KEEN Inc Ridgeline Men's
For less than $150 bucks you get a whole lot of boot.
Brand: KEEN Inc
Model: Ridgeline Men's
You get a wealth of protection for the weight and price with this boot. For just a few more ounces and dollars than the Lafuma, the Pyrenees offers ankle protection and a waterproof/breathable liner. “I normally backpack in trail runners,” said one ranger after a three-day, off-trail circuit of the Cheops Plateau. “But the extra weight of this boot is negligible, and the added protection and stability are welcome.”
The 1.8-mm-thick nubuck upper is tough (yet supple, so break-in is quick) and a rubber toe cap protects against rock gouging. The snug-fitting, padded collar provides good ankle support, but it’s relatively low, so wear gaiters to keep out trail debris.
The sole’s low-profile, diamond-shaped lugs gripped gluelike on the canyon’s Esplanade slickrock, but proved a bit slippery on slushy winter trails. “The toe box is roomy,” says one tester with a high-volume foot, “and I love the way the contoured, leather-lined footbed conformed to the shape of my heel, arch, and metatarsals. It felt custom-fit.” Underfoot support is best for moderate loads.Featuring everything you need in a rugged trailrunner, this shoe is lightweight and durable. The forefoot cushioning system with drop in EVA and the S3 heel support structure have you covered. The multi-directional lug outsole grips uneven terrain, boosting your off-roading confidence.
– Asymetrical Flex Lace System
– Forefoot cushioning system (drop in EVA)
– Forefoot Y-flex g
– Multi-directional 3mm lug outsole
– Patented toe protection
– Removable metatomical tri-density footbed
– S3 Heel support structure
– Soft flex TPU stone bruising plate