Patagonia Men's Drifter A/C Hiking Shoe,Canteen,15 M US

4.3 out of 5 stars 121 customer reviews

Size: 15 D(M) US
Color: Canteen
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  • Leather/Textile
  • Imported
  • Vibram sole
  • Capilene lining made from recycled material wicks away moisture
  • POLI-CORK 70% recycled open cell foam footbed with odor-absorbing carbon
  • Patagonia Air Cushion Plus provides shock absorption
  • Bi-Fit 80% post-consumer recycled waterproof insole board
  • Medium width, full toe box, medium arch/instep
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Patagonia's reason for being: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers, as a result Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothing and shoes for climbing--as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. In each of these sports, the reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between the athlete and nature. Patagonia's values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted; the approach they take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. At Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of the planet. Patagonia donates their time, services and at least 1% of sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide, and they work steadily to reduce any pollution and harms caused by their business activity. They use recycled polyester in many of their clothes and only organic, rather than pesticide-intensive, cotton. Staying true to their core values during thirty-plus years in business has helped create a company the employees are proud to run and work for, and their focus on making the best products possible has brought success in the marketplace.

  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.9 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B008FSJLG8
  • Item model number: Drifter A/C 1-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 7, 2012
  • 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.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,972 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    I wanted a low-cut hiker, not a boot. Boots are not as comfortable and most boots offer no real protection for your ankle, anyway. But I weigh over180 and carrying a day pack and some camera gear puts me over 200. So the shoe needs some structure, some rigidity. It has to resist bending and twisting to rptect your feet on enevern surfaces while carrying a pack, and many comfortable shoes do not. But structured shoes tend not to be as comfortable. They can be hard and stiff.

    This shoe strikes a very good balance between structure and comfort. It is as structured or more than a Merrel Chameleon, but much more comfortable. It isn't as soft and comfy as a Moab, but that shoe has no structure to speak of.

    The Drifter has very good cushioning in the heel and the flex point up front hits my foot very comfortably. The heel is snug enough, with good room up front to let my foot move and my toes spread out under a load. Nothing rubs or feels too tight. Everything feels good while still getting way more than average structure in a low cut hiker with excellent traction.

    Everybody's foot is a little different, so no shoe fits everyone. But if you want or need some structure but still want above average comfort, this shoes should be on your list for consideration.

    Update: Wore these shoes for many hikes during a 3 week trip to the southwest. I usually carried 15-20 pounds of camera and other gear in a day pack. This included rocky, sandy, desert, mountain, and wet terrain. We did many miles on Utah slickrock, often in a rain or drizzle. Traction was outstanding, as was comfort. Never had a blister or hot spot, not so much as a rub. The shoes were so comfortable that when I wasn't hiking I was still wearing them. I can't say anything bad about them.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Hickory Verified Purchase
    The only thing preventing a 5 star rating is the extra room Patagonia leaves for layering. I prefer tighter support for across the balls of my feet. That aside, there must be some kind of orthopedic support built into the sole as there was an immediate sense of relief for the plantar fascitius symptoms I have been experiencing. Less than a week after receiving and wearing these shoes my ability to walk with less or no pain has noticeably improved.
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Coriander/Cork Verified Purchase
    My feet are size 11.5 to 12, and 13 to 13.5 wide. This shoe's size 12 (US) fits me perfectly. I broke in the shoes gradually from daily use, wearing them to work and for short walks for a month. I have flat feet and while the default insole was more than adequate, I replaced them. I was recommended the "SOLE Thin Sport Custom Footbeds" and found it to be the perfect fit for me. I use the insoles that I took out, in my trusty old New Balance sneakers and they feel like brand new again.

    I used these shoes last summer for a two and a half month backpacking trip through Peru and Bolivia. These shoes went beyond what I expected. In Peru I did the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, The Santa Cruz Trek in Huaraz, Sand Boarded in Huacachina, and Blazed through Colca Canyon. In Bolivia I hiked around La Isla Del Sol, crossed Salar de Uyuni (dry), I explored the white city of Sucre, in La Paz I walked through witch markets and down the side of a building. During the whole trip I never had a single blister.

    Initially I was worried that I should have bought the waterproof version. But I realized most of the regions I was visiting have little to no rainfall during the time I was going. The only time my shoes got super wet was when I tried to jump a muddy stream and sank right into what I thought was an island of dirt. If you find yourself in the same situation as me change your socks, and put grocery bags over them. My feet were water free and the shoes dried by the same time the next day.

    More recently I visited Zion Canyon in Utah, and did both the East and West rim trails in two days. Still no blisters, I love these shoes.
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    Size: 15 D(M) USColor: Sable Brown/Wildwood Verified Purchase
    I am retired and have chosen to wear these almost all the time. I hike in the foothills around Boulder, Colorado with them, wear them to the store and to go out. Only problem is that I find myself adjusting the laces (making them looser or tighter) from time to time. That's probably just an idiosyncrasy of mine, not a problem with the shoe.
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    I've been hiking, mostly for exercise/fitness on and off for about 20 years. I've always liked the way that fairly heavy, sturdy backpacking boots felt on the trail and have usually chosen a pair of boots that probably would fall into the backpacking category. I like the way the stiff and sturdy soles protect my feet on rocky trails and I never gave much thought to their weight. I moved to New Mexico a couple of years ago and during the last year I upped my hiking mileage quite a bit--doing 4-6 miles 4-6 times per week. The trails here tend to be steep and rocky and my heavier boots felt good. As I hiked more I started thinking about doing longer and more strenuous stuff and started reading various hiking/backpacking books. I was somewhat surprised to find that on long "through-hikes" (think Appalachian Trail) and among a lot of SERIOUS hikers/backpackers, the trend is towards lightweight trail running shoes. Why? Because, apparently

    "Weight on your feet will zap 4-6 times more energy than weight on your back. So, swapping that 4-pound pair of boots for a 1-pound pair of running shoes will be the energy saving equivalent of removing 12-18 pounds from your pack. Seriously? Seriously. It's science."

    Quoted from the "CleverHiker" website ([...]), but I've found the same thing in other sources. I can't back this up with "science," but it seems logical.

    So I thought for this summer hiking season I would try and find a pair of hikers that would be more comfortable in heat, but still sturdy enough so I wouldn't entirely lose the "monster truck" protection of backpacking boots that I like on the rocky trails. A lot of shoe companies are aware of this trend towards lightweight but supportive hikers and I think the Drifter AC is Patagonia's offering.
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