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Rated5out of5byrcwoodwardfromJust wanted a day hike hiking bootI've always been a big Vasque fan and I still am. However, when I recently went to REI to try on a low-top day hike hiking boot, I tried Vasque, Keen and the Patagonia Drifter. Heck, I didn't even know Patagonia made boots. Well, the Patagonia boot passed the "ah" test as I first slipped it on. It was the most comfortable of the three, so I bought it. Now that I've worn it on a couple of hikes, it amazes me that I feel like I'm walking on air. Great boot.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated5out of5byCamino RonfromComfortable shoeThis product was suggested by the shoe dept person and I am glad I took his suggestion. I have been wearing these shoes on walks through the neighborhood getting ready for walking the Camino de Santiago this Sept. '14
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated1out of5byJunkShipfromCould 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: 2013-12-03
Rated4out of5byEd in AZfromComfortableSuper 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
Rated1out of5byjfriendfromWears out far too quicklyI 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: 2013-08-09
Rated5out of5byOl BluefromGreat hiker for my Grand Canyon tripUsed 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: 2013-07-13
Rated3out of5byshaq fufromThe light hiking shoe I wanted to loveI 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: 2013-06-23
Rated3out of5byburtwfromPretty good, not perfectFor 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
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