User Review: Keen Men's Pyrenees
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Too much!
Great boot. Really comfortable and the leather is soft, so there is almost no break-in time required.
- Super comfortable
- Almost no break-in
- Wide fit
- Poor breathability
- Questionable quality
Got these boots because my friend had a pair of Targhee II's and loved them. I looked at the Targhees and decided I wanted a full leather boot with more support.
Right from the moment I put them on, to a year later, these boots have been amazingly comfortable. I didn't really need a break-in but the tongue was a bit stiff to start with.
I am aware that the Keen Dry membrane works well in the Targhee boots. It definitely keeps the water out and I have good word that it breathes about as we'll as Goretex. With a full leather boot, the story is different. My feet were feeling fairly sweaty after a full days hiking (Not as bad as my old Columbus though). Granted, these boots have seen all conditions and nothing ever got in. No water, no mud, no dirt, sand dust or anything. Very pleased in that regard.
The sole (and overall fit) is wide. Which is great. Traction was OK on all surfaces, but soon the tread was thinning and grip was falling. After just 1 year of use the tread is about half of what it was new. The D rings are a bit iffy so I have always been carefull with them.
Overall this is a solid boot that really can do anything. Very pleased with these boots. Highly recommended.