The Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot Shoe is a must-have for any avid hiker. Made with a combination of leather, suede, and mesh, this shoe is not only durable but also breathable. The rubber sole provides excellent traction on rough terrain, ensuring that you can hike with confidence.
Featuring advanced technology, the lightweight and durable midsole of the Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot Shoe offers long-lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return. The shaft measures approximately 5″ from the arch, while the heel measures approximately 1.5″ and the platform measures approximately 0.50″.
Rusty Shackleford –
I have been a devout Merrell boot buyer for well over a decade. All that has ended. They first discontinued by favorite boot, replaced it with one one similar, and what used to last me two years now costs more and doesn’t last 6 months.Next was a comparable pair of Wolverines, no arch support in them what so ever, and given my high arch, they went back immediately.I was never really familiar with Columbia products up until Xmas a year ago when my sister bought me one of their soft shell jackets. Loved that thing. Well the zipper failed on it this past fall and I contacted columbia. They gave me full price credit on the jacket for their website. FOund them on sale, and replaced the one jacket with two!.Given my boot situation I decided to order these from Columbia and see how their footwear stacks up since they obviously stand behind their product. Just got them today (ordered yesterday, thanks Amazon Prime). Unboxed them and everything looks great. Nice grippy material on the sole, stitching looks good, color is as expected. Not quite as much arch support as I’d hoped for, but at leas there’s some. One thing I always appreciated about Merrell is I could take off a two yr old pair of their boots, put a brand new pair on, and hardly be able to tell a difference. They just fit well out of the box. Not saying that is the case with these from Columbia, but I don’t think break-in will be a big deal. They are comfortable out of the box. Sizing is good, I ordered a 10.5 and they fit good. Lace hoops and catches are metal, not plastic. And they are pretty light for an ankle top hiking boot.I’ll be wearing these daily for work, and while I don’t abuse my boots, I am a trade worker so they’ll see some beating. I’ll wear them when working on the property on weekends cutting and clearing brush, bouncing around on the tractor, just general work. I’ll wear them hunting in mild weather, and fishing as well. These boots will get tested for a while and I’ll update as things progress. Should they fail we’ll test Columbia’s dedication to their product again, my last experience with them in that was great. More to come.
John Mongillo –
After reading other customers comments. Get a half size up. They are wrongly measured a half size down. Originally had a 11 wide sent but package got damaged and was returned. They were out of stock of 11 wide, So i read comments and then ordered 11.5 wide and the had a few in stock.. got them tried them on.. the customers comments were right on spot, so i’m telling you to ensure you get a half size up. I will spray extra waterproofing on it for extra waterproof protection and wear them for casual walking around town or for places where it gets dirty or rugged as i live in the urban / rural countryside I have other pairs of hiking boots to use for trail hiking and camping.. the reason for the 4 star is the sizing is off a little. Not a product killer.. its still a good product.
John Mongillo –
I would have given these a 4.5 star rating if Amazon would have let me, but I just can’t give it 4 because I feel that’s too low. The one problem I had with them is that the insoles are some of the worst I’ve ever seen, and if you’re planning on putting hundreds of miles on these babies, you’re absolutely going to want to swap them out with something more comfortable. They are comically and embarrassingly cheap and unsupportive, especially for a hiking boot. Otherwise they fit and feel great, and didn’t take long to break in. I wore them around the house for a few hours without any discomfort and they’ve been solid since. Just make sure you get your insoles and cut them to try when they arrive so you can send ‘em back/swap ‘em out if they don’t work out. I didn’t have any size problems and my 9.5’s fit true to fit for me, but if your insoles end up being monstrous, you may want to size up a bit.
I had previously owned a pair of Columbia boots and they were starting to wear out so when I saw these at a great price on Amazon, I jumped at the opportunity. They seem well constructed and have a great grippy sole — however, there is absolutely no arch support of any kind in the foot bed of the shoe. I will need to purchase an insole support if I want to wear these boots for any serious hiking. Otherwise, I am pleased with the look and construction.
Nikola Skrinjaric –
They are very light and comfortable..And have been waterproof (up to 3/4 up the tongue)and unlike some boots, have really good traction on icy ground. Better than you’d expect for the price.Also, the round laces surprisingly don’t loosen during the day. I thought they would. So for under 100 USD, there can’t be many more out there as good. I got mine for 70 on sale(blk on blk).
Ron K –
I have narrow feet so it’s incredibly hard to find decent boots. Most are way too wide and sloppy even in “regular” sizes. These run on the narrower side so they’re much better. They’re not perfect, but really good. Using them for motorcycle riding and general wear. The soles are grippy and they don’t look clunky like boots that have a big round bull nose toe. These taper towards the toe. Overall, I’d give them an A.