Columbia Traverse

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Comfortable and indestructible hikers, highly recommended.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40

Summary

Comfortable and indestructible hikers, highly recommended.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Super durable
  • Attractive
  • Good traction

Cons

  • None

Had a pair of these about a decade ago and wore them constantly for years until the soles were shot — uppers still looked great.

Haven't seen them in ages but came across them the other day at Dick's, bought a pair immediately. They have apparently been discontinued for a long time but somehow this one retailer has them at the moment.

They are comfortable out of the box, virtually indestructible, great traction, beefy soles, and are handsome and understated. Suitable for hiking, casual wear, work duty, etc.  Not the lightest hikers out there but any weight issues are outweighed by the durability. 

I have owned many Columbia hikers over the years, and these rank near the top. Excited to find another pair of them, I know from experience they'll literally last for years. Recommended if you can find them.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

There's no trail too rough and rugged for the Columbia Traverse Wide Hiking Shoe for Men. The perfect companion on a day hike in the Cascades, the Traverse Wide provides accommodating comfort and superior traction and durability. The suede, leather and mesh upper makes the Traverse breathable for optimal climate control. Don't forget to check out a pair of the Columbia Men's Titanium Challenger II Convertible Pants to go with the Columbia Men's Traverse Wide Hiking Shoes, and get out on the trail.

- Altrec Outdoors

Columbia Traverse

Discontinued

The Traverse has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$55.19 - $64.95

The Columbia Traverse is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 15, 2011 at Altrec Outdoors.

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