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Women’s Techsun™ 3 Sandal


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Style# 1433881
Uses Water


Maximum comfort, stability and agility for activities in and around the water: dual lug design gives the Omni-Grip® sole on this versatile, two-strap sandal great traction on wet surfaces while the lightweight midsole features a textured footbed to prevent underfoot slippage.

  • Techlite midsole with textured footbed for “anti-slip” underfoot
  • Full length Omni-Grip high traction with sticky rubber compound for traction in wet conditions
  • A mostly synthetic upper with hook and loop closure system
  • Rubber pull tabs for easy closure
  • Lugs designed for traction on land, rocks and in and around the water
  • Hydrophobic lining
  • Soft Techlite™ footbed
  • Weight: size 7, ½ pair = 7.6 oz/215.45g
  • Imported
  • Uses: Water
  • Style# 1433881

    Synthetic leather
    Techlite technology
    High traction non-marking rubber
Cushioning midsole
Advanced Traction

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Omni Grip™
Advanced traction outsole treads grip every environment.


Women’s Techsun™ 3 Sandal is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes. These are my 3rd pair These sandals have wonderful support for walking miles in almost any terrain. Traction is good and works wet or dry. Some people report they are true to size, but I like them better small. My first pair were 1 size smaller than my usual size and I loved them. When I bought the second pair they felt too short in the smaller size so I went up to the size 8, but that was a mistake. I kept tripping over the too long toe. Now I a back in the 7's and know they will be wonderful. Please keep making these!
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality at a great price I purchased a parallel product from Columbia company. I wore them all summer, my feet have never been happier. I had been searching for a similar pair and am delighted to have found them at a great price.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of sandals! I'm a big fan of Columbia products. I've found that they live up to their expectations and if, for almost any reason' they don't Columbia will do what is necessary to keep their customer's satisfaction.
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good look very light and comfortable
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this product is just what I wanted I bought these because I purchased some Columbia sandals several years ago and wanted to replace them. The Techsun were the closest I could find and I was not disappointed. They are cool, comfortable and will be worn all throughout the summer.
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good sandal I always buy Columbia hiking shoes and Sandals for myslef and my family every year, the shoes quality are great. fit for walking for long time.
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe but runs small I first ordered my regular size but had to return them. The size larger was perfect. The shoe is very light but gives great support. It is very similar to an older Columbia sandal that I loved that lasted forever even wearing it in water.
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HappyFeetFL I usually need to wear orthodics, but not with these sandals. My feet do NOT hurt and I can wear sandals, get them wet, etc.. Very happy with these - they are my 2nd pair for my daughter, and myself.
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from review great sandals i love the fit
Date published: 2013-07-29
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great outside shoe I bought this for days that I wanted something a bit more durable than a cute flimsy sandal. It is great for outside in the evenings, watering plants, etc. I also bought it to take on hikes for those times we might walk across a creek or even after a long hike to get the hiking boots off and wear something cool and comfy. I might even try them out on the trail. They have Velcro closures so they are adjustable. I'm not sure if they will work on the trail but I'll definitely try them out and try to update this review after I do.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More than slightly small I wear a 9.5, ordered a 10, and it's still smaller that I like. I would say order a full size up (too bad they don't come in half sizes). I bought these to wear walking along the surf line. At first I was pretty pleased with them, they seemed pretty comfy in spite of being on the small side; but after wearing them a few hours, they rubbed some blisters. Hopefully I will develop calouses once the current blisters heal (I don't want to wear socks in the surf!)
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked the look and color Liked the look and color and wore them a few times before a trip to Costa Rica. On day 2 of the trip I developed large blisters on the outside of both big toes. They seemed comfortable initially and I liked that they could handle water. I would recommend REALLY breaking them in before taking them on a trip.
Date published: 2013-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So terrific I bought two pair My last pair of Techsuns finally gave out after 5 years of abuse and a replacement pair was impossible to find in a local store. I ended up buying not one but TWO pair from the Columbia website. I wear these sandals all the time, all year long. They are easily the most comfortable sport shoes I own and they take a beating. The size is true, at least for my size 7 ladies feet. Some reviewers said they run big/small, but I didn't find that to be the case. Definitely recommend them!
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product I have been wearing Columbia sandals for years. I love the support they give my feet. Comfortable and fun to wear.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found a great fit I've been searching for a solid, comfortable walking sandal, and this is it!
Date published: 2013-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally! Finally a sandal that approximates my 20 year oldies but goodies that I've been unable to duplicate until now.... The Techsuns are very comfy, very well made, light but up to demanding use. Love them!
Date published: 2013-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, comfortable These sandals are very comfortable. I have wide feet and the size fits perfectly! I know it will last a long time because I finally threw out my first pair of Columbia sandals, which I bought several years ago. That pair was showing its wear and tear. I will continue to use these new sandals for everything - like hiking, kayaking, zip lining, snorkeling cruises, walking, and every day use.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wish they were sized correctly I've purchased Sandals from Columbia before and have been very pleased with the quality but these are way too small. The strap is too short to really close and it comes loose very often...... I'll look for some others when the new ones come out.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sandals for flippers This model is poorly designed. I have rather narrow feet but I couldn't fasten these sandals at all, the velcro was just too short. I was very disappointed because I love this brand and I have been wearing their sandals for years.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for water aerobics! I love the support this shoe gives in water aerobics. It fits snuggly with the adjustable straps and moves well during all the exercises and while running in the pool. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from small fit The size ran a little bit smaller than Columbia footware that I purchased in stores.
