Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Techsun™ III Sandal

Columbia Men's Techsun™ III Sandal

From barbecues to bass fishing, the newly updated Techsun is ready for amphibious action.
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24 out of 30(80%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
Review 1 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Still the best

PostedMarch 6, 2012
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Location: Sanger, CA
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
I wore a previous pair of Techsun sandals constantly for a couple of years. I purchased this new pair of Techsun III since the previous pair were beginning to look a little worn. I have narrow feet but have no problems with the fit or comfort. Best sandal(s) I've ever owned. I were them to meetings, around the house and kayaking.
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking/Trekking, Other, Kayaking, Vacation
Conditions: City, Sunny, Cement/Asphalt, Open Ocean, Other, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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4 / 5
4 / 5

The Sizing Has Changed, But Still Good Quality

PostedFebruary 4, 2012
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Location: New Britain, CT
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was slightly disappointed after I received the shoes as the sizing has been reduced. This is the 2nd pair of size 15 Techsun sandals I've bought and when I match the new ones to the old ones sole to sole, there is a definitely difference in size. The result is that the new shoe is a bit of a tight fit when I wear them. Had I known about this, I wouldn't ordered size 16. Otherwise, it's a great shoe.
Activities: Other, Commuting
Conditions: Rainy, Humid, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Techsum lll

PostedMarch 28, 2012
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Location: Houston, Tx
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my second pair of sandle. I purchased this second pair because I was happy with my first pair. I really enjoyed the quality and comfort of my original pair. My feet are a bit thick and I find the staps are a bit too short. I would purchase them again if I needed another pair of sandles.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Other, Vacation
Conditions: City, Sweaty, Rainy, Humid, Open Ocean, Other, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable!!!!

PostedMarch 28, 2012
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Location: Tryon, NC
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
Replacing 5 year old Columbias which were retired after years of salt water bonefishing and hard use. So comfortable, I hate to take them off.
Activities: Fishing - Flats Fishing, Boating
Conditions: Open Ocean
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Nice Sandals

PostedApril 4, 2012
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Location: Arizona
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
A very simple, nicely built, sandal. I am still "breaking them in" but if anything like my last pair - I'll have them for years to come. If I had to complain about anything - I would have liked the adjustable strap for the front of my foot to be a little larger (so I could loosen for more comfort).
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Camping
Conditions: Sunny, Rocky, Hot
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Product just okay

PostedApril 14, 2012
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Location: vancouver washington
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
3 years ago i bought some Columbia "water sandals" much like these , they fit far better had a better "feel" and the soles were "vibram" ,they also had a pivot on the heel strap , which did break after 2 years ,however everything else about the old sandals was/is superior i have not been able to find them since , the fit on these is tight on the fron of my foot and the back strap rubs my fott on top . it seems like a quality build , but if i had tried them on first i would not have purchased . but that is expected when buying online
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Third pair

PostedJune 27, 2012
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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
I have owned two previous pairs of Columbia sandals, both of which I wore daily until they wore out. This third pair seemed a bit stiff at first, but within a couple of days they felt as comfortable as the first two pairs, and they seem just as well made.
I'm not sure what the little loop on the back is for, perhaps to hang them up, but it seems this feature could also cause the sandals to catch in certain environments. I wear them almost exclusively in the city, though, and for my use, they are perfect.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Good for light use.

PostedJune 23, 2012
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Location: Indiana
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased a pair of these sandals about a year ago and at first they fit poorly but as with any shoe they eventually formed to my feet and became very comfortable. The sole has much more traction than an average sandal for this style. I never had trouble with chaffing from the straps. The only issue is that they cannot be abused. I waded about a mile up river in these while bass fishing. When I got home I realized that both soles had come halfway unglued from the foot pat. I assume the pressure from walking up river and constantly rubbing rocks loosened the glue. I did purchase another pair but do not intend on putting them through that much punishment and expecting to still have them at the end of the day.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Comfortable Sandles

