Love, Love LOVE these shoes.
I'm an over-pronator, and have trouble with my back when my shoes don't give me really great support. I'm also a mom with four very active children, and am on the go with them all day long. I own custom orthotic inserts for my shoes, and usually need them. Well, not so with the Keen
Presidio. The insole
that comes with them works very well on its own; but if I want some more serious support, I take out the insole
and replace with my orthotic. If I were to use my orthotics
with them all the time, I'd buy a thin, flat insole
to give my toes a bit of cushioning.
I've worn these shoes all day long and then some, and they're great. No foot fatigue, no back pain. I ordered the brown pair, and while I was initially disappointed that they weren't all suede (the top of the shoe is regular smooth leather), I'm no longer disappointed. That leather is tougher than the sides, and despite a lot of hard use already, they still look great. The generous rubber toe has seen plenty of bumps and scrapes, and still looks good as new.
Long story short, great fit, excellent support, and rugged upper make this a favorite of this mom with small kids. These are my first pair of Keens
, and definitely not going to be my last!