Lots of padding makes the Genoa feel very comfortable initially but the fit is very narrow. They have a unique round-toed design which can make them feel rather clumsy, and although the all-leather uppers look great, they are quite warm. Lacing system is rather fiddly and doesn’t do a very good job of holding foot securely. Stiff midsole makes them a good choice for uneven terrain and the waterproof lining comes with a two-year guarantee.
Sizes: UK 4-8 including half-sizes
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight per pair: 800g
Men’s version: No
Contact: 01572 772500; www.keeneurope.eu
First published in Country Walking magazine June 2009