Columbia Switchback 2 Omni-Tech

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Specs

Weight 12.45 oz / 353 g (Size 9.5)

Reviews

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Super comfortable and pretty lightweight, these make…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Super comfortable and pretty lightweight, these make good trail running shoes that can handle casual wear situations just fine.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None

I really love these shoes. They are extremely lightweight and come across almost like a hybrid mesh river shoe crossed with a hiking shoe. These are certainly not dedicated serious hiking shoes as they are not burly enough for that, but in fairness they are not meant to be.

Columbia describes these as trail running shoes, hence the superb light weight. They are also really comfortable, probably as much as any shoe I own. They cradle the foot nicely and provide great arch support, and they are quite flexible.

Out of the box they feel just right. Sizing is spot on for my slightly wide 11 feet. To boot, they also look very sharp.

Can't rave enough about these shoes, they are light and comfy and Columbias are always built to last. Highly recommended.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Columbia's Switchback 2 Omni-Tech page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Because the earth has thousands of miles of exhilarating and beautiful singletrack just waiting for you to run and hike on, there's the Men's Columbia Switchback 2 Omni-Tech Trail Running Shoe for you to do it all in. For rugged trail running, day hiking or simply walking to the store, these low-profile outdoor trail runners come readily equipped with a full-length Techlite midsole for cushioning and lightweight flexibility, as well as full-length Omni-Grip traction and an aggressively lugged outsole for ultimate grip over any kind of terrain. And just to put some icing on the cake, the Columbia Switchback 2 Omni-Tech Trail Running Shoe for men is constructed with Omni-Tech waterproof, breathable technology, making your walk to the store or your three hour trail run like heaven for your feet, come rain or shine.

- Altrec Outdoors

Sporting a revamped upper and clean design lines, the weather-ready Switchback 2 Omni-Tech provides low-profile support that looks as good on the street as it does on the singletrack. Our revolutionary new Techlite heel piece moves dense stabilizing elements to the outside (putting softer material directly against your foot) to provide a comfortable, supportive fit, while Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable technology keeps the elements at bay. At the midsole, full-length Techlite provides plenty of cushioning and lightweight flex over uneven terrain. Omni-Grip traction on the rubber sole grips rocks, dirt, mud and just about anything else you encounter on off-road adventures. Breathable mesh and a soft material in the flex zones mean superior comfort with great agility and ease of movement. The gusseted tongue keeps out rocks, sticks, and dirt while light, sinewy overlays offer additional protection without adding unnecessary bulk. FEATURES: Synthetic and breathable mesh upper 3D Techlite heel for comfort, support and fit, Omni-Tech waterproof breathable technology, Full length Techlite midsole for cushioning and lightweight flexibility, Full length Omni-Grip traction with aggressive lug pattern for good traction, Weight: size 9 ½ pair = 12.45oz/353g, Imported,

- Columbia

Sometimes you feel so good on a trail runlike you're faster than a bullet, and you can leap boulders, logs and wide puddles with a single bound ... oooh, didn't quite clear that puddle. Good thing you're wearing the Columbia Switchback 2 Omni-Tech Shoe; thanks to its waterproof breathable membrane, you're able to keep charging through your own personal superhero scenario without missing a beat (or getting wet feet). Stable, grippy, and comfortable, the Switchback 2 never met a villainous trail it couldn't defeat.

- Backcountry.com

Sporting a revamped upper for spring, the weather-ready Switchback? 2 Omni-Tech provides low-profile support that looks as good on the street as it does on the singletrack. Our revolutionary new Techlite? heel piece moves dense stabilizing elements to the outside (putting softer material directly against your foot) to provide a comfortable, supportive fit, while Omni-Tech? waterproof-breathable technology keeps the elements at bay. At the midsole, full-length Techlite provides plenty of cushioning and lightweight flex over uneven terrain. Omni-Grip? traction on the rubber sole grips rocks, dirt, mud and just about anything else you encounter on off-road adventures. Breathable mesh and a soft material in the flex zones mean superior comfort with great agility and ease of movement. The gusseted tongue keeps out rocks, sticks, and dirt while light, sinewy overlays offer additional protection without adding unnecessary bulk.

- Ramsey Outdoor

Columbia Men's Switchback 2 Omni-Tech

MSRP:
$90.00

The Columbia Men's Switchback 2 Omni-Tech is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 5, 2013 at Altrec Outdoors.

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