Product Review: Columbia Women’s Drainsock


One of our lady angler friends, Donnasue Andazola, recently took a trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands. In preparation for her tropical adventure, she researched and purchased a pair of Columbia Women’s Drainsock water shoes for $57 on The product is considered a “minimalist” water shoe that can be used for boating, fishing, snorkeling, or even just a stroll along the shore. We knew that fisherwomen would particularly appreciate Donnasue’s feedback since it can be tough to find a good pair of non-marking, odor resistant shoes. Oh, and to all the handsome fishing princes out there, if Donnasue loses one of her beloved Columbia Drainsocks, please return it to her by the stroke of midnight.

Here are the main reasons why Donnasue was pleased with her Drainsock purchase:

  • They are extremely lightweight.
  • Love the color (creative… the shade is called King Crab).
  • They are surprisingly comfortable for water shoes.
  • When they got wet, she just pulled them off, rinsed them out, and put them back on.
  • The shoes dried in less than 15 minutes.
  • The inserts come out. You can toss them into the washer and let them air dry.
  • Closed-cell compound makes it naturally antibacterial, easy to care for and odor resistant.

Here are a few things that she felt could potentially be changed:

  • She was hoping she could use them for running (in an effort to pack light), but don’t seem to have enough support for high impact activities.
  • They seemed to take on quite a bit of sand while wading and walking on the shoreline.

To sum up, Donnasue feels that Columbia has provided a nice looking and extremely functional product. Since she lives in Florida, she’s always outdoors — either on the beach, on the boat, or out on the islands. She also plans on using her Columbia Drainsocks for yard work at her island house since they definitely provide more support than flip flops or crocs and clean up just as easy. Big thanks to our fisherwoman friend for providing us with her honest review and feedback.

Is there a fishing related product that you particularly love? If so, I want to HEAR about it! Comment on this post or send me a tweet to @shefishes2 and let me know what it is.


  1. Seahorse

    Anytime you need feedback Ladyfish, you give me a “holla”. My honest opinion may not include the filter; so heads up my sista! Keep your line wet- ds

  2. Christine

    I surf fish a lot off Boca and was getting tired of the surf ripping off my shoes. Not about to chase after them into the water as the sharks like to hang off the drop off and go after bait fish there. So I tried a pair of these awhile ago & am very please. Have to say I enjoy Columbia’s blood and guts shirts too. Lot of times I head for the Men’s Dept to get my Columbia on 🙂

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