I love my new Furtado. I tried a 29" and it was too much bike for my 5'4" height, so the 27.5" gave me the best of both worlds. I can roll over obstacles that I didn't have the confidence to try before, but still can maneuver easily. I have used it on single track and road and am having fun again. I went with a small frame and my friends who tried it also were impressed.
There is no leather on this footwear, what you see is a man made suede.
The width on the Pearson is D+, which is between Med and Wide.
The Newport runs a little smaller than the Venice, so if your a 8 go to a 8.5 in the Newport.
The Newport also has less volume across the instep of the foot, so if you have a high instep(high arch) I would recommend the Venice.
Both are good for hiking, but the Newport has more support due to the thicker rubber in the sole, this also makes the Newport heavier.
Yes this would work great for hiking around in the snow and is comfortable.
Yes, they have a reinforced heel called a Shellback heel support which was designed to be abrasion resistant and has notches in it to hold a strap that is used in snow shoeing.
In KEEN a infant goes from a size 4 to a 7, then they go into toddlers from a 8 to a 13,
KEEN makes a toddler size 9, but backcountry does not carry it in a Alamosa Mid WP.
This is a size 6 youth.
Yes they do, almost all KEEN insoles come out, especially in the casual closed up shoes.
Depending on the style, but the Sunport can.
The youth size is in Mens sizes, so typically you go down one size for a women's size.
So a youth 6 is a women's 7.
I would recommend the Newport H2 in youth size 5 for greater protection for your niece.
The Venice is a C width, Whisper B,
The Toyah MJ is a C+, I would recommend a 9.5 as the length of the Toyah MJ is a little longer than the Venice.
The Turia's has more arch support than the McKenzie, so does the Owyhee, which has the closest support of the Newport.
The Newport in Women is a C width and in Men it's a D+ width. The newport runs small, so go up a half size.
The KEEN footwear only comes in one width.
The Venice has more volume over the forefoot than the Newport, so it will fit a wider foot.
Yes, the Newport and Newport H2 has arch support and even supports your Metatarsal arch, which supports the front of your foot.
The arch support is medium height in the Newport, (not as high as a Dansko)
The Whisper does not have the same protection as the Newport, KEEN made the Whisper for people with narrow feet (B width).
If you need a lot of protection even more than the Newport look at the Arroyo, this is our most supportive sandal.
Either Newport's have the most support, I would not use the Glissan for river crossings, it has a removable insole and not designed for rugged hiking.
The Glissan has a removable footbed and does not have the same toe bar as the Newports.
The Venice and Venice H2 does not have the toe bar either.
The Howser Slipper will fit truer to your size, so don't go up a half size.
The lining it a synthetic made to look like suede leather and they weight 15 oz. in a mens 9.