These boots are super comfy, looking forward to wearing after breaking in period. The composite safety toes gives the boot a more uniform weight, where as my old steel toes feel are noticeably heavier at toes so the walk/run stride is completely different from a herman munster heavy foot steel-toe to wanting to run in the KEEN's. I'd be tempted to use these hikers for short 1/2 day trips. I weighed (ONE BOOT) Keen Val-d'or boot @ 950g-ish, Merrel hikers at 750g and older Dakota steel toes at 1150 g Hoping the breath-ability will keep my feet dryer and thereby warmer in cooler temps. I'd recommend these boots if you walk a lot and go in and outside. I average 25,000 steps some days so the lighter 200g and more uniform weight make all difference. Great shop selection with good service and friendly atmosphere.
The metal free KEEN Val-D'Or Mid WP is a premier, high-performance option with durability and comfort. When creating the Val-D'Or Mid WP, we took into consideration the importance of non-slip outsoles and sure-footing. The Val-D'Or Mid WP exceeds Mark II slip-resistance standards, and the metatomical dual density EVA footbed supports and cradles the foot to resist fatigue. The waterproof leather upper, combined with KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane fend off wet weather and environments. Asymmetrical composite safety toes are lightweight and offer superior impact and crush protection. An ideal cross-over boot for indoor and outdoor jobs. Meets CSA Z195-09 Grade 1 standards. FEATURES - Compression molded EVA midsole - KEEN.DRY ™ waterproof breathable membrane - Left and right asymmetrical composite toe - Meets CSA Z195-09 Grade 1 standards for protection - Meets or exceeds ASTM F1677-96 Mark II non-slip testing standards - Meets or exceeds ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH standards - Oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole - Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed Approximate weight per shoe: 30.4 oz/862 g Gender: Men Category: Work Boots and Shoes Style: Boots Features: Composite Toe, Medium Duty, Men's Work Boots Lining: KEEN.DRY™ waterproof breathable membrane Upper: Waterproof leather Rubber: Oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole Measurement Note: Our measurements were taken using a Men’s size 9 US (42.0 EU). Measurements may vary by size.