Columbia Boots and Shoes Now in Stock at

March 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The latest range of Columbia boots and shoes has arrived at, swelling the walking boot range of the sports and outdoors specialist even further.

Outdoor specialists Columbia have been producing high quality apparel for the great outdoors since 1938 and their latest outdoor shoe collection has now been included in the range at The new male and female Columbia mid-boots offer lovers of the great outdoors the perfect footwear to get up close and personal in maximum comfort.

Columbia shoes are highly regarded by the active outdoor enthusiast for the excellent level of comfort they provide; with a range of innovative technologies geared to the most severe weather conditions for which the American east coast is famed. With Columbia Sportswear the whole body is kept well protected from snow, ice, wind and rain. It is no surprise that they have earned their place in the eclectic range at who has long supplied the highest quality brand names in outdoor wear to the sports professional and serious amateur. Before a shoe is listed for sale each model is tried and tested for comfort and performance. For a new range to make it into their collection, it needs to perform admirably. The new boots and shoes from Columbia were tested in the office and proved a big hit with the team for style and a comfort fit.

At the heart of the performance of Columbia boots lays an advanced shoe design with a host of new technologies to enhance the performance of the shoes in all environments. OMNI technologies are utilised in both boot and shoe to give maximum breathability and excellent durability whilst the weight is kept to a minimum. The design process starts with the anatomy of the foot, as the shoes are biomechanically engineered to provide the maximum comfort and support through the Contour Comfort™ footbed with arch support and an inbuilt AGION® anti-odour treatment.

To increase stability and provide excellent multi-surface traction, the shoes features Techlite in the midsole. This inflexible polymer reduces torque in the shoe and with it the risk of potential injury on rocky terrain.
To keep the feet well protected from the elements an Omni-Tech® membrane repels water whilst retaining breathability keeping the feet well aired and dry. This is achieved with a 3-ply material with a hydrophobic exterior which is permeable to water vapour to allow steam to evaporate. To increase the durability, suede and nubuck panels are interwoven into the uppers to prevent abrasion damage and the shoes are secured with secure lace system and gusseted tongue for a perfect water seal.

There are no shortages of advances in outsole technology to provide amazing grip over all surfaces. The Omni-Grip® system utilises high grade rubber in the outsole for the maximum durability on abrasive surfaces and a non-marking sole. A heavily grooved tread offers great traction in for the muddiest trail. Thinsulate insulation throughout the boot reduces the weight whilst offering protection up to 32ºC below zero, whilst keeping the feet cool up to 25ºC.

This month sees the addition of the Firelane™ Mid Omni-Tech® boot to the men's range in chocolate and mud suede with a yellow trim providing the avid hiker with perfect style and comfort. For the woman, the Ashlane Mid Omni-Tech the Mud and Daiquiri model offers the same technologies in a lighter shoe without decreasing performance. The colour schemes were chosen for their stylish looks, complimenting the full range of outdoor boots provided.

The range is expected to be a huge success at to add an extra choice to the burgeoning range of outdoor hiking and extreme footwear. Columbia offers excellent value for money being up to £20 cheaper than their competitors giving them an added edge with incredible value for money.

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