Keen Boots

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Keen Boots

Postby kevinc54 » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 7:40 am

So back in 2015 i purchased these Keen boots (see pic)
Love love love these boots.
Tried to find another pair, seems they don't have this anymore. Bugger!
Could anyone identify which model these boots in the pic are?
Or should i just lash out on the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX that keeps popping up as 'best boot' in a search?
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby Strider » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 7:58 am

Keen Gypsum is the model you have and are available from Wild Earth.

https://www.wildearth.com.au/buy/keen-g ... rk/1002246

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Re: Keen Boots

Postby kevinc54 » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:09 am

Thankyou strider. They don't have my size (US 12, EU46).
but now i know what to search for.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby warnabrother » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:43 am

Keen have a clearance store in DFO Moorabbin in Melbourne..

They may have them still..
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby johnrs » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 8:59 am

Kevin
I got mine resoled,
Vibram rubber is a little less slippery
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby cajun » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:14 am

I also love these boots, and fortunately can find them in Sydney quit readily (Padddy Palin, Trek and Travel). I think they both have websites...

John,

Where did you get them resoled with Vibram? I have failed miserably in that quest, and I would love to get my current pair resoled as that is all that is wrong with them.

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Re: Keen Boots

Postby kevinc54 » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks for the replies everyone.
I ended up getting a pair of Keen 'Oakridge' from my local camping store. (see pic)
They sort of feel similar...but.... there is a harsh seam at ankle height that does not have the same padding as the original 'Gypsum'.
It's a rural area so they only have a limited range in stock, they showed me another pair of Keen, they were worse.

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Re: Keen Boots

Postby kevinc54 » Thu 23 Nov, 2017 11:47 am

well, i did not want to die wondering, so i ordered a pair of the highly ranked salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX from a business i had never heard of before
called 'The next pair' . Crikey! talk about fast, sydney to rural queensland in 24 hours.
The boots are seriously heavy duty and comfortable.

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Re: Keen Boots

Postby cajun » Thu 23 Nov, 2017 12:39 pm

It will be interesting to hear how you go with them. I found the Salomon and Scarpa fit too narrow, which is why Iended up with the Keens.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby kevinc54 » Thu 23 Nov, 2017 1:14 pm

Yes the original keen Gypsum have a nice wide fit, the salomon are narrower but not too bad.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby puredingo » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 8:34 pm

I got a pair of the oakridge too. Put them on in the shop and loved the space and feel and weight of the boot. Unfortunately my picky feet never took to them, I think maybe not enough arch support for extremely flat feet.?
Anyway I still use them for back up, short day trips.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby AndrewF » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 7:23 am

I have the Keen Gypsum mids as well and I absolutely love them. I'll have to go and grab another pair from South Wharf before they are all gone as I don't know if I could cope going through trying to find comfortable hiking shoes again. They really are very good. Interested to hear how your new ones go.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby Neo » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 6:21 pm

The model Koven are pretty much the same as the Gypsum except synthetic. I've worn both as an outdoor work shoe. Also available from Anaconda who have fairly predictable rolling sales.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby wallwombat » Sat 09 Dec, 2017 6:34 am

I wear Keen Targhee 2 shoes but they come as boots too. They are hands-down the most comfortable shoes I have owned. I'll definitely but another pair. I don't think they would suit a narrow foot though.
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Re: Keen Boots

Postby dagsands » Sun 10 Dec, 2017 9:46 am

wallwombat wrote:I wear Keen Targhee 2 shoes but they come as boots too. They are hands-down the most comfortable shoes I have owned. I'll definitely but another pair. I don't think they would suit a narrow foot though.


I wear keen targhee mid (mid height boot - as I find a full boot uncomfortable for up/downhill gradients) . Waterproof (can vouch for this after a full day of torrential driving rain going over the pass on the Routeburn and when my boots came off in the hut my socks were dry) , comfortable straight out of the box, best boot I've ever owned. I looked everywhere and only outlet I could find in Aus was Mountain Designs.
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