The new Columbia SH/FT mid-trainers blur the line between trail and pavement

Stylish and 100% waterproof hikers for city-slackers and nature lovers alike

Columbia Sh/ft collection
(Image credit: Columbia)

Launched on 18 September, the outdoor apparel brand Columbia's new SH/FT footwear collection tries the blend to functionality of a hiking boot with the style of an urban sneaker.

The SH/FT takes this one step further, providing peak performance and function for the trail, without sacrificing style. The key attributes of the collection include:

  • Modern aesthetic with high-energy colour options and athletic comfort
  • SH/FT midsole featuring a dual compound cushioning composite that offers high resiliency for long lasting use and exceptional energy return
  • All-terrain traction for use on a variety of surfaces
  • Deconstructed knit upper for all day comfort and wear ability
  • OutDry, Columbia’s best-in-class waterproof breathable technology

Don't sacrifice on style with these urban hikers

(Image credit: Columbia)

These are not performance shoes and although the SH/FT does offer good energy return which will come handy on longer hikes, it will not be your next trail running shoe. The 100% waterproof OutDry stretch knit is comfortable to walk in, though, and will keep your feet dry and cosy in most weather conditions.

Priced at a reasonable £135, the SH/FT comes in five different colours to choose from.

You can buy the Columbia SH/FT mid-trainers either at Columbia's Carnaby street store or online at www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/c/shft (opens in new tab).

Pavement or trail, it's all the same for the SH/FT

(Image credit: Columbia)
Matt Kollat
Fitness Editor

Matt is T3's Fitness Editor and covers everything from smart fitness tech to running and workout shoes, home gym equipment, exercise how-tos, nutrition, cycling, and more. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar (opens in new tab) and Fit&Well (opens in new tab), and he collaborated with other content creators in the past, such as Garage Gym Reviews (opens in new tab). When he isn't working out, he loves roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment, including microphones, cameras and more.