Columbia Shastalavista Mid Omni-Tech Leather 2011

The Columbia Shastalavista Mid Omni-Tech Leather weighs 1192g (pair, size 11); leather upper is fairly durable; Omni-Tech waterproof lining; toe reinforcement for durability; deep lugs for grip on soft ground. But its mid-cut ankle cuff makes it less than ideal for rough, rocky or boggy terrain; very soft toe box offers minimal protection.

If you’re after a mid-cut, low-priced boot the Columbia Shastalavista Mid Omni-Tech Leather is ideal, but others are better on a wider variety of terrain.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011