Keen Alta Mid Review
Although the Keen Alta Mid boots aren’t hiking grade boots, they are perfect to compliment your stylish adventures out on the town. The Keen Alta Mid is a full grain leather boot that goes up just above the ankle, i.e. reasoning for calling them a mid. The Alta Mid boots use Keen’s waterproof breathable membrane, Keen Dry, that keeps out melting snow, slush, and water. Even though a waterproof liner keeps out the elements, it also does a good job and keeping in some of the heat. This isn’t what you would look for in the warmer months, but for the colder winter months it’s perfect. I personally live in an older home where the cold likes to invite itself in, so having a pair of boots to keep my feet warm is a nicety for me. They also come in handy for cold car rides up to the mountains.
I’ve been testing out the Keen Alta Mid’s for a few months now. The looks of the boots seems to be holding up, although I am not one that likes to clean my shoes all the time. One thing that I do notice is that the white midsole tends to get a little dirty easily. Once again, if you clean them off and on, they should stay a little more white. For me, having a shiny white midsole isn’t all that important. Having dogs, I like to have a winter boot that I can slip into when taking them for a walk around the block. Given these boots are slip on’s with no laces, they lend themselves to quick trips around the block with the dogs or a short trip to the grocery store well. I have also worn them out a number of times while going out to dinner and grabbing beers with friends and they tend to fit the bill. The soles of the Keen Alta Mid boots are non-marking which I haven’t found a use for, but in case I feel like a game of racquetball last minute, I should be all set.
The Keen Alta Mid Boots retail for $100 and I feel this is a fair price for a full grain leather winter boot. For more information, please visit KeenFootwear.com and if you have any ideas for what I could use non-marking soles for, I would love to hear your comments!