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5 5

These are really smart shoes.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been wearing Keen sandals since 2004 for hiking and biking. I was looking for a low top winter shoe and these made the most sense. That is to say, they are incredibly practical and sensible. They fit very well and they're easy to put on. With slipons, if they fit right, they're hard to get on - or - they're easy to get on but they don't fit right. The Brixen Lo Boot is the best of both worlds. It goes on easily, and doesn't slide around on your foot.

Best of all, the wool felt lining is very warm. Wool is a great material for winter footwear lining, because it stays warm even when it's wet.

The sole does well on ice and slick surfaces, and Keen's characteristic big toe guard is perfect.

I really like this shoe. I would definitely buy these again.