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 1Sharon1 Runs large
I was excited to receive these shoes so that I could use them for water aerobics. While I liked the ability to tighten and loosen the shoe, they run so large that even drawing the cord as tightly as possible I could easily pull my foot out of them. They would never have stayed on my foot in the pool. I ordered the size I normally wear but could easily have fit a half size smaller and perhaps a full size. They were comfortable and seem to be well made, but I had to return them before being able to give them any real use. If you order these, make sure to order a size smaller than your typical athletic shoe.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kayalmlp Super shoe
owning a kayak company and operating a marina, my feet are always wet. great shoe in the water, hangs well to the wet boat ramp, stays on when I step in the mud. They dry fast when you set them in the sun, not so fast when you have them on.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by H2Olady great for water aerobics
Shoe is nice and light, water really flows through easily. Am a water aerobics instuctor and try out lots of different shoes, and this one is working out much better than the earlier model that had tie laces. Love the elastic laces that stay put, and shoe dries fast. Good traction and support!
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ree44 Comfort and Safety
I've just received my new "powerdrain" shoes and I love them. I've been wearing the shoes around the house, they are very comfortable. I'm happy that I can wear my neoprean shocks with the shoe. We will be rafting the Colorado in the Grand Canyon in May, I'll wear the shoe rafting as well as hiking, I expect that they will provide comfort, safety and they will dry quickly.
March 5, 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.