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Columbia SH/FT Performance Review

Columbia, a small workshop founded in 1938 in Oregon, USA, which manufactures raincoats and rain hats, has become the world’s leading outdoor sportswear brand.

Till now, the Columbia’s product line has expended from raincoats, rain hats to outdoor jackets, multi-functional pants, backpack, outdoor sneakers and other outdoor clothes. It’s popular among outdoor enthusiasts.

In recent years, in addition to developing professional products, Columbia has also begun to enter the tidal current limit, and successively released jointly signed products with XLARGE, atmos Kinetics and KITH.

Recently, Columbia has also released a pair of shoes that can handle all-weather, indoor and outdoor, and even outdoor sports.

Would you like to buy a pair of shoes for daily dressing or for outdoor sporting?

This time Columbia SH/FT can satisfy both of your request. Let’s have a look at its performance.

  1. Cushion Performance

Columbia SH/FT city hiking boots uses new high flexible and elastic SH/FT cushion insole. It’s new dual-compound cushioning composite, which upgrade the composite structure of traditional air cushion. After testing for a few days, the cushion performance of Columbia SH/FT is good, it’s similar to the cushion of my running shoes. The rear sole has been thickened to protect the heel. The sole of forefoot is thin and convenient for starting.

You know, the outdoor sneakers are always heavy, but this pair of Columbia SH/FT is light. Except the thick vamp, the weight of insole material is not heavy. It’s very suitable for long time walking.

  1. Comfort Level

Different with traditional waterproof technology, the outer material of Columbia SH/FT is mainly used for isolating the water drop and silver sands. The inner side of vamp uses classic OutDry three-dimensional light waterproof technology, which is similar to the material for windproof and waterproof technology to make sure the foot dry.

I wore it on rainy day, although the water is on the vamp, but the inner side is totally dry.

And I also put the shoes in the water, the water also can’t enter the inner side of shoes.

The jointed vamp and socks type design is made for the trend leaders.

It uses the inner sleeve elastic fabric and lengthen the shoe head which can release the moving space for foot. It’s very suitable for my high instep.

The size is also EUR44, but the forefoot is loose.

  1. Traction Perfromance

Columbia SH/FT uses Omni-Grip outsole which uses short spikes to balance the city roads, but it’s also suitable for outdoor road.

The outsole design is thickened. So I don’t need to worry about the abrasive resistance.

The multi-zone grains can assure the traction performance, not matter the slippery road or lichenous stones.

  1. Overall

Columbia SH/FT is a pair of shoes which is suitable for going to street and work on sunny day and rainy day, and it’s also suitable for hiking.