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Women's Kea™ Vent Sandal


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Style# 1815241
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Take this sandal on your summer adventures—you’ll love its cushy midsole with water-draining ports and a firm grip on wet surfaces. Perfect boat sandals.

  • Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber
  • PU coated leather Hydrophobic lining
  • Techlite™ midsole, superior cushion, high energy return Air-flow and water drainable midsole ports
  • Slip into comfort with a sandal that looks as good as it feels
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1815241

    PU coated leather
    Hydrophobic lining
    Omni-Grip™ traction rubber outsole
Cushioning midsole
Advanced Traction

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Women's Kea™ Vent Sandal is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sandals! I bought these in Black. I have been looking for sandals like these for a long time. Love the comfort of where the toe fits. I would recommend.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sandals Love these! Was desperate to replace my old pair.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Walking Great for walking comfort. I usually do not wear an open shoe like this, but this one has nice camouflage for feet with bunions.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sandle Just a great ,comfortable, sandal.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from women's kea sandal fit perfectly, comfortable and I get lots of compliments when I wear them
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wife likes them Been on a mission to find a pair of cushioned, contemporary sandals for my wife who had not been able to find a pair that fit her feet correctly without being too tight. These worked perfectly for her and she likes the style of them. Deducted one star for function due to the difficulty in cleaning off dirt from the footbed of the sandal. Overall, these have worked well and she wears them often.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect My second pair. Comfortable and stylish. Colors are vibrant!
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Them! Have worn this style and brand for 'years'. Fit the foot like a glove - not tight - just right! They don't flip flop like so many sandals do and no fear of walking out of them. Just ordered my 5th pair and waiting for the orange/peace color to be on sale.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from almost great... I bought these to have a back up pair when my other flip flops are wet from the beach:) They are super comfy with great cushioning. I have plantar fasciitis and they provide the support and comfort my achey feet need. However, I do have very long narrow feet. The footbed is perfect, but the area that holds the toe and front part of the foot is a bit loose. I wear a 9 and a 1/2, but purchased a 10. Length was just fine.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just plain great! I love this flip flop. I order at least one pair a year in another color I have 4 or 5 pair and they wear very well. Match all things, have good support and dry quickly if I get them wet. Love them!!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Kea! The Kea is my favorite because they are very comfortable and stylish. The toe loop keeps them secure on your foot. Just bought 2 more colors!
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great arch support and light weight This is my fourth pair of these sandals and I love them! My first pair I purchased in Hawaii and the next year I bought another pair. I have high arches so many sandals are too flat for my foot. These are light weight but substantial with the toe enclosure secure. They are advertised for water but the sole is very sturdy and is good for walking as well. Ps -apparently my dog thinks they are tasty as well and now I have 3 pair
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable sandal I discovered the Kea Vent at a shoe store when in search of a comfortable walking sandal. I have since bought 2 more pairs from the Columbia website. It is more comfortable than a flip flop because the thong is more like a sleeve. There are no friction points on any parts of the straps.It is very comfortable for fitness walking during hot weather!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sandals These are the most comfortable sandals I've ever owned. The cushioning is great and I love the toe loop. I bought 2 pairs in different colors and so glad I did!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Sandal Ever I bought these in the outlet store to try. I put them on and never took them off all summer. They are the most comfortable and fashionable sandal ever. I buy them whenever I see them on sale. I have them in all the colors. Try them, you’ll thank me, I promise.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Girlfriend LOVES them Bought these for my girlfriend...it’s her second pair (different color)...she absolutely loves them...they are even helping with her bunions!
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kea Vent My mom got a used pair from a friend and fell in love with them. I bought her a new pair for mothers day and she loves them. She has a lot of problems with her feet and these feel great and help a lot. Would like to find her a purple pair too.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1/2snecker 1/2 flip flop Trying to not wear flip flops as much but I still can’t get away from them. This flip flop overs a lot more support and stability then just try average thong. I love them. Perfect fit as well.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable sandal I love this sandal. It is very comfortable and provides good support. I have lymphedema in my right foot and I wear a custom toe cap so I was concerned the sandals wouldn’t fit properly. I was very happy when they fit perfectly!
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kea vent sandal This is my second pair of the kea vent sandal. They r so comfortable. Lov the fit. I wouldn't mind having a pair in every color.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly comfortable! As with the 'Kambi' (and Columbia's other similar designs) that I have worn for years as we cruise and travel the world - this sandal is supportive and good looking. It has the same formed foot-bed with good arch support, good traction and non-marring sole, plus water doesn't hurt them (even a long-lived down pour). This is definitely not a flip-flop (nor is the Kambi). I considered this sandal with it's toe-sock, because a reviewer said this design (which is made similar to the Kambi) helped hide her buniouns. I find it does that, and I also find the toe-sock helps reduce foot slipage in the shoe. As with the Kambi, the leather is a decorative trim over the comfy sock/lining. I ordered the 'dark brown/hawk' and I'm happy that it is a combo of dark brown/warm-brown not the red-brown as pictured. I trust this shoe will be as durable as the others I have owned (and worn almost continuously). Now I need to order the other 2 colors.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes My mother has a foot problem and these are one of the few pairs of shoes she will wear. They look sporty and provide great support. They’re also very comfortable!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't live with out my KEA's I have worn these sandles for many years. I keep at least 2 pair at all times and wear every day during warm weather. Have been know to wear them in winter too. Great for kayaking and camping. I have walked miles in them. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these sandals Great for walking. Foot stays in place, comfortable, can walk all day in them.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to sports sandals I prefer the toe loop for active sandals, I bring these backpacking as a luxury item at the campsite and also for hot, easy day hikes where I'll be near water. I've had them a year and they hold up great, even as I transfer their use to locker room use at the pool.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unconfirmed Terrible !! Very uncomfortable
