Say yes to the NoPo.
- KeenDry waterproof breathable membrane sheds wet weather, keeps your toes dry, and allows foot sweat to evaporate
- Full grain leather upper stands up to the elements and features a waterproof coating so that water beads up on the surface
- Rubber outsole delivers burly traction over a wide variety of terrain
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I love my NoPo's. You will have to wear them a couple of times to break them in, so don't judge them too quickly. They do fit tight when putting them on, but the toe box area is plenty spacious. They fit nice and snug around the top of your foot and ankle like they are supposed to. I use them as BOOTS. Not casual wear. The excellent traction makes them good for construction activities where good footing is important. (You guys who walk roofs and walls know what I mean).
Watch for these on sale. They come up at the end of the summer for 50% off.
Overall, highly recommended.
Nice casual boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've had these boots for a little over a year now and love to wear them when the weather is inclimate and I need to dress up a bit. Light weight, good traction and great looking enough to wear out on the town, but rugged enough to take hiking.
They do run small...the reason
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
I usually wear shoes/boots in the 9 - 91/2 range, but rarely a 10. One foot is a half size larger. Ordered these in 91/2 and had to return them...really tight across the top where the lacing starts. Almost couldn't get them on. Returned them for a 10, which was also tight not as much, but still not comfortable. After trying different socks with no luck I took the footbed out and noticed it was thicker then most that I'd seen...having a collection of shoes and boots made me aware. I put my foot in without the liner and there was plenty of room, kinda like fitting ski boots. The tightness problem is because the footbeds are too thick for the boot. So I tried footbeds from other shoes and settled on thinner footbeds from a pair of Oakley sliders. They work great and the tightness issue was resolved. Plus, the thicker Keen footbed made the Oakleys fit better because the were a little large...2 PROBLEMS SOLVED! Bet this will work for you too.
BTW, I"m wearing the NoPo's now on a rainy day and they fit great and definitely handle the wet weather. Looking forward to wearing them for a long time. I'd rate them 5 stars if I didn't have to solve the tightness problem. Backcountry, you should advise Keen so customers won't have to return them.
- Fit: Runs small
The foot bed is the same as other Keen products. It?s the seams at, or just over the first lace holes that seems to be too tight. I guess a default in the design. If you take half a size up, your foot might float. I replaced the inside sole with a thinner one from another Keen model and distended the shoes by inserting a small inflatable balloon for a few days. Add only small amount of pressure at a time or they?ll tear apart! Or buy something else and spare the trouble. I had several models of Keens over the years; This one is the worst.
KEEN NoPo Boot - Men's
Keeps ripping at upper seam
I like that these boots are light and have the great Keen toe room, but they keep ripping at the upper seam. One pair's shoe laces ripped right away also but that's not too major.
I just bought this boot, I was so excited when it came in the mail. I tried it on and walked around the house. I tried it with thin low cut socks, and then with thick outdoor socks. They were perfect! A little loose with thin socks, but with longer outdoor socks they were very comfortable.
Sizing, I usually wear a 10.5 in boots and an 11 in more casual and running shoes. I ordered these in an 11, because of the other reviews I read that said to go up one half size. I had swell room and enough ankle support for what I needed them to do.
They looked great, they are a bit darker than in the picture because of the oil. I really think they will lighten up as they age.
The shoe laces feel like a brittle cheap waxed lace, They will probably split sooner than later at the places the foot moves the most.
These boots were pretty near perfect, but then I noticed after a day and a half of wear, the left boots inside Moc Seam was splitting open. That's a deal breaker- I may have gotten a bad one, but I will probably not buy Keen ever again. These boots are going back.
Notice that this is not BackCountrys fault....they are the light at the end of the tunnel because of their awesome return policy. Thanks BC.
Just got 'em on sale and love 'em
- Gender: Male
Just purchased them from a local store and haven't had the chance to use them on rugged terrain or on a long hike. Although, when I returned home I put them on and walked around town a bit. Being 12 degrees outside I wanted to see how it would hold up to snow and how it would keep my feet warm. They're waterproofed outside the leather so the snow just sat on the boot and my feet didn't get cold because of it. they also fit snuggly so there wasn't a lot of wiggle room for any blisters to occur. They cradled my foot as I walked and gave me a very pleasant initial experience. Hopefully they wont make my feet sweat too much during the summer.
Colour is not a depicted in the photos- much darker. Beware if ordering for UK- Got caught for import duty making these a very expensive pair of boots. They are not available in the UK though. Find sizing shorter than previous Keen boots I have owned. Plenty wide though.
These are not for those who are use to keens generous toe bed width. This boot is "D" width as far as I can tell and is too narrow for us with wider feet. I had to send mine back. Wish they listed the width here but they don't.
I wear a 13 in the Erickson pct, How wide...
I wear a 13 in the Erickson pct, How wide a toe box does the NOPO
have. Will it fit a wide toe box foot?
The NOPO has the same toe box size as the Erickson.
No it does not. The width is "D" which is narrow for someone with a wide foot and is use to Keen's usual wide toe bed. I ordered a pair and had to send them back. Too narrow.