Reviewed by Beth from Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, December 26, 2014
My old boots were Keens that I had for 5 years and the waterproofing finally gave out. I loved those boots, still love Keen....but the Keens I tried this time around just didn't work as well for me as the Salomon Comet. I've had the Comets for over 6 months now and use them for extended day hikes in the Red River Gorge area (3-8 mile hikes). I get off the beaten trail in very steep, sometimes muddy and rocky terrain and walk through creeks. The waterproofing works great so far even when the boot is nearly completely submerged. The lacing system allows me to get my foot strapped in just right, especially around the ankle. Keens definitely have more padding, and these could use a little extra in the front especially. But overall the padding is adequate even on rocky terrain and my feet aren't killing me at the end of the day. I have a high arch and wide foot; these boots offer both arch support and plenty of room in the toe box. They fit true to size; I'm an 8.5 and I didn't have to go up a size for extra room. Grip is good in all terrain...dirt, mud, rock. The ankle support and lacing system in these is just phenomenal...the ability to really strap my foot in along with the roomy toe box won me over.