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Re: Keen sandals

Postby AztecDave » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:20 pm

wore tevas forever then "discovered" keens about 5 yrs ago. i like them much better.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby Chimborazo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:20 pm

I've had a pair of Keen Hood River water shoes/boots for several years. I mostly wear them for wading while fishing, and have probably never walked more than a couple of miles on land with them per day, but I've been happy so far.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby gnaruki » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Definitely boat shoes. I would buy a pair if they came out with some with fly fishing style studs and felt. And I don't even fly fish.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby Chimborazo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:43 am

I might try these this summer for wet wading. I have waders and felt sole wading boots from Orvis for colder water and I love felt soles (no studs though). Just make sure you don't transport invasive species from one body of water to another. Oh, and make sure felt soles are legal in your state.

http://www.basspro.com/World-Wide-Sportsman-Felt-Sole-Flats-Boots-for-Men/product/10213717/132313

EDIT - You can try adding studs to sandals with soles like Keen's. Check this out - http://www.tenkaratalk.com/2011/06/wet-wading-with-sandals/

I know Orvis sells these, and I'm sure Simms does too. Just look around on the web...Orvis and Simms are a bit pricey.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby svizzerams » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:45 am

I've had Keen Newports for years - I like them a lot for walking around on streets in hot weather (I hate flip flops) or biking - but I don't like kayaking with them because they get full of sand and pebbles getting into and out of the boat or hiking if there is a lot of loose rock or dirt to contend with. I've switched to the five-finger vibrams for kayaking. For hiking I prefer a light boot or cross-trainer/trail shoe with a gaiter to keep the pebbles, twigs and thorns out.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby hog » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:35 am

These are great dessert wellies.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby flipflop » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:46 am

..and you even got coldharvest to model them

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Re: Keen sandals

Postby nowonmai » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:24 pm

Those are not desert wellies. They are sandals and are worn by people who wear sandals.

This is a desert welly to be worn by people who don't wear sandals. Image
They're third party safe too because it is scientifically proven that it is impossible to kick someone to death if you're wearing desert wellies. If you don't believe me, try it. Jesus did not wear sandals, he wore desert wellies. Fact.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby rickshaw92 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:37 pm

When you got dogs that look as good as mine you roll in flips.

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Re: Keen sandals

Postby AztecDave » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:04 am

rickshaw92 wrote:When you got dogs that look as good as mine you roll in flips.

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KSR specials, only 30b.


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Re: Keen sandals

Postby swordpoint9 » Sat May 19, 2012 3:06 pm

If I roll Sandles I only wear Berkenstocks . Had them since 86 !
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Sat May 19, 2012 4:53 pm

svizzerams wrote: I've switched to the five-finger vibrams for kayaking.


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It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Sat May 19, 2012 5:16 pm

To stop shoes / boots / sandals from smelling:

Put them in a bag and put said bag in the freezer for 48 hours.

That will kill all of the skank-producing micro organisms.

They go in a bag so that you don't end up with gnarly ice cubes.

I have worn shoes for several years and the freezer method works like a champ.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby shivers » Sat May 19, 2012 5:35 pm

Great tip, thank you. I will try it.
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Re: Keen sandals

Postby nowonmai » Sat May 19, 2012 7:05 pm

Detroit_Pierogi wrote:To stop shoes / boots / sandals from smelling:

Put them in a bag and put said bag in the freezer for 48 hours.

That will kill all of the skank-producing micro organisms.

They go in a bag so that you don't end up with gnarly ice cubes.

I have worn shoes for several years and the freezer method works like a champ.


Alternatively have a bath every so often.
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