So I tried on a few different pairs of Keen shoes. Since they stopped making the shoe I had been wearing i thought i would purchase Keen. I've seen mixed reviews and had to find out for myself. After a couple different size changes (the clerk hated me) and different styles i settled on these. light weight and a good flex. Some of the shoes didn't feel right or were too stiff. These fit great and didn't take long to break in. Not as waterproof as i would like. But they do breath to let out the heat and moisture. Durable and supportive soles make for a good hiker.