Keen Utility Flint Reviewed
If you haven’t heard about Keen Utility footwear, then you don’t know what you've been missing. This American footwear and accessories company invented their first Keen shoes in 2003 to feature a signature black toe bumper. After discovering great opportunity in sailing and other outdoor and water activities, Keen started manufacturing products for various outdoors jobs as well as lifestyle shoes. As the company was climbing up the ladder, they began making additions to their product line with many different styles of footwear, clothing, and even accessories. In 2009, Keen expanded their line with making safety work footwear, introducing the Keen Utility Tacoma work boots. Since then, Keen Utility has helped put veterans back on their feet, produced safety footwear for those in need, and supported conservation corps work across the country.
There is always the possibility of a danger hazard when working in construction, mining, heavy industry or even gardening. For those who work on the field or industrial floor, safety, comfort, and protection are their most important priorities. Therefore, for a worker that is standing and walking on tough and rough terrain, it is essential he/she gets the right boot with all the right features. What Keen have tried to accomplish with Keen Utility Flint is to design a dynamic shoe in the world of men’s and women’s footwear industry and redefine our perception of what a work boot is. This safety work shoe features qualities that will not only help you feel safe while at your job site, but they will also make your shoes your best friends for a long time since they are one of the most durable, protective work boots and a comfortable, high-performance outdoor shoe.
Great arch support
A spacious and durable toe box
Not really waterproof
Limited color selection
Another important thing about work boots is that they need to have a heavy grip outsole to help you keep your feet secure no matter the circumstances. That is why this boot features a high-quality rubber that provides excellent grip and traction on both wet and dry surface. People who work on slippery surfaces on a daily basis or have to work on heights and tricky trails need a work boot that will keep their feet on the ground. The Keen Utility Flint work shoe features a non-marking rubber, slip, and oil resistant outsole that provides you with that much needed firm grip on the surface.
Convenient loops at the heel and tongue provide for rapid on-and-off. This model uses the traditional lacing system to keep your feet locked into place and a padded collar and a tongue for a snug fit and ankle support. The oil- and slip-resistant rubber non-marking outsoles will ensure your feet stay on the ground whether in dry or wet conditions.
The way they constructed the asymmetrical steel toe, left plenty of room for your toe and regardless of it being a steel toe, Keen Utility Flint is still regarded as a very comfortable work shoe. Inside the upper, there is a removable Metatomical dual density EVA footbed that not only offers extra cushioning but it also allows for free air flow.
The layered cushioning of the metatomical footbed and dual density compression molded EVA midsole provides your feet with additional support. The upper is also designed in such a way as to keep your foot locked into place and at the same time helps with airflow to keep your feet dry and odor free. With that said, when your job requires working in an environment where there is a possibility of dangerous hazards, most especially places where heavy construction takes place, Keen Utility Fling makes an excellent selection. These boots have been designed with comfort in mind, which is why they promote left and right asymmetrical steel toes. It also has a Tensional stability shank (TSS) providing for even more comfort.
The rubber sole with its slip and oil resistant properties coupled with the electrical hazard safe feature makes it easy when selecting your work boot. With all this said, you can rely on Keen Utility Flint to keep your feet locked and secured while making your way up in your career, whether it’s in steelmaking, mining, architecture, chemical industry, or just climbing ladders and crawling houses.