Scott Scooter Sowleposted an image about KEEN Aphlex Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot - Men's on September 30, 2016
I mentioned that I'd take these Keen Aphlex out on Mt. Rainier and finally did it a couple of weeks ago. Not only on Mt. Rainier's Muir snowfield but they also accompanied me to the summit of Mt. Adams.
These lightweight mid high hikers earned my respect for comfort and water proof ability. They were through streams and 4.5 hours, up and down total time, on Rainiers Muir Snowfield. They were only used on the snowfield and not for a summit attempt. The snowfield was a bit sloppy by the time we had arrive and they shed water like a true water proof boots should and they kept my feet warm. A big thumbs up for a more supportive approach boot.
On Mt. Adams they were on for the entire summit attempt which included throwing on a pair of crampons. Yea, these boots are not made for glacier summit attempts but for this one it was a great choice to eliminate weight and again the shed water like a trooper and also held up well with the crampons. The only injury on this to the boots was a crampon hole in the boot from a stumble and stepping on the top of them with a crampon.
I love these boots from Keen. They are true Keen quality and comfort.