This is a very tough and durable boot. I work in a harsh environment (industrial), and this boot really stands up to the challenge. the black material is sort of a cordura type material, and that is overlaid by a solid toe cap. I would not hesitate to buy this boot again, especially for the price I found on Amazon Warehouse.
These boots were a disappointment for me. I really wanted to love them because they are well made and very rugged. Unfortunately I can't wear them because they give me very bad blisters right behind my big toe on both feet. I wore them for several weeks hoping that they just needed to be broke in, but there was no improvement. The fit is a bit narrow also. The size 11D fit me snug, but not tight. There is not enough room to add a gel or memory foam insole. I might try taking out the insole that it comes with and replacing it with something else.
Size Name: 15 2E USColor Name: Slate BlackVerified Purchase
Pinch at point where black material meets leather. Been wearing for a few days seems to be getting better slowly. In all honesty I've noticed that Keen boot quality has wained as of late. I purchased a pair of keen steel toe boots 4 years ago and found I still wear them regularly and they show little signs of wear. The leather on these new boots feels like a cheap synthetic leather. Time will tell.