The Keen Wapato Tall boots are cute in their ruggedness, but are heavy for office wear. The insole was extremely comfortable and provided good arch support, but the toe box was very narrow and confining. Compared to other boots, the Keens had extremely good traction on the iciest of conditions and did not have as much of a break-in period.
Style With a colored pattern in a mix of suede and leather, along with a faux-fur collar, the Wapato Tall boots by Keen worked from the slushy sidewalks to a night on the town. The soles have more bulk than other boots tested, which provide a more rugged, less sleek look.
Comfort The Keen boots fit very snug—the upper around the foot was narrow and supportive, but the toe box felt restrictive. The removable metatomical molded PU foam footbed had lots of arch support, which wasn’t ideal for all testers, but was very comfortable underfoot.
Traction On icy, snowy sidewalks, the Wapatos faired well with rubber outsoles and large lugs. Compared to other boots tested, these boots had the best traction on icy surfaces.
Warmth With 200 grams of Keen.WARM insulation, the boots kept feet warm and dry on even single-digit degree days and while tromping over snowy sidewalks.
Quality/Durability The Keen boots had a few markings on the leather upper after multiple wearings, but the construction and seam-sealed stitching appear long-lasting and durable.