All the great features of leather boots without the weight.
- Item #KEN0387
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
The shoes are awesome especially in cold conditions. They were great for the first year. Then I wore them for a couple of hikes in the Himalayas and now the waterproofing is gone. The hikes werent intense at all. They were birding tours. However I did enjoy them for the first year I had them.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought a set of these a year ago and have beat the living daylights out of them. Now, a year later, they are ready to be replaced. Approximataley 250,000 vertical feet and about 600 miles on these bad boys. I never had any leaks during that time, never even had to replace the laces. The soles wore down progressively over that time, which is to be expected. Going to get a couple sets of these, they are super comfortable for my wide ape like feet and have proven to handle the abuse. They look pretty cool, too, no bling and straight to the point.
Both Dad and Brother loved these
I bought these first for my father who had a old pair of Columbia Hiking Boots that had made their way to Peru twice but now the soles were falling off...so after reading all the reviews I wanted to get him something that was top notch, these did not disappoint, first thing I noticed was how "light" these were, we've all had the huge heavy hiking boots of the past and they've come a long way. Very pleased, I'm sure these will last him a long time. So, my brother saw them and also liked the style, tried dad's on and decided he needed a size larger and wanted the brown instead of the grey tone. Got them for him and he's sure to use them all the time since he's a building construction manager and needed a good pair of hiking boots.
Great right out of the box
These needed absolutely no break-in time. The wide toe box is great, especially with my wide feet. Great for wet, slushy winter use, as the solid leather construction seems near waterproof
Light, simple, tough, comfortable. These boots are perfect for hiking simple trails. I do caution be careful of the terrain you take them one. Took them on a scramble and it did take a go tole on the boot. If the outer leather gets wet, as did mine going through snow, rocks put some good gashes and slashes in the leather. BC is great, simple exchange. I do not use these when its going to be wet or snow, more of a summer hiking boot. They are comfortable, waterproof, light, and keep feet warm. The KEEN.Dry membrane is awesome and works well for my feet. All the reviews here are accurate. Great boot for the BC or even on out and about days in town or around the yard.
What I Wanted
Just got these boots a week ago. Haven't done anything but start breaking them in so far so good! Great for the money and if they continue to feel this great I'll have no problems.
I'll re-post if anything goes wrong!
I would recommend these boots to a friend...
These are THE most durable boots I have ever owned, and I have torn up a lot of boots over the years. I am a CRM archaeologist, which means I spend 40 hours a week walking off-trail through some of the crappiest vegetation you can imagine. Most boots I have owned stand up to about a year of the punishment (at most, some lasted only months) inflicted by the green briar of the Florida pines and the swamps of northern Georgia. The Pyrenees I currently own have been through 3 years of punishment... they are still alive and kicking, but I recently put a machete through the top of one of them and they are no longer waterproof. That is 3 years of being worn EVERY DAY in the back country by a guy that does NOTHING to take care of them.
I destroyed 3 pairs of Keen boots (and 7 pairs of other brands) before I bought the Pyrenees. They have held up against all but the machete. I will say that they lose the lugs from the soles over time and I have cut strips from the rubber toe as green briar has shredded it, but the boots remained water-tight and super comfortable despite the rugged outer appearance. If you are looking for durable boots to get the job done day in and day out, these are the ones.
Great fit, poor durability
I really love the fit of these boots, very comfortable. Also very versatile as they kept me warm while snowshoeing and dry when fall or spring hiking. Only drawback ( and hope they have changed this bc I really want another pair) is that the sole wore out in only a year and a half... This seems odd to me bc I really hiked in them(dirt, mud, rocks)...not a bunch of sidewalk or street use. Plus all winter they were on my snowshoes(smooth)
I get these as a choice between Pyrenees and the Keen Delta boot. They are a solid Keen boot but I chose the Delta for the breakin factor-the Pyrenees seemed stiffer and tighter for my shoe size and I didn't want the hassle of sore feet. But as far as looks and comfort went, they were as solid as all Keens.
I have been hiking and backpacking for about 38 years. These are the best boots in their class. Fairly light weight, good support for carrying a heavy load, water proof and the leather dries quickly when it gets wet. No break in period. Worth every penny!
I have had these for about 2 months now and they rock. They did take a few days of constant wear to break them in, but hey seem to get more comfortable everyday. They are true to size with the other Keen shoes I have owned. I see no issues with quality. I suggest that you pay particular attention to the tongue placement the first time you lace them up because you can't change it after the fact. I did have some issues with sweat until I bought some good socks and now that is remedied. I fully recommend them for casual wear and intermediate hiking and packing.
Great boot! Very lightweight. Great lacing system, very durable. Have been on a few hikes with them so far. Meeting all expectations so far. Recommend very highly!!!
Really fit my foot.
I work in Kabul in rather harsh conditions. These boots are very comfortable and appear to be durable and are water resistant. I absolutely recommend them.
THESE Keens are great.
Had a problem with my old ones but good old back country took the ones that popped a seam and I ordered the Pyrenees. I have been doing everything in them. Hiking is great because I can take on the verticals no problem or blast through a creek bed and stay dry! I get home and don't take them off and into the garden I go! They are great and look forward to the snow so I can use them with my snowshoes, too!
I Like These Boots
So far, I have test driven these boots on a river side camping trip and a 6 mile steep hike. Here are some quick comments:
- I wore them into shallow water in the river and they were in fact waterproof. My socks did not get wet underneath the boots period.
- The hike was over steep rocky terrain and I was amazed that I had no issue with either blistering or my toes jamming into the front of the boot on the downhill. Lots of toe room in the boot and I bought my regular shoe size.
- Only very minor negatives are: they are pretty plain jane looking but many will prefer that to a pimped out boot that looks like a running shoe. Also, I found that the tongue rubbed on my ankle a bit on the left boot until I adjusted it over a bit. That stopped it. Now I know when I put them on to adjust the tongue to a comfortable location before tightening the laces.
I would definitely recommend these boots. Well made, comfortable, sure footed on the trail and don't really need a break-in.
Is another color shoelace besides the...
Is another color shoelace besides the shoelace of the attachment attached?
Nope, that is what they come with.
Yes, they come with blue laces as well.
are sizes shown american or uk sizes
are sizes shown american or uk sizes
Yeah, these are all listed in US sizes.
I have a pair of Keen Ridgeline Shoes......
I have a pair of Keen Ridgeline Shoes... are these boots sized/fitted the same as their shoes?
These boots are sized as most other Keen products.
I have a very narrow foot, how are these...
I have a very narrow foot, how are these on width?
Probably a bit too late, but they're a bit wider of a boot IMO. There's plenty of room for two pairs of socks or a wide foot I'd say.