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 Sue from Texas on Thursday, February 13, 2014
This shoe runs a tiny bit small. Got the 7.5. Will be hiking and trans-versing creeks and will wear a gore-tx liner. My plan is to take out the insole if needed. Mountain-girl review was excellent. Am glad I bought these.
Reviewed by hcw714 from Doylestown, PA on Saturday, February 1, 2014
So typically when a shoe doesn't fit it is because they are too tight or too short. These shoes had a very small opening for my foot, and I had a very hard time actually getting my foot into the shoe. Once on, the shoes fit okay - maybe a tiny bit short, but not too bad. However, i returned them because they were such a pain to get on. I was disappointed because I've had many Columbia shoes in the past that have fit great. Not sure why these fit so strangely...
Reviewed by Ponyba from CA on Sunday, December 22, 2013
The size 7 felt good except it was a little too short. My big toe barely touched the end but I will be hiking in them and need more room. Hope the 7.5 isn't too big. Haven't tried them outside or in the water yet. I have wide feet and Columbia's medium width is usually good enough for me. I tried on other Columbia and Salomon water shoes and liked this the best.
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!
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