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Keen Hood River Boot

Is it a sandal, a shoe, or a boot? Or maybe all of the above? You decide.
  • The Keen Hood River Boot is the perfect footwear for the seasoned paddler or fisherman who finds themselves in toe-banging rocky situations, and does well as a normal duty trail shoe for long portages and side canyon hikes.
  • Five drain holes on the bottom of each shoe--and several along the perimeter of the uppe--let water escape quickly, so I wasn't walking around in water buckets on land!
  • The Velcro strap gave my ankle some support and the above ankle cuff kept mud and pebbles out, but I was a little worried about ripping the reflective pulls on the front and back. These loops see a lot of stress, and I wish they were double stitched.
  • If you've ever paddled in an estuary, you know that toe protection is a big deal with razor sharp oyster beds around. The rubber toe bumper and thick abrasion patches provide plenty of protection all the way around the shoe.
  • While fishing the Little River, the low profile rubber sole (see photo 2 or the final photo) held onto slick, wet surfaces, and performed well on the algae-covered stones.
  • In the normal muddy situations that come with canoeing, the Hood River did not get caked with mud pies on the sole, making for stumble-free, comfortable portages without having to change into different footwear.
  • <b>The Specs</b><Br> $95<br> 1lb. 12 oz. (men's 10 size on BP scales)<br> Available sizes: M 7-17, W 5-12 <br> Website: www.keenfootwear.com
The Keen Hood River Boot is the perfect footwear for the seasoned paddler or fisherman who finds themselves in toe-banging rocky situations, and does well as a normal duty trail shoe for long portages and side canyon hikes.
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The Keen Hood River Boot is the perfect footwear for the seasoned paddler or fisherman who finds themselves in toe-banging rocky situations, and does well as a normal duty trail shoe for long portages and side canyon hikes.

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You know, I am sure those river boots may be very practical and I am all about function over form, but man those things are freakin' ugly!
— Eric Nelson

Try to 5.10 Canyoneering Shoes. You can walk on walls with these shoes! They are sturdy and the most awesome water shoes I've ever owned!
— LeNore

The drain holes on the bottom lost me. Too bad too, I like the "collar" around the ankle to keep junk out. But I need a full bottom, to ... keep junk out of there too!
— MicroGuy


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