Ready for the snowy months, the Keen Anchorage winter boots offer stout construction, waterproof protection and warm insulation with go-everywhere style to keep you comfortable.
Waterproofed nubuck leather uppers offer lasting comfort, flexibility and style; patented rubber Toe Guards protect feet and uppers against bumps and abrasion
Dual elastic side gores and loops at front and back make for easy on and off
KEEN.DRY™ waterproof, breathable membranes keep feet dry while allowing perspiration to dissipate before it saturates the inside of the shoe
Polyester linings help wick moisture away from feet to keep them dry and comfortable
200g KEEN.WARM™ insulation uses a mix of bamboo charcoal and polyester fibers to ensure warmth and comfort in chilly conditions
Removable thermal footbeds feature a full-length heat shield to reduce thermal conductivity and help keep feet warm
Injection-molded EVA midsoles offer shock absorption and padding for all-day comfort
Thermoplastic urethane shanks supply stability and support on uneven terrain
Nonmarking dual-climate rubber outsoles on the Keen Anchorage winter boots have multidirectional 4mm lugs and supply ample traction in wintry conditions
Temperature ratings are approximate based on high activity levels and can be affected by many conditions, including weather, wearer's activity level, fitness, metabolism, perspiration, circulation, exposure time, clothing and cold sensitivity.
Rated4out of5bysargamitesfromEasy-on but Snug, Thin InsulationI ordered these boots to to keep my feet warm while standing around my telescope all night on cold nights, and for use after skiing, etc. I wanted something warm, comfortable, and easy to put on and take off. Here's how this Keen boot stacked up on these goals:
The photos in the ad made the light-colored insulation lining look fairly thick and plush, like an after ski boot; the first thing I noticed on receiving them was that the insulation in the sides of the boots is thin. The soles are very thick and do seem to have a lot of insulation. The insulation is advertised to be technically advanced, so perhaps a thin layer will be sufficient to provide warmth. I have not yet had a chance to wear them on a cold night and make a determination.
I almost always fit into size 10 or 10.5, so I ordered 10.5. The length is fine, and so is the fit with thin cotton athletic socks. With the thicker wool socks I'd hoped to wear with these, the fit is evenly snug, maybe a bit more snug than I'd like, but I suspect they will become a little looser with more wear. The toe box is relaively roomy. Wearing them around the house with the thick wool socks for several hours at a time, they have been reasonably comfortble.
The foot opening in each boot has elastic panels on both sides. There are also two generous pull loops on each boot, one on the heel and one on the front of the foot opening. These features make it very easy to bet my foot in and out. They slip on almost as easy as slippers, and far easier than any hiking boots I've ever had.
I am going to keep them.
Date published: 2013-01-22
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