Gear Review: Columbia Dorado CVO Shoe

What is it?

Columbia Dorado CVO Shoe

What sets it apart?

This quick-drying shoe includes a breathable mesh upper and a plush insole with ample heel padding, while the outsole’s Omni-Grip's non-marking, wet-grip technology with razor siping prevents slipping and sliding (think: metal ramps on floating docks). The Dorado CVO includes the handy speed lacing, which facilitates adjusting the elastic laces, but Columbia added an interesting touch to this popular element — a hook-and-loop tab reminiscent of several of the company’s shirt styles.

How do I use it?

The Dorado is built with a combination open mesh and synthetic upper, while the Techlite Cushioning midsole with lower durometer EVA ensures comfort and shock absorption. With the uppers finished in Columbia’s "Blood 'n Guts" water and stain resistant technology, these shoes resist the staining common to hemorraging fish or the occasional brush with gunky weeds that grab your crankbait or trolling motor. A good option for warmer months, the Dorado CVO’s foot bed carries an antimicrobial treatment that prevents bacterial growth.

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Angler’s insight:

Since I’ve come too close to stepping on or bumping into treble hooks on boat decks, I’m not a flip flops kinda guy. However, the warmer months definitely make lighter footwear most comfortable. Often, the challenge is finding a shoe that provides sufficient support for a day of standing without making you want to loosen the laces every 30 minutes. Columbia has achieved that balance in a shoe that you’ll be equally comfortable wearing on the water and for casual outings.