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Patagonia Drifter A/C Reviews

127 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

54% "Excellent arch support"

124 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/26/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This is the shoe that has changed my life. I have a plethora of foot issues that make shopping for a new pair almost impossible. I was shocked upon putting these on for the first time to not have anything hurt or hit my foot in the wrong way. I'm not sure about the arch support that comes with this shoe as I remove the factory issue and use my own. I marked this as wider then marked because I usually have to get a wide shoe and in this case I didn't - it could just be the magic of this amazing shoe! The foot issues I deal with: Extra bone on right foot, fairly common, lots of people don't know they have them unless discomfort is involved, such as my case. Flat feet. Nerve problems under my big toe (pain when pushing off/too much flex) and on the tops of my feet, this is usually bothered when a shoe laces down on it "wrong". Tailor's bunions, these are on the outside of the foot. And lastly heel spurs. Anyway, these are the best shoes in the world for me, I bought 3 pair and might spring for more if they go on sale.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/5/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

We live in the Northwest and are very familiar with the Patagonia products which are usually excellent. The shoes...I tried different socks etc. they are just uncomfortable. They are very cute! But, would not be able to wear them on any kind of long walk or hike.

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Colorado

This is my second pair of Drifter shoes. This new pair is a terrific color - more importantly they are wide enough for toes to spread and arch support is very good. Durable & great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2011

Mel

from Santa Cruz CA

Wore these the first day 3 miles walking on pavement, then 5 miles in the woods two days later. Great and sturdy. Comfortable shoes right out of the box. Good on rocks, stones, dirt, hard packed trails and sidewalks. Love 'em. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2011

Sue L

from Evergreen, Colorado

These shoes felt great the second I put them on. I was looking for a light hiker with toe protection since I tend to stub my toes a lot while looking at the views instead of the trails. These have a solid rubber toe guard that wraps all the way around the front. Basically, all the black that you see on the front of the shoe is a rubber toe guard. I've hiked about 20 miles in them so far with my longest hike about 10 miles with a fair amount of elevation gain. I couldn't be happier with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

This is a very cute shoe, and I almost got it, but my husband thought it made my feet look too big! It does have a clunky, sporty look, but it's cute. A little on the heavier side but not bad. Grip is very good. A little stiffer feel but supportive. The main complaint I have is the tongue and collar seemed to hit my ankle bones! They probably would have broken in with more wear, but since my hubby didn't like them, back they go! Thanks to Zappos for their wonderful return policy! I am keeping the Merrell Avian Light Ventilator instead as it has a 'smaller' look to it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Michigan

This is my first pair of hiking shoes. They are awesome for a first-timer. I did not have to break-in these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Mansfield, CT

This fit my feet perfectly. I have a wide toe box, slightly narrow heel and low arches. I had tried the Five Ten Insight but those felt too flat. I'll be using the Drifters for hiking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2011

Anonymous

 

Since these are the first hiking shoes we have owned (we both have a pair), so are so good. The are as advertised: comfortable, durable, quality made, and good value. Not the most stylish, but who cares these are for hiking not going to the club. And of course, Zappos seals the deal with the very fast shipping. Patagonia + Zappos = great buy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2010

Lauren R

from Atlanta, Georgia

Bought these shoes for a vacation in Aspen, CO (September 2010) for some light hiking. They are awesome. I struggled between these and the Merrell's but in the end like the look and feel of these much better. Yes, they are heavier but for me that is preferred when hiking. I would recommend these without hesitation for light hiking. It doesn't hurt that they are super cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Did well first time out, put 10 miles on them after just one afternoon of wear around the house break in the day before. Good support, bit heavy, but great for light trail work. Helped me get through some deep powdery dirt areas my previous shoes weren't quite able to assist with due to shallower lugs. The last is better for narrow heels than Lowa, I felt the arch support was decent as well, but I would suggest replacing the insole with an OTC version having a bit more cushion in the ball of the foot if you do long distances (I generally do 10-20 miles at a pop).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 5, 2012

