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Women’s Drainmaker™ III Shoe


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Style# 1584481
Uses Water


With bigger, more numerous drainage ports in the heel and forefoot, the updated Drainmaker II drains water 33% faster than its predecessor. 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 outsole
  • Weight: 8.7 oz / 248 g
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1584481

    Open mesh and synthetic upper
    Techlite™ midsole
    Lower durometer EVA
    Air-flow and water drainable ports
    Omni-Grip™ traction rubber
Cushioning midsole
Advanced Traction

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Advanced traction outsole treads grip every environment.


Women’s Drainmaker™ III Shoe is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great shoe for people with foot problems This shoe has a wide enough footbed to stay comfortable all day, no pinching of toes! I normally wear 11 1/2, but a 12 fits my over the counter insole and leaves a little wiggle room. I sore these exclusively on a Peru hiking trip with no problems. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these Shoes Love the color, love the fit, love how they treat my feet.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shoes! I've had these shoes for close to a year now. I wear them often and have washed them in the washing machine over and over. They come out looking brand new each time. I use them for everyday use. They are true to size and comfortable. I did have to add a heal pad, but that may be just me and not the shoe. I would definitely buy these again.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A week on the river made marvelous These shoes made my week on the river so amazing. Walking on rocks and over cliffs and through water was a breeze. Not only that but I did it all in style. The thing I love the most is that they didn't fill full of rock. They offered great support in and out of the water and came home looking like new. I like that you can also put socks on with them and wear them for an athletic shoe. Great shoe all around!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love them ! I had not experienced these shoes. Their appearance is that of a sports shoe as there are so many ... but, after trying them are really incredible. Perforated insoles to drain water, great traction on rocks with water. The sole has holes for the water outlet and at the same time, provides incredible flexibility. They contain the foot and are true to size. Beautiful exterior design. Very comfortable and can be used with or without socks. Already start saving money, to buy my next pair in another color ... I love them!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect summer shoe I'm not a regular reviewer but these shoes deserve a shout out. I bought them to take on vaction to Utah. Wore them in the water to hike the narrows in Zion national park. They were amazing! Handled the water and rocks perfectly and dried out very quickly. Also, hiked more than 10 miles in total in them during the course of our trip. Also wore them white water rafting. Back home in north Florida I wear them on the boat and kayak fishing all day and they are just as great as the day I bought them. I even wore them to a theme park in Orlando and my feet were cool and comfy all day! Cant say enough about these shoes - both in and out of the water. The perfect all around shoe. Get them.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Very comfortable and a great fit (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best shoes ever This is the best shoes ever. I'm walking every day and these shoes are the most comfortable shoes. I was looking particularly for them because i had the same shoes and i love them very much, but i worn them down. I would gladly recommend them to everyone who walks every day. (This review was collected as part of a promotion.)
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Active Water Shoe I bought these shoes to use while kayaking. They are stylish and comfortable enough to wear walking around before getting into the boat and also afterwards to let your feet dry out. The water drains quickly and while your foot is still damp, it's no time soaking like it would be in sneakers. There is minimal cushioning, but I expect that from a shoe that needs to drain. These shoes are perfect for my needs and more!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect So glad Columbia offers size 10.5, it is a perfect fit. This is my second pair. First green pair purchased over a year ago. I wear these at least 3 days a week for 1.5 hour water aerobics at the Y. Lots of fast running laps the length of the pool. Barefoot in the pool would be ill advised due to roughness of pool floor. I wear them into the shower and then while doing a few errands. They drain well and are not squishy. I often get compliments on them.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great on! My husband has two pairs and really encouraged me to get a pair. I have not used them yet, but I have tried them on. They are light and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy I love that Columbia has size 5 shoes!! Very hard to find good shoes in this size. I bought these for the boat, but I wear them all the time. So comfortable!
