With bigger, more numerous drainage ports in the heel and forefoot, the updated Drainmaker III drains water fast. Add siped lugs for increased traction on wet surfaces and new internal frame support and you’ve got an ideal lightweight, quick-drying shoe for staying safe and comfortable during extended waterside activities.
Open mesh and synthetic upper
Techlite™ midsole, superior cushion, high energy return
Lower durometer EVA for the ultimate in comfort and shock absorbency
Air-flow and water drainable midsole ports
Omni-Grip™ non-marking wet grip outsole with razor siping
Quick drying and ventilated
Weight: size 9, ½ pair = 11 oz / 312 g
UPPER Open mesh and synthetic upper
MIDSOLE Techlite™ midsole Lower durometer EVA Air-flow and water drainable midsole ports
OUTSOLE Omni-Grip™ traction rubber
Techlite™ Cushioning midsole
OMNI-GRIP® Advanced Traction
Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.
HOLD TIGHTON ANY TERRAIN.
Advanced traction outsole treads grip every environment.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tearbear420 Awesome
Love these shoes...just wish they had my size now when i need to reorder them. Are they going out of stock?
December 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by WRII Drainmaker
Very comfortable - would like to have more grip when on a boat deck - also a little more cushion and arch support would make them much better. Weight was excellent and breathability was good.
November 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin1789 Fit for the water
This is my fourth pair of these shoes, I love them and they are fit for the water.
November 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by annsincity water drain shoe
Another excellent product. boyfriend loves them very comfortable!
August 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spitzzy Drainmaker 3
The product is a fantastic cross between hiking shoe and water shoe. It worked great for portaging thru Algonquin Park. From my experience with this product I could have used a little more hiking support in the shoe. Looking forward to seeing further development in this product line. Keep up the great work Columbia!
July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbie5 Great shoe
My husband wanted a lightweight shoe that could get wet and dry quickly. It also needed to be comfortable. This shoe was both. Very happy with it!
June 19, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by pr1000 disappointed by the newer version
I have an earlier version of the Columbia watershoes from a few years ago. One of my favourite pairs of runners: light, comfortable, lasted forever. The newer Drainmaker lll is a disappointing evolution. Heavier and "clunkier" in all respects. I wanted something light for the beach and the boat. If I wanted a heavier and more durable trail shoe, I would have bought one.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CamB Better than any typical water-shoe, hands down.
After being fed up with generic, cheap water-shoes, being the fan of Columbia that I am, I decided to purchase a pair of the Drainmaker III's. Where I live, the beaches are very rocky and littered with shells and it's unbearably painful to walk on them barefoot. These are great because if I go in the water and come out, most of the large shells and rocks will drain out, along with water (if they even get in to the shoe in the first place, since they fit nicely around my ankles) - While every water-shoe I've used could not even do as simple of a thing as drain water. I used these for sailing as well as I had always used sneakers (because they have nice grip on the wet boat surfaces), but these are better because they have the same design and grip of a sneaker and I don't have to trash my shoes that aren't made to take the salt-water. It's as simple as hosing them down at the end of the day so that they stay fresh and don't get disgusting. Once again, I love all of my products from you guys at Columbia and I definitely recommend these to anyone who meets the same circumstances for use as the ones that I've just mentioned.
May 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by chrispartida Great shoe, but not for my foot.
I know it's a bit weird to recommend a shoe that didn't work out for me - but I still will.
I bought this shoe for a trip to the Philippines, where I would be constantly in and out of boats/beaches for 5 weeks. I bought a size 11, when I'd normally wear a 10.5 - and the fit was great paired with a very thin wool sport sock.
I walked 10000-15000 steps each day in these, in and out of the water - for the entire 5 weeks. They performed really well, and dried quicker and cleaner than any other shoe I've ever owned.
The only downside, was that both shoes started to develop holes near where the pinky toe would meet the edge of the shoe - right near to where the seem meets the sole.
Over time the holes got bigger, about 1.5-2" - right along the seam.
Not sure why it happened, as I don't have wide feet - but it must've been a fluke, no one else has had an issue like mine.
CS took care of everything, thanks guys.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockZS Great shoes
Very breathable. The shoes can keep my shoes dry and cool. I like them very much.
January 7, 2016