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Keen Oregon PCT Reviews

81 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

76% "Excellent arch support"

76 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/16/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are wonderful boots. I just returned from a 75 mile backpacking trip without any blisters or hotspots, however I also used a combination of Wrighsock Coolmesh II liners with Thorlo Hiking socks, and Superfeet green insoles to get the arch in the correct place. Just remember that personal preference is critical with footwear, especially when backpacking, so YMMV.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/5/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Although I'm a big fan of Keen products (have 2 pairs of sandals and another pair of boots), the Oregon PCT boots failed my expectations. After trying on 2 pairs of these boots in a size 8.5, both pairs had a manufacturing defect with the Right shoe. The problem was the heel was not level with the rest of the shoe. This is visible if one turns the shoe upside down, they will see the heel is not level like the front of shoe. It appears to be tilted to the left at about 20 degrees. After about 2-3 hours of wearing them my right heel started to hurt and by the end of the day, couldn't wait to get these shoes off my feet. Fortunately Zappos' customer service policy is the best and there were no issues with a return. Being this was the 2nd pair of the same boot, I'm going to try a different manufacturer. Again, Zappos was great but these shoes in a size 8.5 have a defect with the right shoe.

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 9, 2011

Bob F

from The hill country in Texas

All of the Keen products I have owned have held up well and performed admirably. The single most valuable aspect of Keen footwear is the fit. Simply put, they fit, right out of the box and feel as if they have been perfectly broken in. The Oregon PCT is no exception. I purchased these for a recent rip to Colorado and only put them on when I got to my destination, Creede Colorado. They fit perfectly and I wore them all day the first day banging around the mountains and streams. They are perfect. Highly recommended. I know they make wading sandals for Simms. I wish they made wading boots.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Ithaca, NY

I really like the way these fit. Lots of support for your ankles and arches. One more thing that I like is that they seem to shed dirt and mud easily so cleaning them up is quick. This is my first pair of Keens and I don't think it will be the last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Mid-western Montana

Great water-proof performance through this last Montana winter. Comfortable out of the box but got more comfortable after a few wears. I would buy this boot again. Looks a little like a snow board boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Missouri

Boot sole is rigid but very supportive. Very happy with the boot. I wear these daily on my mail route.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 22, 2011

Peggy D

from Park Rapids, MN

What a perfect pair of hiking shoes! Thick soles and lightweight. I use my orthopedic inserts instead of ones that came with it, like I do for all my shoes. Very, very happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 21, 2011

Ken

from Livonia, Michigan

I love these boots. I've had them out for several trail hikes. They are well built and comfortable. Keens fit my feet very well. I had to buy and return several other shoes because they were too narrow. I have short, wide feet and finding shoes is a PITA. Merrells run narrow. The Scarpa Kailash GTX is an excellent regular width boot. I would have kept those had they fit better. I was hesitant to buy these because the other Keen hikers I tried at REI had too soft soles. Backpaker Magazine liked these so I went for it. These do have a good stiff sole for serious hiking boots. If Keens fit your feet, buy these if you need a serious hiking boot. The other Keen shoe seem to be better suited as a casual hiker. I can't wait to take them out on a long hike. I normally wear Keens in a 7, but I had to get these in a 7.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 9, 2011

Matt M

from Cincinnati, Ohio

This is my first pair of Keen shoes or boots, and I am very happy with them so far! I was surprised how comfortable they were right out of the box. They didn't really need any breaking-in. I have yet to do any hikes longer than a about 5-7 miles, but they have been super comfortable and have great ankle support for rough and rocky trails. I will definitely buy Keen hiking boots again, and have already recommended them to several friends!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 7, 2011

Anonymous

from chicago

Had been watching these boots for a while and when they went on sale I bought them. Look great - gave them their 1st true workout over the weekend in very snowy conditions. Happy with how they performed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 3, 2011

Victor M

from San Diego, CA

Searched long and hard. Finally found great boots with these. Great support, but can still move in them (important with a 67 lb. paraglider on your back). And you have to love the Keen sized footbed (unless you have very narrow feet).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Ventura, CA

Got these for my 18 year old son, he reports that they are very comfortable and had no problems using them out of the box the first day on a rugged 7 mile hike.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 1, 2011

Alexis

from U.S.

I love these boots! My husband kept making fun of my wimpy girl boots and talked me into a rugged pair of his choice. At first I thought he was joking, but I have to admit these are the most comfortable shoes I have every purchased. So cushy and great keeping water and dirt out. We've done quite a bit of hiking and I don't think I'll ever go back to an uncomfortable girl boot. These Keens are much more solid than my Salomon's. I love, love, love these boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon, Garmont, Asolo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Grants Pass,Oregon

Unbelievable! Ordered to door step in Oregon in seventeen hrs with free shipping, wow that's service. Also same retail price as local stores that have been out of this shoe for five months in every size except an eight. Great job Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 19, 2011

SDK

from Denver, CO

The best pair of footwear I own! These boots are light weight, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. If you are looking for boots that are great for either hiking the mountains of Colorado or walking around the streets of NYC in the heart of winter, look no further.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 28, 2010

