Keen Red Rock Low Hiking Shoe
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THE SELL: Premium all-weather performance at a discount. THE TEST: For a low-top, the Keen still drives like an SUV—wide, stable, and with reliable protection (a nubuck-and-fabric upper and a rubber toe bumper that could punt a bowling ball). The waterproof liner kept slop at bay, and the shark-tooth-shaped lugs bit nicely on a few mossy log crossings. Nitpick: several complained about bothersome midfoot pressure points. THE VERDICT: A versatile and durable hiker that excels on rugged, wet trails. Check fit carefully. 16 oz.