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I bought this shoe on eBay for $40. I thought it was a good deal.
Anyhoo, the shoe has excellent support. The last trail running shoes I had were NB and I am much more impressed with the Keen Ochoco. It has much better support for the trail.
Some shoe companies add a little extra cushioning and aggressive tread to make a trail shoe, not the case with these Keens. They are a true supportive trail shoe. They are a little heavier than traditional running shoes, this is because they are much more rugged. I really like the toe rand as I tend to make my big toes suffer on the trail. I am 5'9" and weigh 175 and have normal arches.
I have not yet hiked with a pack, but I feel that they would handle up to 20-25 lbs sufficiently. After a run in these shoes my knees, ankles, etc. do not feel like they were running through rough trails. Excellent shoe. Many people say these shoes run small, but mine fit true to size.
Use: trail running, short dayhikes, rocky terrian
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $40
I like how the shoe felt on the foot when I first got it, and that never changed. It seemed a little heavy, but offers great support and comfort for rugged terrain. The only thing I had a problem with was the tread itself. It started to peel after only 12 miles, and I hadn't done anything crazy to them, just a few trails. As far as the waterproof thing went, it's great! Not a bad shoe overall.
Use: trail running
Break-in Period: 12 miles.......
Price Paid: $119
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