Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Powerdrain™ Cool

Columbia Men's Powerdrain™ Cool

This ultra-versatile hybrid shoe features Omni-Freeze ZERO in the lining, which reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material. Designed to move seamlessly from trail to water, it’s comfortable, lightweight, lively and responsive.
Overall rating:
4.136 / 5
4.1
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5
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18 out of 22(82%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
Review 1 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good shoes

PostedMarch 22, 2014
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ParamountMatt
Location: Cortez, fl
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great to wear out on the boat or in the water, gets a little clogged with heavy sand but easily fixed
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Poor quality

PostedFebruary 24, 2014
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Dave85635
Location: Hillsboro
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Had the shoe in short time glue was coming off from to toe area poor quality
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Man's best friend !

PostedJanuary 17, 2014
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Chuck66
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Definitely man’s best friend !
These shoes are extremely comfortable, versatile and they dry very rapidly. Hey, I also play tennis with them!!! And they are light !!! By the way, I love the color design of these sneakers….
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great fit, breathable, and light

PostedJanuary 2, 2014
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chyzman
Location: NJ
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love these shoes. They are very light, breathe and they fit and go on easy. The back of the show fits perfect securing a great fit. This is my 2nd pair and I bought a 3rd because I like them so much.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good for my intended use

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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euro
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I just needed something to replace slippers and flip-flops. Something to easily slip on with or without socks. Something that would let your feet breathe and feel super light.
I feel these shoes cover all of those requirements.
However, if I were to jog in these shoes, or walk for extended periods of time (which I may end up doing), I don't feel the sole/insole cushioning or the shoe sturdiness overall would make those activities pleasant after some time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Fantastic Shoe!

PostedDecember 3, 2013
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dilbeck
Location: San Jose, CA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great shoe for wearing on trails and spending time in water. I also wear them on my kayak and they are perfect for that as well. Will definitely purchase another pair when the time comes.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Wow! Excellent shoe

PostedOctober 16, 2013
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GaP46410
Location: Merrillville, IN
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I received my "Powerdrain" shoes right before my vacation to the Dominican Republic. It was the best decision I've made for a what I call a Hybrid shoe. It's a excellent shoe for everything I've walked the streets of Santo Domingo with out socks wow what comfort, it fits really well and very comfortable. Then I hit the sand, beaches and trails, they dri really fast. OMG!!!! I'm buying another pair!!!!! a no brainer shoe for me!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice breathable shoe

PostedOctober 10, 2013
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ChewieDaWookiee
Location: Morgantown, WV
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased these shoes without physically touching them. They fit my custom orthotics well and are very breathable. The only negative is I pulled on the pull tag too hard and it popped off. It was easy to put back on though.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them...

PostedOctober 4, 2013
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AliH
Location: San Diego
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my second pair. I wear them everyday and on the boat because they are some comfortable.
Mine ran 1/2 a size large. I normally wear a 12 in Nike and Adidas and I got a 11.5 in these shoes.
Easy on and off makes them great for travel also.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Versatile Shoe

PostedSeptember 24, 2013
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Jazzman58
Location: Houston, Texas
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have had these now for about a month. I read a number of the other reviews but was looking for a shoe to wear when I go out kayaking and paddle boarding. This shoe totally fits the bill. Light weight and comfortable, drys quickly and does what I need it to do. I have worn them 6 times over the month and not had any concerns with the quality and to the opposite, have found them to do really well for the purpose I am using them for.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Functional

PostedSeptember 5, 2013
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justusnfl
Location: south Florida
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice product. Feet stay cooler, and odor free even in salt water.
Dries quickly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Great Idea, Poor Quality

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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Shauna310
Location: Clarksville, OH
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this shoe for the summer. I work outside year round and was hoping these shoes would allow me to trail hike and be an easy transition into water activities, unfortunately I was let down. At first the ease of putting on this shoe was great, it was comfortable to walk in and dried out very fast after a good creek hike. After a couple weeks of use tears started to form in the mesh outer core. This wasn't as big of an issue until they started to shred in the same way panty hose do. The inner sole than started to become movable and eventually every time I pulled my foot out of the shoe it came out as well. Overall, not the best made product of Columbia's. I was highly disappointed in this purchase.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfy and functional

