Keen Alki Lace Shoes, Hiking Protection

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Style Description: Keen Alki Lace are strong and rugged shoes which give an excellent professional look for office use. They can be used with the jeans or professional outfit. They are designed to ensure great comfort with each step all day long. KEEN shoes always have comfort and durability as a key feature and this tradition is kept alive in these shoes as well. The upper is made from the full grained leather. The upper has the laces on the top to ensure personalized and secure fitting. This style also features KEENĀ® Patented Toe Protection in which the front the outsole of the shoe wraps on the front on the toe to ensure protection. The collar and the tongue both are cushioned lightly to enhance the comfort. The lining is made from the leather which is super soft and it adds the comfort. The footbed can be removed and it is made from the EVA which is lightweight and it absorbs the shock to enhance the comfort. The footbed also provides excellent arch support for smooth ride. The midsole is made from the EVA which is molded with compression. It also helps for the comfort. The outsole is made from the rubber which is non-marking and it provides traction for smoother ride. It weighs 15 ounces as per size 9. Colors: Shitake, Oak and Black.

 
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Alki Lace Shoes, Hiking Protection, 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings


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  1. Andy says:
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    Heavenly footbed – This is the only shoe I have ever bought twice in a row. My first pair I wore constantly in wet or dry weather. After 3 years and lots of dirt, mud, and miles of walking I bought a second pair because I liked them so much. The first pair never really wore out they just got so dirty I now use them for my gardening shoes. Even though this is my second pair of the same style, every time I slip my feet into these I am always amazed at how comfortable and soft the footbed is!

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  2. Felix says:
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    I was looking for an “everyday” shoe that was slightly dressier than an athletic shoe, but still very comfortable, durable, and able to handle a variety of indoor and outdoor conditions. I think I found it in the Alki! Since there are several similar-looking shoes in Keen’s lineup, I’ll start with what I believe distinguishes this shoe from other Keens. It is all leather, including the lining. This means it’s somewhat less breathable than shoes with mesh panels or synthetic linings, but it should last longer/be more durable as a result. Its outsole has moderate traction – more textured/grippy than the smooth indoor-only types, but smoother than a full-lug hiking boot. I find it gives adequate traction on packed snow and grass/dirt, while still being comfortable and stable on indoor floors. I wear an 11 in most shoes, but 10-1/2 worked best in these. Thanks to Zappos generous free-shipping policy, switching was no problem. In general, I found it took a little while for my foot to get used to this shoe, and/or for the shoe to conform to my foot. I’m sure this is just a result of the solid, all-leather construction. It’s just not going to be slipper – comfortable right out of the box like a nice padded synthetic athletic shoe. So I wore these for a few hours at a time to start, and then maybe every other day for a couple weeks. I never had any blisters or real discomfort in this time period; I just wouldn’t have wanted to wear them all day every day out of the box. But now (about 1 month after purchase) I find them extremely comfortable – it seems that as the leather conforms to your individual feet, it’s even more comfortable than the synthetic material of athletic shoes. I don’t think this is a criticism of these particular shoes, just a difference that’s not a problem as long as your expectations are realistic. Finally, they do meet my expectation of being slightly more dressy than athletic shoes. But they’re definitely not dress shoes! The round toe shape and prominent rubber toe-cap make them look a little funny, actually, but I love the extra space and stub protection for my toes. So overall, they’re not dress shoes and they’re not athletic shoes. As long as you realize those things, they’re great!

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