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- American footwear brand Columbia crafted the Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Low to provide lightweight and rugged on-trail protection to adventure seekers. It comes with a textile upper with welded synthetic overlays that support its form.
- The sole unit tapers at the forefoot to deliver a smooth toe-off. It is composed of a midsole for cushioning and an outsole for grip performance on various terrain.
A relatively true-to-size hiking shoe, Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Low is offered only to men. It is available in standard width and regular lengths. The traditional lace-up closure allows for a customized fit.
Columbia used its proprietary Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsole on the Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Low. This is made of different compounds and treads that encourage stability and grip on a variety of environments. Aside from traction and grip on rock, loose dirt, and gravel, it is also designed to perform on wet grounds. It extends a little to the front of the shoe to act as a toe bumper for added protection.
Columbia also used its trademarked Techlite midsole on the Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Low. This full-length, lightweight midsole provides long-lasting, high-impact cushioning and promises high energy return. It is complemented by a removable insole to enhance underfoot comfort.
What protects the top of the foot is the textile and synthetic upper. Its ghillie lace-up includes a round lace networked on combination eyelets (webbing and plated ones). A heel counter is added for extra support while a toe cap grants protection from stubbing. Finally, there’s a pull tab at the heel for easy on and off.
- A waterproof version of this low-cut hiking shoe called Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Low Outdry is available for both men and women.
- It also comes in mid.