Columbia Women's Gorgeous Mid Omni-Tech Hiking Boot
Born to blaze a trail, this aggressive pack shoe offers all-day comfort and the ankle-stabilizing benefits of a mid-cut upper. Built to stand up to harsh terrain and heavy loads, the Gorge is built with an injection-molded insole and metal shank for outstanding rigidity and support. The Nubuck leather upper is fortified with Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable technology for protection from the elements, while a memory foam collar and tongue provides step-in comfort that requires no breaking in. A contoured footbed with anti-odor treatment keeps them feeling great and smelling fresh over the long haul, and a tough, non-marking Vibram outsole provides no-slip grip on rocky trail surfaces.
- Nubuck leather upper with Nubuck leather support overlays
- Memory foam collar and tongue
- 10mm webbing lace loops with locking metal top hook
- Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable technology
- Contour Comfort® 3D footbed with AgION® anti-odor treatment
- Injection-molded full-length polypropylene lasting board provides maximum rigidity and support
- Poured PU midsole with supportive metal shank
- Non-marking Vibram trek rubber compound for excellent grip
- Weight: Size 9, 1/2 pair=20.8oz/590g
Purchase the Columbia Gorgeous Mid Omni-Tech Hiking Boot for Women from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- March 18 2011
Performed well in canyon country
I was looking for something that would help me get through a 6-day 30lb backpacking trip. The terrain traveled consisted of sand dunes, rocky hills, river crossings and bedrock. I left the backcountry blister-free, and having experienced no foot discomfort. (This could also be attributed to good hiking socks.) I broke them by walking around in them for four days. I also went on two hikes where they got soaked (thanks, winter snow!), and based off of my experience, this seemed to be enough. They are waterproof provided that the water source remains below the top of the boot. In terms of size, I usually wear a 8.5, but opted for a 9 because of wide feet. They felt a little tight at first, and then after some wear, long, but once paired with hiking socks, were fine - my toes never hit the front while walking downhill, and my foot never felt as though it was about to slip out. So essentially, this was a good purchase because there's a lot left to them (and to my feet.)
- May 19 2011
I love these hiking boots. They have tons of support and are really comfortable. Plus they look really cute! I'll be using them for a trip to Iceland next month- can't wait to use them!