Hiking boots with wide toe bed and good arch support and...
October 17, 2013 1:50 PM Subscribe
After a lifetime of wearing out hiking boots prematurely (blowing out the toe beds mainly). I found a brand (keen) and style that worked great. But...
Now those boots are coming to their lifetime end and I need to replace them. Keen no longer makes that style and the only other Keen Hiker I've tried and liked they don't make a size that fits.
posted by edgeways to clothing, beauty, & fashion (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I need new hiking boots, which will get worn from early fall to late spring near continuously, with:
1. wide toe bed
2. good arc support
3. come in 12/12.5/13 sizes so it's likely I'll nail the sizing correctly depending on variation of manufacture.
4. sturdy construction
In the past I've tried:
Timberland (ok/too narrow)
Merrell (ok/too narrow)
Northface (hated/too narrow and crappy construction)
various cheap assed brands
have considered Redwings, but looking at them, while I like a lot of what I see, I don't think they have the arch support needed.
If you have suggestions I'd greatly appreciate not only brand names, but specific style names as well. Priced - up to $200, but better be great for the high end of that.