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The Columbia Boatdrainer II PFG Shoe is a boating style shoe featuring water drainage ports that allow water to leave the shoe for quicker drying and enhanced comfort. Surefooted and lightweight, the Boatdrainer II Shoes are the ideal choice for boating enthusiasts and anglers alike. Columbia Sportswear's drainage technology eliminates water from pooling up in the shoe diverting it right out the midsole enabling quicker drying of the feet and more comfort for the wearer. Soggy feet never fun, but it's almost unavoidable when on the water, with the Boatdrainer shoes, now you can get some relief and keep your feet dryer throughout a day of fishing or boating.
Another major consideration when selecting footwear for boating is the traction it provides. Boat decks are inherently slippery, water on the deck of a boat is expected, so shoes worn on deck must have traction to provide security and stability. The Boatdrainer II uses a siping process - (Siping is a process of cutting thin slits across a rubber surface to improve traction in wet or icy conditions) - that increases the traction of the rubber outersole by allowing standing water to displace into the slits of the rubber as the wearer steps down on it. These shoes actually grip into the deck rather than just walking across it allowing wearers to be in complete control even in wet conditions. Another feature worth noting is the shoe's comfort largely derived by the Techlite midsole which provides a comfortable footbed with extra support in both the interior sole and the midsole. You're getting a lot of cushioning, but not necessarily squishy type of softness. Instead, Techlite absorbs the force of the wearer and distributes it properly through the foot for a higher energy return to the user and more ergonomic stability.
The Boatdrainer II Shoes are no slouch when it comes to style either, featuring a classic boating shoe design with nubuck leather and mesh upper sections. Wrap around style chord shoe laces allow the wearer to generate a more secure fit than your traditional leather laces used on many a boating shoe. Very clean, classic look that is suitable for wear on or off the water.
We offer the Columbia Sportswear Boatdrainer II PFG Shoe in five men's sizes: 8 - 12 in the Tan color pictured.
Advanced traction outsole treads grip in all types of environments.
Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.