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Pros Light, comfortable, fast break-in periodComfortable out of the box, fast and nimble, great stability, support, water resistanceBest choice for rock and snow travel, durable, breathes wellAmazing comfort, stable, great tractionComfort of a trail runner with more support and stability, good all around performance, lightweight
Cons Wide fit, average tractionNot as good for warm or hot environments, priceyWider fit, not the best lace locking systemNot as capable in off-trail terrain, rockered sole feels unnatural at firstCould be more breathable, not great traction on smooth rock
Bottom Line Comfortable, customizable, and offers a short break-in periodThis boot is a capable beast of stability and protection without weighing you downFor hikers venturing off trail into rocky or snowy terrain, this boot offers stability and traction that no other boot doesThe ultimate in comfort for on-trail enjoymentA proven performer from short walks to intense thru-hikes, with shoe comfort in lightweight boot form
Rating Categories Keen Venture Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX HOKA ONE ONE Kaha GORE-TEX Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
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Specs Keen Venture Salomon Quest 4D 3... Scarpa Zodiac Plus... HOKA ONE ONE Kaha... Salomon X Ultra...
Weight per Pair (Size 11) 2.40 lbs 3.30 lbs 2.65 lbs 2.45 lbs 2.28 lbs
Boot Type Lightweight/ Day Hiker Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular and Wide
Waterproof Lining KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Upper Performance mesh Nubuck leather and textile 1.8mm Suede Perwanger Leather Waterproof PU coated leather
Last Board/Shank Stability shank 4D Advanced Chassis BZ last None Molded shank
Midsole EVA midsole Dual density EVA PU + 3D EVA-MP EVA Injected EVA
Sole Non-marking rubber ContaGrip Vibram Drumlin / Mont Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip
Warranty 1 year 2 year 1 year 45 day 2 year
Sizes Available 7 - 15 US 7 - 13 US 37 - 48 EU 7 - 14 US 7 - 13 US
Color Options Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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