Mary L

from Washington State

We live in the Northwest and are very familiar with the Patagonia products which are usually excellent. The shoes...I tried different socks etc. they are just uncomfortable. They are very cute! But, would not be able to wear them on any kind of long walk or hike.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Charrme

from lakehurst nj

This is a fantastic shoe for painful feet. I have the most painful feet in the world (multi pain & issues). This shoe is everything: roomy, sturdy & cushiony. The light color is pretty, is protected by all the great wrap around rubber. I have tried dozens of shoes in the past two years & this is the one - excellent.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, merrell, new balance, naot, clark's, fit flop

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2012

Jill R

from Dover, VT

I bought these hiking shoes for an upcoming trip to Costa Rica, as I plan to do hiking in a rather moist environment and will need good traction. I have worn these shoes around Vermont and if the traction is as good on rocks and wet trails as it is on ice and snow then I am psyched. I love these boots/shoes, they are very comfy, feel very supportive and also look great! I highly recommend them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2012

Catherine K

from Adirondacks, NY

Nice hiking shoe. Lightweight. Comfortable. Just debating between a shoe and a boot. The laces snug up easily which holds my fairly narrow foot in place.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Bonnie

from Nashville, TN

Love the shoe! I ordered wrong size by accident but Tama walked me through the exchange process. I've been ordering from Zappos for years and this is first I've needed to return/exchange. Easier than going to a department store!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

An all-around great shoe! They kept my feet warm and dry on a long cold hike. Super comfortable! I did not have to break them in at all. True to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 25, 2011

Anonymous

from nj

It took me a while, but I finally found a great pair of all-weather sneaks that are more comfortable than even Merrells...great support, slightly wide toe-bed, and room for my orthotics.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2011

Trish

from Yokosuka, Japan

Awesome shoe in every way! So glad I got them. Perfect for everyday! I ordered a 1/2 size up from my usual and it's a perfect fit. Very comfortable and great support. My custom orthotics fit in just fine. Recommend this shoe 100%!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2011

Jean L

from Kalamazoo, MI

I called Zappos and Jennifer was extremely helpful in making a decision as to what hiking shoe would work the best for me. Not only did she take time but later she sent me a card of thanks which was very special. The Patagonia Drifter A/C hiking shoes are working out very well thanks to Jennifer spending time with me. With any shoe it takes time to break them in so before you send a shoe back make sure you spent some time wearing it before you decide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2011

Sally M

from Philadelphia, Pa

Very sturdy shoe. The arch support was great and they are not too heavy. Would have liked more padding on the tongue, but overall, a very good hiking shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Temecula CA

I purchased these for a trip to Yosemite Park. I wore them for a couple of hours at work, thinking I had to break them in, but it wasn't necessary at all! They were the perfect shoes for all of our hiking and they were extremely comfortable. They felt as if I'd had them forever! Loved them & can't wait for another trip to wear them again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Highlandn Park, NJ

Love, love, love these shoes. Very comfortable straight out of the box. Just worn around town so far but appear well made and are a good weight. Arrived quickly and in good condition.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2011

Yvonne W

from Roseburg, Oregon

This is a great shoe if you work on concrete all day long. It's like wearing a slipper. My feet do not hurt anymore. Thanks!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 2, 2011

Cathy U

from Fort Collins, Colorado

I love this shoe, so much so that I'm ordering another pair to save for when these wear out. They're supportive and comfortable on long hikes. My first outing was a seven mile hike in the mountains with no blisters and no pain. They're also fun and attractive. I've been surprised at how many compliments I get. After all, they're a hiking shoe! They're now my favorite shoe for any kind of walking whether it's a rugged hike or a long walk to a sporting event or concert. Good job Patagonia!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2011

Penny C

from Tulsa, OK

Wahoo! Finally, these felt great right out of the box. After trying 5 other hikers, I've chosen these. They are so comfortable, I decided to wear them to work (teaching) to make sure I could hike this weekend. I love them. Comfort!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 13, 2011

Peggy

from WV

First of all, yea for Zappos wonderful service! This is a wonderful warm weather hiking shoe. Wears very secure on rocky trails. No break in time. Comfortable from the start. I would highly recommend these shoes for hiking or just out walking.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, dansko, ariat, ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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