PostedJuly 8, 2012
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Location: Sacramento, CA.
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
True to size, smart in appearance, and very comfortale. Wore them during my vacation in Mexico and received many positive comments. I would recommend this type of Sandle to all.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great comfortable sandal

PostedJuly 13, 2012
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Location: Baltimore, MD
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I am a woman using the men's Techsun III because they fit & function better than a woman's sandal (& wider!). I just wish the velcro tab was a tad bit longer around the ankle - I guess I high a high instep. This is a VERY comfortable sandal & I wear them all day long at work-standing & walking alot. I will buy another pair of these any day of the week!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Not as good as the last pair I had

PostedJuly 21, 2012
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Location: Santa Clara
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Very Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Very Small
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I have had another pair of Columbia sandals (the Wickiup?) for quite a number of years. I've been amazed at how durable they've been. The new pair I bought are smaller and not as heavily-constructed. I'm returning them because of fit, but I'll keep looking, rather than buying the next size up. Needless to say, I'm disappointed to have spent $22 in shipping (UPS charged $16 to ship them back) with nothing to show for it 3 weeks later.
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Review 12 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Best Sandal

PostedAugust 11, 2012
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Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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 bought a pair of these sandals 7 years ago and wore them out. My new pair is even better with some new high tech features such as the sure grip soles. These sandals are worth every penny I spent.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Breaking in sandals

PostedSeptember 2, 2012
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Location: San Diego
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
This is my third Columbia sandal purchase. The sandals are always excellent and fit well and very comfortable, once they are broken in . Because they are made of rubber and ?plastic, they are a little stiff and slow to break in, but after a couple of days of wearing, they are fine!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Second pair- best brand I've tried

PostedAugust 15, 2012
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Location: Raleigh, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I wore my first pair for years. This was the closest model I could find to replace them and they're just as good so far. I'm not one for brand loyalty, but I'll definitely tick with Columbia for sandals.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

A drop from previous quality

PostedSeptember 27, 2012
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Location: Amazon region of Brazil
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
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This is my second pair of the Men's Techsun III. I liked the first pair so well, I reordered when the old pair wore out. I like to stay with a good thing.
I am living in Brazil so I had the shoes shipped to a friend in the US. He just brought them to me since he was travelling to Brazil. The straps on both the top and the toe area are so short they barely grab on to the velcro. I am not hopeful of long wear. I compared them to my previous pair and the straps are definitely an inch shorter. Probably a cost cutting move. Since I live in Brazil, I will not be able to return them. This is a drop from previous quality.
JP
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedSeptember 27, 2012
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Location: Gulfcoast
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered these on the recommendation of my cousin and I am glad I did. they fit and feel great the shipping was outstanding, I received them days before I expected them.
Yes I would recommend these to others
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

tis product is great

PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Location: green bay, WI
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
works great for launching my boat. I can walk right into the water and not worry about ruining them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Cost cutting too much

PostedSeptember 22, 2012
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Location: Coral Springs FL
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
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I have been wearing these sandals for years. And I mean all year round since I live in Florida. I noticed that the area on the strap which has the velcro has been reduced. I have a high arch and when I secure the strap there is not enough velcro on the bottom part and because I can only get about 1/4 " to overlap the strap keeps coming loose. Looks like someone reduced the amount of velcro on the bottom strip to save cost, but for me it means not enough velcro overlap to secure the strap without coming loose. Will not buy another pair unless this is re engineered.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Techsun III sandal

PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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Location: Los Angeles
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
These & their predecessor have been my "not at work" footwear of choice for 3 years. Light in weight, non-slip and superb grip on wet stones and sand. Comfortable as in forgetting they are on and easy to clean.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men's Techsun™ III Sandal
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A great pair of sandals

PostedApril 27, 2013
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Location: Fort Wayne,IN.
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I really like my new sandals. I saw in the reviews that they tend to run small size-wise so I ordered a size larger which worked out great. I would definitely order these again. They needed very little break-in time so you pretty much start feeling comfortable wearing them right away.
I would recommend this product.
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