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Men’s Peakfreak™ Venture Waterproof Shoe


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Style# 1626361
Uses Trail, Travel


This hiking-inspired, waterproof shoe with a grip that just won’t quit is just what you need to get your freak to the peak.

  • Waterproof mesh/leather upper
  • 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 outsole
  • Weight: size 9, ½ pair = 14.4 oz / 412 g
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail, Travel
  • Style# 1626361

    Mesh and leather
    Techlite™ shell
    Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.
Cushioning midsole
Advanced Traction

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Air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable guaranteed.
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Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.
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Omni Grip™
Advanced traction outsole treads grip every environment.


Men’s Peakfreak™ Venture Waterproof Shoe is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoes I really enjoy this shoe...I did wear them backpacking and got a little blister on my little toe, maybe a bit narrow in the forefoot for what I was doing but I wear them in construction and they perform perfectly. Very durable.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most comfortable shoes These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I wear them all the time and will definitely order more.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working shoes Very good protection and grip. Good material. Too bad I did not have the width option
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Outsole too narrow I have this sole in an older summer hiking shoe and ordered this new shoe assuming the same sole. The new shoe sole has a slightly narrower heel width and feels less stable, like I could roll my ankle if doing serious hiking.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Substandard leather I bought these because they were described as waterproof--which I need for my daily dog walks. After 2 months, the leather tops began to crack and they are no longer waterproof. I've never had a leather shoe deteriorate so fast. To boot, I had to pay return postage to Columbia in order for them to "evaluate" them (even after I sent pics!) AND I'm without shoes for at least 2 weeks. Not a very good business model and certainly not quality shoes. I'm going to select another pair only because Columboa only issues merchandise credits, not a refund as I requested.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit Very good fit, comfotable, and felt like they were broken in from the first day. Also confirmed to be waterproof which is good. Functional AND comfortable.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Real waterproof Excellent for hiking and working in wet conditions.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice hiking shoe This shoe was comfortable straight out of the box. It fits well, is easy to tie on, and the outsole has excellent grip! I think the shoe runs a little hot (at least in the summer), which is probably the byproduct of it being waterproof. I don't know for sure, but I suspect that a GTX barrier instead of Omni-Tech, may have helped this issue. Certainly not a concern in cooler temps.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I have problems finding my size of shoe in a casual shoe. Columbia's men's peak freak shoe is a top quality shoe for a very reasonable price.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe Bought these shoes for work, walking on concrete all day. After two weeks they are super comfortable and holding up well. My feet feel better than they have in a long time. I definitely recommend these shoes.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good casual shoe Good for walking, easy trail hiking. Looks good enough to walk into a good restaurant.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Winter Shoe Bought this shoe for the Chicago winters. I have hardware in my ankle that prevents me from wearing boots without pain. I have to wear low shoes despite all the snow we get. Therefore, waterproofing is essential. I'm very happy work these shoes because: - Waterproof - Very comfortable, especially the cushioned sole - Excellent traction on snow and ice I've had other brands that were surprisingly slippery in winter conditions. These shoes help you move with confidence. My only critique is that they do a poor job of keeping your feet warm. Combine these shoes with good merino wool socks.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable Pretty good so far, runs small, hurt my big toes for about a month till it loosened up but I have wide feet. I work all day on my feet constantly walking, great job keeping my feet comfortable except for the big toe part. Haven't put it through too much of a test for it being waterproof yet but winter is coming. Will buy again just add .5 size bigger. Wish they had an option for wide.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great looking and purposeful! I was looking for a shoe that was waterproof, light hiker, good for winter weather in terms of everyday use as well as the ability to be used in the summer as well. I needed all of this and most importantly something that made me look good, or at least looks good while wearing out to the stores, restaurants and pubs. This shoe looks the part, fits my use requirements and the best part is that it fit perfect right out of the box and was comfortable. The shoes have already been through the wet snow and has kept my feet dry. I would buy these again.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great outdoor shoes I have bad feet and have difficulty finding shoes that are comfortable for longer than a few hours. I buy good quality, name brand shoes and have rarely had shoes that are as comfortable as these. I walk my dog 3-5 miles a day, about half the time in woods, tall grass or open field. So far these shoes have kept my feet dry and, with wool socks, warm. They are also pretty good looking, as attested to by my wife and my doctor, both of whom commented favorably as soon as they saw them. Very glad I bought them.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Shoe that needs some Breaking in This is the first waterproof shoe I have purchased from Columbia that has required some breaking in. I have had great experiences with all my waterproof shoes from Columbia (maybe 6 pairs). I am a professional caddy, so my shoes get plenty of wet testing in morning dew and those awful rains with no thunder that golfers play through.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice! I have worn these shoes for about 6 months at this point and taken them on one week long excursion and the more a break them in the happier I am with my choice of this shoe. After some long days walking I must say my feet felt quite good!!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you do not want to wear boots. I keep my dress shoes at work and walk to work in my these shoes. They are comfortable and do a great job of keeping my feet warm and dry on the way to work or when I am hiking at the Brown County State Park in Indiana. I tend to walk a lot and loathe shoes that cause my feet to ache after a few miles. I also recommend these shoes when the elements do not call for a boot. They do the job.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shoe for any occassion I recently purchased a second pair of this shoe, but my first pair are still in great condition after a year of almost daily wear. This is the only pair of shoes I wear (besides the occasional dress-up or serious hike), so it's important for me to have a shoe that I can wear in all weather conditions and on all types of surfaces. I wear this as my daily work shoe and they are comfortable walking on asphalt and concrete, but I also use them for light hiking and walking in the woods. For serious hikes I recommend a dedicated hiking shoe, but for everyday situations this is a perfect shoe that is stylish, comfortable, and functional.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Peakfreak Venture Excellent shoe. Extremely comfortable. Great for any activity.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peakfreak seems El Nino ready Lightweight, comfortable, good arch support &, best of all, waterproofing to keep your feet dry in the next El Nino.
Date published: 2015-12-11
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Men's Shoes

7 6 40 25
7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
8 7 41 26
8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
11 10 44 29
11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
12 11 45 30
13 12 46 31
14 13 47 32
15 14 48 33
16 15 49 34
17 16 50 35

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • 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 measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. 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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