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Patagonia Drifter A/C

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  • An all-terrain shoe, nothing can stop you in the Patagonia® Drifter A/C!
  • Breathable air mesh and durable nubuck leather upper.
  • Breathable bellows tongue to keep out debris.
  • Breathable polyester air mesh lining.
  • Removable 20% EVA anatomical footbed provides cushioning, comfort and support.
  • Patagonia Air Cushion Plus provides shock absorption.
  • Bi-Fit™ 80% post consumer recycled polyurethane waterproof insole board provides support and stability underfoot.
  • Vibram® Trail Ecostep outsole with 30% recycled rubber provides excellent traction.
  • Board lasted construction provides support and durability.
  • Award-winning: Winner of Outside© Magazine Gear of the Year Award 2010.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 3 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

84% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 3% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 13% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
90% Felt true to width
  • 90% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 10% Felt wider than marked
53% Moderate arch support
  • 46% Excellent arch support
  • 53% Moderate arch support
  • 1% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • An all-terrain shoe, nothing can stop you in the Patagonia® Drifter A/C!
  • Breathable air mesh and durable nubuck leather upper.
  • Breathable bellows tongue to keep out debris.
  • Breathable polyester air mesh lining.
  • Removable 20% EVA anatomical footbed provides cushioning, comfort and support.
  • Patagonia Air Cushion Plus provides shock absorption.
  • Bi-Fit™ 80% post consumer recycled polyurethane waterproof insole board provides support and stability underfoot.
  • Vibram® Trail Ecostep outsole with 30% recycled rubber provides excellent traction.
  • Board lasted construction provides support and durability.
  • Award-winning: Winner of Outside© Magazine Gear of the Year Award 2010.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 3 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Patagonia Drifter A/C

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 121 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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Let's get one thing out of the way. I murder shoes. I am a photographer and have unrealistic expectations of what my shoes should be able to do. This shoe meets and exceeds those expectations. I just ordered another pair of these shoes to replace my 14 month old pair that are finally showing signs of wear. In the last 14 months, I've worn these shoes in every possible atmosphere: Snow, sleet, rain, freezing temps, 100 degree plus temps. I've worn them in forest fires, house fires, and at accident scenes where they've kept their traction in oil, foam, transmission fluid and the like. They feel great on my foot, they really take abuse and they don't show it. These replaced my Merrell Interceptors, a shoe that might be a bit better looking but has a much softer sole that didn't hold up to my abuse. My only complaint is that these aren't waterproof. I replaced them with the GoreTex version today and don't expect to buy another pair of shoes till March 2013. In short, there is nothing you can do, short of leaving them on fire, that will damage them. I highly recommend them. Once I determine how waterproof the GoreTex version is, I might swap my preference to that, but so far, these are the best shoes I've ever owned.

Read more » « Show less February 21, 2012 by Evan J
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I really wanted to like these shoes because I like Patagonia and I like the way they look. However, after wearing them for a week, I am thoroughly disappointed. My biggest complaint is that my feet do not feel secure in them. The inside lining is too slippery so my feet move too much. No, the shoes were not too big for me. I even cinched down the laces to the point where they started to cut off circulation but my feet still moved too much. Did they spray the inside with Teflon?? Definitely not something I want to wear doing any type of technical hiking or scrambling over rocks. My other complaint is that the laces are made of slippery round nylon that don't like to stay tied so I have to either double knot them or constantly stop to retie them. Granted, you could just get new laces, but you shouldn't have to when paying a premium price for the Patagonia brand. Overall, I'm disappointed in these shoes.

Read more » « Show less June 17, 2011 by John S
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Let's get one thing out of the way. I murder shoes. I am a photographer and have unrealistic expectations of what my shoes should be able to do. This shoe meets and exceeds those expectations. I just ordered another pair of these shoes to replace my 14 month old pair that are finally showing signs of wear. In the last 14 months, I've worn these shoes in every possible atmosphere: Snow, sleet, rain, freezing temps, 100 degree plus temps. I've worn them in forest fires, house fires, and at accident scenes where they've kept their traction in oil, foam, transmission fluid and the like. They feel great on my foot, they really take abuse and they don't show it. These replaced my Merrell Interceptors, a shoe that might be a bit better looking but has a much softer sole that didn't hold up to my abuse. My only complaint is that these aren't waterproof. I replaced them with the GoreTex version today and don't expect to buy another pair of shoes till March 2013. In short, there is nothing you can do, short of leaving them on fire, that will damage them. I highly recommend them. Once I determine how waterproof the GoreTex version is, I might swap my preference to that, but so far, these are the best shoes I've ever owned.

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  • from Virginia
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Zappos is great. Fast service. As far as my Patagonia Driter. I've always worn either Keens or Merrels because they are wide. I have fat feet. They are soft and very comfortable. This is my shoe, i have found the one! If you have wide feet, get this shoe, you will be please. Only bad thing were the shoe laces,they were to small. I put some others in. Good shoe.

I'd also recommend: keens,

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  • from greenville, nc.
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes fit very similarly to the leather goretex Drifters that I bought last winter. But, they have way better ventilation. I like the roomy toe box and the vibram sole which has a nice grip on rocky trails. As I discovered on the Mist trail in Yosemite, they are not the least bit waterproof, but they do dry very quickly.

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Excellent arch support

  • from Groveland, CA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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A wonderful pair of hiking shoes. Amazing! I love them. Great support around the heels and arch.

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great fit, this is my first time at Zappos loved the full year return policy. No wonder it's voted the best shoe comfort, fit, waterproof just great. I walk on the beach and lead tours at Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge and am taking them to Equador this week.

I'd also recommend: buy two pair (none)

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Cape Charles, VA
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Width: D - Medium

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