Worker standing on wind turbine above wheatfields
Worker standing on wind turbine above wheatfields

Camden Work Boots: Heavy-duty Without the Heavy

If you work in heavy industry, you need heavy-duty work boots that can handle the hazards of the most extreme jobsites. What you definitely don’t need, though, are boots that feel like cinder blocks on your feet.   

The Camden is KEEN Utility’s heaviest-duty work boot, designed for the dirtiest and most difficult jobs. We’re talking mineral extraction, road construction, excavation, and more. Jobs where you need a sure grip, armor-like protection, and an all-around good fit that lasts the entire shift. 

But as tough and hard-wearing as the Camden is, it’s lighter than it looks. How’d we make that happen? By stripping away excess weight wherever possible. This cuts down on the total ounces without compromising on safety or performance, resulting in a super heavy-duty work boot that feels surprisingly light on your feet.

Worker Climbing up the inside of a wind turbine

The KEEN Utility Fit   

A word or two about the KEEN Utility fit: 

KEEN Utility boots have a wide forefoot area that allows your toes the room to flex and move around naturally inside your boots. They’re designed to be asymmetrical, so the toe shape matches your left and right foot respectively. Around the heel, the fit is snug and secure. This gives you a solid foothold when you’re working on rocky, rutty, or otherwise uneven ground. 

All in all, the KEEN Utility fit optimizes toe protection and stability and ensures lasting comfort when you’re on your feet and moving all day.

Person walking in Camden work boot on wet concrete

The Nitty-Gritty

Camden extreme-duty work boots are in their element on rough, unforgiving surfaces or terrain, around hazardous materials, or when you’re working on or around heavy machinery. They meet the highest standards of jobsite protection and do their part to keep your feet as comfortable as possible from clock-in to quittin’ time. 

Here’s a rundown of the Camden’s design features: 

KEEN Luftcell: Injected with nearly 100,000 air bubbles per cubic centimeter, the polyurethane midsole provides durability and underfoot cushioning with less overall weight.

KEEN.DRY: Our KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane helps vent hot, sweaty vapor without letting in liquids, either from rain or standing water.

Carbon-Fiber Safety Toes: Carbon-fiber safety toes provide non-metallic jobsite protection that’s 15% lighter than steel safety toes. Their L/R asymmetrical design ensures a comfortable, natural fit. 

360-Degree Goodyear Welt Construction: The standard for long-lasting wear, the Goodyear welted sole provides stability, twist resistance, and all-around-great durability. This design technique allows boots to gradually conform to the shape of your foot, resulting in more comfort over time. And it means the boots can be resoled. 

90-Degree Heel: The notched heel provides secure footing and stability while you’re doing work on ladders, poles, and other structures where you can’t afford to let your foot slip.

Barnyard-Resistant Leather: The toughest of the tough, KEEN Utility’s Barnyard-Resistant leather can handle all the rock, mud, metal, and wood you throw at it. Plus, it’s designed to resist the damaging effects of common industrial chemicals like oleic acid, urea, sodium chloride, and ammonium hydroxide.

Electrical Hazard (EH) Rating: The Electrical Hazard (EH)-rated outsole provides a secondary source of protection when accidental contact is made with live electrical circuits. Rating 18kV.

Man climbing ladder in Camden work boots with 90 degree heel

 Jobsite Armor That Doesn’t Weigh You Down

The Camden is also equipped with armor-like heel-and-toe guards to protect against impacts from materials or machinery. If you spend your days on jobsites covered in muddy ruts, jagged rocks, and sharp metal, you’ll appreciate the extra protection the Camden is able to provide without saddling you with a bunch of extra weight. 

The Boots

The Camden comes in a couple different heights, and some have additional features that up the level of comfort and/or protection. Choose from boots with either a 6” collar height or an 8” collar height. The 8” boot not only provides a little extra height, but it also ups the ankle support and does the job when you’re working on uneven surfaces.

Working in the cold? Go with the Camden 8” insulated work boots. These are packed with 600g of KEEN.WARM synthetic insulation to keep your feet nice and toasty in bone-chilling conditions. 

If you want even more protection (or if your job requires it), there’s the Camden 6” work boots with an internal metatarsal guard. This ASTM/CSA-Certified guard is flexible and lightweight but hardens and protects upon direct impact from dropped objects. It’s more peace of mind in a sometimes unpredictable work environment.  

Extreme working conditions call for extreme-duty footwear. Period. With its rugged capability and lighter-than-expected weight, KEEN Utility’s Camden work boot holds its own on the toughest jobsites and in all types of weather while at the same time providing the best possible fit for a long day on your feet. 

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