If pounding the pavements is stating to get boring then head off road to the Great Outdoors with Columbia. Columbia has just released one of the best all round trail shoes that is getting the nod from those in the know. Cutting edge and detailed design, the shoe delivers an unsurpassed lightweight and nimble feel with fantastic traction on wet muddy or dry trails. The shoe has a conforming fit so the more you wear it, the better it fits. The new 3D Techlite heel system means great fit and stabilisation whilst on a super lightweight shoe. Cushioning and support is provided by the Techlite molded midsole and contour comfort footbed with anti odour. Debris is kept out via the gusseted tongue and the Omni Grip outsole gives you non-marking traction.
These ravenous trail-running shoes eat gnarly single-track for breakfast. Painstakingly engineered with the aggressive trail-runner in mind, this shoe delivers cutting-edge design, fantastic fit and unparalleled off-road performance.
PRODUCT REVIEW – Columbia – Ravenous – Fireweed/Light Grey by Valerie - R4W member
CUSHIONING - What's really surprising is just how cushioned and soft it feels, particularly at the heel. It really does give a much more cushioned ride than most trail-running shoes with a nice soft roll from heel to forefoot. That, combined with the airy mesh upper makes it a good hot weather shoe. Score 5/5
COMFORT - Very snug fit. Much more comfortable than my usual hard trail shoes. And if you get wet, the mesh dries very quickly! Score 5/5
GRIP/RESPONSIVENESS - The soft feel is great on even terrain, but the flexible feel underfoot is less reassuring on really rocky ground, where your foot often lands half on and half off things. I was loosing my balance at times. Score 3/5
STABILITY - The outer heel area of the shoe minimizes movement, but it also supports the heel for improved stability and fit. Score 5/5
OVERALL - The Ravenous is light, very breathable, with excellent cushioning. Also very good for hot weather running. And they are the most comfortable shoe I have ever tried! Score 5/5
PRODUCT REVIEW – Columbia – Ravenous – Tusk/Nico
CUSHIONING –They are a great trail shoe especially if you are new to running over rocks and roots, they offer amazing cushion and support. Score 5/5
COMFORT – Nice snug fit very very comfortable! Score 5/5
GRIP/RESPONSIVENESS – The soles gripped well. Score 4/5
STABILITY – Felt very safe in these shoes on all terrains. Score 5/5
OVERALL – Brilliant in all conditions and on all terrains, no blisters, very flexible shoe. Love the shoe and the colours would definitely recommend to my friends. Score 5/5