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At last a shoe for me. I have not worn open toed shoes in 25 years because of my ugly bunions. Finally someone made a shoe that I feel good wearing and they completely hide the ugly bits. Thank you! I now have three pairs that should last me years because I don't ever want to be without them!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sandal ever I have purchased these sandals several times because of the support and the durability. They are easy to clean and last for a very long time!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sandal Love these sandals. My go to summer shoes. I have three pairs different colors. Get compliments always
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite sandals These are the third pair of these sandals I've bought in the past few years. I wear size 12 so finding comfortable sandals that are durable yet cute is not easy. I completely recommend these sandals for everyone!!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sandals ever This is my third time buying coulumvia sandals like these. I still have the other two pair, a little worn but still use. They are the best, my others have lasted 8 years plus. Great product wish all things lasted this long. Customer forever.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sandals I have been searching for a replacement sandal for an old style of another brand which I loved and finally found it. The Kia Vent has a wrap of material around the big toe which holds it in place on the foot so it is secure and you don't have to tense your foot to keep it on. The sole is comfortable and doesn't have a design to dig into the sole of the foot which so many others do now. My massage therapist saw them, approved, and told me to throw away my old shoes now! I am getting them in every color. Haven't washed them yet.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shoe I wear these shoes all the time and my feet never hurt. The most comfortable shoes in my closet.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sandle ever! Had a pair previously for 8 years and I still wear them from time to time. Found these beauties online again and bought another pair. Shoes stay on without hassle. Love thes shoes!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite sandal I bought a pair a few years ago and have worn them around the world even hiking. Bought a new pair in new color. Still wearing the old ones, too!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New find I don't typically like these types of sandals, but they are so comfortable! Great price, and nice cushioning. Have them in several colors.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best sandal ever! I found a pair of these sandals at a discount store 20 years ago. They were the best purchase in shoes I have ever made. Since then I have every color 2 pairs , have worn out 3 pairs, it takes 20 years . I work, hike, go out and wear them year round. I work at a Retreat Center and can be on my feet 15 hours a day. These shoes save my feet and legs. They mold to your foot and massage your toes as you walk. I have people stop me and ask what kind of shoes are those, sold, another customer for Columbia. I recently purchased 2 pairs for a lady after I told her how great they are. All my daughters and grand daughters have several pairs. Great gift. They outshine any top of the line sandals. I want more colors preferable dark, light colors show stains. Maybe purple with contrasting trim or navy with teal. I love the new color blue. I throw them in the washing machine and they come out looking new.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable footwear I purchased this to go on vacation. I bought the light beige ones because that color goes with all of my outfits. Extremely comfortable sandal, very good support in the arch area and I have chosen to buy an additional black pair to wear at work and an extra lt beige pair for future wear. Would highly recommend for anyone who will be on their feet for a while.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Need 1/2 sizes Only available in whole sizes. I wear a 9 1/2, so footbed does not truly form fit my foot.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third pair, perfect as ever This is my third pair of these sandals. They are comfortable right out of the box and would last longer if I didn't make a mess of them by hiking through mud and salt water. I really don't know why I buy other sandals.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's kea vent Sandals are very comfortable and no break in.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best toe-loop flip flops These are absolutely the best toe-loop flip flops ever!! I am on my second round and have worn out and replaced black, brown and whitish sandals. Their construction keeps foot in place, unlike traditional flip flops or regular sandal making walking smooth and predictable. Never stop making these!!!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third year purchase The most comfortable sandal ever! This is my third pair in five years, they don't wear out!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Sandal This is my first pair of Columbia sandals. Ordered online and hoped for the best. Loved the color, was true to picture. I wear 9/ 1/2 so ordered a 9 which is usually what I do with sandals because a 10 is always too wide. A bit short but wearable. Nice support which I need due to a bad back. Only issue is that they are too wide, my right foot tends to lean inward, but will work for my needs. Not an all day shoe though.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed. Expensive for what they are... Given the price, I expected a higher quality product. They look much better in the photograph. No arch support. Fancy grocery store flip flops. Do not recommend them unless the price drops significantly.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fit and Function, lovely color choices, too! I have a long narrow foot with a high arch and low instep. Most sandals fit too loose and I have a huge gap across the top of my foot. These fit great, look great and are so comfortable! I don't have to worry about them falling off my feet, nor do I have to curl my toes to hold them on. I love these sandals and I hope Columbia never stops making them, because I will have nowhere else to turn! Thanks for a fantastic fitting, comfortable, and attractive shoe. (I wear a 9½ to 10, but size 9 fits perfectly in length in this sandal.)
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel sandals Bought for backpack travel, shared public showers and casual use. Very comfortable. Perfect sizing, even for a wider foot. Salmon pink is attractive and not easy to misplace or forget while traveling. I like the toe sleeve and gripping tread for safety in wet conditions. Terrific walking sandal too. Footbed scrubs clean easily with soap. Pricey, but totally worth it!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third pair and will buy it again. My first pair was great but I wore them to the ground. Bought a pair just like them and made my first pair my boat shoes. They stay on my feet in the water and do not slip on the boat floor. The third pair I bought are a different color and I wear them to work. Standing and walking on a retail floor, my feet still feel fine. Wish they were a little less expensive, but I don't like my feet to hurt so I'll spend the money.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this sandal! These sandals hug your feet! I had a pair like these a few years ago and they were the most comfortable flip-flop style sandals I' think I've even owned. I figured by now they had been discontinued, but was so glad to find this newer version was available! Happy happy feet!
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these sandals!! I just purchased two more pairs. They are comfortable and throw them in the washing machine.
Date published: 2016-09-05
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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 & Returns

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2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
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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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