Keen on getting outdoors this autumn

Monday, October 14, 2019

You know what an outdoors-y type I am, always yearning to spend time in the countryside, fostering my habit of noticing the changes and identifying any new sightings. The miles we cover each year runs into numbers our combined fingers and toes have long since exceeded, probably weeks a year.
There's a well vocalised bias towards the warm and joyful seasons of spring and summer from me and I cannot pretend to be the least bit apologetic. However, since when has a change of season stopped me from going out?
The spate of wet weekends has meant two things; firstly, indoor jobs have seen some attention, not least plenty of cooking and baking of seasonal treats and secondly, when we have ventured out it has meant getting wet. Thankfully, we had a window of opportunity through which to escape on Saturday after a wet start, so we headed out for some fresh air and a mooch round the wilderness.


Keen have been a footwear brand whose boots have featured on the blog many times before. I'm a dedicated fan and have remained impressed with the build quality, design and comfort of their range. They have a new model out now which is more heavy duty than those I usually wear which will plug the gap in my boot collection nicely. The Karraig waterproof hiking boot is their latest in the range and is a boot built to perform on the most demanding of terrain. I can attest that these boots are particularly sturdy and hold my feet in an especially secure way. Next time I'm on a walking holiday these will be my first choice for those mountain ascents. Not only do they have a strong, grippy sole and foot bed, the lacing up has been designed to provide the maximum amount of security for fitting and the boot even come with a handy sheet to show you how to tension the laces best. The walls of the boot are noticeably firmer than any of my others which make my feet and ankles feel properly supported and ready for anything.

I'm wearing the steel grey/smoke blue colour wave but they also come in a lovely chestnut brown too. Currently available direct from Keen at £159.99, they represent a high quality boot and it's a reasonable price for this product which is both designed and manufactured in Europe.

This autumn I'm determined to dodge the clouds and get outdoors as much as I can to clock up some more miles. It's fungi time already, plus the beautiful berries are in full glory. Leaves are starting to put on a show for us so there's plenty to behold on the landscape no matter where you are.
Who's up for more adventuring this autumn?
Many thanks to Keen for sending me these boots to explore in.

Take care,
Sophie

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