I swear I’m not trying to start a controversial topic here. Please answer with this in mind: I know there are lots of good quality boots out there for the money. I know some of you are into custom boots, that’s great too. But mainly I’m wanting to know if any of you have experience with Keen work boots. I used to use Red Wings, they don’t make the ones I like anymore. I’ve used Chippewa (okay but heavy). I’m right now finishing up a pair of Rocky’s I bought on clearance for $25. They’ve lasted 18 months, so I am well pleased. Used to get 4 or 5 years out of Red Wings, just got 2 years out of the last pair. I am not especially hard on boots, and I keep them oiled.
My needs are:
8” or taller lace-up (got bad ankles)
waterproof (or somewhat water resistant)
good for mixed environs (wet, dry, oil, concrete, dirt, farm, whatever)
I am thinking about the Keen Coburg 8”. They’re even made in USA, sell for just under $200.
Anybody got ‘em? Whatdya think? Or (and I really hesitate to ask this) you got any other suggestions for good boots under $200?