Reviewed by drCC11 from Reno, NV on Monday, April 16, 2012
First let me say that Sierra Trading Post is now in my top 10 favorite stores, after shopping for shoes and discovering other great goodies. They were very friendly and helpful at the store. When they didn't have the color I wanted in stock, they ordered it for me and the box was shipped directly to...
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Reviewed by mountaingirl from Northern Rockies on Saturday, December 21, 2013
In 30 years of whitewater rafting, I've tried a number of water shoes with varying results - and these are the best by far! Between the lacing system and the heel-tightening tab, it is easy to get a good, secure fit whether wearing them barefoot, with light or heavy hiking socks, or even thicker neoprene socks. The laces are long, so I slip the tab under the laces as shown in the picture, and wrap them around so they don't flop. The removable inner footbed features multiple drainage holes, and the undersole has drainage holes as well, so you aren't standing in water unless you are actually standing in the river. The mesh sides are lined with a tighter mesh which keeps out sand and dirt yet allows cooling air circulation. On the bottom, two different sticky sole types keep slippage to a minimum, in the raft or on wet or dry rocks. And the toe box is wide enough to allow comford despite some "toe issues" - arthritis in both big toes. The "slip-on" option is nice for quick trips out of the tent at night - no need to put the whole shoe on and lace it. The stability provided is remarkable in such a light shoe, making it my go-to shoe for light hiking, mountain biking, and around town as well. As many have mentioned, this shoe is incredibly comfortable right out of the box. I did go up half a size - they do seem to run small.
Certainly for heavy whitewater where rescue might be involved and ankle support needed, I will wear my fantastically expensive, high-tech NRS river boots, but since I purchased these Hybrid 2s, the boots have gotten less and less wear. I hardly had these babies off my feet last fall on a three-week river trip down the Grand Canyon, where the light weight, superior drainage, and hiking stability were greatly appreciated. I will note that after three weeks in the superfine Canyon silt, the lacing system and heel tab are a tiny bit looser, but that only means an extra tug on the laces or tabs now and then. Since Columbia isn't making these absolute winners any more, I have purchased another pair at STP's great prices to be sure I'm never without. I LOVE THEM!
Reviewed by Kayakn/Hikin Cherie from New York on Saturday, December 21, 2013
I bought these for dual purpose kayaking and hiking, all in one trip. I wanted something w/a closed back to avoid stones getting into my shoes. They worked out EXTREMELY well! Would highly recommend. Definitely run small as stated in previous reviews. Bought accordingly and am VERY PLEASED. Did a LOT of research prior to purchase. Reviews really helped me make my decision and were VERY ACCURATE!
Reviewed by TucsonAmy from Tucson on Monday, December 9, 2013
These shoes looked good and seemed a lot like my favorite Tevas. But as others have said it was impossible to pull the back of the shoe up over my heel. They seemed to be about 1/2 size small, but I couldn't say for sure because the design just make it impossible to get then on my feet no matter how hard i tried.
Reviewed by AmyLou from Los Angeles on Monday, November 11, 2013
I got these for wet hiking, but truth is in Los Angeles, how many days will that really be, a handful? On a whim wore them on a bike ride and they were perfect, the wind whips right through and they are actually have a sleeker design than the the photo makes them appear. Also the toggle tie tucks away the laces neatly for cycling. I believe shoes by mail are pure luck size wise...so I appear to be a perfect 8 in alll Colombia brand shoes (normally a size 7 1/2) So is it safe to say they run a tad small? They are super comfy, no break in period and I have wide feet. Have yet to try them in a wet environment.
Reviewed by Fabulinda from North Carolina on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I bought these shoes to wear fishing in streams and lakeside. They worked really well and kept my feet comfortable - water flowed right through. Can't say they dried real fast, but they did what I wanted them to do. Size was accurate too.
While we were at Busch Gardens yesterday, we immediately took the kids to the water area to run around in the water. I was in the water too. So they were completely wet. It was 91 degrees and humid yesterday- very hot - and I would say as soon as I left the water area, the water had drained out already and i didn't feel it squishing - and by the time we have lunch, they were dry. so maybe an hour or two.
Answered on 7/30/2012 12:00:00 AM by shannonpurple from Yorktown, VA