User Review: Keen Men's Oregon PCT
Materials: waterproof leather uppers
Use: dayhikes, 3-5 miles.
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. each
Price Paid: $160
I was looking for something in between trailwalking shoes and serious climbing boots, and the Keen Oregon PCT looked like what I wanted. I was also looking for a fall-winter-spring walking/hiking boot, waterproof, and suitable for walking in light snow.
I normally wear a 10E shoe, and the PCTs with their slightly wide footbed fit me perfectly in the 10D size. I will be removing the sole inserts and adding in the green SuperFeet I have used in other shoes and boots. I love the laces; they stay securely tied no matter what. Also great stiffness around the heel and achilles area, where I tend to step over cheaper shoes and boots.
These boots are extremely comfortable and need no real break in. When I first slipped them on, I planned on just walking around the block to try them out, and ended up going 3-4 miles without a problem.
I wear light SmartWool socks when I walk with these. I'm on pavement, gravel roads, easy trails, rocky/gravely areas, and sometimes just in the woods on a rut lane or trail. This is the one pair of boots that will work for me from September through May here in northern Michigan.