Gear Guide

The boat shoe of choice

Calling all fishermen and fisherwomen! We have the shoe for you! Check out these Columbia Bahama Vent Relaxed PFG Boat Shoes:

I grew up in Connecticut, the land of boat shoes! I can even remember my first pair, the Sperry Women’s Songfish Boat Shoe!

They were cool shoes, but they got stinky after my first summer teaching sailing. Not only that, but they stained so easily. They were really more for style over function and not meant to be worn by someone doing serious things on boats! After experimenting with a few more styles I found these Columbia Men’s Bahama Vent Relaxed PFG Boat Shoe. Great for both men and women (husband approved too!). They are waterproof and breathable. Lightweight and super comfortable! 

They are designed to facilitate airflow and water evacuation, two crucial components of a good pair of boat shoes! The Sperrys do neither of these. They just became a sloshy heavy mess, much like your college days’ drunk friend. 

Columbia uses their famous Blood ‘n Guts™ water and stain resistant treatment making these ideal for fishing!


Columbia Bahama Vent Relaxed PFG Boat Shoe

9.9 Columbia Bahama Vent Relaxed PFG Boat Shoe


  • Techlite™ midsole, superior cushion, high energy return
  • Vented midsole
  • Omni-Grip™ non-marking wet grip outsole with razor siping
  • Combination of canvas and leather upper

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