TRACTION
TECHNOLOGIES

What’s the best way to stay sure-footed on snow and ice or the best option for running on rocky or uneven terrain? Whatever the weather or activity, our traction technologies help make sure you don’t miss a step.
OMNI-GRIP™
Omni-Grip
Close-up of an Omni-Grip outsole.
ALL-TERRAIN TRACTION
BEST FOR:
Multi-terrain traction in rock, dirt, and gravel, in wet/dry conditions
  • Specially formulated compounds and treads for cross-terrain stability and grip
  • Strategically blends lug patterns and rubber compounds for versatile grip
  • Designed to grip on rock, loose dirt, and gravel
Close-up of a person wearing shoes with Omni-Grip.
Diagram showing how Omni-Grip technology functions.
GRYPTONITE™
Gryptonite
Close-up of a shoe with Gryptonite outsole.
MORE GRIP, LESS SLIP
BEST FOR:
Aggressive traction in wet/dry conditions on mixed terrain
  • Multi-directional lugs deliver aggressive traction across all surfaces
  • Sticky carbon rubber for grip and durability
  • Traction and durability on wet and dry surfaces
  • Customized designs specifically for trail running
Runners with shoes equipped with Gryptonite technology.
Diagram showing how Gryptonite technology functions.
VIBRAM®
Vibram
Close-up of a Vibram outsole.
ALL-TERRAIN STABILITY AND TRACTION
BEST FOR:
Stability and traction in variable conditions
  • Engineered for optimal balance of traction and durability
  • Responsive on unpredictable terrain
  • Maximizes surface contact with multi-directional lugs and mud release
  • Maintains performance in the cold
  • Advanced traction compounds designed for trail running, hiking, fishing, cold and wet conditions
Close-up of Columbia boots with Vibram outsoles.
Diagram showing how Vibram technology functions.
MICHELIN® OUTSOLES
Michelin
Close-up of a Michelin outsole.
ULTIMATE TRACTION ON SNOW AND ICE
BEST FOR:
Moderate to extreme conditions, snow, ice, and slippery surfaces
  • Rubber compound specially designed for grip on ice and snow
  • Crafted to maintain natural foot flexibility in severe cold
  • Specialized lug design for optimal ice traction
  • Tread versatility for cross-terrain, all-weather mobility
Close-up of Columbia boots with Michelin outsoles.
Diagram showing how Michelin technology functions.
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