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable shoe I was looking for a pair of comfortable walking shoes that I could also wear in the water for our trip to Mexico. Unlike most shoes that need some "breaking in", these felt just right from the first time I put them on. I wore them in the airport and on an all day walking tour. The true test was at the water park. I was in and out of the water all day. They seemed a little clumsy when trying to swim with them on but walking through shallow water was fine. Overall they worked great! Dried fairly quickly as well. Very pleased with this purchase and would consider buying another pair.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy fit and wear easy to fit and wear. drain well when water is an issue.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shoes I bought this for crossing streams and some hiking and they are comfy, airy, and a great all around summer shoe. Good for daily walking too.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light and Airy! These are fun. These are bought for crossing streams and some Utah hiking through rivers and while I haven't tested them yet in this context I have done some hiking/walking in them and they are comfy, airy, and a great all around summer shoe! I'll come back and update this in June once they are tested as water hiking shoes.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes Lightweight and dries quickly. Would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfy i was on niagra to celebrate my bday, i am glad i usd this pair of shoes since we walked a lot and get wet when we took the night cruise . My shoes ar very comfortable and it look so nice. love it!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water shoes This is a great shoe for the boat or outdoors..
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product comfortable works well in water These shoes are great. Wore them in the water in Aruba and after a rain storm. They are very comfortable, breathe easy, have a good grip for going on rocks and dry fast. I would definitely recommend this shoe!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from When backpacking, still need camp shoes This is a great looking and fitting shoe. High quality and super comfortable. I tried to use it as both my water shoe and camp shoe on a recent backpacking trip. Unfortunately, the shoe didn't dry out and I had soggy shoes in camp. I'm sure they dry out quickly in hot weather/sun, but not so much in backcountry Yosemite in September.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great water shoe Wore these on a kayak trip down the Medina River last weekend. Very comfortable and great slip resistance in the water. The shoes and my feet both dried out quickly (I did not have prune feet when I got off the river six plus hours later). Purchased in the Quarry/Candy Mint color. Threw them in the washer when I got home and they look as good as new.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shoe! Fits very comfortable with a roomy toe box. Nice cushioning and very lightweight. A good shoe for long walks and travel.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT Excellent shoes! Fit well and are comfortable!
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shoes I really like these shoes. they are comfortable. they are perfect for the outdoor lifestyle.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weaker than the Drainmaker ll Shoes do not seem as sturdy as the Drainmaker ll. The base and insert construction is the same, but the fabric seems weaker. The tongue on the ll's connected on both side to keep debris from getting inside, the lll's do not have that feature. I depend on these shoes for work surveys in the mangroves and in deep mud, and they are still the best for the job.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drainmaker I love Columbia shoes. The fit is great. They are durable and stylish and the price is right. I highly recommend these. They are comfortable to wear and walk in.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all around shoe I bought this for use on our boat but have found it to be an excellent everyday shoe. It is extemely comfortable and lightweight.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Usable shoe I bought the Drainmaker shoe for an upcoming trip to Africa. I wanted a durable, lightweight, shoe that would dry quickly. It has all of those qualities and I think it will do well on my trip. However, I always wear a wide shoe, and no shoe company makes this kind of shoe in a wide, so I decided to try the Columbia. It is pretty comfortable; one baby toe is somewhat cramped, but I will keep them because I think they will work. Columbia, make some WIDE women's shoes!
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Water Shoes I bought these for a trip to Costa Rica and Aruba. They were the best purchase I made. We hiked in pouring rain, climbed to and repelled down waterfalls, jumped off rocks to snorkel, rafted, hiked through lava fields, went horseback riding in the ocean. They held up great. I did not get one blister. Wore them without socks so they could drain. Sometimes sand or pebbles got in and I had to take them off and rinse them out, but that was not a problem. I would recommend these and would purchase them again. I did not even wear the tennis shoes I brought with me. These worked for every adventure and outing. Even cute with dresses and skirts. I wear a 10.5 to 11 and the 10.5 fit perfectly.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't like the ties I'm returning these simply because I don't like a tie shoe for kayaking. Takes too long to put back on.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from About to order my third pair I already have two pairs of these shoes in different colors. I recently purchased another pair of shoes from a competitor, which I will be returning, and purchasing my third pair of Drainmaker III's. These are the most comfortable shoes I've owned. I haven't tried them in water yet, but for just everyday walking around they are awesome.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Womens Drainmaker shoe These shoes are the lightest and most comfortable shoes I have bought. I have a trip coming up to the Galapagos and they are exactly what I needed for a water shoe but also for walking on the islands. As an added bonus they are a great blue color.
Date published: 2015-04-08
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Women's Shoes

5 3 36 22
5.5 3.5 36.5 22.5
6 4 37 23
6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
7 5 38 24
7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
8 6 39 25
8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 40.5 26.5
10 8 41 27
10.5 8.5 41.5 27.5
11 9 42 28
12 10 43 29

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.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
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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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