Columbia’s newest hiking shoe, the Facet 75 Alpha OutDry, is a gem for the relentless Vancouver rain.
With a stylish appearance, the Facet 75 Alpha OutDry hiking shoe is a terrific option for tackling the local soggy hiking trails and city puddles.
I put the Alpha Outdry to the test, and this shoe is a trooper in wet conditions, making muddy paths a walk in the park.
The Alpha OutDry shoe boasts superb grip and exceptional comfort while maintaining a lightweight overall. It offers good ankle support, ensuring stability across various terrains, from smooth, wet rocks to moderately muddy trails.
Its thick cushioning allows the shoe to absorb much underfoot impact and adds to the comfort. This cushioning makes descents, in particular, less jarring.
Best of all, the main draw to this show is that its waterproofing is stellar.
The shoe’s design aims to deliver persistent underfoot comfort and sturdiness, whether navigating the backcountry or strolling around town. All these attributes make the Facet 75 OutDry a reliable shoe for urban outings and moderate trail adventures.
- Grip: Exceptional traction on dry and wet surfaces, including muddy slopes.
- Lightweight: Occupies the lighter end of the spectrum compared to competitors.
- Comfort: Very comfy, ideal for long adventures.
- Support: Offers stability on rocky and loose terrains.
- Shock Mitigation: Absorbs shock effectively, especially during descents.
- Durable mesh and Knit collar for exceptional comfort
- kurim midfoot overlay for support and extra protection
- Outdry™ waterproof, breathable construction
- NAVIC FIT SYSTEM™ delivers a natural midfoot lock down
- Laces are not waterproof
- Techlite™ PLUSH is our Pinnacle max cushioning experience with a signature design
- Delivers the smoothest transition and greater durability than any foam we have ever created
- TPU Heel Clip for added stability
- Adapt Trax™ outsole provides exceptional traction in wet and dry conditions
- 12.0 oz / 340.0 g (Per Shoe, Size 9)
The Facet 75 Alpha OutDry offers a blend of comfort, support, and excellent waterproofing. The shoe boasts significant water protection, keeping the interior plush and dry even in wet conditions. These factors make it a terrific choice for individuals seeking a reliable, lightweight, stylish footwear solution for varying terrains.
Retailing at $220, the Facet Alpha OutDry comes in men’s and women’s styles.
For more details on these shoes, check out the Columbia website.