Hello Everybody! It’s Mike and today I got you all looking at the two utility data for waterproof. So starting out with King Davenport.
My review of KEEN UTILITY DAVENPORT
I’m going to start with the sole. I like starting with the soles the Davenport sole slip-resistant 90-degree defined heel and you see all these little hexagonal patterns that are going on here those are all little slip-resistant pads. They’re different sizes and shapes in order to keep you from falling on yours. But wonderful design the other thing that doesn’t stand out just by looking at it until you kind of takes a deeper look at this whole.
It’s concave. It’s higher on the edges than it is in the middle and you don’t really feel it until you are in contact with water or oil. When you have these things out and you step in a puddle on a smooth floor. You’re going to understand why a concave here a thin sole boot is really important. Because it just sticks. It’s like glue you become spider-man on what surfaces.
Now the Davenport has the classic keen utility to the rubberized toe. So you can kick stuff all day long and keen utility even backs the rubber with some ever guard. You use ever guard on the toe and on the heel. So you can kick them on and off. You can just keep this boot together longer. Now keyless this boot as a medium duty boot. It’s not a heavy duty boot which makes us.
Because there’s no metal if a nonmetallic boot all the hardware the shank everything in the boot including the composition toe. There is no metal so you guys out at the airport you. We’ve got to do baggage handling work on the tarmac in and out of the rain hot cold weather all that stuff Airport guys perfect boot for you, so about that shank. It’s a TPU shank. So it’s not going to be the best.
If you’re let’s say a plumber or landscaper there would be a great boot for that kind of environment landscaping plumbing and whatnot the TPU shank is not going to allow you to spend all day on the shovel kicking it. It’s not the best. It’s not the strongest but for any other sort of work outside of kicking a shovel. The TPU shank is the great plus. You’re getting that 90 degrees defined heel in there so that means you’re going to be able to lock into things.
I mentioned that it’s all plastic hardware and you should not be afraid of the plastic hardware. Because it is high-impact plastic. We’re not talking water bottle plastic and we’re not talking your kids toy plastic. We’re talking heavy-duty plastic hair stuff is going to hold up to the work environment and Kincannon knows that. That’s why they use it now the laces and the lacing system is really pull from the outdoor world. The hiking market, the way this thing laces in and sucks into the foot is more like a hiking boot than a work boot ever has been and it shows and it helps.
Pros of KEEN UTILITY DAVENPORT
It’s really comfortable laced up work boot. Keen is using what they call keen drives and if you know anything about keen. If you’ve worn King you know that keen drives are a pretty good waterproofing membrane. What you’re going to notice with this boot outside of some of the other kings? You’ve had in the past is just the attention to detail they took on the inside of the boot.
There are things going on inside here I just can’t get any photographs of I can’t even get any video cameras in there to show off. But there are some really nice details and one of those things is the way the King dries the bootie is situated inside. This book is that it goes from about right here all the way down into the toe section into the heel and it’s in that heel section that King knew that they just couldn’t have that liner in there.
So they attached a piece of leather in the heel pad and it’s such a nice material that when your foot is laced into this with this hiking lacing system with that heel cup and that heel material. The boot is really locked into your foot it becomes part of you. It is comped. It’s asymmetrical onto the weight King makes all their safety toe boots. It’s a little bit wider and longer on one side higher and more room on the other side for your big toe for just the way your toes fit and conform to the insides of a boot now the insole well.
It’s a keen sock liner like every other keen utility out there they use the sock liner and when it comes to key utility boots with these sock liners. They really do hold up and key utility does a really good job of not depending on the sock liner. But depending on the midsole and the outer sole in just what’s going on inside the whole boot to make a really comfortable boot.
Keen incorporated a material inside here called clean sport and XT which is an older control type material. It’s a work boot your feet are going to get stinky. I haven’t had any feedback from any of the guys on the other boots that have this odor control material in there. But I read almost all the science on it. I’ve seen what the company offers and it looks like it’s going to work.
It’s going to be antimicrobial type material and adding that to a work boot or any sort of odor control to a work boot just makes sense in this day and age with all the polypropylene socks with all the wicking materials. Your boots are going to get soaked so having something in there to break down a little bit of that stink is not a bad deal so about a size and fit well. When it comes to the keen utility the thing you got to remember if you’ve got a wide foot narrow arch narrow heel keen utilities are the most comfortable boots for you.
Because of the way they build the asymmetrical toe because they always incorporate this really tight arch and a tight heel cup. You’re going to get a really good fit usually you find guys that played sports that have had their feet abused from football baseball track stuff like that the high school type sports that you have a wider front of the foot just from slapping your foot around.
Keen really works out well now for as much as Keens got going on inside these boots. You would expect them to be kind of heavy both think about this compo all nonmetallic hardware a nonmetallic shank. So you’re getting a lot of lightweight materials the weight comes into the slip resistant sole the midsole in just the leather and just the toe materials. That’s going to add some weight but still even with all those materials.
They’re the only way in at 4 pounds so that’s the devil waterproof calm tone a metallic hardware by a keen utility. If you’re currently wearing any of the keen utility Footwear please comment below let guys know what you think about the asymmetrical steel toe. If you currently have anything that has their slip resistant sole on it also comment below. Let guys know just how great this solar is on the wet surface? If you’re interested in seeing some detail photos of this keen utility Davenport swing by the beat.com. I’ll have a blog posting with some interesting stuff about the clean sports NXT odor control liner.
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I’ll have some of the numbers on the keying drives for how it works and the slip-resistant numbers for the sole all in a blog posting all at the boot guy comm all titled keen utility Devonport. Hey please don’t forget to hit my share button below. It really helps out and if you’re interested you can always follow me on Instagram and Twitter all week long and find an interesting boot.
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