Who should buy the Columbia Redmond III

A fantastic offering price-wise, the third-gen Redmond is among Columbia’s most straightforward trail kicks. It is for you if:

  • Breathable hiking shoes are your jam.
  • You are the kind of trail-goer who needs extra heel security.
  • You need a pair of kicks that provide sufficient frontal protection (against knocks and bumps).
  • You prefer shoes that can keep out intrusive twigs, mulch, and the like.
  • Low-angled slopes are part of the trails you tackle.

Columbia Redmond III Who should buy

Columbia Redmond III: A must-buy for newcomers

The sheer suppleness of the Redmond III’s suede leather shell and its ultra-low MSRP can convert even the most recluse individuals into outdoorsy Joes and Janes.

Columbia Redmond III Comfy

Versatile adhesion

With the Columbia Redmond III’s Omni-Grip outsole, navigating soft-soiled terrain and mildly slick surfaces is safe. And since its lugs are low-profile, the shoe delivers sufficient traction on roads and pavements, as well.

Columbia Redmond III Outsole

Lightweight wonder

This Columbia trail kick weighs no more than 700 g per pair. Yes, the Redmond III is lighter than the average weight of hiking shoes, which is 800 g.

Columbia Redmond III Light 2

The Redmond III's ho-hum footbed

Arch support may not be the Redmond III’s strongest suit as its stock insole is quite flat. That said, because it is removable, you might be better off replacing it with a far better footbed.

Columbia Redmond III Footbed

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 348g / Women 333g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Columbia

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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.