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 3 out of 5 by SDskate Nice shoe - Not for me
I am returning this shoe, due to the fact that it does not have enough support for my feet on creek crossings and creek hiking (very uneven terrain). They seem wonderful for areas with more even terrain and/or for people whose feet do not need as much support.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarieK Womens Powerdrain
Awesome shoe. Very comfortable. I usually wear a 6 1/2 but had to get a 6. Great color
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erika70 Great shoe -- better than expected
This shoe is comfortable and performs exactly how the short video demonstrates. I wear them barefoot, so they are somewhat loose -- maybe ordering them in a 1/2 size smaller than I normally wear would have been better...
July 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by crofke6 Quick Dry
I am a zookeeper and I bought these shoes to use at work in the summer. My feet are constantly getting wet, and I wanted something that would dry quickly and that I wouldn't feel like my feet were swimming in if I dumped a water bucket down my leg. After using them for a few weeks I have to say that they are the quickest drying shoes that I own. They are very light weight and comfortable. I did end up with some blisters on the backs of my heels after wearing them without socks for the first time, but I haven't had a problem since. They are a little roomy if you are hoping to wear them without socks. I usually wear between a 6.5-7 and I ordered a 6.5 in these shoes. With socks they fit perfectly, but without socks they are a little big. The elastic laces will make them nice and snug though.
June 11, 2012
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.