Customer reviews for Columbia Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe

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Columbia Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe

Versatility is the name of the game with the Talus Ridge. Designed to strike a perfect balance between a burly boot and lightweight trail shoe, it integrates low-profile support with the waterproof-breathable superpowers of an Outdry membrane so you can hike, jog, scramble, or climb in all kinds of conditions.
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4 out of 4(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe
Review 1 for Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A little Stiff

PostedMay 3, 2013
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jerkj
Location: Fox River Valley, Wisconsin
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
They seem to be a little stiff compared to other leather shoes, but that maybe because I have only worn them a few times.
The toe box is nice and roomy giving your toes room to wiggle a bit.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not my shoe

PostedApril 19, 2013
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Ang38
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I didn't like the way this shoe looked on me. Looking down at it, it looked like a typical hiking boot with that rounded, barrel shaped look. It was very stiff, probably because it is waterproof, that material tends to be less flexible. And my heel slipped when I walked. It seemed like it made my feet look bigger. I can't say how it would perform beyond walking around the house.
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Review 3 for Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Very stiff start

PostedJanuary 19, 2013
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pdxmagoo
Location: Portland
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these shoes 6 weeks ago and decided to wait to post my review. To explain WHY I bought the shoes, I walk my dog during week for 3 to 4 miles in the mornings. In Portland OR, that requires the shoes are able to handle cold wet mornings. These shoes do just that, but I wasn't sure I liked them at first. They are so stiff when your first get them. They bothered the front of my ankle and just felt small. But after the first week, I realized that they had softened up and were not stiff on my foot. Now I totally love them. They are not the kind of shoes that I would wear for anything other than hiking/walking (not too fashionable), but that isn't why I bought them. I would recommend them to anyone looking for that shoe that acts like a hiking boot.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Talus Ridge is good for hiking.

PostedSeptember 18, 2012
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Talus
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I found the toe box to be a little snug since I wear orthodics. However, I do believe the toe box will get better as the shoe stretches. I may manually stretch the toe box area to speed up the process. The support and rock cushioning is very good for hiking. A good shoe.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Talus Ridge™ Leather OutDry® Shoe
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

was a little worried at first.

PostedJune 10, 2012
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PammyB
Location: Addison, IL
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have never purchased shoes on line. Very leary on how one can get a comfortable shoe without trying it on. I wrote to Columbia. I owned a previous pair of Columbia hiking boots but had purchased a man's size and that was 10 years ago. Given other details they recommended a woman's size 9. I vary between an 81/2 and 9 so I went with their suggestion.
I tried them on. They didn't feel right. The tongue seemed to be too long hitting into the bend of my foot. DARN IT! I took them off and ate dinner. I came back to them and put them on again and wore them. Within minutes and variuos household distractions I realized that I had the shoes on and the original discomfort was no longer a discomfort. In fact they felt great! One of the details I failed to mention earlier is that I wear orthotics. I took out the insole and replaced it with my orthotic and all is well that ends well.
My use of these hiking boots is not for that reason. I am on my feet all day. The support I get from this light weight boot is exactly what i need. (Also my Dr. said that the support of this boot is exactly what she wants me too have) Thank you Columbia for a great product. They are like the energizer bunny....they go on and on and on. God Bless for keeping upstanding efficacy standards.
I would recommend this product.
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