User Review: Keen Men's Oregon PCT
Price Paid: $160
I bought these boots to use for backpacking only. After searching high and low for affordable comfort and support I chose the Oregons. The fit is great for my feet, I love the wide toebox. Lacing was nice, once dialed into your comfort spot they hold tight. Virtually no break-in needed they were great right out of the box.
I've seen complaints about their waterproofness so I gave them a good treatment with Nikwax before subjecting them to any water, seems to have worked. Spent a couple miles hiking in heavy rain and wet muddy trails with no problems.
Overall a very comfortable boot that gives good support and traction. So why only 2 stars? One word DURABILITY.
After only a few more than 100 miles the soles are chipping and chunking apart. One full lug came off during my last trip. Everywhere on the sole is chipping out, even on the upper sides of the sole it's just wearing away. I do most of my hiking in the desert, typically very rocky and hard on boots. But that's usually on the uppers and toe area of the boots. I've never had soles chunk out like these before, not even on cheapo boots.
If you're looking for a comfortable supportive boot to use only on well maintained smooth trails these would probably work for you. But if you're wanting a backpacking boot for tougher trails then keep looking cause these ain't them!
Thanks to Altrec's excellent return policy I'm returning these for a full refund.
No I would not recommend these boots!