October 17, 2019 4 min read

The 4 best shoes for urban adventuring this spring!

Recently we were fortunate to be exploring parts of the States we hadn't been to before, and as we're in a unique position to be able to road-test our hand-picked Shoes for Feets adventure shoe collection, we thought it would be great to share our experience and give you a round-up of the top 5 adventuring shoes - the ones we pounded the pavements for 14+ hour days, rode subways, hiked, wore out to dinner and literally only took them off to sleep!

We took our urban adventuring to a whole new level, and didn't PLAN our explorations to the millisecond, instead we let our feet do the walking and we just went with the flow ... it was awesome!It was time to go on some new adventures (we've explored our own backyard A LOT and were ready for new sights, different smells, and a plethora of accents!!)

In our blog post "Urban adventuring in your own backyard" we told you how Google can be your best friend. By typing in “free outdoor adventures in *Boston*” (*insert the town you're exploring here) it's amazing to see what comes up! We did a mixture of that, plus asking around when we stopped for coffee or juices. Great way to find out about the hidden gems - asking the locals!

urban adventuring shoes for feets road testing KEEN shoes in the USA on foot review

Keen have a great slogan, which we follow with gusto;
FROM PEAK TO PUB Sunset isn’t the capper on a hike—the bevvie at the bottom is. Pile into the pub without changing your boots.
We know that having the perfect shoes means being able to expore all day and then go out for dinner, to a show, or to the pub at night - without changing your shoes. This means they need to be waterproof, stylish, durable and COMFORTABLE. The four shoes we tested on our recent overseas trip has ALL THAT and more!

Our top 4 urban adventuring shoes - tested by us!

1. Keen Men's Innate Leather Mid WP Boot
A brilliant leather travel boot with a retro vibe and some cool details. The Innate waterproof boot is so comfortable you can tour the town and go off the beaten track.
FEATURES:
4mm multi-directional lugs for traction
Stability shank delivers lightweight support
MATERIAL:
Waterproof, premium leather upper
All-Terrain rubber outsole for higher-traction grip
Compression-moulded EVA midsole for cushioning
Breathable mesh lining
Removable EVA footbed with arch support for all-day comfort

Our verdict? ✪✪✪✪✪ ... no doubt about it!

MEN'S INNATE LEATHER WATERPROOF BOOT

2. Keen Men's Explore Waterproof Shoe
This great sneaker (available in two colour variations) will have you tramping/hiking/trail-walking (off the beaten track) as well as up and down stairs running to catch the bus or subway on your way to meet new travelling friends for dinner! It's a crossover hiking shoe that we found was ALWAYS ready to explore and never once let us down on the comfort factor.
Lightweight and waterproof in performance mesh, it's literally a one-shoe wonder.
FEATURES:
4mm multi-directional lugs for traction
Stability shank delivers lightweight support
Konnectfit heel-capture system for a locked-in feel
Dry waterproof, breathable membrane
Radial support system adds midsole structure for better lateral stability
Notch in back for achilles comfort
MATERIAL:
Performance mesh upper with TPU overlays for durability
All-Terrain rubber outsole for higher-traction grip
EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
Breathable mesh lining (this makes it amazing on hot days!)
Removable PU footbed with arch support for long-lasting comfort. Serious comfort!

Our verdict? ✪✪✪✪✪ the best walking shoes for travel

Performance mesh upper with TPU overlays for durability KEEN.All-Terrain rubber outsole for higher-traction grip EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning Breathable mesh lining Removable PU footbed with arch support for long-lasting comfort

3. Keen Women's Explore Waterproof Shoe
The Keen Explore waterproof shoe is the perfect women's crossover hiking shoe is so lightweight you can walk all day - it's a one-shoe wonder!
FEATURES:
4mm multi-directional lugs for traction
Stability shank delivers lightweight support
Konnectfit heel-capture system for a locked-in feel
Dry waterproof, breathable membrane
Radial support system adds midsole structure for better lateral stability
Notch in back for achilles comfort
MATERIAL:
Performance mesh upper with TPU overlays for durability
All-Terrain rubber outsole for higher-traction grip
EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
Breathable mesh lining Removable, dual-density
PU footbed with arch support for long-lasting comfort 

Our verdict? ✪✪✪✪✪ ... womens comfortable walking shoes ... truly ALL DAY LONG!


WOMEN'S EXPLORE WATERPROOF KEEN environmentally friendly urban adventuring shoe

4. Keen Women's Lorelai Chukka Boot
These boots are seriously COOL! From breakfast out with friends, we subwayed out to the incredible Balboa Park in San Diego (anyone who's been there knows that it's huge and endless pavement pounding) and the chukka boot performed brilliantly. Chukka's are made of environmentally preferred leather (watch the video below, and click here to learn more about Keen's environmental practices).
FEATURES:
Metal eyelets for added durability
Luftcell PU footbed for all-day comfort
Luftcell outsole for weightless comfort
Minimal cement used in the construction
MATERIAL:
Premium leather upper
Luftcell outsole for weightless comfort
Luftcell PU footbed for all-day comfort - yes, they're that amazing!

Our verdict? ✪✪✪✪✪ ... stylish walking shoes for travel!

From brunch to work lunch, this women's leather chukka boot spans it all. With premium, environmentally preferred leather, direct-attach construction to minimize glue, and our lighter-than-air Luftcell outsole.

Whether you're exploring foreign lands or closer to home, you can adventure where you’ve never been before only when you've got the right gear for it! Your feet (and your body) won't last the distance unless your shoes are the PERFECT urban adventurers. So here's our round-up, and we'd love to see your pics on Instagram - just tag us in your posts using hashtag #urbanadventuring 


keen shoes explore on our travels to savannah, cape cod and san diego, california. environmentally friendly, comfortable and durable.

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