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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Keen

Keen Utility Red Hook Carbon Fiber Toe Waterproof Work Boot

Keen Utility is back with another slick work boot moving into the spring season. The Keen Utility Red Hook is a waterproof work boot featuring a carbon fiber safety toe. Of course, there’s much more to it than that. If you’ve been around Keen Utility long, you know their boots are named for cities and […]

KEEN Chicago Boots

KEEN Utility Chicago Boots Review | Comfortable Protection

Comfortable Keen Utility Chicago Boots Offers Several Options We had already received one pair of KEEN Utility Chicago Boots when my pair arrived. It seems Keen was very excited to get several of our takes on this new design. I put them on with a mixture of skepticism and hope—I’ve enjoyed some Keen boots to […]

Review9.0(out of 10)

Keen Utility Atlanta II Cooler Steel Toe Work Shoes Review

Keen Utility Atlanta II Cooler Steel Toe Work Shoes Offers Comfort and Breathability with a Safety Toe When my pair of Keen Utility Atlanta II Cooler steel toe work shoes arrived, I have to admit that I wasn’t super-enthusiastic. I prefer brown shoes over black and while I like a low cut, the massive gaps […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Keen Cincinnati Boots

Keen Utility Cincinnati Work Boots Review

Keen Utility Cincinnati Combines Styles to Make a Comfortable, Stylish Work Boot We got a brief look at Keen Utility Cincinnati work boots at World of Concrete 2020. There was clearly something very different about the design, but wearing a size 13, they didn’t have one for me to try on the spot. Fortunately, a […]

KEEN Utility St. Paul 6″ Waterproof Boots Review

KEEN Utility St. Paul Work Boots Manage Moisture in Style KEEN Utility St. Paul work boots are waterproof with a carbon fiber toe and 6″ tall. That says a lot, but it doesn’t say everything you really need to know before dropping $190 on a pair. With the KEEN Utility Dover setting a new standard […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Keen Utility Dover Boots

KEEN Utility Dover 6-Inch Waterproof Work Boot Review

Secure Fit and Outstanding Comfort on Hard Surfaces Make the KEEN Utility Dover a Winner I’m in a neverending search for the perfect work boot. The biggest issue I run into is all-day comfort on concrete surfaces. If you’re in the same boat, the KEEN Utility Dover might be the boot we’ve both been waiting […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Keen Detroit XT

Keen Utility Detroit XT Waterproof Steel Toe Boot Review

Even though I’ve traded field work for shop work, I still need a solid pair of safety boots. The shop has plenty of heavy, sharp, and potentially slippery stuff. Plus, I need something sturdy for kickin’ when Kenny edits something snarky into my reviews. In any event, it’s time to retire my old pair of Keen […]

KEEN Utility Factory Tour boxing the shoes

How KEEN Work Boots are Made – KEEN Utility Factory Tour

It’s clear people love the idea of products manufactured in the USA. We’ve toured the DeWalt North Carolina manufacturing plant facility, the Milwaukee Greenwood Plant, and the Southwire Wire wire-making plants in Georgia. Our recent KEEN Utility factory tour took us to Portland, Oregon. It let us do something we haven’t done before: make some […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Keen Utility Baltimore Steel Toe Work Boot Review

Keen Utility Baltimore Steel Toe Work Boot Review

The Keen Utility Baltimore Steel Toe Work Boot is technically a Spring 2018 initiative, but it’s hitting retailers early. Keen tells us that “the Baltimore blends classic work boot style with rugged construction and best-in-class comfort.” Doing what we do, I have plenty of work boots to choose from, but the look is what really […]

Keen Utility Concord Boots

Keen Utility Concord 6″ Waterproof Boot

If you happened to catch the last time I covered something footwear-related, you’ll remember that I have pretty strong feelings about ill-fitting, poorly made work boots. Without getting back on my soapbox, I would rather cut off my own feet than torture myself by standing around in some $30 Walmart Specials. So when I was […]