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Keen Disc Golf Shoe: Final Review

Round 10: 2/21/10 As promised, here is the final review for the Keen Disc Golf Shoe. Sadly it looks like our worst fears have come true.

At round #10 the shoes looked more like one year old than one month old. We do need to applaud Keen for listening to the desires of disc golfers in a shoe but this first effort fell short (especially for the respected Keen brand).

Our shoes (and some others we have seen on local courses) were not holding up too well. The rubber sole edges were beginning to shred. The uppers soles were cracking badly, some rubber seams were separating and lace eyelets were coming off.

"Cut to the chase" - compared to outdoor/trail shoes from Merrill, Salomon and Keen at the $100 price point-

Comfort: B Durabiliy: D Water Resistant: B (actually pretty good) Pad Grip: C Grass/Mud/Dirt Grip: C Toe Box: C Foot Protection: C- Aesthetics: D

Overall C- (less than average compared to other $75-100 shoes) Let's hope there is a Keen Milo 2.0!

Keen Disc Golf Shoe Review: Round Five

Round Five – 12/15/2009Finished my fifth round of disc golf today with the Keen Milo’s. I find them to be very comfortable. There was no pronounced break-in period for me. We actually had some weather this weekend and they held up nicely. Great grip on the wet cement and rubber tee pads. Decent grip walking up slippery, muddy hills. Kept my feet dry while playing in the rain and walking through many large puddles. Toe box is nice and sturdy, My opinion at this point is very positive. It ‘s hard to compare to other Keens, Merrills, Salomons, etc as these do not seem to be made as a similar hiking or trail shoe. The side and top panels of the shoes are made from a soft nylon-like material. Though this adds to the comfort, I’m not sure how they would prevail in a rougher terrain. I could see heavy brush, jagged sticks or rocks may push the limited protection above the soles. Again this shoe is not a hiking shoe so this is probably intentionally designed.

I believe the true value in these shoes will be determined in the long run in their durability. Will the toe box and sole hold up to their task? At $110 they are above the average price for many disc golfers shoe budget. These shoes are getting some flack online for durability. We will have to keep an eye on that. At this point I give them an B. I wish they came in colors other than Gargoyle/Drizzle though I do give them credit for those creative color names. Much better than Gray/Dark Gray.

See the whole story on these shoes at http://morleyfield.com/2009/12/01/the-milo-disc-golf-shoe-from-keen/

The "Milo" Disc Golf Shoe From Keen

Designed to carry disc golfers through even the most demanding of conditions, the MILO Disc Golf Shoe features KEEN.DRY waterproof barrier, reinforced toe bumpers, asymmetrical lacing and superior grip properties keeping your feet dry, protected and in place. Features:

- KEEN.DRY™ Waterproof Breathable Membrane - Anti-Bunch Asymmetrical Flex Lace System - S3 Heel Support Structure - Multi-Directional 3 MM Lug Outsole for Traction - Removable Metatomical Tri-Density Footbed - KEEN toe protection

S3 Shock, suspension, stability – otherwise known as S3 – is engineered to support the foot on impact, dissipate shock and reduce your odds of twisting an ankle.

KEEN.DRY A proprietary waterproof, breathable membrane that lets vapor out without letting water in.

METATOMICAL FOOTBED DESIGN This internal support mechanism is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot

“By far the Best Disc Golf Shoe that I have ever played in. They are extremely comfortable, provide great traction and keep your feet dry all day long. These shoes are the Real Deal!!!!!” – Avery Jenkins #7495, 2009 Disc Golf World Champion

Only available for sale online at www.KEENFootwear.com - $110

editors "hands-on" review: Day One – very comfortable straight out of the box. Light. Good fit per size ordered, may even be a little extra in the width (which most men need). Not sure what the Anti-Bunch Asymmetrical Flex Lace System is but despite its funny (off-center/wonky) look, it seems to distribute the lacing tightness over the whole length of the top of the shoe. I find it to be very comfortable design feature. It did though draw three strange looks this morning while shopping at Target. It will be a while to report on wear and tear as the harshest conditions we experience in SoCal is when the grounds crew at our course over waters a smidge. We’ll provide you with first round, fifth round and tenth round impressions in the next few weeks.