Things that make the Columbia Pivot a worthy investment
A stunner of an asking price. This piece finds a spot in our collection of highly affordable hiking shoes. Indeed, jumping on the Pivot bandwagon is easy access in terms of affordability.
Innately breathable. A good chunk of the Pivot’s comfiness comes from its well-ventilated upper, which is a combination of knit fabric and synthetic leather.
Low-profile lugs. The Columbia Pivot’s grippy studs are just right in terms of depth and stiffness, allowing you to traverse both trails and pavements with ease.
Minimal weight. At around 600 g a pair, this hiker is pretty light. For more kicks that promote agility, check out our list of lightweight hiking shoes.
Columbia’s Pivot family
The Pivot shares the limelight with two other urban trail kicks—the Pivot Waterproof and the Pivot Mid Waterproof. The former pretty much resembles the featured hiker but with waterproofing. The latter, on the other hand, ups the ante by providing extra ankle support in a fully watertight shell.
If you hike mostly in wet conditions, you can opt for the waterproof option (although, if you have wobbly ankles, the mid-cut variant is the way to go). Otherwise, that is, if the trails you frequent hardly ever receive moisture year-round, the regular Pivot is for you.