I have just spent a whole month wearing these every day on a trip to Japan where I was on my feet the whole time. No hard hiking but I am sure they would have been up to it and would choose them for any situation - though I doubt they'd be any good walking through streams and rivers.
They are soooo comfortable and I feel really 'sure footed' when wearing them.
I pray they still make them when this pair needs replacing!
Use: Grand Canyon, 46 miles in 2 days
Price Paid: $80
Did the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (south to north one day, back the next). Got two major blisters on each foot with Sawtooths that were well broken in. I choose the Sawtooths over my Danner Hiker IIs because they were lighter but I found that the Sawtooths didn't provide enough lateral support for the canyon trails. I would look for something a little stiffer.
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Savvy hikers and trail runners like Columbia Sawtooth cross trainer shoes for their sure footing and support. Omni-Grip
- Sierra Trading Post
The Columbia men's Sawtooth trail shoe is designed for multi-sport activities and can also double as a casual shoe. The nubuck & suede leathers and mesh upper provide comfort, breathability and support, while the molded EVA midsole offers lightweight flexible cushioning. The Omni-Grip rubber compound is a non-marking outsole with multi-directional lug tread pattern for traction on a variety of terrains.
- FogDog Sports