Columbia Master of Faster Mid Omni-Tech

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For those looking to ditch those clunky boots for…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50


For those looking to ditch those clunky boots for a lightweight hiking shoe with ankle support, Master of Faster has you covered.


  • Good cushioning
  • Ankle support
  • Good arch support
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof


  • Poor breathability
  • No lace hooks for cinching

Columbia Sportswear Master of Faster Mid Trail Shoes - Waterproof

Columbia Sportswear is known for its rugged good looks and highly functional products. This mid height trail shoe does not let down. The mid ankle support is great comfort for times on unstable ground with a heal cup that cushions every hammered step. Lightweight, stylish, and waterproof this shoe is a great way to ween yourself off of those heavy hiking boots for a lighter more agile experience.

Because the shoe is waterproof there will be a problem with breathability especially in the summers heat and the lack of metal lace hooks instead of eyeholes where my only two gripes about the shoe.

A great buy for those with less than 35 pounds on their back looking for a quick get a way.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Faster than a speeding bullet, the super-lightweight Columbia Sportswear Men's Master Of Faster Mid Omni-Tech Multi-Sport Shoe defends your feet against water, fatigue, and uneven terrain. The revolutionary and (super-freakin-fast) design bridges the gap between a running and multi-sport shoe to keep you light on your feet through all sorts of trail conditions. The ankle-guarding mid-cut upper features Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable technology for protection against the elements, welded seams for minimal-yet-strong support, and a Techlite collar and tongue for a comfortable fit. A three-part Techlite midsole with multiple density settings provides cushioning and support where you need it most, and a high-traction outsole boasts a built-in independent suspension system for great grip no matter what youre cruising on.

- Altrec Outlet

CLOSEOUTS . For speedy hikers who have move quickly in all conditions, Columbia Sportswear's Master of Faster trail shoes provide Omni-Techand#174; waterproof breathable protection and a TechLiteand#174; platform for lightweight stability without sacrificing support. Available Colors: BLACK/LIME GREEN, DARK SHADOW/PICANTE. Sizes: 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

- Sierra Trading Post

Slip on a pair of Master of Faster Mid Omni-Tech Shoes from Columbia. These lightweight shoes bridge the gap between a full-fledged hiking boot and a super lightweight trail runner without skimping on the details.


Columbia Men's Master of Faster Mid Omni-Tech


The Men's Master of Faster Mid Omni-Tech has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$64.98 - $89.95

The Columbia Men's Master of Faster Mid Omni-Tech is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 13, 2014 at Sierra Trading Post.

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