User Review: Keen Men's Oregon PCT
Price Paid: $250AUD
Overall not a bad boot. They have been very comfy and supportive, with a nice roomy toe box that I thought would have been an issue with feet sliding around, however the nice hold and fit on the ankle means that you don't drive your toes into the ends of the boots when descending downhill.
I have walked big distances in these boots and they have been very comfy. The laces and lacing design makes it very hard to get a good tight fit over the toes and arch of the foot but for some reason this doesn't seem to be a problem.
The downside on these boots have been their waterproofness. I'm surprised others have been happy with the waterproofness of these boots. Right from early days of owning these boots I have got wet feet, and not due to sweating. I'll have wet feet within minutes of walking through wet grass, very disappointing.
Luckily they seem to be warm enough, but the Keen Dry is a joke. I've never had Goretex boots to know if they are any different, but the waterproof advertising of these boots seems misleading to me. "Keen Dry - Guaranteed waterproof" is written all over the inside of the boot, yet it's far from that.
I'm not expecting to walk through creeks but I've done a lot of walking on farmland in wet grass conduction surveys and they just don't stay dry.
But as I've said, they are comfy and nice and supportive. Make your choice.