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- Leather, Fabric
- Rubber sole
- Breathable and waterproof hiker featuring contrast overlays and striped webbing ghillie lacing
- Techlite midsole
- 600 g Omni-Heat insulation
- Non-marking outsole
- Advanced reflective lining
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- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B00AJNKDNC
- Item model number: North Plains WP-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 6, 2013
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
To conduct the test, we fill our very clean sink with cold water approximately 3 inches.
While it is filling we run just the toe section of the shoes under the tap for 1 minute each holding them at an angle to make sure that the water only hits the front of the shoe.
When the sink is up to 3 inches, using a completely dry hand to hold the shoe from the inside, with the laces inside the shoe, we dip the toe section ONLY of each shoe into the sink until 3 inches from the toe of the shoe are covered in water, and hold it steady there for 30 seconds.
Afterwards we place both shoes down on a towel and wait 15 minutes to see how well the waterproof material blocked the water.
In the case of this Columbia shoe, the left shoe was completely dry and passed.
Unfortunately the right shoe had a puddle of water in it--the water basically ran completely through the top toe part of the shoe as if there was no insulation at all.
I do, however, have one warning about these shoes. There is a mesh material that overlies a neoprene-like inner covering as seen in the picture. For general use they do very well, but I used the old pair in the fall to do some upland bird hunting and they collected burrs and stickers like a magnet. I spent more than an hour (with a pair of tweezers) plucking the burrs out of the mesh / neoprene lining. These are great for daily wear if it lacks a need for bushwhacking, but might not be the best choice if you're going to be field stomping.
This is an excellent shoe. I wear it for ordinary urban walking and it sees heavy use at that. It's light, comfy, and the waterproofing works exactly as described. I've modified mine with Lock Laces and they work very well together.
My one complaint is the sizing. I originally had to return a shoe in my usual size because it was far too small. I find that ordering one full size (two half-sizes) above my usual gives me the correct fit. This isn't just a case of "slightly small for its size".
When ordering, be sure to review the return policies of your seller to ensure you can get a free exchange or return if the sizing isn't right.
I use these to take my dogs walking on dirt trails and in grassy parks. Walking in wet grass is no problem as the shoes keep my
feet perfectly dry. That's a big necessity for me.
The traction on the bottom of the shoe is very good and I replaced the factory insole with an athletic, cushioned insole. Walking
is far more comfortable now than with the factory insole.
I think the back of the heal could be a little better at supporting the foot, but it's not terrible. These are good for walking or running trails and light
hiking. For intermediate to heavy hiking, I prefer a hiking shoe. I learned the hard way that hiking trails rated intermediate to difficult can easily cut a trail running shoe to shreds.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little stiff but such are no shoes. I like the fit and the look.Published 1 day ago by Daniel R Lefeber
Updated Review: shoes were replaced with 2 sizes higher than actual foot size. They fit well, are very solid and look great.
Original Review: I returned the shoes. Read more
Tight fitting-foot pinching-poor support shoes. The laces also suck. $78.00 shoes with 25-cent laces that won't stay tied. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Albion Moonlight
Great Value for the money! Comfortable, durable, well made!Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Order my regular size...however, the fit was too small....narrow.
Watch out for Amazon dynamic elastic pricing... I paid $69.99, but Amazon wants $89. Read more
Lightweight. Semi snigger than expected. For 1/2 size larger than I normally wear. Nice feel though... Firm. Price was right.Published 16 days ago by tripeee
Bought size 16 because reviews suggested to buy a size up (I normally wear size 15). They fit great! Waterproof works well!! Very comfortable, wear them everyday!!!Published 18 days ago by kickarock
Shoes are just a little wider then all my running and trail running shoes. Arch support is just a little low for me, however I have very high arches, which very few shoes will... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer