Tough-looking shoes in the traditional Keen square-toed design. They’re not as voluminous as they look, though, and will suit a variety of foot shapes. Lots of padding makes them feel comfortable and very secure, but also very hot, and lots of waterproof leather in the uppers means they’re not particularly light or breathable either. But they’re well-made and certainly very tough; so they’ll take a beasting on the trail before any real signs of wear appears. They’ve got a waterproof lining to keep out water, and plenty of stiffness in the midsole for support on rough terrain. The sole is very grippy and there’s plenty of shock absorption for a spring in your step. Pronounced rubber bumpers at the toe and heel protect from knocks.
Sole: Keen non-marking rubber
Waterproof/breathable lining: Keen Dry
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 00800 22555336; www.keenfootwear.com