- Oct 28, 2004
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I'm thinking about replace my 10 year old Tevas... How do you like Keens? Get any nasty looks on the trail?
I really like them the covered toe is a great feature 9 hides my farkin nasty ugly ass black nails ) they are comfy and seem to be grippy too
Strange looks D -- Hell yeah i get strange looks but WGARA ~~~~~~~~~~~~Lmao
I don't hike in flip flops (dislike them altogether). However, I don't care for all that talk about "ankle support", especially when not involving a full pack.I have hiked with low cut hiking shoes for as long as I have been hiking and have had no issues. Plenty of support. Even for lugging ski gear up to Tucks. This is all personal preference based on individual physiology. Lack of ankle support is not an issue for many hikers. I actually value lateral movement when hiking. Trail runners would also would not wear boots.
Painful, yes. Injury, unlikely. (unless you're talking about bruised toe nails)Open toe is not a good idea when hiking any where there is exposed rock, root, or other such potentially painful and injury causing topographical features. Keen and Teva make "open" hiking shoes with closed/ruberized toe. If you want to have open feet without socks, that would be the way to go.