A comfortable walking shoe that won't let mud, rain or slippery conditions get the better of you.
A fully waterproof shoe that utilises a range of market-leading materials and features, Columbia's PeakFreak™ Venture WP Walking Shoes are fully responsive to the practicalities of hiking.
The waterproof mesh and leather upper provides an initial focal point to a design that is consistently well-equipped. The Omni-Tech™ membrane and the Techlite™ midsole provide waterproofing and cushioning respectively, whilst the external features, including the Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber outsole, ensure that you stay firm when the ground is unreliable.
If you think that all of these features suggest a heavy weight and overheating for your feet, then think again: they have a mesh and internal membrane that's as breathable as it is waterproof, and ensures that your feet are kept cool as well as dry.
Mesh and leather upper
Techlite™ shell midsole for lightweight, long-lasting comfort and high energy return
I am a former lecturer in Outdoor Pursuits and have gone through a shed-load of kit over the last 5 decades. But these beat everything. I first wore them in Lanzarote and did 25 miles a day on razor-sharp volcanic rock that would ****any normal trainer and many boots. Not a blister. Not any sign of wear. Awesome! Back here they have been abused on a daily basis, and I am embarrassed by what I've subjected them to, but they refuse to leak or show any sign of wear. Unreservedly these are brilliant and hugely underpriced for what they are.
Reviewed by Mike - 15th May, 2017
I wanted a pair of comfortable, lightweight and waterproof walking shoes for distance walking. The Columbia Peakfreak seemed to be exactly what I was looking for, and since using them I have not been disappointed. My feet have stayed dry and comfortable. I would highly recommend them.
Reviewed by John_S - 8th May, 2017
Good replacement shoe
I thought my old walking shoes would be difficult to replace but I am delighted with these. My only concern was that I thought my feet would sweat really bad in them but this has not been the case and they didn't really take any time to "wear in"