Keen Summit County
I just bought them so I can't really talk about long…
Materials: leather and polyester
Use: Winter hikes, snowshoeing
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $195
I just bought them so I can't really talk about long term, but short term speaking, these boots are really warm and comfortable. I read reviews about how cold they get when you stop moving, a reminder, all boots get cold when you stop moving because they don't contain any heat source besides you. I started to get cold after 30 minutes of not moving in -10 temperature. I think it's really good, since when I started to walk again, they got really warm in a minute.
They are perfect for snowshoeing and I'll have to get used to walk around with them. Really good investment.
Here's what other sites are saying:
If you like to rediscover favorite hiking trails long before all the snow melts away, you'll appreciate the insulated warmth and support of these waterproof Men's Summit County Boots from Keen. Most winter boot and snow boot designs rely on uniform insulation throughout the footwear--open up these boots and you'll find the same layer of insulation from toe to collar. Keen's Summit County Boot features more insulation in the toe area than the rest of the upper, which makes sense for anyone who has ever suffered from cold toes in an insulated boot. Keen also added a unique Dual Climate rubber outsole to the Men's Summit County Boot for improved traction in varied climate conditions. In temperate conditions this outsole has a soft rubber surface that's ideal for gripping mud, gravel and rocks, but this compound stiffens and hardens as the temperature drops to freezing. This allows you to grip frosty soil and snow with better traction than the conventional rubber soles found on many light hiking boots. Note: Sizes run small, so Keen recommends going up a half-size when ordering.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Cold is a foreign term to Keen's Summit County winter boots; they come ready for frigid temps with lightweight Keen Warm insulation (packed extra heavy in the toes, where cold hits first), a thermal heat shield footbed that deflects cold, and a Dual Climate rubber outsole that hardens in cold weather to provide better grip. Available Colors: BROWN/RUST, WALNUT/INCA GOLD, DARK SHADOW/YELLOW. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version