I hiked the Alps for 3 days with these hiking shoes — and they're finally on sale for Prime Day

Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoe with Tom's Guide Prime Day deals stamp bottom left
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I headed out to the Les Contamines-Montjoie nature reserve, a stones throw from Mont Blanc, in the Alps, for three days of hiking in the Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoes with renowned sportswear company Columbia.

And guess what? Right now you can steal a cool 20% off the Facet 75 Alpha's at Amazon, post-Prime Day sale for a limited time. But move fast, we've been keeping an eye on this deal and it could go fast.

Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoes: was $159.99 now $127.26 @Amazon 
Right now the Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoes are discounted by 20%, saving you over $30 on the brand new Columbia A/W range

Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoes: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FColumbia-Womens-Facet-Alpha-Outdry%2Fdp%2FB0BKZ2GFV5%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $159.99 now $127.26 @Amazon 
Right now the Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoes are discounted by 20%, saving you over $30 on the brand new Columbia A/W range. We've found these hiking shoes super comfortable during 3 days of hiking at elevation. Remember to look for your size amongst the deals available before they go!

To put the Alpha hiking shoes into context, I hiked for three days, sometimes for four hours at a time, and for over 2,000 meters upward at altitude, wearing the Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoes. And it really doesn't get much better than this shoe. 

When tasked with this trip, the mental and physical challenge of a three-day hike at elevation in the Alps was enough, but I couldn't have done it without these hiking shoes. Extremely comfortable and with no rubbing, chaffing or any soreness to speak of after multiple hikes, I would wear these again and again for hiking, rambling or scrambling.

Writer Sam sitting during hike in the Alps wearing the Columbia Facet 75 Alpha hiking shoe

(Image credit: Manon Guenot)

Pair comfort (Columbia uses techlite PLUSH for cushioning) with the seriously grippy Adapt-Trax System outsole and Outdry waterproof breathable upper, and you can climb or descend to your hearts content, which is exactly what I did. Even during wetter conditions and trampling over slippery rocks, the 75 Alpha's outsole traction kept me nimble when testing the challenging terrain. If you make one purchase for the outdoors this Prime Day, make sure it's these Columbia hiking shoes.

If they’re not for you, turn to the latest and best Prime Day deals for more ideas, and some sales are lasting despite Prime Day being over!

Sam Hopes
Senior Staff Writer - Fitness

Sam Hopes is a level III fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods.  When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.