Described by Keen as lightweight and low profile outdoor shoes, The Depart boot at £110 are styled with a curved heel and thin sole unit to help you feel more in touch with the ground as you walk.
They’re labelled as waterproof, and have a nice breathable tongue, coupled with a tough leather upper and Keen’s trademark toe-bumper styling.
I’m looking forward to seeing if the thinner soles are a winner or not, and the curved heel – it seems solid at first wear, and less ‘rolly’ than you’d imagine.
The construction seems really strong and well-built, with chunky stitching and well-glued sole. Having tested other Keen boots in the past, we’ve been impressed with their ruggedness.
We’ll be testing these new women’s boots on a long-term test and reporting back.