PostedJuly 31, 2013
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tenger15
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shoes look great, feel great, fit well and can't wait to use them in the water!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Short life product

PostedJuly 16, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Oslo, Norway
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I'm a huge fan of Columbia products. Back in 2008, I picked up a pair of Columbia Titanium Torrent water shoes. After years of heavy use and abuse, they're still great.
I decided it was time for an upgrade and I got a pair of these shoes (Men’s Powerdrain Cool™ Shoe), and after trying the shoes on, I was very impressed with the comfort and the look. Sadly, this was a very temporary feeling. Since walking out of the store, I have only negative things to say about these shoes:
1) The second time I had to tighten the drawstring (first time since I left the store), the plastic adjustment came completely off of the right shoe. After a week of careful treatment, it fell off. It was lost forever, all on its own.
2) After a few days of walking, holes started to appear in the outer mesh fabric. This was just walking... not even hiking through brush or any intense activity.
3) The inner soles are comprised of some fabric glued to rubber/foam. The thin layer of fabric has started to peel off, giving an inconsistent, sticky feeling while wearing the shoes with bare feet.
4) By far the worst thing about the shoes is that the soft, cloud-like feeling provided by the new soles went away after just a month of periodic use. The places where my feet compress the soles have become hard, making these shoes painful to walk in for more than a few minutes.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Very light

PostedJuly 7, 2013
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nicksto
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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I love the show, extremely comfortable, very light, does everything I was hoping they would when i bought them. There is one issue, I've owned them for about two weeks and the strap on the back to help pull them on already broke (see picture). I was a little surprised how easily it broke. I don't use it much so I don't care that much but something the company might consider reinforcing a little more.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable, light, good quality

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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Alvi
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I travel a lot for business, I live 20 minutes from the beach, and also like nature photography. I was looking for a pair of shoes that I could wear comfortably and not tight while in transit during flights, with quick laces to remove quickly at TSA checkpoints, light and flexible to fit flat in my travel luggage, good shoes to go to the beach, but also to wear on my nature photo trips to natural preserves, the everglades and and the zoo. These shoes meet all my criteria and feel great on my feet.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Lite and comfortable

PostedJuly 2, 2013
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Randy63
Location: Lake City, MN
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My trout fishing experience was great. I traversed a mile and a half through deep and shallow water. Up and over trees fallen over the creek. I had a ball and never lost traction.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Exactly what I was looking for!

PostedMay 25, 2013
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crispeto
Location: Portland
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
We're taking a trip to Kauai this summer and I've been looking for a water/hiking shoe that can fill both needs. These are perfect. Very lightweight, comfortable even when wet and barefoot, stylish, great new sole with awesome traction, drain and dry quickly. I may get another pair. Just awesome.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Looks good, feels good, fits good, but not strong enough to walk to work everyday

PostedMay 21, 2013
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eskimooo
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this pair in Sports Basement store and after less than month walking to work noticed cracks on the outer cloth around rubber toe cup. Total mileage to work about 5 miles day * 20 working days = 100 Miles on paved trail.
It might be good to wear car ->office->car but definitely not a good choice for people who prefers to be walking every day.
Going to visit store and request replacement for different brand.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Powerdrain™ Cool
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best all around shoe I have ever purchased

PostedMay 12, 2013
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Brad
Location: Salt Lake City
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: Yes
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these shoes. Great fit and comfort. I have used them hiking on a trail and thru a river, on a boat and just wearing around my normal routine. The draining function works like a charm, the Omni Freeze Zero really does work to lower temperatures, and the grip on trail and on slick boat surfaces is fantastic. I bought 2 pair, going back for more!!!
I would recommend this product.
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