1.0 out of 5 stars | Would not buy...
I bought these boots for work as they were advertised as waterproof hiking boots. I work as a night watch person on a horse farm, where it is not unusual for me to walk 5 to 10 miles in an 11 hour shift each night five days a week. Initially, I found these boots to be quite comfortable and fit well but after a couple of weeks that was not the case. They broke down so quickly that they became extremely uncomfortable. They are by no means waterproof, I walk through many lanes, turnouts, paddocks and fields and if the grass is the least bit wet from rain or dew my feet are soaked in a matter of minutes. So if you’re looking for a waterproof hiking boot... do yourself a favor and look elsewhere
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2018 by John
2.0 out of 5 stars | Not Waterproof
I found the boots lightweight and comfortable but the problem is they are not waterproof. I walk miles a day as a locator and I need waterproof boots when walking into wet areas. Just the other day, all of a sudden found my toes were wet after walking in tall wet grass. At first I thought my feet got wet from wicking down my wet jeans down into my boots but I soon realized only my toes were wet on both feet so there appears to be a problem where the tongue meets the boots. When I first put them on new I found them to be to tight to use foot pads. I thought I would break them in by wearing them around the house for a few days and they broke in nicely but I still found them to be a bit more tight for my liking around the stitched area around the foot arch. Not worth the money if they are not waterproof.
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2017 by Gempic
1.0 out of 5 stars | They look cool and kept my feet nice and dry
I had high hopes for these boots. They look cool and kept my feet nice and dry. I never had problems with slipping or water getting into the boot. Everything seemed perfect but then after about 3 weeks multiple issues started happening. The back of the heel was digging into my achilles/heel pretty hard to the point where i don't even put them on anymore. It is very Whatever type of material they're using for that is obviously too thin if it only lasted close to a month. Also, the shoe lace tabs near the high ankle are made of thin cheap aluminum and bend very easily. I had to take a pair of pliers several times to bend them back so i could actually fit the shoe lace in. If they made some simple improvements to this boot it would be great. Sadly i will not buy these again.
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2018 by Honest&TrueToYou
1.0 out of 5 stars | GOOD BOOT WORTH THE MONEY
UPDATED REVIEW So I've had these boots for 9 months now and have to lower the rating to 1 star due to their poor quality. As of today, the rubber on the toe of one boot chipped off and the other boot the toe is coming loose. Comfortable boots but not durable. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I'm in the military in Afghanistan and my favorite pair of boots, Vasque Sundowner GTX, which are more than 15 years old and were resoled prior to deployment, failed me, the sole came off, I guess I used the wrong cobbler. Anyway, I needed boots for my deployment so I ordered a pair of Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II WP Hiking boots. This is my first pair of Columbia boots and I am extremely satisfied in the short term. First of all, it only took 9 days for them to reach me in AF, thanks Amazon. When I received them and put them on they felt great but I did get a little nervous because after wearing them for a little bit I started to feel a rubbing across the bridge of my toes when I walked. I wear Fox River Dry Maximum socks, which are great, with the boots and they make the boots fit perfectly snug. I wore them the rest of the day and the next morning when I put them on they fit perfectly, the rubbing was gone and they seem to have broken in in only a few hours. It is averaging 110-120 degrees where I am at and the boots are not hot at all. Recap: The boot size and width fit perfectly, the boots "broke in" in a matter of hours, they are not hot and seem durable. I would recommend this boot for size, comfort and style. I will update the review if they do not hold up well and they will be tested since all we have are rocks and dirt to walk on. I gave them a 4 star because I just received them and have no prior experience with Columbia.
Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2017 by JGaines
5.0 out of 5 stars | Water proof, good support and true to size
Color: Elk/Mountain Red
With people saying the sizes are inconsistent I was a little apprehensive about buying these boots.. I was surprised. I work in construction so I need a boot that has a tough sole and Can hold up with in dirt or water. These are the best of boat worlds. Comfort and stability. I was working on a downpour one day for ten hours and my toes stayed dry all day. The laces are long which is good to wrap around the ankle. Very good boot. One month update: These boots are water proof still, and dry out quickly in the rain. The hold up really well and the soles are tough. They are well supportive of my feet and even though one of the shoe laces broke, I am quite happy. I would buy them again.
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018 by jonathan stofer
4.0 out of 5 stars | Great Value!
Waited until retiring them to write this review. Split them at the body and sole seam. You'll see I wore the hell out of the soles, gravel. Wont buy them again ONLY because I just try buy make different purchases. I mean the prices are pretty kool. Anyways purchased 6th of December 2018 they lasted me 10months. Live in NYC work in transportation but in, out and about in all weather. These boots went through snow and rain, lots of rain, power wash my vehicle and long hours up and down a gravel parking yard inspecting vehicles and mud, what I'm trying to say is they are a pretty darn good bang for the money. So yes not heavy and pretty damn confortable. Kept feet warm and dry, very water resistant, not now but back when. Laces original and gromets have held up perfectly! I just purchased a pair of Timberland White Ledge. Hope this review helps.
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019 by s diaz
5.0 out of 5 stars | 7 month follow up. Huge fan
I love these boots. They lasted me 7 months before the soles wore smooth about average for me. No tearing or delamination of the sole. Just bought my 2nd pair and did a 13 mile hike strait out of the box. Every other boot I've had in the past has destroyed my feet attempting such a feat. I'll be buying another pair in 7 months....
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2017 by Chris