"BULLET-PROOF-SHOE!!! Would pick them for the zombie slaying apocalypse with confidence."
I'm extremely difficult to impress (literally anyone who knows me would mention that in their first sentence describing me). I've owned an early version of these for 7 years. I wore them to work daily for 3 years before turning them into yard shoes. They have moved more dirt than 99.9% of the population will ever move with a shovel in their entire lifetimes in the past 7 years. I dug by shovel two very large koi ponds wearing them (14'x14'x3' and 26'x26'x6') with trenches for plumbing (1.5'x3'x70') through clay and rock. I landscaped a waterfall in my first backyard wearing them. I have dug out/cut down, dragged out and burned enough trees to make a pile 100'x20'x10' (I have a wooded 2 acre yard). I leveled a hummocky 1/3 acre and put in 400' of fence in these shoes (more digging). I have put a serious beat down on these shoes, wore through 4 heavy duty steel shovels, and they're STILL wearable and comfortable. Not a stitch out of place on the exterior, all leather in tact.
"Loving these! Got 1/2 size bigger when read reviews on other sites and you should."
Great, durable, well-fitting and dare I say attractive shoes! Since they're Keen, I know (and you know) they are sturdy, well-constructed, will last and definitely worth the $80 price tag! Still loving them as walking shoes and office work shoes.