Keen Alamosa WP Review

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Reviewers marvel at how lightweight and waterproof these hiking shoes are for the price. They're made for both men and women with a combination of water- and abrasion-resistant nubuck leather and a breathable waterproof lining. Wearers say they keep feet dry and comfortable no matter what the elements.

Keen Alamosa WP reviews at Backcountry.com laud the comfort and support of these budget hiking shoes, even on longer hikes through wet, rocky terrain. In a comparison of women's hiking shoes, testers at Outdoor Gear Lab noted that this was one of the lightest hiking shoes they evaluated, yet it still delivered excellent support and durable construction. According to reviews posted at REI, the shoe's waterproof membrane proves very effective. One customer reports that it has kept her feet dry on many a multi-day hike, including one through rain, mud, and even a few streams in a rainforest.

Keen Alamosa WP reviews on almost every site note that these shoes fit a bit narrow, so buyers may want to order a size up. Some have found that the boots loosen up after a short break-in period. The Keen Alamosa WP (starting at $72, Amazon) is available for both genders and designed for light hiking. It's a low-cut boot with an upper made from nubuck leather, which resembles suede, and textile in addition to the breathable waterproof membrane. On the inside the shoe has compression-molded EVA foot beds and on the outside it boasts 4mm multi-directional lugs, which afford superb traction.

Waterproof boots are relatively rare in the budget price range, and even then many are waterproof in name only. Reviewers affirm that these hiking shoes keep feet dry. That, combined with their lightweight yet supportive construction, convinces us that the Keen Alamosa WPs are well worth a try.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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