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Keeping it simple, the Columbia Switchaback is a no-frills, get me some dirt trail shoe. It has enough cushioning for a few miles on the road and utilizes a verstaile lug outsole design that performs well over a great variety of surfaces. With a roomy fit , the Switchback is a great option for neutral trail runners with a medium to wide width foot.

Model Number:

Width D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow to Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to full volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box height: Deep
  • Arch Structure: Medium height

Weight: 11.1 oz (size 9)

Midsole Height: Heel (20mm), Forefoot (10mm)

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: April 2010
  • Model discontinued: December 2010
  • Model update: January 2011, Switchback 2 


The Switchback is a minimum featured shoe engineered for neutral or supinating runners. This low-profile trail shoe is designed for off road speed. Columbia's Switchback has a curved shape.


  • Techlite is a full length closed-cell compound desigend to absorb impact forces.
  • Techlite is a full length closed-cell compound desigend to absorb impact forces.
  • Open Mesh is located throughout the upper and is engineered for breathability.
  • Gusseted Tongue is designed to keep out unwanted debris.
  • Synthetic Overlays are positioned at the midfoot and forefoot and is intended for support and protection.
  • Contour Comfort 1D sockliner includes AgION anti-odor treatment. This single density sockliner has flex groves for improved flexibility.
  • Traditional Last is a full length strobel last intended for underfoot cushioning.
  • Omni-Grip is located throughout the outsole and is a non-marking dual rubber compound intended for traction on wet or loose surfaces.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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