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Great uppers, soles lasted 2 months
on May 1, 2011
I was very excited when I purchased these boots. I had been looking high and low for a comfortable, stylish, and simple pair of full grain leather knee high boots. They work very well with casual and going out looks, including both pants and skirts. When I am not wearing them, I kept them zipped up and upright in order to preserve the natural shaping from the uppers, which are great. They broke in very well and keep their shape. However, after only a couple of months of wear (and not wearing every day), the soles cracked. My wonderful $150 boots are useless. The soles are cracked straight across, which will only get worse with more wear. I do not bend my soles in weird, contorted positions, nor do I stuff my boots into a bag, or any other thing that might have forced the toes to bend too far and cause the soles to crack. I am still waiting to hear back from Keen on this matter. Hopefully, they will give me my money back, as if this happened so quickly the first time, I am not sure I'd want another pair. The soles are glued on, so they are not replaceable. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend these boots, as much as I'd like to. Save your money.