Columbia Sportswear Switchback 2 Low Trail Shoes (For Women)

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About Columbia Sportswear Switchback 2 Low Trail Shoes (For Women)

Closeouts. Trail hungry and traction packed, Columbia Sportswear's Switchback 2 low trail shoes support feet with a shock-absorbing TechLite® midsole and rugged Omni-Grip® outsole for all-surface traction.


Specs about Columbia Sportswear Switchback 2 Low Trail Shoes (For Women)

  • Non-Waterproof
  • Upper: Synthetic/Mesh
  • Lining: Textile
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: TechLite®
  • Outsole: Omni-Grip® rubber
  • Weight (pair): 1 lb. 2 oz.
  • TechLite®,Omni-Grip®
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
  • US shipments only


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4.451612 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 31 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Mplsnurse from Minnesota on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
I've always like Columbia shoes/boots as they seem to provide more support than most shoes. These are ultra light weight and yet rugged. True to size. The only thing I wish it had was adding Omni-Heat, so they could be worn in the colder months.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by ClothesRMe from New York State on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    I really liked the look and construction of these shoes. I don't know why I expected a roomier fit. Maybe because Colombian clothing usually fits me well. But these shoes were not roomy enough in the toe box for my feet. I don't technically wear a wide shoe because the rest of my foot is not wide. But I do need more room in the toe box, especially when wearing socks. I had to return them.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Berkshire Hiker from MA on Friday, September 19, 2014
    This is exactly what I wanted: fits well, is true to size and is very lightweight. Can't wait to try them out this weekend. Bought my husband the men's model last year and he loves them. Color is eh but at such a great price it was okay to sacrifice the fashion aspect. I am going to spray waterproofer on these. Would highly recommend these hiking shoes.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Camp Mom from Virginia on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    We were in a pinch. Our vacation was in just a few days and my son had again outgrown his boots. None of the local stores had anything his size and there were few choices from other sources. At first I was concerned about a lack of ankle support, but these shoes ended up being perfect. They fit his narrow feet very well and handled steep hills, rocks, and boulders quite well. He was also able to run with no hot spots in these shoes. (He did not log significant mileage, but he did go about a mile or so.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by HavingFun from Illinois on Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Well padded sole for hiking/walking. Fits true to size & width.
  • Reviewed by CAT-AHOLIC from California on Friday, August 15, 2014
    I ordered my usual size 7.5 and found my big toes hit the shoes so I changed to size 8 to give my toes a little more room.

    They are super comfortable, light weight and breathable. Got a complement from a stranger about how good they look (and yes, I recommended her to check out STP!). The only thing is that we live near the beach and have to walk through the beach from the parking lot to our place. The sand easily gets inside the shoes through the mesh so I usually end up with a bunch of sand in the shoes. But I love them enough to keep wearing them :)

Question & Answer

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  • “What is the heel height on these shoes?”
    Asked by Elizabeth from Massachusetts on 11/20/2014 3:50:35 PM
    • I am sorry Elizabeth, but I cannot answer your question because I returned the shoes. They did not have enough room in the toe box for my feet. I have bunions and need more room. I liked the shoes and was sorry they did not fit me.
      Answered on 11/20/2014 5:57:09 PM by ClothesRMe from New York State
    • From the bottom of your foot it is about 2 cm or 7/8 of an inch. (Hard to tell exactly.) From the outside it looks like it is 3 cm or 1 1/4 inch. At the ball of your foot it is 2 cm or 7/8 of an inch also, but doesn't have the extra extending up to make it look like more. Hope that helps.
      Answered on 11/21/2014 4:25:41 AM by Camp Mom from Virginia
    • Measured on the outside of the sole at the heal, the height is 1 1/8". Measuring the same outside sole at the ball of the foot is 3/4". I cannot determine if this is the true height, since the inside of the footbed is indented or made into the sole. I can only state that these shoes are very comfortable with cushion under the footbed. The shoes also breathe well with exercise.
      Answered on 11/21/2014 5:21:29 PM by HavingFun from Illinois
    • About 1 1/4", maybe a little bit thicker than a sneaker sole.
      Answered on 11/27/2014 11:41:23 AM by Berkshire Hiker from MA

About Columbia Sportswear

From humble beginnings as a hat distributor to a global powerhouse in apparel, Columbia Sportswear has been providing innovative and dependable products to outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia Sportswear jackets were among the first in the industry to feature waterproof breathable fabric, and this extraordinary brand continues to raise the bar with breakthrough innovations like Omni-Heat® thermal reflective technology, Omni-Shade® sun protection and many more. In the great outdoors, Columbia Sportswear hiking boots, clothing and hats provide outstanding support, comfort and weather protection. Wherever your journey takes you -- from snow-covered ski slopes to rugged backcountry trails -- you can trust Columbia Sportswear to outfit you for adventure.