The Top 6 Adventure Shoes for 2012 | Columbia PeakFreak Low OutDry

Apr 9, 2012
Outside Magazine
PeakFreak Low OutDry

PeakFreak Low OutDry    Photo: Courtesy of Columbia

Best For: Trails
It’s “the perfect fourteener shoe,” one Colorado-based tester proclaimed, which is perhaps the best compliment a running-hiking hybrid like the PeakFreak can receive. Though designed on a trail-running chassis, it had just enough guts (midfoot shank, forefoot rock guard) to protect feet on mixed terrain (snow, ice, dirt, gravel) during wet, all-day hiking in the Tenmile Range. The other cool thing about this shoe is how well it fends off moisture: because its OutDry waterproof-breathable membrane is adhered to the outermost layer of the shoe, water can’t penetrate. 12.5 oz