Winter fun with KEEN’s Junior Hybrid Hiker Collection

We are big fans of the shoe brand Keen, who make shoes perfect for families who like to be outdoors and seeking adventure.

In the summer they do a fantastic range of breathable shoes and sandals to keep the family cool and comfortable and in the winter months, their shoes and boots are designed to keep you dry and warm. Best of all – they come in lots of lovely bright colours too.

We love to be outside, whatever the weather, but if ice is involved, the kids are especially excited!!

Eliza was invited to review a pair of Knotch Chukka boots (RRP: £55), which is a winter ready insulated boot, featuring an LWG environmentally preferred  suede leather upper with KEEN.WARM insulation and a fleece lining for warmth.

Keen Boots

Both Isaac and Eliza volunteer with the Young Brownsea Young Conservationists and before Christmas, we were invited to take part in a Christmas Tree pull on Upton Heath, to help remove Scot’s Pine trees from valuable heathland, These boots have a high traction outsole with multi directional lugs which provides great grip even when she was clambering on trees or trying to ice skate across a frozen puddle.,

Isaac chose the Targhee waterproof trainer (RRP: £64.99) to review, which have a KEEN.DRY waterproof membrane inside and PFAS-free water repellency outside keep feet warm and dry.

Like Eliza’s boots, the trainers have a high traction outsole and inside they have arch support and a heel-capture system for added stability which gave Isaac the confidence to climb a fallen tree and saw of its branches when we needed to prepare the fire.

Unfortunately, Sebby was poorly when we did the Christmas tree pull, but he got to review the Jasper trainer and his lived in them since they arrived as they are so comfy!

I think the main appeal of Keen shoes is the clever quick-cinch bungee and hook-and-loop closures, which create an instant, secure fit without the hassle of shoe laces.

All three pairs of shoes still look as good a new, despite being worn in torrential rain, mud, ice and to winter scout / cub and explorer camps.

Please note that all activities were fully supervised by Dorset Wildlife Trust rangers, please do not attempt to have a fire on heathland.

Disclaimer: We were invited to review Keen footwear. All thoughts and opinions are our own

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