, making strides more efficient.

Columbia Ivo Trail midsole

Comfortable underfoot cushioning

Sitting on top of the Ivo Trail’s midsole is a brand-owned removable footbed. It is built with a combination of softness and sturdiness to grant adventurers a bit more comfort and support underfoot.

Columbia Ivo Trail midsole 1.0

Easy to wear

The Ivo Trail’s low-cut upper is part textile, part suede leather (with the latter serving as the hiking shoe’s overlays). It comes with a padded tongue and collar for extra comfort. The upper’s heel section is reinforced with two-layer overlays for enhanced rearfoot support. At its heel is a synthetic pull tab for more convenience on and off.

Columbia Ivo Trail easy to wear

Traditional closure system

Rounding out the Ivo Trail’s heavy-duty upper is its traditional closure system. It has regular non-plated lace holes built into sturdy overlays for improved longevity. Through these eyelets is a round lace made of interwoven synthetic cords.

Columbia Ivo Trail laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 347g / Women 290g
Use: Urban hiking, Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe, Vintage / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Columbia
Construction: Lace-to-toe, Vintage

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.