Molded nylon shank for proper support during the hike
Internal EVA midsole
Non-marking Omni-Grip green outsole- designed for hikers
Omni-Fresh odor control
Technology makes the Packus Ridge Omni-Tech waterproof hiking boot a superior choice for serious hikers. The suede leather and air mesh upper features Columbia’s special Omni-Tech® waterproofing technology. This microporous membrane blocks outside water from seeping through to your foot, but breathes to allow perspiration from your foot to escape to keep your foot comfortably dry for the entire trek. All day comfort is provided by the Contour Comfort 1D footbed that interacts with the natural contours of your foot. Proper torsional rigidity and support are provided by a molded nylon shank and internal EVA midsole. The gusseted tongue and durable metal hooks on the upper eyestay help ensure a continued fit. And don’t worry about odor after the long distance hike. Both the internal lining and footbed of the Packus Ridge feature the Omni-Fresh anti-microbial and anti-odor treatment which uses Columbia’s AgION technology. This special treatment uses silver ions to combat a broad range of bacteria, keeping the footbed clean and neutralizing odor. Columbia finishes this great hiking boot with its Omni-Grip green outsole, a hiking outsole made of a non-marking firm-to-medium rubber compound with increased abrasion resistance for longer wear. Average weight: 2.3 lbs. Color: British Tan. Imported.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bug51 Great Shoe for the price
Really like the shoe. Great for walking outdoors. Very comfortable from the first day I put them on.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mec1502 Great hiking shoe!!
I bought these for specific trails in Hawaii that involved a lot of stream, beach, tidepool and waterfall crossings. They were extremely strenuous (and LONG!) trails, to say the least! But the shoes held up great. They drained fast and my feet never felt like they were sitting in water, which was pretty remarkable. I didn't do much in the way of breaking them in before my hikes (which I was thinking I'd regret) but interestingly enough, no blisters and they were perfectly comfortable. They had great grip on slippery rocks and mud, even walking on completely submerged, algae covered rocks. I ordered an 8 which I wear in every single shoe but these had a LOT of space between my toe and the top of the shoe - I didn't return them though, and it turns out it didn't matter as my foot didn't slide (they fit pretty snug with the drawstring lace) and I wore socks with them for the most part so that helped as well. It was fine without them too, though. I appreciated that the soles are removable which makes for easier cleaning after muddy or sandy hikes. The only think that I did notice is that some sand and smaller grounds of rock did stay in the drain area (under the sole so I can't feel them, but I can see them when removing the sole for cleaning). This doesn't necessarily bother me but I'm curious if that will build up over time.
All in all, I recommend these for hiking shoes - especially when lots of water or water crossings are involved. They're also great for tidepooling and walking on reef / ocean rock if need be - just mind the comment above about sand potentially building up!
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brideonamission Rainforest Hiking
These shoes are awsome!! I live in Florida and love the outdoors. They have really come in handy. I bought them for my honeymoon since we are hiking the rainforest, but that isn't till July. They are true to size and are flexible in the width which is a good thing for me since my feet are a little wide. I love the hanger it came with, it makes cleaning and drying them easy. My best friend and new sister in law and their husbands have already purchased them after seeing mine. I highly recomend these shoe!!
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dede63 Just what I was looking for
Needed pool shoes for Aquafit class. These are PERFECT. Comfortable, run true to size, dry quickly. Shipping was amazingly fast. LOVE THEM!
January 22, 2013
I have to stand in water a lot and work in it all the other times so I need a very good waterproof boot. Not to mention I'm tired of those fat tounges. I want one that huge my ankle so the water doesn't go down into my shoe. The fat tongues make it hard to even stay tied.
A breathable/waterproof hiking boot. Omni-Tech®: Omni-Tech® technology provides premium waterproof/breathable protection for our best outerwear garments. Microporous membranes keep water from penetrating the fabric, yet allow perspiration to escape so you stay dry. Waterproof. Breathable. Seam Sealed.