Columbia Shastalavista 2011

The Columbia Shastalavista weighs 984g (pair, size 11); mesh upper for exceptional breathability; great sole unit with good lugs for mud; good cushioning; good stiffness for general walking; good for dry travel. But no waterproof lining; not the best shoe for running as a little too ‘clumpy’; mesh upper not so durable for rockier ground.

Unsure what the Columbia Shastalavista is best suited to due to lack of waterproof lining, but very breathable upper with a walking-orientated design.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011