Keen Basin WP Boots

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Retail price: $80 IMG_9681Wilderness for Kids received this product for review from Keen Footwear. 

Specs per manufacturer: From snow days to ski weekends, count on the warmth and comfort of the Basin WP. Insulated with 200g of KEEN.Warm and lined with a waterproof breathable membrane for complete weatherproofness. These fuzzy-cuffed boots keep heat in and cold out, while a bungee lace system makes getting them on and off a snap.

Findings: Reviewer–Becca, age 10 My boots are very pretty, warm and comfortable. They are furry and I could wear them anywhere I go. I wear them to school, outside of course, and in my house sometimes they get so warm, sometimes I forget I’m wearing them and then don’t ever want to take them of all in all the’re a good decision, very comfortable and are very soft and very easy to tighten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewer–Mom  We’ve had these boots for about a month now and have had plenty of opportunity to put them through their paces. The bungee lace design is great. It is easier to tighten than traditional velcro, especially with mittens on. My daughter has worn them down to -10F without any frozen toes. Any boot that can pull that off while watching XC ski races all morning is ok by me.  I’d say they are better for a more mild temperature range like 10-30F though. The tread is effective on icy surfaces and we haven’t had any problems with moisture intrusion. I do wish the liner was removable for faster drying. A draw string around the top to keep out snow would be great as well, but they do well enough without it. I like the design–they are a good looking boot. I would wear them! While we haven’t used them on snow shoes, they have enough of a toe and heel to strap on nicely. Keen is known for quality footwear so I don’t anticipate any problems with the boots breaking down. We have some Keen sandals that have been through several kids and are still going strong. The $80 price tag is steep for kid boots, but again, I’m sure they will make it through several kids.


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