Are Columbia Hiking Boots Made in the USA?

Columbia hiking boots are known for their durability, comfort, and style. But the question on many people’s minds is: Are Columbia hiking boots made in the USA?

The answer is both yes and no.

Columbia has factories and production facilities located in both the United States and abroad. So while some of their boots are made in the USA, there are also some that are not. It all depends on the specific product line you are looking at.

For example, Columbia’s flagship hiking boot line-up is their Bugaboot Plus series. These boots are made with waterproof leather uppers and feature Omni-Tech waterproofing technology. The majority of these boots are manufactured in China, although a few styles have been produced in Vietnam.

On the other hand, Columbia’s Redmond V2 Waterproof Mid Hiking Boot is entirely made in the USA – from leather uppers to rubber outsoles. This boot also features Omni-Tech waterproofing technology as well as an adjustable lacing system for a customized fit.

Columbia also has a number of lighter weight trail shoes that may be suitable for short hikes or day hikes. Some of these shoes such as the Birkie Trail Shoe and the Drainmaker IV Shoe have been manufactured in China. However, there are other shoes such as the Caldorado III Outdry Hiking Shoe that have been produced entirely in Vietnam.


In conclusion, while not all Columbia hiking boots are made in the USA, there certainly are options available to those who prefer domestically-made products. Ultimately it all depends on which product line you choose and which specific style you want.

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Chris Powell