Review : Columbia™ Switchback™ Omni-Tech®

“You won’t want to switch to anything back else once you get your feet into the Columbia Switchback!”

The Switchback™ Omni-Tech® from Columbia was created to meet the demand for a lightweight, agile shoe in a low-profile shoe design that will perform no matter the terrain and condition. Design for serious uneven trails terrain hiking, it can be use for running on road or on trails and it will still gives you the support you need to complete the race.

Average weighing only 380grams the Swithcback is equipped with the waterproof-breathable Omni-Tech upper that keeps feet dry and comfortable, no matter what the weather.The new Techlite® midsole and heel design provide added stability, cushioned and conforming when running on uneven surfaces.


Non-marking rubber sole

The non-marking rubber sole uses multi-directional lug to adapt to the terrain. It is equip with the Omni-Grip® Technology that which is a specially formulated sticky-rubber compound that provides maximum traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces. This will help it grips onto rocks, mud, dirt and just about anything else you encounter on off-road on your runs. While the gusseted tongue keeps out debris such as rocks, sticks, and dirt. It provides additional protection without adding unnecessary bulk to the shoe.

Different Section for Different terrains

Contour Comfort™ footbed with AgION® anti-odor treatment technology cradles the foot to give a secure fit and promotes proper alignment with arch support thus allowing the foot to flex naturally; airflow ports maintain air circulation in the shoe which helps feet feeling (and smelling) fresh as you go
FEATURES:

  • Waterproof mesh and synthetic upper, equip with Omni-Tech waterproof-breathable technology that provide a comfortable and dry environment no matter the condition
  • Gusseted tongue that keeps out unwanted debris
  • Contour Comfort™ 1D footbed with AgION anti-odor treatment
  • Non-marking Omni-Grip rubber compound with a rugged trail design

Provide maximum tractions

Personally, as someone who loves the outdoor, the Switchback is a very good shoe to have, it’s waterproof and breathable but still light enough for one to head off running on the uneven trail condition. Use it as a running shoes, Trekking/ hiking shoe or even a daily shoe, No matter what’s the usage it will provide you with the support and comfort you need.  Another thing I like is the pull lace tab on the back of the shoe and on the tongue, this tab make wearing the shoe or taking it off  more convenient with less hassle and less force. The only thing that I particularly do not like about the shoe is the laces, the shoe laces keeps on untying itself as the shoe is equip with a slightly flat. I would prefer if they have a lacing system in place but overall, ever since I got mine, I had climb 2 mountains, run on beaches, roads, nature trail and even went kayaking in them and it still very comfortable and reliable. It keeps my feet dry and breathable throughout the day.

Trekking up Mount Tamborine in Switchback

Go on You won’t want to switch back to anything  else once you get your feet into the Columbia switchback!

The Columbia Switchback™ Omni-Tech® is available in Singapore at your nearest World of Sports Store.

Rating : 9/10

How would you rate the Switchback? Care to comment?

Cheers! (:

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2 thoughts on “Review : Columbia™ Switchback™ Omni-Tech®

  1. Hey, I’m in new in Singapore & was wondering if you know of any specialized running stores where I can get my shoes fitted.
    I noticed that the sales assistants in the sports stores on Orchard don’t know anything about how to properly fit my feet with the correct running shoes.
    Thanks.

    • There is not many places that provide that sort of service but I think some places that do are Running Lab and New Balance Concept stores. They will recommend you a pair of trainer after you undergo a gait test as you walk on a treadmill available in the store.

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