Date published: 2012-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Troubled feet No break-in required. Comfortable for all around wear. Buy only columbia sandals as they do not hurt my feet. Love them
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite summer shoes I purchased these at the beginning of the summer to wear during my job at a summer camp. They are by far the best purchase I've made in a while! They are comfortable, lightweight and fit really well! I have always had problems with foot/ankle pain, but even when I wore them every day for 12+ hours and did a significant amount of walking (usually 4+ miles per day) I had no foot problems. They held up well on the trail and running in the field with the kids. I even wore them in the pool! (They dry in a reasonable amount of time and never got stinky). By the end of the summer, they had held up quite well in spite of the beating I'd given them every day! (One of the shoes did manage to get a small puncture in the footbed (top, near the toe), but it never became a structural issue). I would absolutely buy these shoes again.
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from so sad..... Have worn this style of Columbia sandal for over 12 years. I have 5 pair of the old stlye. Have used them in winter in the NW with socks year round and traveled to China 3 times with endless walking. This new style has been changed and is cheaply made, straps are too short, the heel is lower and there is no padding. Too bad, this is the forth pair I have sent back hoping I was wrong about all of the styles being changed. Getting ready to travel again and had to change Brands, so sad. Also paid $18 to have two pair returned to Columbia, while other companies are free returns.
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great summer shoe Very comfortable, functional and fun to wear.
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not like my old Riptide sandals I was replacing my old Columbia Riptide sandals, these were the closest I could find on the website. Unfortunately they don't fit the same, and I really liked my old ones (and the many others worn out over the years). The new sandals don't seem as sturdy as my old ones (which lasted 3 years), the top strap is far too short.
Date published: 2012-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a good all-around outdoor shoe, especially for damp events. I have a very difficult time getting comfortable shoes due to thin, narrow, bony feet that have recently begun a neuroma problem. I feel most comfortable in summertime daily walking exercise in this type of shoe, with velcro closures, which fit my feet best. Although I really like the shoes, they have rubbed a small sore on the top of each foot and under one ankle bone. With the wide sole, I have kicked one of my inside ankle bones and made a sore there as well. All this being said, I feel that these are the best shoes for my purpose, and either the shoes will soften up or my feet will toughen up and the discomfort will eventually be history.
Date published: 2012-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe! Perfect for outdoor activities. Shoe is extremely comfortable and fit is excellent. No need to break these in or worry about straps chaffing your feet. After two weeks of daily use during a 10 day camping, boating and hiking trip the shoes look new. Upper soles are clean and I do not have "foot" prints like has happened with other brands.
Date published: 2012-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very nice sandal. I wanted another pair of Techsun H2O, but it is no longer being made. The Techsun III does not have an adjustable back strap but, otherwise, is a very nice, comfortable sandal.
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Feet Got my sandals today, and I'm *really* happy with them! I got them to replace an old pair of another brand, and am pleased they turned out to be everything I had hoped. If you wear a half size, you *must* order the next greater whole size, or they will be too small....that's just common sense when ordering shoes online. They fit just fine, are comfortable, and the ridge on the front of the shoe does *not* interfere with or touch my toes at all. There is also plenty of strap left when my feet swell at the end of the day... they're light and comfy...I highly recommend!
Date published: 2012-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sandals! These are super cute and functional. We ordered this size online as they were out in the store and it was shipped to our house within 3 days!. The sandals are super comfortable : )
Date published: 2012-08-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs small for the back strap The back strap is small and I don't have much room to adjust the strap. It is a tight fit but if my feet swell, I would not be able to wear them.
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent sandal very nice and comfortable sandal, highly recommended.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sandals! Love them! Great for just taking the kids to the park, or going to the river. Great traction for hiking!
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful fit Be very careful when you order these shoes, there is a rigid lip around the the base of where your feet lays on this sandal that is raised and will hit the edge of your toe as you walk. If you wish to have blisters on your toes before that caluse up this is the shoe for you, if you have pain already then be wary.
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this sandal runs smaller than other columbia sandals this sandal was not only too short but also the straps were too short to go over my foot! I wear this size in the columbia riptide---which I love and wish they would offer again in lots of colors, but it was def too small for me. I had to check and make sure I hadn't ordered a childs size!
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great daily wear sandal These are very comfortable and attractive sporty sandals. The straps are adjustable for a perfect fit and the foot bed stays very snug to your foot so it doesn't move around and rub. The straps only rubbed very slightly the first time I wore them but after that they were broken in and I can wear the sandals all day in comfort. The only feature I wish was available would be similar sandal with a closed toe.
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sandal, but... I got this as a gift for my Wife. Overall she loves them, except for one problem, the top corner of the side strap that wraps around the top of the foot digs into her foot when she's walking. It's just one little piece that makes the sandals uncomfortable. However, this might go away after they're broken in. Other than that, it's a very good product. Good quality, good functionality, good fit.
Date published: 2012-01-31
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  • 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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