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If the Columbia Men's Drainmaker Shoe were any more water-friendly, it would sprout fins and swim away (like that one that got away did). This lightweight hybrid shoe, which offers the comfort of a running shoe, features an Omni-Grip Wet Grip rubber outsole that's sure-footed on slick stream bottoms. When you wade out of the water, built-in drainage ports in the midsole allow water to instantly escape, and the open cell sandwich mesh upper dries quickly. A Techlite heel adds support, while the TPU toe cap protects your toes from stubbing.

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    I hoped to use this shoe on an eight day rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. It is a very comfortable, light weight shoe. However, it did not perform or hold up as I expected. When hiking through streams, little rocks get stuck in the shoe and under the mesh sole of the shoe, which were impossible to remove. Also, after three days, the glue dissolved on the shoe and the sole of the shoe fell off. Disappointed. I hope to get a refund on this shoe.

    Terrific Water Shoes

      What sold my wife and I on these "water shoes" is the fact that they look like athletic shoes (not "water booties" or "mountain boots"). And they're both comfortable and stylish. However, the real value in this "water shoe" lies in their "draining technology." Be sure to scroll all the way down this page to see a video of the Columbia Drainmaker in action. Additional videos are available on YouTube.

      We use these shoes for kayaking and they perform admirably. The outsole traction is very good. And, after launching our kayaks from a put-in-point (non-pier), we let our feet dangle outside cockpit for a few seconds to let our shoes "drain." And once home, we simply rinse-out these shoes with H20 from a garden hose, let them drain for a few seconds, and set them in the sun to dry.

      All-in-all, these shoes have all the features that we were looking for in a "water shoe" while also at a very reasonable price. We like them so much that we're also thinking of buying second pairs strictly for every day, knock-around, leisure wear.

      Good for select uses

        Extremely light and comfortable. Actually drains the water well and it's cool to watch it in action. Only complaint would be trying to swim with them on. They do fill with water and drain easily, but when you are submerged they fill and become weights on your feet.

        full contact flip flop...

          without all the contact you don't want.

          This is a light, airy, soft shoe that kicks around very well. I got them for kayaking, and I have already used them for everything but that. Kicking around town, trade shows on concrete, clinics, and day-to-days have all been more comfortable with these. These are no running shoe for me, and that follows design. these do offer traction when most other shoes would not. wet concrete, waxed wood floors and terrazzo are no longer hazards for me, Captain Clumsy.

          now, if we could just thaw so I can see how well they drain...

          I was wondering if you will be sticking...

          I was wondering if you will be sticking this item in any different colors soon? I am looking for the black version not to keen on bright yellow.