“They’re light, comfortable, robust & waterproof”-Trail Magazine’s guide to the KEEN Gypsum Mid Walking Boot:
Pick up a pair of your own Gypsum Mids on keenfootwear.com here.
There are plenty of factors that go into buying a new pair of boots. For Seattle Backpackers Magazine’s Michael Falco, it came down to five criteria: sizing, comfort, traction, versatility, and eco-friendliness. In the end, he settled on the KEEN Targhee II Mids. Let’s take a look at what went into this decision. (more…)
Buying a new pair of shoes and using them for years seems impossible for every hiker. The shoes you’re currently wearing are completely worn out, but they’re so comfortable you don’t want to replace them. But then the hole near the little toe becomes big enough for water to come through. Family and friends begin to worry and wonder if you really don’t need new shoes. Sounds familiar? Ok, then it’s time for a new pair of shoes.
And then we met KEEN…
It’s not just about where you’re going, but how you get there. With the Ambler, featuring a semi-sticky active-traction rubber sole and moisture-wicking textile lining, you’ll get there in ease whether it’s steep single-track trails, a pile of boulders or while dodging cacti.
Snowshoe Magazine recently tested a pair of the Amblers and had the following to say:
The Amblers are simply awesome walking shoes, no matter the terrain. I’ve taken them from the Bruce Trail to rail trails to the concrete canyon and jungle of downtown Toronto without even a hint of a problem. That’s impressive to find a shoe that adapts that well to such diverse conditions.
They’re extremely light as well, always a plus, and do well in wet conditions, although I wouldn’t call them a true amphibious shoe in the genre of the KEEN Cimmaron set I also own.
I truly think that, depending on your needs, you just can’t go wrong with these shoes. Now get out there and give me five – miles, that is.
Pick up a pair for yourself here.