User Review: Keen Men's Voyageur
Price Paid: ~ $100
I wanted to share my experience with the Keen Voyageurs. Previous to purchasing the Keens, i had consistently worn Merrill Moabs - about 5 pairs in about 4 years. I decided to try the Keens because i was experiencing a chronic case of Plantar fasciitis and believed that a change in shoes might be help relieve the pain.
The first pair of Keen Voyageurs were pretty comfortable for my slightly wider feet and provided some relief. As the plantar faciities subsided (another longer story), i really enjoyed the shoes and liked many of the features realtive to the Merrill Moabs but noticed that i needed another pair in May, less than 5 months after purchaing the first pair.
Although the lifetime of the outsoles is not very long, my biggest complaint with these shoes is the fact that the outsoles are delaminating. I purchased a second pair in May and these began to delaminate quickly but continued to wear them until October.
Because of the delamination and again outsole wear, i purchased a third pair hoping that the delamination was 'a one-off manufacturing gliche.' I just returned the third pair less than one month later because of delamination issues.
In contrast to the Merrill Moabs, this is 3 pairs of Keens in less than 1 year due to short outsole wear and delamination of the outsole.