The Columbia Redmond is the lowest-priced shoe reviewed. The manufacturer kept costs down by utilizing proprietary products for the insole, waterproof lining, and mid and outsole. This shoe is the second-most lightweight model of all contenders, and the membrane inside the upper keeps water out and breathes well. In comparison to the other models, though, this shoe scored the lowest due to being out-performed in several key aspects like comfort, support, and traction. The best applications for this model are short walks on groomed trails and doing chores like gardening in the yard.
If you were drawn to the Redmond by its low price, but want more all-around performance, the Vasque Juxt is an excellent alternative. It is often on sale at a price even below that of the Columbia pair. The Merrell Moab 2 has a similar design of mesh overlayed by leather, yet is more robust and comfortable than this shoe.