First of all, thank you both Outdoor Blogger Network and Planet Shoes for the opportunity to gear review this pair of Keen shoes. I am a big fan of Keen footwear, and I enjoyed putting this pair through "its paces."
widest girth: 4 1/8" 4 5/8"
single shoe weight: 9 oz 12 oz
pair weight: 1 lb 2 oz 1 lb 8 oz
Living in Texas the drought affected most of the fishing areas, so I was unable to take the shoes on a carp fishing trip. To compensate, I put the shoes through routine, everyday wear to test their comfortability. I wore them to work, with casual wear, exercise workouts on an elliptical, and I noticed that the foot bed was slightly different adding more support for the small toe bone and Cuboid bone, the bone on the outside of the foot, which made the Whisper pair more comfortable. Being lighter, I found I wore the sandals longer during the day, as well.
|Taken upon return 11/24/11|
In addition to all the Whispers improvements, Keen has made this style available in a myriad of colors designed especially for women--grape, yellow, beet red, pale lime green (called Nile), various shades of light to dark blues, brown, and black. This would make an excellent gift for the outdoor lady!