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iso4627767 wrote a review of on December 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I love this boot more than any other shoe purchase I've made in the last 5 years. Comfortable, fashionable, and made for walking. Let me count the ways:
1) I have athletic calves and they fit perfectly-comfortably snug but I don't have to fight to zip 'em up.
2) They are stylish--no, adorable--and yet very well made. .I can wear them on a museum jaunt to San Francisco or on a midday mini-hike in the redwood forest behind my office at UC Santa Cruz.
3) They are warm and waterproof, but not hot indoors.
4) They don't come quite up to my knees, which is good, b/c I am short, so they stop at a flattering height.
5) My boyfriend calls them my superhero boots. He's right! I can do anything in these boots, all day.

I now own two pair, one in the lighter "Oak" and one in "Purplie" (a color from 2011). I even bought a pair for my sister in Portland. She loves them, too.
These boots are great. I hope Keen never stops making them.

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iso4627767 wrote a review of on May 25, 2013

5 5

Like most women, finding a pair of pants that fit and are good looking is an eternal quest. I'm 5'2' , about 120, and though I have very muscular thighs and bottom from hiking up lots of mountains, I don't have the sleek athletic body that I deserve. I am very "curvy" and this is my ruin when it comes to buying brands like Patagonia or NorthFace, which seem to be of the mind that active women have no hips. Anyway, the Aventura fit is just awesome. The rise is just right, hitting just below my belly button but still high enough in the back that I don't have any unfortunate plummer pants moments. Overall, the cut is roomy enough to allow for good range of movement, but not baggy. Perfect for hiking and even yoga. The fabric seems strong but feels soft to the touch. Finally, the color. Did I mention the color? I got the "tomato" which is sort of a dusky red. Hard it is to find red pants that are't either crayon box red or maroon--these are that perfect shade. I'll be wearing these all summer. Thank you Aventura!

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iso4627767 wrote a review of on August 18, 2011

4 5

I just got these boots and have not had a chance to wear them for a full day, but they have a great design and the footbed is very comfortable. I have other Keen shoes, and expect that these boots will live up to my expectations of exceptional comfort without a break in period. As for sizing--I wear a 6.5 usually, and, following other reviewer's advice, ordered 1/2 size up. I'm not sure I needed to do that--the fit feels a tad too roomy, but I often use inserts, so I'm not too worried. I also ordered the 7 because I wanted the Purplie color, and it was sold out in 6.5. Like some of the other reviewers, I have muscular calves, and my legs are short, so I appreciate the shorter shaft and larger leg opening, which is just right (the side buckles are real, and can be tightened for those with slimmer legs).

Back to the color--that is probably my only disappointment. I was hoping for something that really had a burnished purple cast to it (which is how the web image looks). That would have been so cool...but the actual boot is not really distinguishable from a dark, dusky brown, though the stitching down the front is definitely purple. Keen designers: next time, go for it and make some boots of leather that is really purple, and I bet Keen fans all around the globe would start a stampede to buy them.

Oh, I gotta add that the turnaround time on the shipping was awesome! I ordered these boots on Tuesday night, requested the standard free shipping, which is supposed to take 7-10 days. I received them in TWO DAYS. Wow. That's impressive.

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iso4627767 wrote a review of on August 18, 2011

4 5

I just got these boots and have not had a chance to wear them for a full day, but they have a great design and the footbed is very comfortable. I have other Keen shoes, and expect that these boots will live up to my expectations of exceptional comfort without a break in period. As for sizing--I wear a 6.5 usually, and, following other reviewer's advice, ordered 1/2 size up. I'm not sure I needed to do that--the fit feels a tad too roomy, but I often use inserts, so I'm not too worried. I also ordered the 7 because I wanted the Purplie color, and it was sold out in 6.5. Like some of the other reviewers, I have muscular calves, and my legs are short, so I appreciate the shorter shaft and larger leg opening, which is just right (the side buckles are real, and can be tightened for those with slimmer legs).

Back to the color--that is probably my only disappointment. I was hoping for something that really had a burnished purple cast to it (which is how the web image looks). That would have been so cool...but the actual boot is not really distinguishable from a dark, dusky brown, though the stitching down the front is definitely purple. Keen designers: next time, go for it and make some boots of leather that is really purple, and I bet Keen fans all around the globe would start a stampede to buy them.

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