They wear like a cross-trainer and are extremely comfortable. The elastic laces are a bit tricky to lace, but there’s no pinch or bind as the elastic flexes around the tongue. You could run comfortably in this shoe if you didn’t pack your runners.
The mesh breathes and lets water squish out as you walk. Drain holes in the outsole channel water from the drain holes inside. The foot is protected from sucking in debris by mesh screens over the drains in both the outsole and the insole. A polyurethane exoskeleton adds body and support to the sides, increasing arch support. They’re available in only one color combination called splash/white.
DRAINAGE: It drained in under 30 seconds.
TRACTION DRY: 35 degrees TRACTION WET: 32 degrees DUNK AND DRY, 1 HOUR: 22%
DUNK AND DRY, 2 HOURS: 16%
SIZES: Half-sizes from 8 to 11, plus 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15
COST: $110; columbia.com