Gary C

from Norman, OKlahoma

Great boot! The primary excellent quality of this boot is how comfortable it is. Good in wet conditions and a very comfortable hiker. I recommend buying a size larger than normal street shoes as they run short but they are nice and wide in the forefoot. No reservations on this boot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Oboz

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 25, 2010

Robert

from USA, Alabama

When I inserted my feet into this boot, I knew I had made the right choice. I felt supported. Arch, ankles, heel, toes. One of those rare moments in the human to shoe relation department. I work outdoors and have spent around 200 hours in them from woods, mud, water, metal and shingled roofs - and lots of "standing on a ladder" time. Standing on a ladder in the Oregon PCTs is a pleasure. My feet stay dry but they do sweat, which may be just be condensation from the shoe changing temperatures (going inside to Outside). I like them so much that I intend to buy two more pair, in case Keen stops making this kind. The Oregon PCT is my favorite, as I have tried the Voyager Mid - which which was nice but did not last long. The Growler was nice, but like something you would buy at a Dollar Store. I've have a Targhee II shoe for about four years that I love, and wear when I am not working. I highly recommend this boot - and it looks good to!

Brands I'd also recommend: None Yet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Very durable, well constructed shoe, it will probably withstand long hardship. The sole is very stiff, though, and don't provide the cushioning I'd expect. If you got bad knees, reconsider..

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 6, 2012

Tom J

from Keedysville, MD

I just finished section hiking the Maryland portion of the AT so I can give you a good feel for these boots. They're everything a good hiking boot should be: sturdy, waterproof, protective. They are typical of hiking boots; stiff, a little clunky, a little heavy, but they do the job and my feet were protected from the trail. Definitely a two-sock boot (liner and boot) in the EE size. Overall, a good boot for what it's made for. Not an everyday boot; too stiff and restrictive but for keeping your feet protected (i.e. work or trail they are excellent). The Targhee are my everyday kicks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2012

Neil R

from Gloucester, Ma

Best shoes I have ever had on my feet, too warm in the summer though. I love these shoes. Great for hiking, walking, working, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 23, 2012

Mike B

from Show Low Az.

Great shoes. They were like they were all ready broken in. The size I ordered was too small, the next day I had a bigger size. Zappos has my business from now on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 7, 2012

8lackie R

from DC for now

I chose these over the Keen Summit County boots. Two reasons these are lighter and sit lower on the ankle. I love the stability of these, they're warm and have been easy to break in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill, Sorel, Northface

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I have trouble with boots that are too narrow. I usually wear a size 9.5 so they aren't too long, but they always pinch my toes. With the Keens I fit in a 10.5 perfectly, they aren't too long and are just the right width. The only negative is that they don't seem to be completely waterproof, but I knew that a boot with so many seams and fabric panels would not be as waterproof as an all leather boot. Keen offers an all leather that I might try. But I still rate these Oregon PCTs as 5 stars and the best shoes I have ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 8, 2010

Husky h

from Snowy indiana

Perfect for walking our husky along trails, through snow, etc. My husband loves them. A great early holiday gift from the dog (boss).

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen is the best

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2010

Anonymous

from Delavan WI

Love Keen shoes, I have several pairs. They are very comfortable and durable. They are my favorite.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 18, 2010

Mike T

from Maui, Hawaii

I've had a pair of Keen sandals for 6 years now. I wear them 4-5 days a week and they still have a few years left in them, so I knew the Keen boots would be great quality. I was right. I love these boots! Break in time was about 12 miles of hiking, but were comfy right out of the box with no hot spots or blisters. The toe area is slightly squared and gives toes wiggle room. Almost all other boots I've worn pinch my pinkie toes. Not these! Great ankle support. Soft and flexible in just the right places to prevent bunching in flex spots. The sole is not as stiff as some boots I've owned, but in no way are they not stiff enough. Just right. Very well made. I'll be hiking Nepal for 3 weeks and will do a follow-up review when I return. Overall, I can't think of any improvements. Simply the best hiking boots I've ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 11, 2010

Richard N

from Eastern Washington

I bought a pair of these from a local store, and I liked them enough to buy a spare pair! I've always had problems with my knees (pain and clicking), even with orthotic inserts, and these Keens are pretty much the only boots or shoes that allow me to move around completely pain-free. I have actually gone so far as to wear them when I run. They're light enough and offer great ankle support. The sole is grippy, the toe guard doesn't bite into the top of my foot (but offers great protection), they're adequately waterproof, and fit was excellent from the moment I put them on. They're more breathable than my Merrells, and are suitable for wear between around 40 degrees and 90 degrees F. The only downsides are in durability: the lace are starting to fray after a few months, and I don't get the impression that I'm going to get years of faithful service from these boots. My wife even thinks they look good with jeans! I'm a 10.5 EEE, and the regular size (allegedly D width) fit me just fine.

Brands I'd also recommend: Meindl, Lowa, Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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