Columbia Women's Drainmaker II
These shoes are amazing.
I am hooked on Columbia Shoes. I have had such a hard time find tennis shoes that not only were comfortable but light weight and don't hurt my feet. I am on my feet on average 8 to 10 hours and they still feel great!!
Would highly recommend these shoes!!
07 January 2015
Tight to my feet
I had hard time with finding the right size with Columbia sports shoes in general. I usually wear size 6 (or sometimes 5.5) and have not had any issue with size being fit. But Columbia shoes feel tight (toe to heel size fits fine, just narrower than what I normally expect) and did not feel comfortable when I wear size 6 more than 10 minutes. At the end, I found that 6.5 size fits right for me. This particular shoes were very comfortable to walk everywhere (with 6.5 size). However, the rubber used at the bottom is too soft and easily broken off, so I decided not to buy a 2nd pair; otherwise, it would have been great walking shoes. Worked well when I hiked on wet slopes.
18 November 2014
Awesome for The Narrows
I was planning a return trip to Zion Nat'l Park in Utah to do the Narrows hike from the top down. First time, I wore typical waterproof hiking boots that came above the ankle. Well, I remember how much my feet took a beating from the supportive, yet unforgiving hiking boots. I knew when I did the hike again I wanted something that would be extra grippy in water, supportive, yet flexible, and didn't come up above the ankle. So I bought these shoes with all that in mind...and these shoes completely met my expectations! I was able to hike 9 hours in the first day, not slip and fall in the water, and the shoes drained any excess water. They didn't dry completely overnight when I was at camp, but that didn't really matter since I was still walking through the river the next day. My feet were adequately supported, yet still had the flexibility to cross the river and still grip on the algae covered rocks. Interestingly enough, all the gear shops around Zion also carried this shoe so that confirmed my purchase even further. =)
14 June 2014
Maybe it's me
Maybe it's just me but, I found these shoes to be so unforgiving. I purchased them for use at Disney World since we had planned on going on water rides I figured that would make it easier.... but once I tried them on when they arrived I found them to be like walking barefoot on concrete. There's NO cushion in these folks. They're a hard rubber sole, so if you're a tad heavy set, and need some cushion. Don't go with these. I returned mine if that says anything at all. I think they're pretty, and the construction of them was sturdy and well made.... but definitely not good for long time spent on feet.
16 February 2014
My wife loves them.
I bought a pair for my wife. She says they are comfortable to walk in, drain quickly after getting wet, and the soles have very good traction. They are great shoes for kayaking, canoeing, wading, short hikes to and from the water.
14 January 2014
Has great grip in the pool. Good cushion. Only down is the laces come undone frequently despite double knotting in water classes. find a way to anchor them down!!!
26 December 2013
Most Comfortable shoe i have
Bought this shoe for a trip, we went to Disneyland so we were on our feet for at least 12 hours a day. My feet never got tired at all. With all the water rides the stayed dry. I would totally buy this product and recommend this shoe to anyone.
01 November 2013
Glad I researched and found this shoe
I purchased this shoe for water aerobics and I researched significantly before I made my selection. I am 70+ years and have some joint pains so I wanted and needed a well-made shoe. This one is wonderful. I ordered a size 6 (a half size smaller than my normal shoe) because of all the reviews I had read about earlier shoe models. They fit perfect although the 6 1/2 might have worked too. They are comfortable, supportive, lightweight, and do not interfere or make it harder to do the water aerobic moves. I like that the insole comes out for drying and they dry in a day. The shoe laces came untied the first day, but I have learned to double tie the laces so they stay tied. I am so glad I selected this shoe.
29 July 2013