The soles of my old Keen boots had finally worn out. Pieces of the rubber around the rear of the heal were completely gone. And the step was nearly worn smooth. I bought these boots at Outdoor 76 in Franklin NC when first planning my AT hike. At the time, they were the most expensive boots that I had ever purchased.
For some reason I never used these boots on my 525 miles on the AT. After our return from the trail, they became my main boot. Being waterproof, they were spared the constant soakings that the Merrells received.
I do not just wear my Keens for hiking. They are my everyday shoes. That led to their replacement last December. When we told Sandy’s Mom that we were getting married, she quickly asked “How formal will it be?”
My reply? “I’m going to polish my old hiking boots.”
After careful examination, I discovered the boots were too far gone for polish to do them any good. It took me a little research, but I caught a sale at one of our nearby stores. I was now the proud owner of a new pair of Keen Targhee II hiking boots.
And they looked great in the wedding photos!
See the specs for Keen Targhee II hiking boots at Amazon.com