Customer reviews for Columbia Women’s Yama™ Shoe

Columbia Women’s Yama™ Shoe

Developed with the help of female runners, the Yama redefines performance, comfort and fit for active women – from the shock absorbing air cushion in the heel to the articulated collar system and fully re-engineered women’s-specific heel cup.
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
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5
(3 reviews) 3
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Rating breakdown 3 reviews
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2 out of 3(67%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women’s Yama™ Shoe
Review 1 for Women’s Yama™ Shoe
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

A++++

PostedMarch 13, 2013
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adurra129
Location: MA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
What a beautiful and comfortable sneaker.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women’s Yama™ Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Favorite Cove Palisades Trail hiking + running shoe

PostedFebruary 4, 2013
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Blueskyfanatic
Location: Portland, Oregon
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ 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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I took a pair of these right out of the box and onto the trail at the Cove Palisades in Lake Billy Chinook (central Oregon). First off, I was impressed by the fit. These are the lightest weight hiking shoes I have purchased. After speaking with the sales person and explaining that I both run and hike on the same outting -with a CamelBak hydration pack and nothing more than my lunch in my pack- she steered me towards the Columbia Yama. The upper is very comfortable as is the footbed. There's even a special air pocket in the heel under the footbed for extra cushion. The toe box is wide enough to accommodate my feet after they've been pounding the trail for 2 and 1/2 intense running. One of my favorite points was that the collar didn't chew away at my ankles, amazing on the single track dirt trails around the lake which can leave you with raw spots. The outsole is really grippy and competent -even on loose talus, dirt and rock. The gusseted tongue kept debris out too - it's a drag to have to empty your shoes out after running through small rock and dirt. The outsole and midsole provided good traction on steep trails where loose dirt and serious elevation changes make my run/hike challenging. I need a little cushion but also appreciated the fact that these Yamas feel more like a running shoe than a traditional hiker. The mesh breathed well and I found the fit really good. My feet stayed dry too. I had adequate arch support (don't normally use inserts) and hadn't realized that I had worn them all day when I turned in for the night. A great product and surprising new trail shoe for my run/hikes.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women’s Yama™ Shoe
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Uncomfortable!

PostedSeptember 29, 2012
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Anonymous
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: Yes
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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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3 / 5
3 / 5
Function
How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wow! These shoes were awesome the first time I tried them on, I though I was going to love them! Everything felt like it fit right.
Unfortunately, these shoes have the lack of arch support which is what I need. I wore these shoes for 4 hours and I will likely never wear them again. My feet felt numb. I was disappointed to see how flat and poorly made the insole was. I really love the outsole of the shoe, the tread is fantastic and the grip is great. This shoe could be made a lot better if it had better support, since it is a Fluid Frame shoes I was expected comfort. Instead, I ended up with a pair of shoes that I will never wear.
I do not recommend this product.
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