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Keen Galleo Mens Walking Boots Review

What I tested

KEEN Men’s Galleo Waterproof Boots, £139.99

  • Cognac/Dark Chocolate
  • Available in 3 different colours

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Keen Galleo Mens Walking Boots Review

Technical features

  • Dual compound rubber outsole
  • European Made with materials from around the world
  • Full length stability shank
  • Heel locking eyelet
  • Integrated PU heel cushion
  • KEEN.DRY® waterproof breathable membrane
  • Metal eyelets
  • Metatomical EVA footbed
  • Synthetic collar lining
  • Water resistant nubuck leather upper

KEEN Galleo Mens Walking Boots

The verdict

Straight out of the box these boots looked like they were up to the job, and over the past month I’ve been putting them through their paces. From walking in the Ribble Valley to walks in Snowdonia, I’ve already managed to clock up a good few miles in them.

KEEN Galleo Mens Walking Boots

Initially the boots felt like they were quite a snug fit, though to be fair I do tend to double-sock when walking. After a mile or two the boots had started to wear in nicely and felt comfortable.

One of my walks was exceptionally muddy and the boots coped well, though despite sturdy looking grips, I did slip a couple of times climbing up a steep muddy and rocky slope, but nothing too major.

KEEN Galleo Mens Walking BootsTesting out the waterproof capabilities of the Galleo boots in the River Hodder

On one of my walks I crossed a shallow section of the The River Hodder, and the boots stayed watertight and kept my feet (and both pairs of socks) dry, which left me happy as besides the obvious factor of comfort, waterproofing is the next big must for me when it comes to walking boots.

Once worn in I found the boots to be very comfortable, and like the good amount of ankle support that they provide as well as the sturdy lacing system. Looks wise too, I really like this colour options (there are two other colours to choose from) and thought they looked good with my usual walking gear.

KEEN Galleo Mens Walking Boots

If you are looking for a great pair of waterproof hiking boots that are well made, sturdy, capable and comfy, then I’d definitely recommend that you take a look at the KEEN Galleo boots.

As a keen walker (I’m out walking most weekends) I will be updating this review with my thoughts after a longer term test, but for now after wearing them on multiple walks in the last 5 weeks, I’m pretty impressed, and am looking forward to clocking up even more miles in them over the coming months.

KEEN Galleo Mens Walking Boots

Thank you to KEEN for supplying the featured product for us to test.