Keen Liberty Ridge Boots Review
A number of times over the last year we have tried and tested Keens footwear and we still wear them with regularity now. These are not some try them and leave them on a plinth type affair but rather essential bits of kit you don’t leave home without. The Liberty Ridge hiking boot is KEEN’s tough, supportive high-performance leather boot for long trips on gnarly trails. This is how they describe the boot and it is apt in all honesty and a fitting description. They have a nice light weight feel but when you wear them they give you the feel that you could treat them with utter contempt and they will still look great at the end of your hike.
The boots have a shock absorbing direct-attach PU midsole delivers lasting comfort, and a full-length shank adds stability which when your legs start to tire after miles in the mountains you will appreciate this no doubt. The waterproof upper and KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane combine to keep your feet dry, which lets face it is always a must in any boot these Liberty Ridge do it so well. I have used various forms of walking boots over the years but in all fairness Leather Boots never really let you down on the waterproof front as long as you take time for aftercare. Designed to handle any trail surface, if you rack up serious backcountry mileage with a full pack, this is your boot. American Built with materials from around the world ready for the trails of Europe.
Tough and supportive high-performance leather boot for long trips on gnarly trails…
The Liberty Ridge Boot has an integrated heel cushion as the rear of the boot that will take some of the strain when your carrying a full pack on the trails for a day.
The Liberty Ridge boot has a waterproof upper utilising KEEN.DRY waterproof system and a breathable membrane combine to keep your feet dry, vital component of any good boot when hiking.
The boot has a full length stability shank to make sure your balanced and kept upright when walking on uneven or slippery ground.
The dual compound rubber outsole is tough enough to withstand a beating on rocky trails either in the mountains or gnarly forest trails.
Another winning product from Keen and another affordable item of kit that is accessible for one and all if your leisure time is taken up by pounding the trails.
For more detail please visit the Keens website for further information:
– Direct attach PU midsole KEEN.DRY METATOMICAL FOOTBED DESIGN
– Dual compound rubber outsole
– Full length stability shank
– Integrated PU heel cushion
– KEEN.DRY ® waterproof breathable membrane
– Metal speed hook and eyelet lacing system
– Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
– Waterproof full-grain leather upper
– We do not recommend the use of aftermarket insoles or orthopaedics due to the integrated heel cushion
A proprietary waterproof, breathable membrane that lets vapor out without letting water in.
This internal support mechanism is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot.
– Direct attach PU midsole
METATOMICAL FOOTBED DESIGN
We have been using and abusing these boots over the last month or so and thus far have been very impressed with the build and fit of these boots and haven’t yet come up with a snag list. Obviously for technical climbing or in heavy snow where crampons become the must then these boots wouldn’t be my first choice. For low and high trails in the mountains or forests for probably 3-4 seasons a year and conditions permitting I would certainly go for these boots without any hesitation at all. I would happily advise you to go and check these boots out for yourself..
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