Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe

Columbia Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe

With bigger, more numerous drainage ports in the heel and forefoot, the updated Drainmaker II drains water 33% faster than its predecessor. Add siped lugs for increased traction on wet surfaces and new internal frame support and you’ve got an ideal lightweight, quick-drying shoe for staying safe and comfortable during extended waterside activities.
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41 out of 43(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
Review 1 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Worked great

PostedMay 13, 2013
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Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Just returned from a trip to Belize and used these shoes while cannoning and also hiking/cave exploring. Even while wet great grip and super comfortable. Didn't dry as quickly as I hoped, but wasn't terrible
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for the shore!

PostedMay 14, 2013
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Location: Escondido, CA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Just returned from trip to Maui where these shoes performed perfectly. Able to traverse the hot sands and/or rough lava rock right down into the sea and back. Also hiked 5 miles on irregular trail and through streams - barefoot in the shoe - with complete comfort; no chaffing and virtually no water retained in shoes! They drained VERY quickly! I recommended them to my son who intends to participate in a ToughMudder event. Last time he did , his running shoes got saturated with water and bogged him down.
These shoes run "true to size" when compared to my dress shoes. Size 11.5 in the Drainmaker II compares to size 12 in Nike or New Balance minimalist shoes.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

As Advertised, I love them!

PostedMay 20, 2013
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Location: Washington State
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I loved Drainmaker I because they were light and comfortable. Drainmaker II is even better because they have added more support for the overall frame of the shoe without adding a lot of weight.
Also, others have commented positively on the appearance of the shoes.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

great shoe

PostedMay 31, 2013
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Location: Lafayette, LA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
lives up to the description in every way. Very comfortable, cushioned, and supportive shoe.
fished all day two days in a row in this shoes with no complaints. each morning the shoe was completely dry.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Best Water Shoe on the Market

PostedJune 23, 2013
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Location: Scituate, RI
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is the best water shoe I've come across. It drains much better than any shoe I have ever tired and drys in minutes (if that). They feel like running shoes which is a plus. The only thing I have a problem with is that the heel rubs a bit and the material is not too forgiving, but nothing a little moleskin can't fix.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Fitting Shoe

PostedJune 27, 2013
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Location: PA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wanted a sneaker that I could wear w/o socks, that would be cool in the summer and was functional. The Drainmaker II delivered on all counts. I used the PDF sizing printout to select my size and it fits spot on.....a great pair of summer sneaks!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The fit is excellent.

PostedJuly 9, 2013
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Location: Yellowstone National Park
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like a light weight shoe. It has great looks. It is comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome shoes

PostedJuly 10, 2013
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Location: Tomahawk, WI
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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User Rated Sizing: 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I just got a pair of these last week and I put them to the test last night. Out fishing in an downpour and I could feel the water draining out of the shoes. Exactly what I wanted them to do. The traction on slippery surfaces was great as well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shoe

PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Location: Daphne Alabama
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased these shoes as a "water shoe" for kayaking and other activities on the waterfront. I put the shoes on right out of the box with no socks to see how they fit and whether there would be any "hot spots" created in daily wear. They fit just right and caused no problems whatsoever. I work part-time in retail and I wore them (with socks) to work one day and they were great! These shoes are light, comfortable, and they drain water as advertized. I would (and will) recommend them to anyone.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE these shoes

PostedJuly 17, 2013
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Location: Seaside, OR
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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I purchased these shoes because 1) I love shoes and 2) I do a lot of hiking and walking and these shoes fit excellent!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Like no other water shoe!

PostedAugust 3, 2013
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Location: Columbus, Georgia
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shoes are above and beyond what i expected! They are remarkable comfortable. I wore these shoes while kayaking and paddle boarding and they are very comfortable and have great grip. They drain so well its like you are walking with bare feet. Even with sand in them walking is pleasurable and most of all dry!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

These shoes have literally made my summer better!

PostedAugust 10, 2013
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Location: Portland
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I've been looking forever for the perfect hiking/water shoe. I want one that is comfortable, has an aggressive hiking sole, drains well and will protect my feet. I finally found it with this shoe. I've taken my drainmaker 2's to Hawaii on many hikes including crossing streams and creeks. They performed perfectly. On my favorite hike here in Oregon (Opal Creek) there are many large boulder type rocks and tons of water to wade through and again they performed perfectly. I have two pair and I've loaned them to two friends and they both now want a pair. If you want a comfortable hiking shoe that can go from trail to water and back again, this is your shoe. Finally!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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4 / 5
4 / 5

The Drainmakers II were very comfortable and functional during an all day fishing outing.

PostedSeptember 4, 2013
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Location: Currently in Iraq
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Just want to say how pleased we are with the fit, function and how well they performed even without wearing socks. We fished out in Biscayne Bay on a boat all day, it managed to rain and our wet shoes performed nicely. My girlfriend expressed the same on the performance of her Powerdrain Cools. We can only hope that their durability goes the distance as we look forward to utilizing them all Year.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A good shoe.

PostedOctober 21, 2013
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A good shoe. I took it hunting ,fishing and it held up well. A small amount of sand gets trapped between the sole and the drain mesh though. A good buy for the active outdoors person.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

this product has great features

PostedOctober 27, 2013
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Location: Marathon, FL.
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
As a Florida Keys fishing guide, I demand a boat shoe that is light, does not retain water, dries quickly and grips the deck well. This shoe offers it all and looks and feels great. I love it
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

whole family wears them

PostedJanuary 13, 2014
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Location: phenix city , AL
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
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5 / 5
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as an avid kayaker, i have fallen in love with my drainmakers and the rest of the family has as well. good fit, plenty of grip and they wear well wet or dry. light and comfortable all day.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome shoes for fishing, boating and kayaking!

PostedMarch 21, 2013
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Location: Space Coast, Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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I bought these a few months back. I do a lot of kayaking as a guide here in FL and really put footwear through the paces. When I put these on for the first time I didn't want to wear them to the water. They were to comfortable and to nice for water shoes. I can wear them all day and not feel uncomfortable. Even when they are wet they are not to heavy. Drain and dry fast. I loved them so much I just purchased 2 more pairs! Great shoes in or out of the water. The soles are very good on the slippery boat ramps. I also wear these on my skiff when fishing the flats. These can't be beat.
I would recommend this product.
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How much larger compared to normal shoe size?
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Review 18 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Drainmaker II Sneakers Rock!

PostedApril 22, 2013
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Location: Austin, TX
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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I am kayak fishing guide, disc golfer, and dog owner. I am outdoors most every weekend and almost always around some form of water. I am loving my Drainmaker II shoes! I can step in a stream or the dog pond and in the Texas sun these shoes are dry in 10-15 minutes. They are light and very comfortable. And they are stylish too. I have already received several compliments on their looks. I intend to wear these as my regular sneakers this summer. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend these shoes to my friends.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent all around adventure shoe

PostedApril 26, 2013
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Location: Southwest Florida
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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My wife and I purchased a pair of the Drainmaker II each for an upcoming trip to the Caribbean.
The shoes are very versatile, from sailing to hiking to walking shallow reefs, are comfortable without socks with no chafe points! Light as anyone of my running shoes, I will most definitely buy another pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Drainmaker™ II Shoe
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shoe. Great function

PostedMay 1, 2013
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Location: St. George, UT
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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I was looking for a great canyoneering shoe. This is it. It drains quickly and dries quickly as well. It remain lightwight and breathable but still keeps the dirt and rocks out.
I now have 2 pair.
I would recommend this product.
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