The Cityside women’s boot includes the best of Columbia’s technology, such as Omni-Grip soles that provide a great amount of rugged traction and Techlite cushioned footbed to help fight foot fatigue. The waterproof suede and leather upper, in conjunction with the seam-sealed Omni-Tech membrane, keeps moisture out while still offering up excellent breathability.
In addition to technical aspects, Active Junky testers really liked the versatility of these Columbia boots. You can lace them up all the way for full support, or fold down the cuff to reveal a pop of pattern for a more casual look. This boot is available in the blue-grey that we tested, as well as a rich dark brown (which has a less obvious pattern on the cuff). We found them to be a little stiff straight out of the box, so they will need some break-in time due to their robust materials. These did seem to run a little small, so we’d suggest going up a half size.
Field Notes: These Columbias are sturdy boots that did a decent job keeping up on the trails, as well as performing on the street. Their break-in period was a little long, so the comfort out of the box wasn’t stellar, but after a few wears it improved. They did excel in weather protection and sluffed off the rain and snow with ease.
Tester Comments: “I was having one of those days where everything seems to go wrong in more ways than one. Rain pouring down in sheets, running late to an appointment, I hopped out of my car and straight into a puddle that was deceptively deep. I wanted to yell profanities at the sky, but as I waded out of the puddle I realized my feet were still dry; completely dry in fact. Happy that my feet were warm and not swishing as I walked, I ran inside slightly less annoyed with the world.”
Key Attribute: Traction
Complete the Look: We paired these Columbia boots with a sporty baseball tee, vest and a pop-of-color pair of jeans. Turn down the outer cuff to reveal a cute geometric pattern, and you’re ready to grab a slice with your girlfriends.
Size: 5 - 12
Weight: 13.8 oz
Cash Back Amount$5.69