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
Matt Kollat

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 fitness content creators such as Garage Gym Reviews (opens in new tab).