It’s part shoe, and part fish. Our designers took a giant cue from our slippery friends when they created the vent series. It’s quick-drying footwear that drains for people who love the water.
Cast PU cage for protection combined with a breathable and ventilated open mesh 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 outsole
Weight: size 9, ½ pair = 11 oz / 312 g
UPPER Open mesh and cast PU cage
MIDSOLE Techlite™ Lower durometer EVA
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 19
Rated 5 out of 5 by txcaley Just Terrific
Got these shoes to wear paddling and on the river and I like the so much I just where them everywhere. Just as if not more comfortable as more expensive running shoes. Couldn't be happier.
August 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by wilderredfish Boat Shoes
These shoes are very comfortable and look very nice . I am on the water over 200 days a year and I am always looking at different shoes which give you some support and still feel good even when they are wet. I would recommend these for sure ! Capt.Charlie
July 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin1789 Great Shoes
I love theses shoes , they are confortable shoes and I just used them during a crossfit workout. Very light weight and work well in the water.
July 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JetsFan Awesome
Awesome will not disappoint.
July 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MattP76 Almost perfect, but still awesome
I've tried just about every style of water shoe dating back to the ol' "Aqua Socks" of late. Sandals, old running shoes, Keens, you name it, with varying degrees of success. With the Megavent I've found close to the perfect water shoe (for me).
The problem with most footwear designed for the water is that they have big drain holes or gaps, which is great for a pool but not so great if you are in nature where sticks, rocks, gravel, sand etc enter those holes. That's where the Megavent shines- it drains great but keeps the junk out.
It has great support, runs true-to-size, and is crazy comfortable. Very lightweight as well. So what's not to like?
First up, Columbia, you cheaped out with normal laces on everything but the PFG version. I put some LockLaces on mine and that makes all the difference in the world. Come on, Columbia!
Second, the tongue is just too short. What a silly design error. It just barely comes to the top-most lace (where the knot would be). Really needs another 1/4"-1/2" to be functional.
I've also noticed that with pretty light use I've been able to ding up the soles pretty well walking in a shallow river. They give every indication of being durable but it's surprising to see some (minimal) sole damage with light use.
Sorry for the novel but I'm really in love with these shoes, just wish Columbia would make some tweaks.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by crispeto Perfect day hiking/water shoe
What an awesome shoe. I've had the powerdrains and drainmakers but this is my favorite. The sole has an awesome trail lug so you can go from streams to trails and back again. It's super comfortable. I thought the cage design would be a gimmick but it really allow the shoe to wrap around your foot when you tighten the laces. It's a very stylish and good looking shoe. If your looking for a day hiker that can run right through water and feels like a fantastic comfortable sneaker, this is your shoes.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redfish118 Great for fishing and everyday use
I have about 9 pairs and wear then all the time. Light weight and great on wet surfaces too. You should have the quick lace system on them all.
Hope you don't discontinue the PFG BRAND..
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aqua Men's megavent hybrid water....
Excellent shoes however I would like to recommend that they make them with the seem less shoe ties, thank you.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasVet Very nice shoe
I wear mine with ankle socks mostly. The shoe is very comfortable and the meshing lets my feet breathe comfortably. I've also found myself in situations where it's either raining or wet, and the water just rolls off.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KCandSunshine So Far, so good
I have only worn these shoes 3x (walked on the beach about 3 miles each time) but I find them very comfortable and they fit my narrow foot well.
November 3, 2015