PATACONwrote a review of Columbia Shastalavista Lea Mid Omni-Tech Hiking Boot - Men's on September 9, 2011
I bought one pair of them in Europe, used them on a 10 days hike on trails (10% rocky terrain) and sole ended up literaly destroyed. After 4th day (see picture) the sole piece under the heel got detached so I had to hike for 5 more days without it.
On top of that the forefoot sole ended up so damaged and worn out as I had been using it for 8 years.
I' ve been hiking , climbing, skiing and general mountaineering for 12 years now and owned no less than 15 different boots, these ones doesn't even deserve to be call hiking boots.
I am sure you can find something better at Backcountry.