Our verdict


Known for its above-average comfort and top-notch quality materials, a significant number of wearers applauded the Columbia Vent. This footwear also flaunts superior cushioning care of Techlite™ and maximum traction through Omni-Grip™. However, some purchasers reported its lace grazes the top area of the foot but goes away once broken in. Still, this footgear is a must-have for folks looking for an all-purpose sneaker.


  • Great for today's casual lifestyle
  • Comfortable footbed
  • Premium quality materials
  • Light
  • Provides excellent overall support
  • Sock-like fit design
  • Breathable and dries quickly


  • Scratchy laces at first

Who should buy the Columbia Vent

  • You prefer footwear that allows custom orthotics to improve your foot condition.
  • You are looking for a shoe with an easy-to-wear design to keep up with errands that require footwear changes often.
  • You are after a pair of sneakers that could keep your feet fresh and dry. 

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Fit and sizing

The Columbia Vent is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. Although generally running true to size, it is still best practice to take some time going through the site’s sizing and measurement guide to get the most accurate fit to suit one’s snug preference.

Similar to most of the kicks with mesh uppers, this slip-on sneaker is breathable and flexible. Synthetic overlays secure the crucial areas that are prone to brutal beatings.

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A detachable insole allows individuals to replace it with their own orthotics for a more customized fit.

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Style of the Columbia Vent

This mesh-dressed Vent features a bungee-style lace-up construction, which allows the wearer to tighten the shoe depending on one’s activity, unlike a handful of the slip-on footwear. With a basic color selection, one need only think of when and where they can flaunt this comfortably casual sneaker.

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Notable features

Engineered mesh fabric clothes the Columbia Vent creating a one-piece unit mimicking many of the shoes with knit upper, creating a clean, seamless design. 

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Columbia’s Techlite™ cushioning technology midsole provides long-lasting comfort, shock absorbency, and high energy return, while the Omni-Grip™ non-marking outsoles offer superior traction.

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Although a slip-on, the Columbia Vent features a toggle lacing system that has a unique lace hook at the top of the shoestring, enabling it to be hooked to the frontmost and keeping it in place.

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History of the Columbia Vent

Starting out as Columbia Hat Co., it manufactured hats in 1938. The company changed its name to Columbia Sportswear in 1960 as its product offerings have expanded to outerwear items such as skiwear. 

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In the years that followed, the sportswear brand earned a reputation for making quality and durable outdoor apparel and then launched its first footwear line in 1993. With people becoming more practical and conscious about having multi-purpose products, Columbia sure has people making their way look deeper into their sneaker offerings.

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The Columbia Vent is released under the Vent Collection which showcases different models from various categories like fishing and hiking. The Vent is among those durably constructed sneakers that enable the wearer to put on one footwear that can cater to a multitude of urban undertakings.

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