A versatile and stylish multi-sport waterproof shoe built for everyday comfort and protection. Read more >
BREATHABLE &GUARANTEED WATERPROOF.
Protection that's waterproof and breathable, guaranteed.
Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.
HOLD TIGHTON ANY TERRAIN.
Advanced traction outsole treads grip every environment.
EVERYDAY OUTDOORA versatile and stylish multi-sport shoe built for everyday comfort and protection.WEATHER READYFeaturing a waterproof-breathable upper, superior midsole cushioning, and advanced outsole traction.OUTDOOR STYLEDesigned to deliver all-season outdoor performance with an eye-catching look you can wear anywhere.Features:
- Textile upper with Omni-Tech™ waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane bootie construction
- Techlite™ lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return
- Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber
- Weight: 14.5 oz / 411g (Size 9, 1/2 pair)
- Boot Shaft Height: 11.8 cm
Uses: Travel, Casual
- Style# 1791231
- Upper: Textile
- Midsole: Techlite™ EVA
- Outsole: Omni-Grip™ rubber
Size & Fit
- 1. Fold up at dotted line.
- 2. Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface. Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
- 3. Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
- 4. Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
- 5. Read measurement and compare to size chart.
- 6. 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 measurement standard.
Shipping & Returns
|Shipping Method||Rate||Expected Delivery Time|
|Standard||$6.00||5-7 Business Days|
|Expedited||$12.00||3-4 Business Days|
|Rush||$19.00||2-3 Business Days|
|FREE Standard Shipping||Available for Greater Rewards members. Learn more >|
Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.
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Men’s Fairbanks™ 503 Mid Shoe is rated out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Garebear from Great shoe I purchased this boot as I was going to spend a weekend in NM hiking. This boot was fantastic! I ordered a size 10 (my normal size) and it was true to size. There was 5 inches of snow and these boots handled them well, not once did my foot get wet. I went hiking on a 8 mile trail and I felt like if I wasn't wearing anything, my feet did not get tired the whole time. I got alot of complements around town as they are very stylish. Definitely would recommend if you are an avid hiker or even want to wear them casually. I will be purchasing the shoes in black next!
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Winnerwinner1 from Best Shoe Ever The above title isn't even an exaggeration. First time purchasing a shoe from a company I've never purchased a thing from before. I was swooned by the style, and purchased them for their functionality (i.e. Waterproofness, breathable, etc.). These are perfect winter shoes. Snowy weather? Nbd. Puddles? No more hopscotching to the other side. My shoe size is 10.5, and they fit perfect with regular socks, albeit a bit snug with thick socks.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosslovefather from Comfort shoes This is the 2nd shoes I ordered online, this shoes really worth it. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jola from So good So warm and comfortable (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chud from Awesome shoes for winter I bought these to wear out and about in the winter slush, and they have performed as I had hoped. I found the fit to be perfect, I usually wear size 10 in athletic shoes, so I ordered size 10 in these and they fit perfectly. They are water proof enough for my uses and are super comfortable to walk around all day in. These are awesome shoes. Some people have mentioned it difficult to lace tight, I ended up replacing the laces with elastic sinching laces so all I have to do is pull them tight, plus now I can just slip them on if I’m doing light walking.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mbraun12 from Comfortable shoe, Stylish look I love the look of this shoe. It is much more comfortable than I anticipated and I find it to be both a shoe you can hike in and also wear around the city. I went on a moderate day hike up a mountain wearing these and my feet felt great during and after the hike. They provided great footing and support. The only reason I didn't give them a 5-star rating is the picture showed the Rust color shoe with red laces. However, when I received the shoes they had blue laces.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by andrew2565 from A bit tight I normally wear a size 9 shoe that has a little wiggle room. I contemplated getting half a size smaller on these boots, but I'm lucky I didn't. I got the size 9 and boy were these tight to begin with. I'm guessing it's because the material didn't get a chance to break in because after a day or two of wearing these shoes, they feel great. I got them just in time for a rain storm in Houston and these things held up great in the water. If you can handle a day or two of uncomfortable wearing, get your typical shoe size. If you want it loosy goosy right away, try a half size larger.
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mime from Blister on my achilles I have the hightop cold weather Fairbanks and I absolutely love them. But these lower cut ones are just weird. The lacing points are just wrong, too far down the sides of the shoe impossible to keep tight without a third hand when tying. Also the back where the pull straps are; are insanely stiff so much so it caused me to get blisters on the backs of both my ankels after one day of wear. Now I can’t return them or wear them so I’m stuck with $100 boots brand new because they are too painful to wear. They are a totally different show then the hightop cold weather Fairbanks. I absolutely love Colombia, but these shoes fall very short.
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pelon from THIS SHOE RUNS SMALL This is light and comfortable. However, it runs small.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crey from Excellent mid-height winter shoe Very comfortable, waterproof winter shoe. Great traction and nice look to them as well!
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by Student6793 from Not for winter The shoes are ok at the temperature of 30F and higher. Not winter boots for sure. After walking on snow for 5-10 min my feet felt frozen. The shoes are waterproof and it is true.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saif from Proper Winter Boot Great fit, keeps feet warm and toasty in Toronto Winter, tested in -24 C, passed with flying colors. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elabone from Perfect!! Perfect for rainy days, warm and comfy.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boki from Light and warm These boots are excellent if you want your feet to stay warm in fall/winter and not have your feet feel heavy. They are high enough to keep your ankles warm. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Columbiadude1 from Fairbanks I love the look of the Fairbanks, the only thing that you have to get used to is the lacing but,the boots have a snug fit around the ankle. I like them, I have 2 pairs.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by MACDADGR from Light, Warm, Casual Boot Was looking for a casual boot to wear in my commute to the office. Wanted something a step up from the sporty running shoes I wear in the summer. This boot is warm with omniheat and waterproof for those early winter rains and some melts. The ultralight soles are extra grippy for those slippery patches of sidewalk. Extra pleased and recommended.
