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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Recommend this boot.
on January 29, 2013
This is my third pair of this boot. I really like this boot. Fits very well around my foot. It's stable around my ankle. The toe protection is outstanding for light duty dirt kicking, but not steel toe. The waterproof is somewhat true, my foot doesn't get wet, but after walking in a few puddles of water or wet lawns I do feel an increase of moisture (not water) around my foot, which is awkward.
I didn't have any issues with the first pair, and I was very happy to be able to purchase my second pair. The second pair was great at first, and I would give the boot 5 stars if it weren't for one issue.
1. Some of the treads on the bottom of the boot come dislodged, but they don't completely fall off. They dangled on pair number two within a relatively short time after purchasing, I could have returned them, but this issue didn't affect my ability to use the boot, so it wasn't worth my time.
The third pair (currently for this review) is holding up well. However I noticed the strap that you use to pull your boot on at the back of the shoe with the reflection material, is stitched opposite from the other shoe, which is maybe why this shoe cost less at the time I purchased.
When you build a product you should try and perfect it and I believe Keen was on their way to perfecting this shoe, which is why I purchased my second pair. The quality control is not there and if they can figure that part out, then this would be a 5 star boot, I thought they would have improved their quality control with pair number 3. Again these are all minor issues. My biggest concerns are fit and how well these shoes hold up to 10 hour days, they do well and last several months.