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KEEN Men's Circadia Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots

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I put these boots to the test on the hills and mountains of my native Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park in Wales, to see how they coped with challenging weather and technical terrain. A notch in the back of the boots provides you with additional comfort, helping to prevent irritation and discomfort from occurring.

COMFORT: KEEN LuftCore technology embeds a light, air-injected core into high-density foam for comfort that lasts all day; Notch in the back of the collar for Achilles comfort. He’s based in Snowdonia and last year thru-hiked the Cambrian Way, which runs for 298 miles from Cardiff to Conwy, with a total ascent of 73,700 feet – that’s nearly 2½ times the height of Everest. A good sole unit which gives good traction on challenging terrain, with a lightweight foam cushioning to give all-day support and comfort. All in all, if your priorities are comfort, cushioning and protection, these are a great choice – and though they’re not as light as some of the more streamlined hybrid trainer-hikers, they should prove more durable, thanks to those leather uppers and the robust toecap. He's been testing kit here for nearly a decade and what he doesn't know about hiking footwear isn't worth knowing.Lightweight Cushioning: KEEN LuftCore technology embeds a lightweight foam core inside the midsole to absorb shock for comfort that lasts all day. Don't forget to subscribe to the Live For The Outdoors newsletter to get expert advice and outdoor inspiration delivered to your inbox!

And due to their popularity, we’ve had plenty of anecdotal evidence saying Keen boots last many years of use. The fee is to be determined based on the condition and to be confirmed in writing before imposing this on your refund value. There are undoubtedly lighter mid-cut boots around, though few that feel as reassuringly protective as the Circadia.Whatever kind of hike you like to do, comfort, protection and traction are non-negotiable "must-haves". We are unable to advise the exact amount as these charges vary and are determined by the destination country's customs department. Alongside this, the shoes have an Eco Anti-Odour to provide you with natural odour control and ensure your feet smell and feel fresh. The Keen Circadia is an everyday walking shoe, which is waterproof with a breathable membrane keeping your feet dry all day. Completing the upper is a speed-lace webbing system, with a top collar hook, providing you with a comfortable snug fit, and ensuring your feet remain locked in.

Waterproofing comes from KEEN’s own membrane rather than a branded Gore-Tex liner, but it did its job on test.

Something that did raise, however, was the abundance of stitching that we did wonder could be prone to coming apart in high wear areas. Having worked for both the Ramblers and the Scouts, he knows one or two things about walking and camping, and loves all things adventure, particularly long-distance backpacking, wild camping and climbing mountains – especially in Wales.

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