- July 12 2011
Happy with these
I had intended to use these only for hiking where I might need to cross streams occasionally, but I can't find my old Keen water shoes, so I started wearing these for the more wading style episodes. Although I still get small gravel and sand inside, which is annoying, these Arroyos are so much easier to remove, rinse out and replace that I'm now glad the old ones have disappeared. They are also more heavy duty on tread and have greater internal support, so my wimpy feet feel more secure in these than any other water shoe I've used. I have some booties that I've used for stream wading hikes that keep out the sand and gravel but aren't as supportive, which after a time causes my feet to ache. Not so with these Arroyos.
- June 3 2011
Only shoes I wear
I am a 40 something year old woman, who generally wears a size 8 1/2 narrow. Because of the toe box to ankle, flexible lacing of this shoe, I am able to adjust the laces for a snug fit. Secondly, I have had back injuries, knee surgery, and ankle problems, and these Keens are the only shoes that I own that I can wear that do not aggravate my prior injuries. They may not be suitable for all occasions, but I could not live without them, so I wear them everywhere! I have been wearing the current pair I own everyday for over a year and they have held up well. The open ventilation gaps and the rugged Keen toe box have been ideal for keeping my feet cool, while protecting my feet from the rugged terrain where I live. The soles have held up very well to numerous long hikes over lava flows, which will shred one's hands and knees if fallen upon. Despite not having direct ankle support, the wide sole provides me with enough stability to hike on uneven surfaces without rolling my injured ankle. Lastly, I often receive compliments on the styling of this shoe. So, overall I love the Keen Arroyo II Water Shoe and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
- May 15 2011
Sandal with Great Coverage and Comfort
I was looking for a light-weight hiking sandal with more coverage than usual for very light hiking on established trails. This sandal fits the bill perfectly. While it runs a little large, that's fine with me as I will be able to wear socks if need be. I have a very hard-to-fit foot in that I have a high arch and a wide foot, and I found these comfortable as soon as I put them on. I live in an area with lots of sand and small pebbles and while they do provide enough vents to provide airflow so my feet don't get so hot, they keep out all the unwanted debris that slows me down with constantly having to take off my shoes to clear them. I like them so well I'm going to buy a pair for an everyday summer sandal for my pre-teen daughter.