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by RVAcolumbiaGUY from Stylish with some functionality Love these boots. Feels like a high top tennis shoe. Light. But had to walk through deep snow in them and they were waterproof as can be. Nice product.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Capthampton from Warm and dry feet are always good Bought these for rainy winter days here in Georgia. Worn these on several rainy days and haven’t had any problems with my feet getting cold or wet. So far I like them but I did buy a size bigger and they are still a little tight but nothing to bad. Gotten plenty of compliments on them too.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamie117 from great boots i love these boots! very stylish, functional and warm. great colors to choose from and dress up or down well. they do break in a bit, when i first put them on they felt a bit snug ,width wise. before i knew it, they stretched out around my foot. now theyre my "go-to" shoes for fall and winter.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Buffajoe from Stylish and warm boot for daily wear and snow wear Great boot. Keeps me warm and dry, and looks good too. Alot of the reviews concentrate on how they're laced and that they don't get tight enough- they'redaily wear boots, not long distance hiking boots. If you want warm, stylish, good tread boots, these are what you're looking for.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by SeattleTerrell from Not waterproof Great water resistance for stray drops of water but definetely not water proof. I got these for work as I work with a lot of wet situatiions and water. Thinking there's were waterproof I attempted to rinse off the toe of the shoe with a hose. Upon spraying the tip of my shoe with the hose at low pressure might i add the water sat on top for a second theb went straight though into my socks. Stray splashes of water I never had an issue with but dont step in a puddle deeper thab the sole of the shoe or you could get wet feet. Very dussapointed as the only reason I bought these shoes was for their waterproof function. I didbt want boots as they can get heavy during the work day. The return policy being shoes must be new and unborn i am stuck with them.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chad72 from After a week So far after a week of wear in snow/slushy conditions the shoes seem quite good. Great for those not so cold days when you don't need winter boots, but still need something in snow and slush. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brockuhlee from Great fit but... The shoes are great, wore them out and feel good on the feet. The problem I’ve only worn them 4 times and the sole of the right shoe is pulling from the shoe I haven’t done anything extreme just to the store and what not.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danitac00 from The best As expected, very comfortable and very warm
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mack79 from VERY COMFORTABLE BUT VERY NARROW I wanted a waterproof shoe for winters but something that i can also wear at work casually. Most snow proof shoes are too warm or too heavy to wear casually so I looked into hiking shoes. This show turned out to be the lightest and most breathable hiking shoe i could find on internet and at the same time wont make the feet sweat because of over insulation. I loved everything about these shoes except for the fact that these are extremely narrow. I am a size 10 in nike and adidas but ordered 10.5 for columbia and even then it ran a bit tight on my feet. I don't like the hassle of returns and ordering again so i'm going to keep it. Just go a full size up of whatever you wear with nike and adidas. Oh and the midsole is bouncy ! not as much as your boost or zoom or react midsoles but for a hiking shoe, the midsole is extremely squishy and responsive. LOVE IT. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amir from Love these The material seems like its quality, and they seem like they will last a while. They fit kind of tight and awkward if you have a large foot, but they will stretch out after wearing them a few days,
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by MNmike763 from Great but has a strong smell? I love Columbia products and have bought a fair amount of them. These shoes are great for a warm waterproof footwear option. The only negative and reason for 4 stars not 5 is they have a strong chemical smell right out of the box. I’m guessing it’s part of the waterproofing and hopefully will fade away but it was really strong! Other than that I am happy so far.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joe101010 from Love the boot, concerned about durability I love the Fairbanks boot. The look and comfort. It's become my go to boot over my merrells. But,I have only had these boots for about a month and the stitching around the ankle part of the boot is already breaking and fabric is fraying . Its only going to get worse. Like I said I enjoy these boots more than my merrells, but you would never have this issue with a pair of merrell boots.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tompouce from Fairbanks Light weight keeps your feet warm perfect (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by DasBear from Great for Fall and spring Using these shoes currently on a trip to the Canadian Rockies where one day it’s beautiful out +15°C and a few hours later it’s -1°C and a whiteout snow storm and these shoes handle it no problem. Only negative thing I have to say is I wish they were a bit wider as I have wide feet and I feel the laces on the sides of me feet when I lace them up snug. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike727 from Functional and stylish! Love these shoes. They look amazing and I’ve gotten lots of compliments. Waterproof without sacrificing looks. These aren’t hikers, but they are perfect for the city and everyday life. I’ll agree that the lacing can be a little tricky to tighten, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t need complete lockdown because I’m wearing these casually, not for heavy activity. The comfort is great. I’m definitely going to pick up another color in these boots.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by AaronDC from Great boot So comfortable and very warm. I can walk in these all day and the style is great! Go Columbia!
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by AG2013 from Poor lacing structure I bought these shoes for casual wear and hopeful increased ankle support when out and about. The laces are very difficult to tighten down as the they loosen as soon as you move to the next eyelet. I ended up returning them and will be looking for a different shoe/boot.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hicham from This product has great features The best and comfortable shoes so far I really recommend it
Date published: 2018-09-12
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