What makes the Ventfreak freaky is the midsole ports that offer up a refreshing 360 degrees of waterproof breathability for all day comfort. The welded overlays provide protection and support and the soles are designed to grip.
Textile upper with welded textile overlays provide support and protection
OutDry® waterproof, breathable construction
Techlite™ lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return
Midsole ports for 360 degree waterproof breathability
Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber outsole
Weight: size 9, ½ pair = 12.2 oz / 345 g
UPPER Supportive welded textile overlays with breathable mesh
INSULATION OutDry® waterproof, breathable construction
MIDSOLE Techlite™ FluidFrame™ multidensity underfoot support
OUTSOLE Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber
OutDry Absolute Waterproof Construction
Techlite™ Cushioning midsole
OMNI-GRIP® Advanced Traction
WATER NOT INCLUDED.
A one-piece breathable membrane seals waters out.
Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.
HOLD TIGHTON ANY TERRAIN.
Advanced traction outsole treads grip every environment.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bradjk Very conformable trail shoe
Only had these shoes for a couple weeks, but they've been very comfortable from day 1. No real break in required. Used them for a gravel/dirt hike. Worked very well as far as grip and support go. No opportunity to test the waterproof aspect yet as it has been beautiful hiking weather...nice and dry.
August 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Palmer Excellent
The Ventfreak gives excellent arch support while being light in weight. The multi purpose feature is what really sold me on this shoe. Whether on the asphalt or in the woods the Ventfreak satisfies all the requirements I look for in this well - made footwear.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walksfar Terrific all-around shoe
walk the dog in the rain without getting feet wet - still have to dry off the dog's feet though; casual Friday; all purpose weekend casual; gym workouts/cardio training; wear anytime you can't or don't want to wear regular shoes or sandals. The fact that they fit a bit small was good for me since I have a narrow foot.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by charlesdeverna Great , versatile sneaker
My usual athletic shoe is +1 over street shoe so...went with the 13. Fit like a glove !This is sturdy with excellent support. I overpronate and this shoe helps without putting orthotics in. Actually was pleasantly surprised that I wore them today for golf. Much better support than most softspike golfshoes and a better price point. Top of sneaker is soft and comfortable. I can see me wearing these sneakers everyday. For I guy who has problems buying shoes/sneakers...these are fantastic.
April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by chrisfd3 Shoes
Runs slightly smaller than Nike. Great shoes. Perfect for the Pacific Northwest.
March 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaddyScott Durable/Comfortable
The first pair came and was a tad tight, so I ordered a half size larger, those fit perfectly. I'm a professional caddy so I have to have my feet dry, and every pair of Columbia shoes I have owned, 4 now, have held up to the dryness needs I demand. They are comfortable out of the box and hold up very well.
The only item on all of the excellent (Outdry) waterproof shoes I wish Columbia would offer is no tie laces. Other than that I love these shoes.
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiger01 Riding in the Rain
I bought these shoes for the Outdry tech. I ride a bicycle in the Pacific NW almost everyday. I got tired of having to either wear terrible booties or bring a second pair of shoes to the office to change into when it rains.
These have way outperformed my expectations. Rode for 30 minutes in a couple of terrible down pours and my feet were totally dry and comfortable.
They are pretty rigid in the construction and have put up with a good beating in the month I've been wearing them. They still look good and I wear them around the office almost every day.
December 1, 2015
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Size & Fit Guide
How to Measure
How to Measure
(Before you begin, put on socks the you will use with the footwear you would like to purchase).
Fold up at dotted line.
Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.
Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
Read measurement and compare to size chart.
When comparing on the size chart, determine the
closest larger measurement and use that number
to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe