User Review: Columbia Men's Master of Faster Low
Price Paid: sample provided for review
The Master of Faster is one of Columbia’s top of the line light hikers. And as you’d expect, it packs a bunch of the company’s proprietary technology into a cool looking package. I received a silver grey/green pair (castlerock, lime green to be exact) for this review and was impressed by Columbia’s unique take on the classic light-hiker form.
Out of the box, Columbia’s Master of Faster makes no secret of the fact that Columbia builds a range of proprietary features into their products. Large logos proclaim that the Master of Faster uses the company’s Omni-Tech waterproofing and Techlite cushioning among other innovations. Both features worked well on these shoes.
The Master of Faster feels stiff right out of the box but break in with only moderate use. The laces go almost to the toe — approach-shoe-like — allowing for a very custom fit. Overall, they run true to size so choose whatever size you normally do for hiking/athletic shoes.
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