Go fishing in a pair of these shoes and you won't hear, "Don't come in here with those on!" from your mom, significant other, roommate or other interested party.
Fishing gets messy. Your shoes get messier. Columbia's PFG Boatdrainer II Shoes are made to solve that problem (and several others). Their nubuck leather and mesh uppers feature the advanced water and stain resistant treatment known as Omni-Shield Blood 'n Guts™ that handles pretty much anything you would encounter on a day out fishing. They also drain off any water you come across say launching your boat, scrambling across the deck in a squall or portaging your kayak through that salt marsh. You'll also discover their Omni-Grip™ outsoles ensure you'll have the traction you need to stay upright when the going gets slippery—by land or by sea. And if that wasn't enough, their lightweight Techlite™ midsoles offer such comfortable cushioning and energy return that you'll be back on the water as fast as...well as fast as the previously mentioned mom, significant other, roommate or other interested party says you can. Imported.
The Look: Like a cross between a boat moc and a high-tech running shoe, these technical fishing shoes are part of Columbia's PFG (Performance Fishing Gear) collection, so you know you're getting shoes designed for some serious fishing, and not just to look like it.
The Uppers: No one wants to wear a pair of soggy, heavy shoes all day. So Columbia combined nubuck leather and mesh for the uppers to help them shed water and dry quickly. They're also breathable so your feet stay happy.
Omni-Shield Blood 'n Guts: They've got to be kidding, right? Slime? Blood? Fish guts? Chum? Oily water? Actually, they're not. This treatment is specially formulated to provide two lines of defense to prevent and remove stains. Sure, they could have just coated these shoes with some kind of thick rubber that wouldn't absorb anything shy of nuclear waste, but then they would be hot, clammy and uncomfortable. Omni-Shield Blood 'n Guts is different. Its long-lasting repellency doesn't affect the breathability or the feel of the leather and mesh. Plus, the stain release properties ensure an easy cleanup.
The Insoles: Techlite comfort system footbeds provide the extra support and cushioning you need when you're on your feet all day.
The Midsoles: Once again, lightweight Techlite is used to provide immediate and long-lasting superior cushioning and higher energy return. The lower durometer ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) offers the ultimate in comfort and shock absorption. Notice the ports on the sides of these shoes? They let water and air flow through the midsoles with every step you take.
The Outsoles: Wet gelcoat, slippery rocks, and heeling decks are no problem for Omni-Grip non-slip rubber outsoles. This advanced traction features specially formulated compounds and treads that ensure stability, and the right grip, for every environment. Omni-Grip features siping (razor-thin cuts in the rubber) so they grip even more when you're fishing in, on and around water. Not only that, they're non-marking. That means they won't leave ugly black streaks on white gelcoat.
Boatdrainer II PFG
|Warranty Details||One Year Limited|
|Water Resistance||Water Resistant|
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