User Review: Keen Men's Pyrenees
Price Paid: $112
These boots are quite sturdy. The leather is pretty good quality and I like that the lacing hardware, D-rings and lace hooks, is metal. I am quite hard on my boots and have had issues with plastic lace hooks cracking or breaking, so the metal is a huge plus. I have also had issues in the past with seams splitting and the upper part of the boot tearing. I went with these because they are leather, thus so far eliminating that problem.
They are VERY comfortable boots with little or no break in time needed. I wore these out on a short hike through the woods and they felt fine right out of the box. By day two the leather had softened up a bit and they were quite a bit more flexible. I have never had a pair of boots this comfortable. Once they are completely broken in, and the leather footbed forms to your foot, it feels like walking on air.
I also like the style of the boot. The look is more non-traditional, something a little unique.
Note: Make sure you lace these up correctly the first time you wear them. The laces do make light grooves in the leather tongue, so the way you lace them up the first time is the way you will have to lace them up every time.
The pros and cons of these boots are as follows:
-High quality product, have not had issues with seams splitting, cracking, tearing, or any issues with the lacing hardware.
-Easy to clean, if they get dirty, all it takes is a stiff brush to get any big chunks off and a damp rag and they are good as new.
-Extremely comfortable, there was really no break in time, but by day two I couldn't have asked for a more comfortable boot.
-Waterproof, during my first excursion through the woods, I did cross a stream and my feet stayed dry.
-The metal lacing hardwear, D-rings and lace hooks, is quite solid.
-Living in Minnesota, I can say these are not the best boots for snow. The traction on snow and ice is less than ideal
-The sole seems extremely soft, and I could see it wearing down very fast.
I would purchase this model again because they are made of durable leather and are quite comfortable. I have other boots to wear in the snow, it just won't be these. Aside from that, I would definitely recommend them.