Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Drainmaker™

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Columbia Men's Drainmaker™

This fully drainable water shoe lets you catch the fish and release the stream.
Overall rating:
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4.6
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5
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112 out of 113(99%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Drainmaker™
Review 1 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

DrainMaker

PostedAugust 2, 2013
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KayakingKen
Location: Central MS.
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great shoe for Kayaking, boating, beach or anything to do with water. The only problem is that the inner cushion comes out when you take the shoe off, no big deal just push back in. It's also not a good shoe to go to town/ shopping in ( not comfortable walking around town in). But great shoe for the water. Would highly recommend for Beach and Kayaking.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Drain Maker shoes

PostedAugust 2, 2013
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PoolGuyBill
Location: Houston, TX
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I work on swimming pools and pool equipment, so it is not uncommon for my feet to be wet.
Sandals are the conventional choice for footwear, but have two drawbacks; sun exposure to the top of the foot, and little protection to the side of the foot and toes. These shoes give good coverage.
I also like that the tread is shallow and won't pick up mud as shoes with bulky soles do.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Drainmaker™
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great on deck

PostedAugust 1, 2013
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captk
Location: ohio
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
soles grip very well on wet deck. Cool to wear in hot weather.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for Sailing

PostedJuly 31, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Ohio
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My son and I needed some deck shoes for a sailing trip in the Florida Keys. These were gummy enough for sure-footing on wet dive decks and dried quickly. What I really liked is after the trip, there was no salt-water odor. Fit true and feel broken in on first wear. Highly recommend!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Great for any terrain

PostedJune 3, 2013
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ImOnABoat77
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Been using for work for a full year now. Have maintained great traction for the variety of terrain we cover(Asphalt, dirt,mud,gravel,grass, on and off the boat). Could use a little more cushioning. Feet start to get a bit achy after A 10 hour shift. Mesh material is finally starting to tear near the front where the shoe flexes. Overall, a great product. Drains and dries quickly when wet. Planning on trying the newest version for my next pair.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The Best

PostedJune 2, 2013
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matt311
Location: The Woodlands, TX
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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I wade fish rivers almost every weekend. I tried many different types and brands of water shoes. These by far are the best. They are the most comfortable. I have 5 pair of them in different models and like them all very much. The only problem I would say is some of the models is the toe rubber can come off the shoe material. These are so comfy I wear them as everyday shoes from time to time.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Rainmaker Comfort!

PostedFebruary 25, 2013
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Strider
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This light weight, colorful, functional shoe is also as comfortable as mocassins! Goes with any spring or summer attire and is comfortable enough to wear anywhere. Let alone, it performs as stated, efficiently draining water when immersed.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Drainmaker™
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Comfortable sport shoe

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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Wahoo60
Location: Covington ky
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This shoe runs large. Great to wear without socks. Followed reviews and ordered smaller half size should have gone down a hole size. Shoe rubbed a little at first on the heel but it should break in nicely.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

excellent shoe

PostedJanuary 24, 2013
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BWilliams
Location: New Jersey
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
As a fishing guide i am on the water almost daily. These shoes always come with me. They help keep fatigue low from long days on the water.And work just as well as a day to day sneaker. The only thing i would change is the fact that water comes up from the drain holes if you step on wet grass or puddles. But on a boat and on the water these shoes are great!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Boat Shoes

PostedJanuary 10, 2013
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IslandBlues
Location: Ft Lauderdale
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have worn traditional boat shoes for years. I found these lighter, dry fast, and have better support for standing long periods. They are definitely the best boat shoe I have worn.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best shoes I've owned

PostedDecember 3, 2012
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ducksducksducks
Location: Oregon
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Hands down. Picked up a couple pairs of these for $20 apiece at Columbia's outlet. Took a pair to China to trek around, from hiking and climbing mountains, to playing soccer, to dressing up in Shanghai. Okay, maybe they aren't suited for the last one, but I ended up refusing to wear any other shoes. These are the most comfortable and durable. I don't fish, but they are perfect for running, exercising, and just wearing everyday for every need.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great shoe

PostedNovember 9, 2012
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Ttime
Location: San Francisco
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I wanted a light, comfortable, inexpensive, breathable shoe I could stuff into a backpack so my commute to work might be slightly lighter. they work great.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

DRAINMAKERS ARE THE BEST WE'VE EVER USED!!

PostedOctober 24, 2012
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MARKLFFT
Location: NORTH CAROLINA
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased two pairs of the Men's Drainmaker boat shoes for each member of our fishing team at the beginning of the year, in hopes they would make it through a rigorous tournament fishing schedule. Not only did they make it through, we found they are the best boat shoes we've ever used, and all six pair are ready for use in the 2013 season as well!!!
The Drainmakers are light, comfortable and dry quickly. You will like making these part of your fishing attire!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Pretty Awesome Shoes

PostedOctober 16, 2012
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TurtleNerd4111
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shoes are great for the career field I work in. Working at an aquarium, I tend to get wet a lot. These shoes dry quickly and are pretty comfortable. I would recommend these to anyone working in the aqua fields.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

My Drainmakers

PostedSeptember 19, 2012
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yakforta
Location: Conway. SC
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm a kayak Fishing guide with Black River Outdoors Center from Pawley's Island, SC. I have tried many different types of water shoe but the Drainmakekers have been the ticket. At times I hop out of my kayak and walk around the salt marsh. The soles are sturdy and the oysters dont cut through them. When I'm walking in the pluff mud and sink down knee deep, the mud never sucks my drainmakers off. They fit perfect and I dont think I will ever use another water/boat shoe. Drainmakers are a perfect match for me. The are also very good looking and light which makes them that more comfortable. Thank you for making such a great shoe.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Easy to clean

PostedSeptember 19, 2012
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Leslie712
Location: Florida
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These shoes are easy to wash and seem to keep the odor of teenaged boys at bay. These are the second pair we have ordered. They are to replace the first pair which were outgrown!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Boat and Water Shoe

PostedSeptember 17, 2012
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TractorWilly
Location: Central and Eastern NC
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use these shoes primarily at the beach and in the boat. They have excellent traction on the wet surfaces of the boat and provide confidence when jumping out on shoals and at the launch ramp.
Sand will get down in the shoe but a good rinse with the hose and they are ready for tomorrow.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazing Pair of Shoes

PostedSeptember 11, 2012
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HC91
Location: Cookeville, TN
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
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
By far one of the best purchases I have made not only through Columbia but any retail business. I am very pleased with how they feel, walk, look, and the durability of the shoe. Customer Service was also extremly helpful and made everything so much better!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Drainmaker - great boat shoe

PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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NWSailor
Location: Tacoma, WA
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
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I do a lot of sailing, some of it in very wet conditions. Although I have sailing shoes from manufacturers that specialize in sailing footware, the drainmaker is actually a better wet condition shoe. It grips very well and protects the feet without weight. And if the conditions are really sloppy it does drain pretty well too. I have worn them off the water and they are fine for short walking excursions, but lack the support necessary to be a trail shoe. As a boat shoe, however, they are impressive.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Drainmaker™
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

liteweight

PostedAugust 24, 2012
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Anonymous
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
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The shoes are very comfortable and extremely liteweight. I am very pleased.
I would recommend this product.
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