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More comfortable than I thought possible
on July 26, 2012
I have never owned a pair of workbooks in my life before this pair. I'm an older, retired administrator now persuing my lifelong passion of photography. I've been hired to do photography on a large construction site, and the safety people insist that I wear steel-toed work boots--no exceptions! I didn't need another pair of boots, but reluctantly I visited my favorite shoe store. They recommended these Keens because of their comfort and looks. I bought them there ( same price as Amazon) and wore them full-time for the next three days.
I'm used to wearing comfortable and relatively expensive walking shoes and hiking boots (Merrill and Ecco). Like many seniors, its gotten more difficult to find really comfortble shoes as I've gotten older.
Without a doubt, these Keens are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. They seem slightly narrower in the heel area to hold onto your foot, and wider and roomier in the front half of the shoe for more comfort and air circulation. They breath well even thought they are waterproof. And the foam cushioning is superior to anything I've experienced. Even after a day walking around on concrete, my feet aren't too fatigued (the rest of me is, however.)
Imagine my surprise when I realized that boots I was forced to buy and never would have even looked at voluntarily are now my "new best favorites."
This experience may not be relevant to those doing really hard work in these boots, but for me, they've been a Godsend.