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Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men\'s


    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. See details

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    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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    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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    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.

    • 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

    Please note: Patagonia products can only be shipped to the U.S. and Japan.


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    Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Nubuck leather/nylon mesh
    Polyester mesh
    EVA/recycled EVA
    Recycled polyethylene/polyurethane board
    Vibram rubber/recycled rubber
    2 lbs. 2 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men's

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    Patagonia Drifter A/C Hiking Shoes - Men's is rated 3.4167 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable Hiking Shoe I am 6'1", 210 lbs. Wide and flat as pancake feet and an extreme tendency to roll my ankles on uneven terrain. Other than that, my feet are great! So I needed a shoe that would provide support but also comfort. I tried on Merrill and Keen and others, but in the end I went with the Patagonia Drifter. The complaints about not being waterproof are curious to me since there is no Gore-Tex in these shoes and Patagonia makes no claims about them being waterproof. So if you buy these shoes expecting to go traipsing through puddles and stay dry, you are misinformed. These shoes are superb though and they are exactly what I thought I was buying. Very comfortable, not heavy, and they provide all the arch support I need out of the box... no arch support inserts or orthotics needed for me. I think they are a tad wide which again suits my feet perfectly. Additionally, I normally wear an 11.5 and went up to a 12 in these. I have worn them on day hikes and out playing with my three-year-old son and they are as comfortable as my $150 Mizuno running shoes if that tells you anything. I actually prefer these Patagonia Drifters to any other shoes for running out to the store or taking a walk around the neighborhood. I have had no issues with traction or anything like that. No complaints. In short, a comfortable and stable shoe that performs exactly as advertised.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe I have a wider foot than average and this one fit the best. I have worn them out on difficult trails and I could notice a huge difference in traction when compared to my other footwear. They are super comfortable off the trail as well. It is a very good in-between type of shoe, general purpose if you will.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiker for my Grand Canyon trip Used them on Bright Angel trail over night hike to Phantom ranch and back after last minute purchase to replace my old shoes that gave out 1 week before trip. I was concerned about taking this hike without full hiking boots but over the ankle boots have not serviced me well due to very sensitive spot above ankle. Both my ankles rolled from time to time both up and down hill but my trusty hiking sticks helped out a great deal to compensate. These are the best hiking shoes I've ever owned and after this trip, would consider buying a simular fitting pair but in over the ankle boot style to prevent rolling. Even so, these shoes built confidence every step and gained my trust right away. I did have some mild degree of hot spots on the fore foot right behind the big toe area but I don't blame the shoes. Just had not been doing much heavy hiking so the "wheels" were not used to this degree of usage. Plenty comfortable to wear around town as I prepped for the trip. I did take a short hike into canyon 5 days before the over night to ensure toe box room and that it could handle the weight of my pack. All good!!!
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yep.. These are awesome for day hikes. I've used them on dozens of trails and they've been stable on everything from slogging through rainforest mud to scrambling boulders. Because of the lack of ankle support I would not recommend these for multi-day hikes or backpacking. High level of comfort and pretty lightweight. Good value!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from VIBRAM sole fell apart After reading BACKPACKER's very complimentary review of these shoes, I purchased a pair and was initially very satisifed with them. However after less than 25 days of hiking, pieces of the Vibram sole started falling off! Please see attached pictures.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wears out far too quickly I was looking for a lightweight hiking boot with a good sole to use for backpacking on the John Muir Trail (220 miles) + about 100 miles of training. I selected this boot because it was very breathable, relatively lightweight, seemed like it had a sturdy sole and was recommended by the sales person for what I was looking for and seemed comfortable. Unfortunately, the boot did not hold up to 18 days of backpacking. The insides of the heel (the padding against the back of your heel) started to fall apart (causing heel blister issues among other issues) about half way through my trip. Plus, the soles wore down quite quickly. There were still some nubs left at the end, but barely. I think this shoe is built more for the occasional weekend hiker than it is for the serious long distance hiker. If you are planning a long backpacking trip or want a boot that will last many years, this one doesn't seem durable enough.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from The light hiking shoe I wanted to love I was searching for lightweight hiking shoes for an upcoming trip when a came upon the Patagonia Drifter A/C. The shoes seemed comfortable and breathable, which were features that I was looking for, especially for S.Cal standards. Unfortunately, the shoes sizing is off. My normal size is 12/12.5 and my boots/athletic size is 13. The shoes felt good standing in them, but my toes were rubbing the front of the toe box walking around. The next size up, a 14, had more room than I needed. Shame, the shoes seemed to have all my needs in a low top hiking boot. Therefore I had to return them. For a person with smaller feet try going a FULL size up, instead of the typical HALF size up recommendation. Although, I definitely suggest trying them on in the store first. Thats the reason I can recommend them. I'll try to revisit future model updates years down the line. Hopefully sizing issues are corrected by then. In the meantime, I ended up purchasing Oboz FIrebrand II, the size 13 fit was right on.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could have been a five * If I had done this review in the first month of owning, I might have been inclined to give these four or five stars. However, under what I would consider 'minimal' use for such a shoe, one of the shoes completely failed. The only way I can describe it is, the heal 'blew out' and now my foot sags/rolls in the shoe. I purchased these as more of a light duty/activity shoe, so I was seldom overloading them. This is the first shoe I've had fail before being worn out.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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