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Ran a Race with it right out of the box!,
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This review is from: KEEN Women's Whisper Sandal (Apparel)I was training for a Mud Run and as the date of the race got closer, I was getting emails about what to bring, what to wear, how the race will be, etc. There were a lot of testimonials about giving up their shoes, feeling squishy in the mud, and being weighed down. My race was on a Saturday. I ordered the shoes on a Tuesday. It was delivered by Thursday (with 2-day Prime Shipping). Thank goodness it came in so fast because running in these shoes was perfect! As soon as I got them, I only ran for a minute inside the house. It really didn't need to be broken in.
The race was through many high hills and steep drops in the woods and the traction was just what I needed. The shoe was light weight, even when covered with mud. And when others were trying their best to go around the streams and lakes, I just walked right through it. It actually helped b/c the water constantly cleaned the shoes. Then on the final course where we literally had to crawl through mud, everyone's foot kept getting stuck; it was torture. But one guy yelled out, "Take off your shoes, and just walk bare feet". Everyone couldn't even take off their shoes. But me wearing KEEN sandals, I was able to just adjust and slip them right off. Walked off the course just delighted that my shoes made this race just a bit easier.
Machine washable? YES! I didn't put them in the dryer; I laid them in my hallway at home. Surprisingly it was completely dry over night (as compared to normal shoes when wet, they take days to dry). This was a perfect investment. My mother tried it on and now wants one, and my dad is starting to wear out his sandals so I think I'll get him one of these too.
Can't wait to see how they do when white water rafting and hiking through Grand Canyon.