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(The Gear Loop) - We know it’s hard to think about the colder winter months when the sun is blaring and most folk are sweating bullets in the office, but Keen is, ahem, keen to showcase its latest hiking footwear as it looks towards autumn/winter 2022.

One of the highlights is an updated NXIS EVO WP, which cleverly combines the stability and comfort of the brand’s Targhee, with the flexibility, lightness and support of a trail runner.

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Now, it features a performance mesh upper manufactured using recycled PET plastic, as well as TPU overlays to provide extra durability in exposed areas. Toe protection also comes as standard, which now boasts a new split toe, designed to reduce weight and provide additional flexibility when navigating new terrain.

What’s more, Keen’s in-house Comfort Heel Control with additional padding around the Achilles works in harmony with a revised  KonnectFit interlocking heel-capture system, providing solid lock-down and stability on unpredictable terrain and all-day comfort when moving at pace. A speed lace webbing system with top collar hooks provide a swift and secure fit.

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For those looking at something more classically styled, the Circadia is a more traditional hiking boot with extreme levels of comfort and protection from the elements. 

Now, the leather upper is sourced from LWG-certified tanneries that operate on a closed loop basis to reduce water and energy usage, an industry gold standard that completely eliminates waste water. 

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Plus, the upper has been further treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent that is safe, effective at repelling water and dirt and non-toxic.

Keen also has a brand new full range of waterproof and insulated boots and mid-height footwear for protecting feet when the temperature eventually drops. Head to the Keen website for more.

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Writing by Leon Poultney.