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Columbia men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

The Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II is a durable and lightweight hiking boot with an exceptional feel. One of the outstanding features of the boot is the breathable mesh inside preventing blister and bacterial growth. The hiking boot is coated with polyurethane and a stain and water-resistant treatment. The waterproof qualities combined with leather will appeal to most outdoor enthusiasts.

Columbia men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot offers excellent support and stability. With its mid-level shaft, firm shank, and lacing system, the forefoot, heel, sole, ankles, and the feet are firmly kept in place. Columbia tested the hiking boot in a myriad of conditions, environments, and climates.

 

Weight and size

Comfort and fit are the most important factors when considering purchasing footwear. People do not all have the same needs. Finding a good fit, therefore, is crucial. If hiking boots do not fit your feet, you may experience pain with each and every step you take. Weight on your feet consumes more energy.

Boots that fit will lead to less stumbling, less muscle fatigue, and can help prevent knee or hip flexor problems over time. It is important to remember that some hikers may find feet tend to swell after a while. It might be a good idea to purchase boots that are at least half a size larger. Ensure that your footwear is a comfortable fit and will not cause any blisters. You can wear the boots as much as possible before going on a hiking trip.

The hiking boots are available in women’s sizes from five to eleven and men’s from seven to seventeen. The dimension of the average men’s boot is 15x10x5 and women’s 12x8x4. If you tend to wear thick woolen socks, it is recommended that you buy half a size larger. A women’s boot size six or seven weighs just over sixteen ounces. Hikers often feel the Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II hiking boot is without a doubt lightweight and durable.

Functional and stylish

Columbia keeps on striving to provide products that are stylish and functional. Women can choose from colors such as cordovan and crown jewel, or quarry and cool wave. For men the options to choose from are cordovan and squash, or mud and red. The black on black hiking boot is awesome. The boots are easy to clean with a dry rag. One can simply wipe the dirt and dust off.

The hiking boot features a clamshell and D-ring lacing system. Laces are important as they help prevent rubbing, but should not be too tight. Restricted circulation can be caused by increased tension and pressure of the laces. The padded tongue on the upper part of the foot is soft enough to prevent feeling pain if the laces are tied too tight.

Columbia’s boots offer great support and are perfect for hiking trips even if it snows. Most hikers are impressed with the boots’ performance. These boots also offer stability and great comfort. Columbia finished the boot perfectly in a rubber outsole and the white heel that parts it from the mid sole.

Key features of Columbia hiking boots

The key features of the Columbia hiking boots are:

  • Non-marking soles
  • Superior impact absorption
  • One-inch EVA foaming padding in the mid sole provides best support
  • Knobby lugs and rubber strips grip well on surfaces such as snowy areas or rocks
  • Outsole provides traction even on more dangerous surfaces

Features of Columbia men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot

Hiking boots may last for around 1,000 miles. It is highly recommended that you do a little research to become knowledgeable about the different products available on the market. Moisture in the air and rain may drip down into your shoes. Wet hiking boots typically take long to dry. Breathability is a critical consideration when selecting new footwear. Feet may sweat more on warm days. Moisture usually makes the skin soft and prone to blisters. Features of the Columbia men’s Newton Ridge Plus II waterproof hiking boot include:

  • Mid-level shaft for protection from elements
  • Lacing system with triangular D-ring and clamshell
  • Breathable mesh inside the boot
  • Stain resistant treatment and waterproof
  • Leather is waterproof
  • EVA mid sole
  • Omni-grip outsole

Columbia designed this to be a trail boot, and the outsole is manufactured for this purpose. The traction rubber of the lugged outsole exceeds all expectations. The sole, made from Omni-grip rubber, has an incredible grip on slippery stones and sand covered gravel.

Molded EVA foam is soft, yet durable, and is used for making the mid sole. Columbia specially designed the hiking boot to get you through mud, rain, sand, or rock. The shaft measures around 5 inches, the heel 1.5 inches, and the platform 0.5. There is not much difference between the platform and the heel. The hiking boot provides great comfort.

The upper build of the shoe is mostly synthetic material and leather. The boot is protected from scratches and water damage by the polyurethane coating. The synthetic compound gives the hiking boot a shine.

Safety features

Columbia’s footwear seals out the elements and offers comfort. The boot has a firm shank and gives stability and support where it is needed most. Newton Ridge Plus II offers just enough flexibility for superb comfort.

Pros

  • Easy to keep clean
  • Excellent lacing-system
  • Breathable mesh keeps the inside of the hiking boot dry and cool
  • Leather offers waterproof protection
  • Designed with EVA mid sole for cushioning and ultimate comfort
  • Traction outsole

Cons

  • Color selection is limited
  • The entire boot is not waterproof

Conclusion

The Columbia brand keeps on striving to provide products that are comfortable, functional, and stylish. The Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot is durable, lightweight, and designed with incredible features. Columbia is an excellent brand.

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