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      Ready for all-terrain exploration, the Patagonia Drifter A/C women's hiking shoes are light, nimble and supportive to keep in step with your adventuresome spirit.

      Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men's

      Hit the trails with the Patagonia Drifter A/C men's hiking shoes, which offer lightweight support and cushioning for hikes on all sorts of terrain.
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      Item # 810814

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      • Nubuck leather uppers with nylon mesh underlays offer sturdy, flexible performance in a lightweight chassis; padded, bellowed tongue helps keep debris out
      • Polyester mesh linings wick moisture away from feet to enhance in-shoe comfort
      • Anatomically shaped EVA footbeds (20% recycled EVA), offer extra cushioning for all-day wear
      • EVA midsoles and Air Cushion Plus inserts soak up and dissipate impact shocks
      • 80% post-consumer recycled polyethylene and polyurethane insole boards distribute pressure, supply midfoot stability on uneven terrain and provide protection underfoot
      • Vibram® Trail Ecostep outsoles on the Patagonia Drifter A/C hiking shoes are made of partially recycled rubber and offer great traction on a variety of surfaces


      Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men's

      Specification Description
      Best use Hiking
      Footwear height Ankle
      Footwear closure Lace-up
      Waterproof No
      Upper Nubuck leather/nylon mesh
      Lining Polyester mesh
      Midsole EVA/recycled EVA
      Support Recycled polyethylene/polyurethane board
      Outsole Vibram rubber/recycled rubber
      Average footwear weight (pair) 2 lbs. 2 oz.
      Gender Men's

      Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men's

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      Rated 1out of5
      by fromPoor materials and construction Bought these for day hiking in the foothills and within two months the Vibram treads were disintegrating badly and the shoe developed terrible lopsidedness on the inner heals--frequently rolling my foot off the sole. (I have never had an overpronation problem with any other shoe.)
      Date published: 2015-02-08
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromPretty good, not perfect For starters, I have terrible feet and am hard to fit. I have had Montrail shoes that fit well and were comfortable but they're no longer available. This trail shoe works better for me than anything else I tried but they're not perfect. However, they're good enough that I ordered a 2nd pair while they were on sale for when I wear the first pair out. (I wish manufacturers and/or REI wouldn't discontinue good products, like the Montrail trail shoes.) Fit: I don't know how to rate them as far as "true to size." I'm wearing a size 13 in the Drifter. I've never worn a size 13 in any shoe before. Size 12 (my usual size) in the Drifter was way too small. The 13 has room for my bunions and hammer toes with some slop but wearing thick liners and outer socks pretty much fills the slop - except... The right shoe wants to roll inward no matter how I lace it. The left shoe doesn't do this at all. I wonder if it's a manufacturing defect. The roll inward isn't drastic but it is a nuisance. The Vibram sole is OK, not great.I would have preferred an outsole that was both thicker and stiffer (like the Montrails). It looks like the shoe can be resoled but I'm not sure. The sole offers great traction on the steep, rocky, sandy slopes of the San Gabriel Mtns. I haven't worn the shoes on wet rock so no comment about that. I don't know how well they will wear. Sum-up: for my lousy feet they work and no other shoe available through REI this year does. I wish they were better but I still ordered a back-up pair.
      Date published: 2013-06-19
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromNot as good as the previous Drifters Used the previous generation of Drifters for 9 full months of hard use in South America. Got home, was so impressed that I bought this pair. 4 months later they are completely falling apart and water gets through the sole of the shoe. Not impressed with this shoe. All in all they are comfortable, just not durable.
      Date published: 2011-12-22
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromGood, not Great I used to hike in trail-runners, and I am not sure about these. I often roll my ankle in them. I butterfly-lace the top of my boots and running shoes to get a tighter fit through the heel cup, but these seem to be a little prone to rolling when traversing on a hill. I am wondering if the lugs don't actually create a round profile on talus and boulders. I do wear them almost every day and I walk a least a few miles every weekday. They're very comfortable and I like them a lot.
      Date published: 2012-02-13
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromNo Cigar As another said, I really wanted to like these, but they're just not quite right. Good -stiff forefoot sole protects feet from rocks (you won't feel the trail gravel) -ok moisture management/heat management -good dry traction (didn't get to try in the wet) Bad -tongue is thin and top lace bruises ankles, if you loosen enough to be comfortable, heel slides part way out of shoe while walking -unstable base, sole has angled cuts in edge tread that lead you to roll your ankles when side-hilling or even when turning quickly while running on a flat floor (taller ankle support would help but it would just be masking the problem, I have some low-cut Merrell Ventilator shoes with no ankle support and they are super-stable when comparing back-to-back with the Patagonias, I've never rolled an ankle in them). I've been bruising my feet up (mostly the balls of my feet, heels and arches are fine) in these Merrells on rocky trails (because the shank, if there is one, is super soft). I was looking for a similar light-weight low-cut breathing (non-gor-tex) hiking shoe with stiffer shanks in the forefoot for rock protection. The Patagonia Drifter fits the bill exactly, but then fails in the other areas I mentioned. I'm going to start experimenting with padded insoles as an alternative. Maybe soon I'll be gellin like a felon instead of driftin and shiftin [my ankles].
      Date published: 2012-04-19
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromComfortable Super comfortable, walked around with them for one day before embarking on a 2 night 20 mile backpacking trip on the Mogollon Rim. Feet were perfect - no blisters, great traction.
      Date published: 2013-10-23
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGreat shoe--should be, it's Patagonia I am a Gore product tester and have owned these shoes for over a year. I did not receive these shoes in order to review, but I wanted to write a review anyway. I have a hard time taking off my Chaco's during the summer, and even during the winter, I am almost always wearing a pair of Chaco's. But when it comes time to shave/wear pants/etc. then these are the shoes of choice. I love the comfort that these provide, they are stylish, and they look great with my eyes. As other reviewers have said, the laces were a bit funky at first, but give them some time and things get better. Great clean up shoe that provides wetness protection better than a duck under an umbrella.
      Date published: 2012-10-02
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromBeautiful Shoe, but not for me Well, this is a beautiful shoe, and is well made. It is a tank of a shoe, very stiff with the internal shank, and sides are equally stiff. I really wanted to like it, but I find it to be something of a failed experient on Patagonia's part. Since it is low cut, with no ankle support, it teeters when you step on rocks. You kinda feel like you are wearing industrial steel toe shoes or football cleats, it really needs the upper half to do it's job. Also, had to get a 1/2 size bigger cause toes were touching, but even with them laced up tight they hit the front on descents, the toe box is a round and very stiff rubber cavern, don't ever see it breaking in. ASolo got it right with their leather toebox (e.g. TPS line), it breaks in over time and fits your toes perfectly; also I believe a narrow toebox prevents forward movement as well, not convinced on wide toe boxes for anything but flat trails. Finally, the sole is like a football shoe, it slips on wet surfaces and picks up mud like crazy, but does well on turf and crushed granite. The positives are excellent temperature control, stays warm, but not hot, and excellent quality, looks like it would last forever and take a real beating. But, in the end, it is just not for me, guess I prefer all leather and shoes that just softer in general.
      Date published: 2012-01-04

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