THE GREAT OUTDOORS...
"NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST"
I have been a fan of KEEN Footwear for years. For my foot, there isn't anything even close to the fit and comfort. A nice wide toe and with the perfectly shaped insoles sets KEEN apart. So, when I wanted to get some boots that would hold up to things like dirt, mud, water, snow, grease and grim from working on the Jeep, all of my DIY projects at home, hitting the trails, hiking in all weather, AND and occasional night out in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt the choice was easy...KEEN!
The Rainer Mid WP is the perfect boot for all occasions. Designed with work in mind, the full leather uppers are 100% water proof, the soles exceed the standard for non-slip, the soles were design to cradle your foot in a way that helps prevent fatigue when your on your feet all day, and last but certainly not least, the toes of the boots are crush resistant. I know, I know, who the heck knew this much design was boot into a boot? It's actually pretty interesting stuff if you get into it and it makes for the perfect versatile boot for working and playing hard.
Ok, before I get all the hate emails from hardcore hikers, let me say this. These boots are no joke. They are serious protection, and Keen takes building all of those features into them very serious as well. That said...I probably wouldn't be hiking 20 mile trails in them, they are a bit heavy for that. (Keen does however make some nice hikers specifically for that occasion as well). Don't get me wrong, for the folks that put a few good miles in at a time, they are great!
Check out the specs:
- 100% Non-metallic construction
- Compression molded EVA midsole
- KEEN.DRY ™ waterproof breathable membrane
- Left and right asymmetrical composite toe
- Meets or exceeds ASTM F1677-96 Mark II non-slip testing standards
- Meets or exceeds ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH standards
- Oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole
- Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
-TPU stability shank
-Waterproof leather upper
-Weight: 28.1 oz. per boot
I absolutely love these boots! The designers at Keen sure know how to win fans...and customers. Don't get me wrong, there are some great companies making great footwear out there, but I know that a Keen is always the first place I shop.
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