Reviewed by JJ for Disc Golfers from Cincinnati on Sunday, March 10, 2013
Ok, so I do a ton of review reading before I buy this kind of stuff and I looked at every waterproof trail hiker i could find. I decided on this shoe, the Keen Alamosa. This is what I found out after wearing for a couple weeks in mild temperatures:
I wear a 14 typically and I went for a 15 (which I do wear in some brands so its not uncommon) because a lot of reviews said this shoe runs about a half size small. They were correct, but unfortunately they do not make a 14.5. So, yes, my shoe is a tad too big. I did recently purchase wool socks which are a bit thicker than cotton and therefore help a little.
I'm sorry but I havent had a chance to really test the waterproof ability yet. I bought these mainly for when I play disc golf in the summer, early in the morning, in the very dewy grass. It gets my shoes so wet that a typical gym shoe is terrible and my feet and socks would get soaked immediately. Anyway, its not summer yet so no waterproof testing yet.
However, I did notice that compared to my previous shoes, North Face Hedgehog III GTX Trail Hiker, these Keens get very hot inside very quick and stay hot. It's not even summer yet so thats bad for me. They just do not seem to breathe as well unfortunately.
With that said, this Keen Alamosa is very comfortable and will be great fort the winter with my wool socks.