Keen Redmond – Hiking Shoe: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Keen Redmond – Hiking Shoe: Reviews

   Photo: Shana Novak

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Somewhere in your closet, there's a pair of shoes you reach for more than any other, be it for hiking, knocking around town, or traveling. In this year's test, that shoe was the Redmond. It's easy to achieve a perfect fit, thanks to the asymmetrical laces and a piece of webbing that locks down your heel, and wide-footed testers especially liked the Redmond's fat (and stub-proof) toe box. There's enough support here for schlepping a good-size pack, and the sturdy construction will serve you well in the long run; after a month of hammering over trail and tarmac, the Redmonds still looked fresh. The suede-and-nubuck-leather uppers aren't quite as breathable as mesh shoes, but that's a minor quibble. 14 oz;

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