Columbia Shasta Ridge
Nice looking and durable but terribly uncomfortable…
Source: tried it in the store
Nice looking and durable but terribly uncomfortable seams.
- Built to last
- Very uncomfortable seams
Local retailer had these on sale for $28, wanted so bad to buy a pair. They look really sharp and Columbia stuff is made to last so I was psyched, but apparently there was a reason they were trying to dump these at such a low price. But when I tried them on I discovered they have very uncomfortable protruding seams on the underside of the tongue.
I tried to adjust the tongue and tweak the fit a bunch of times, wearing them laced up with a tight fit first and then a loser fit to see if I could get rid of the irritating seams. I walked around the store in them several times hoping to achieve a comfortable fit but to no avail. Tried up-sizing a half size but that didn't help either — same exact irritation with the 2nd pair.
Every time I tried them on the rough seam section rubbed the top of my foot, and I could tell it would be really irritating over time. Both left and right shoes had the exact same problem too, so I don't think it was coincidence.
Hated to pass up such a good price, but hard to put a price on blistered feet.
Here's what other sites are saying:
A lightweight, multi-functional trail shoe that's up for anything and everything. A durable upper combines sturdy leather breathable mesh to support the foot while keeping debris out of the shoe. The toe is reinforced with a rubber toe guard to stand up to rocky terrain, while a full-length Techlite midsole provides lightweight cushioning so you can go the distance in comfort. Underfoot, a grippy Omni-Grip rubber outsole features a rubber gasket and a de-coupled heel for a smooth ride even when the going gets rough. FEATURES: Rugged leather and textile upper, Full-length Techlite under foot provides lightweight cushioning and support, Non-marking Omni-Grip rubber compound, Independent heel lug design with rubber gasket and de-coupled heel, Weight: Size 9, 1/2 pair=14 oz / 396 g, Imported,