Keen Utility's Destin Low Top Work Shoes - Gear Review

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

There is a lot to be said about KEEN and how fantastic their footwear is. KEEN is well established in the outdoor market, trail running shoes, hiking boots and sandals all come to mind when someone speaks of them. But, did you know they have a large line of work boots and shoes for any industrial setting? Ranging from light construction work to metal fabrication, they have you and your feet covered. The only requirement at my place of employment is a safety toe, and given the opportunity to try out a pair of Keen's, I took it.


KEEN Utility's Destin Low Top is perfect for what I needed to get the job done comfortably while still being safe. The Destin creates the look of a low top sneaker,while maintaining the comfort and protection of a full fledged work-boot . Constructed with waterproof leather, built to last, a slip resistant out-sole and weighing in at a measly 22.1 oz. this continues to be a winning combination for me and my feet.


These work shoes have been on my feet everyday since I received them and they show very little sign of wear and tear. Don't get me wrong, they don't look the same as the day they came out of the box but that's to be expected in a manufacturing facility. Very little wear and tear on the laces or the leather. I did notice a small separation appearing by the sole at the spot where my shoe bends up as I walk.  Threw a little superglue on it, good as new. The steel toe is barely noticeable as I move around the shop floor. With plenty of wiggle room and absolutely no pinching of my toes. Thankfully I haven't had to test the shoe's waterproof capabilities but I can guarantee they will stand up to anything I come across at work.


KEEN Utility has conquered the industrial setting as well as they have the great outdoors. If all of their work boots are made with the quality material and excellent craftsmanship as the Destin, you will not be disappointed.  We at The Paddle Junkie have been a fan of Keen footwear for a long time. These shoes continue with the strong tradition of excellent footwear at an affordable price. 

MSRP: $110

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