With the unveiling of its Spring 2014 collection, Columbia is on a mission to be your one-stop-shop for all of your water footwear needs. Today, we get a preview of the said lineup, which features six new models—all designed to help you conquer the H2O.
Leading the pack is the Powervent water sneakers, which features Columbia's proprietary Air-flow and water drainage midsole ports to allow your feet to keep on treading without weighing you down. The shoe also features a lightweight welded textile and mesh upper designed to breathe and dry quickly. There will also be a PFG version of the Powervent available, which is just a special edition colorway designed for anglers.
For those of you who are looking for a more waterproof option, Columbia introduces the Conspiracy Razor Outdry and Conspiracy II Outdry models (both of which feature a waterproof, yet breathable construction). As far as the rest of the tech goes, the duo feature the same Techlite midsole and Omni-Grip outsole for cushioning and traction.
Columbia will also roll out a pair of slip-on boat shoes as part of the Spring '14 collection. The first—the Bonehead Vent PFG—is a traditional canvas and leather boat shoe infused with an Air-vent midsole for better drainage. Rounding out the collection is the Bahama Vent PFG, which also has Air-flow vents in the midsole, but comes with a simple canvas upper that has dad status written all over it.
Stay tuned for release information on the Columbia Spring '14 footwear collection.