I have been wearing Keens on a daily basis for about six years now and these are some of the finest yet. I recently did a trip to Zion Canyon in my low tops and they worked perfectly. We were climbing and carrying VERY heavy packs. My Ventures were a solid surprise. The new outsole is easily my favorite yet- aggressive, easy cleaning and durable. It snowed like crazy on the trip and although my nose was wet, my feet were dry.