(2012)

A tough-looking shoe in Keen’s unmistakable square-toed design. There’s plenty of padding in the uppers, which makes them very comfortable from the box, and the soft fabric is very forgiving – worth noting if you’ve got wide feet. These don’t feel as supportive as some, though, and unless you lace them really tight they have a tendency to be a little sloppy. They flex easily across the toes but with just enough stiffness in the midsole to provide support on rugged terrain. A decent rubber bumper protects the toes from knocks, and the sole grips better on rock than mud. With no waterproof lining, the mesh uppers feel very breathable.

Sizes: 2½–8½
Upper: Nubuck leather/breathable mesh (waterproof version available)
Sole: Non-marking rubber
Weight: 820g
Men’s version: Yes (Siskiyou)
Contact: 0800 2255 5336; www.keenfootwear.com

 

Review from Country Walking magazine, June 2012