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BTP Review: Keen Abitibi 8" Insulated Work Boots

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  • #483256
    kswiss
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    edmonton, AB

    What makes a tread be more apt to lodge rocks than another? Is it the tread grooving design or shape? Or is it simple that the rubber compound is softer and allows them to get stuck easier than other harder compounds which may be more typical?

    I think it’s a combination of the overall depth and softness of the rubber sole.

    #483277
    Doobie
    Moderator

    What makes a tread be more apt to lodge rocks than another? Is it the tread grooving design or shape? Or is it simple that the rubber compound is softer and allows them to get stuck easier than other harder compounds which may be more typical?

    I think it’s a combination of the overall depth and softness of the rubber sole.

    Are the tread crevices significantly deeper than the aforementioned red wings? That could be another aspect indeed that’s contributing to it.

    #483287
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    What makes a tread be more apt to lodge rocks than another? Is it the tread grooving design or shape? Or is it simple that the rubber compound is softer and allows them to get stuck easier than other harder compounds which may be more typical?

    I think it’s a combination of the overall depth and softness of the rubber sole.

    Are the tread crevices significantly deeper than the aforementioned red wings? That could be another aspect indeed that’s contributing to it.

    They are definitely noticeably depper.

    #483289
    Doobie
    Moderator

    What makes a tread be more apt to lodge rocks than another? Is it the tread grooving design or shape? Or is it simple that the rubber compound is softer and allows them to get stuck easier than other harder compounds which may be more typical?

    I think it’s a combination of the overall depth and softness of the rubber sole.

    Are the tread crevices significantly deeper than the aforementioned red wings? That could be another aspect indeed that’s contributing to it.

    They are definitely noticeably depper.

    So to release them from being trapped, do you pick them out, or try bending the sole to release?

    #483291
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    So to release them from being trapped, do you pick them out, or try bending the sole to release?

    You kind of have to pick them out, even with a lot of bending they still seem to stay stuck.

    #483293
    Doobie
    Moderator

    So to release them from being trapped, do you pick them out, or try bending the sole to release?

    You kind of have to pick them out, even with a lot of bending they still seem to stay stuck.

    I have a pair of Dakotas that are like that. Another pair of Dakatos I have, I don’t have that issue. I should compare them closely and see why that may be.

    #483311
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    i had to give up on dakota boots.. after i had 3 straight different styles being defective, anything from the sole splitting, to the stitching letting go on the sides and at the heel after only a few weeks of wear.. ive only worn keens since

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #483987
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    i had to give up on dakota boots.. after i had 3 straight different styles being defective, anything from the sole splitting, to the stitching letting go on the sides and at the heel after only a few weeks of wear.. ive only worn keens since

    I’ve had bad luck with the Dakota boots too. Some of the guys I work with love them, but they also have to buy a new pair every 6 months.

    #484107
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I just bought my first pair of Dakato boots last year. SO far so good, but I really don’t wear those ones that often. With all these bad experiences with them being mentioned, I don’t think I’ll be buying any more of them regardless of how they perform for me. I bought them because they were at a good price and they were nice and lite for a full height boot and waterproof.

    #507196
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    Just wanted to say that the Keens are still holding up great. Now that it’s getting a bit warmer out I’ve been thinking about getting another non insulated pair for the summer.

    #507273
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Just wanted to say that the Keens are still holding up great. Now that it’s getting a bit warmer out I’ve been thinking about getting another non insulated pair for the summer.

    how well does it hold up to scuffing, i find that i take huge chunks out of my leather boots and i don’t even know how lol.

    #507282
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    Just wanted to say that the Keens are still holding up great. Now that it’s getting a bit warmer out I’ve been thinking about getting another non insulated pair for the summer.

    how well does it hold up to scuffing, i find that i take huge chunks out of my leather boots and i don’t even know how lol.

    Mine also have a few chunks taken out of the leather, I don’t think it will really cause any problems though. I have a bad habit of resting things on my boot when I’m kneeling down to cut something.

    #507346
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Just wanted to say that the Keens are still holding up great. Now that it’s getting a bit warmer out I’ve been thinking about getting another non insulated pair for the summer.

    That is good Kyle. I am sure your winter gave them a good workout.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #566846
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    We got some heavy rain in the past couple of days so the jobsite is a disaster right now. Rig mats are sinking into the ground, mud everywhere. Luckily I had my Keen boots on, I was soaked head to toe but my feet stayed dry all day.

    #566931
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    We got some heavy rain in the past couple of days so the jobsite is a disaster right now. Rig mats are sinking into the ground, mud everywhere. Luckily I had my Keen boots on, I was soaked head to toe but my feet stayed dry all day.

    that is pretty impressive, I used to wear leather boots for outdoor work and if it rained enough i’d get soaked right through.

    #566953
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    We got some heavy rain in the past couple of days so the jobsite is a disaster right now. Rig mats are sinking into the ground, mud everywhere. Luckily I had my Keen boots on, I was soaked head to toe but my feet stayed dry all day.



    @kswiss
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    Would that not be soaked head to ankle/shin? 😉 LOL

    Nice to know that the boots stand up to the wet elements.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #567036
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    We got some heavy rain in the past couple of days so the jobsite is a disaster right now. Rig mats are sinking into the ground, mud everywhere. Luckily I had my Keen boots on, I was soaked head to toe but my feet stayed dry all day.

    Nice to know they really kept your feet dry. Mud is the worst environment to work in.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

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