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Posted: 4/18/2013 3:21:29 PM EST
I've worn Keen shoes for several years and just had a pair of their hiking boots delivered an hour ago.

Putting them on, I realized I've NEVER had a new pair of boots as comfortable as these. Holy shit...they feel like mid-top boots that someone else broke in.

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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:25:41 PM EST
I think they are good for the money. My keen hiking boots way outlasted my marrels.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:27:28 PM EST
Have two pair of Keen shoes - I think they look a little odd, but both are very comfy.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:27:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By yeaboxes:
I think they are good for the money. My keen hiking boots way outlasted my marrels.


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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:30:40 PM EST
I have a pair of keen shoes, and a pair of the sandals.
I look like a retarded hippy in the sandals, but they're so comfortable, I don't give a fuck. They're that good.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:33:56 PM EST
I hiked to the top of maxpatch right after walking out of the store with them.

The model I like is a little warm for summer. I might have to look at some of their other models.

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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:36:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By VACaver:
I've worn Keen shoes for several years and just had a pair of their hiking boots delivered an hour ago.

Putting them on, I realized I've NEVER had a new pair of boots as comfortable as these. Holy shit...they feel like mid-top boots that someone else broke in.

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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:40:38 PM EST
Those Keen sandals with the covered toe and running/hiking shoe like sole are the single most comfortable and versatile pair of shoes I have ever had. I have worn those things around the country/world. Cool, comfortable, and protective.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:40:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By pcsutton:

Originally Posted By VACaver:
I've worn Keen shoes for several years and just had a pair of their hiking boots delivered an hour ago.

Putting them on, I realized I've NEVER had a new pair of boots as comfortable as these. Holy shit...they feel like mid-top boots that someone else broke in.

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You've never had a pair of White's boots, eh?


It's not comfortable when they pull $400 out of your ass.



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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:40:42 PM EST
great shoes. i have about five pairs including boots. I wear them every day.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 3:50:59 PM EST
Been wearing thier steel toe work shoes for two years now, love em.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:14:33 PM EST
Wear a pair of Keen safety shoes for work and they are a damn fine shoe.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:14:38 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:16:28 PM EST
Bought a pair of their work boots last year and they are the finest pair of shoes I've ever owned.

Been wearing their sandals for years.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:17:18 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:18:22 PM EST
I wear them because they are comfortable but they fall apart quickly.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:19:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By shaggy:
Have two pair of Keen shoes - I think they look a little odd, but both are very comfy.


Came to post this. they last as well.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:19:36 PM EST
Love my Keens. My first pair lasted over 5 years of damn near daily wear.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:20:15 PM EST
Yes they make some decent shoes that fit your feet. Keen has their advantages and disadvantages like everyone else.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:21:17 PM EST
I love my Keen Sandals but for my boots I prefer Asolo!

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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:24:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
I love my Keen Sandals but for my boots I prefer Asolo!

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Now that's a bit odd as Asolo boots tend to have the European last especially at the shape of the toe. Whereas Keen has just the opposite. I think a big reason why keen is so popular is that they understood that not all feet are shaped the same. Their toes are more squared off.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:27:44 PM EST
How is the width on those? I have a wide forefoot (4E+ in New Balance shoes). I have an old pair of Keen sandals from seven years ago that fit fine, but sandals are a bit different from shoes.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:29:22 PM EST
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How is the width on those? I have a wide forefoot (4E+ in New Balance shoes). I have an old pair of Keen sandals from seven years ago that fit fine, but sandals are a bit different from shoes.


If you are a legit 4E then they are too narrow.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:39:25 PM EST
Two pair here, Gypsum hikers.

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Both pairs felt great right out of the box. The Summit County isn't the warmest boot for just standing around in the cold, but if your walking they are fine, I actually bought them for snowshoeing, but I use them for just taking my winter walks as well. 3 winters on them so far and they are holding up fine.

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They definitely need to be broken in, they are heavy, they are clunky, they are warm. Stand outside on ice all day long, warm.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:42:09 PM EST
I used to be a big Vasquez fan when they made stuff here. Last pair was made in Vietnam and was absolute crap, wore for shit and deconstructed after a year of use. I have a pair of Keen sandals that seem ok but are not very comfortable but I have a big, flat foot so YMMV.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:45:11 PM EST
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I used to be a big Vasquez fan when they made stuff here. Last pair was made in Vietnam and was absolute crap, wore for shit and deconstructed after a year of use. I have a pair of Keen sandals that seem ok but are not very comfortable but I have a big, flat foot so YMMV.


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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:45:57 PM EST
The only pair I had was garbage. I'll never buy a pair again.

Glad you like yours though.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:47:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By avslash:
Those Keen sandals with the covered toe and running/hiking shoe like sole are the single most comfortable and versatile pair of shoes I have ever had. I have worn those things around the country/world. Cool, comfortable, and protective.


Which model? Socks, or no socks?
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:48:03 PM EST
I am fan of Keen.

In the summer all I wear are Keens.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:52:16 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:52:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
I used to be a big Vasquez fan when they made stuff here. Last pair was made in Vietnam and was absolute crap, wore for shit and deconstructed after a year of use. I have a pair of Keen sandals that seem ok but are not very comfortable but I have a big, flat foot so YMMV.


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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:57:03 PM EST
I felt the same way about my first pair of Keens (which happened to be my last). Soles started coming apart within 2 months of wear. No hiking or anything, just daily wear.

Went to Lowa's, and have been impressed so far.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 4:58:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Willmar:
Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
I used to be a big Vasquez fan when they made stuff here. Last pair was made in Vietnam and was absolute crap, wore for shit and deconstructed after a year of use. I have a pair of Keen sandals that seem ok but are not very comfortable but I have a big, flat foot so YMMV.


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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 5:39:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By avslash:
Those Keen sandals with the covered toe and running/hiking shoe like sole are the single most comfortable and versatile pair of shoes I have ever had. I have worn those things around the country/world. Cool, comfortable, and protective.


Which model? Socks, or no socks?


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Link Posted: 4/18/2013 5:45:38 PM EST
I have 10 pairs of them
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Love em,
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Link Posted: 4/19/2013 7:46:12 AM EST
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How is the width on those? I have a wide forefoot (4E+ in New Balance shoes). I have an old pair of Keen sandals from seven years ago that fit fine, but sandals are a bit different from shoes.


If you are a legit 4E then they are too narrow.


Well, I'm not surprised. Most companies' wide-width shoes are still too narrow for me across the forefoot and toe area. Keen's always looked like they would be a better shape for my foot, and since the sandals worked for me, I figured the boots might, too.
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Link Posted: 4/19/2013 7:49:39 AM EST
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I have two pair, Keen's seem to be a little wider than other hiking boots and fit me great.
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Link Posted: 4/19/2013 11:38:13 AM EST
The pair I got last night is my fourth pair of Keen's that I've had.

My daily work shoes are steel-toed Keen's and are the most comfortable safety shoe I've ever worn.
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