What do you wear in your feet when you’re working on DIY projects? I always throw on an old pair of running shoes and hope for the best. Even though I’m known to hurt my toes quite often. OUPS! My husband wears running shoes as well when he’s working on things around the house. Sébastien owns work boots, he’s as had a couple of pairs throughout the years. He used to wear them all the time when he was working in a shop (wearing work boots was mandatory). Now he only wears them when he’s in the woods with his Dad, he says chain saws are not good for toes. haha
Why don’t we wear safety footwear when we are working on projects around the house? I mean seriously, we are lifting heavy things, using power tools, saws, etc… accidents can happen anytime. You’d think we would wear some work boots! Well, my husband doesn’t because his aren’t comfy and they are heavy. I don’t own any and I figure if they are heavy and they aren’t comfortable, I probably won’t wear them anyways.
The thing is, we are WRONG! Safety footwear can be lightweight and comfy! We just never had a pair of KEEN Utility work boots to try!
“KEEN Inc., manufacturer of original hybrid footwear, bags and socks was founded in 2003. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, KEEN offers innovative hybrid products, enabling outdoor enthusiasts to live an active lifestyle. KEEN footwear was founded as a solution to protect toes. We realized our footwear was the most comfortable and durable out there, and that we could change the way people looked at safety work boots. In 2010 KEEN Utility was created.
KEEN Utility has built a brand of progressive safety styles with the understanding that the best work boots are innovative and multi-purpose, blending comfort and protection in unique silhouettes.
As a brand KEEN is steadfastly dedicated to building stronger communities and a healthier planet. This dedication starts right in their own backyard, with the introduction of several American Built styles, assembled in their Portland, Oregon factory. This hands-on approach to manufacturing allows KEEN Utility to be continually devoted to quality, fit and comfort. The result: American Built hybrid safety footwear built to perform.”
UPS delivery guy LOVES KEEN
About a month ago UPS stopped by to deliver a box with a KEEN label on it. KEEN work boots for Sébastien and I. Our UPS delivery guy was so excited to deliver the package to us. First thing he said when I opened the door was, ”Is this your first pair of KEEN?”. I couldn’t help but laugh and say YES! He told me that he owns many pairs of KEEN shoes, boots, and even sandals. Then he started telling me all the things he loves about KEEN!
- They are the best!
- Once you’ve owned a pair of KEEN you’ll only wear KEEN after that!
- You can’t ask for better quality, comfort, elasticity, and durability!
I’m thinking he could be a KEEN spokesperson! He loves his KEEN! Of course after speaking to him I was even more excited to try out our KEEN Utility boots!
Men’s Braddock Mid AL WP – KEEN Utility Work Boots
Braddock Mid AL WP is part of the KEEN Utility American Built Collection. This boot is a great all-round boot that can easily go from work to weekend. One of its great features is the KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane and a hydrophobic/hydrophilic 2-zone barrier, allowing moisture out but never in. It also has asymmetrical steel toes that provide superior protection in a lightweight contoured design.
Get the complete description here: Braddock Mid AL WP
Women’s Flint Low – KEEN Utility Work Boots
Flint Low is a lightweight work boot styled and designed specifically for women. This model is a great introduction to safety footwear. It has a low-cut silhouette and breathable mesh inserts that make it very lightweight and comfortable. It also has asymmetrical steel toes.
Get the complete description here: Women’s Flint Low
*Please note that these models are not available in Canada. The Canadian line is different because of the different safety regulations. Check out KEEN Utility Canada to see the models available in Canada.
KEEN Utility Work Boots – Safety Footwear for DIYers
Sébastien and I have been wearing our KEEN Utility work boots for the past month. We’ve been wearing them each time we’ve worked on our basement office/craft room and even when we are in my Dad’s workshop. Sébastien can’t get over and comfy and lightweight they are. He says he’s never worn work boots that were this comfortable. I love how comfortable mine are and I love that they look like hiking shoes. Obviously they are a little heavier than my running shoes because of the steel toes, but I still love them anyways. We are both really happy to have safety footwear that we can wear each time we work on DIY projects. Sébastien is also looking forward to trying out the work boots next time he helps his Dad to cut firewood!
- Protecting your feet during DIY projects is as important as protecting your feet at work.
- KEEN Utility work boots are perfect safety footwear for DIYers!
I must know, do you wear safety boots aka work boots when you are working on projects around the house? If you don’t, why not? I’m not judging your choice, I’m just curious. :)
Have a GREAT day!
Disclosure: A big THANK YOU to KEEN Utility for supplying me with these great work boots. As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.