My thought on the Davenport.
If you’re looking for a type of boot that has more of an outdoors look but don’t want to sacrifice dependability of a real work boot. The Davenport is in that class of modern work boots. When I think of keen I truly do get the feeling of the pacific northwest. The color pattern the lacing system and the overall fit is truly born out of years of trail maintenance work and it shows.
MY FIRST FOUR DAYS IN THE DAVENPORT.
It took me about two days to get the fit just right with the lacing system. I found that if I snugged the first two and left the next two lose the boot fit more like a pair of my western pull on work boots. The only time I felt that the boot wasn’t going to perform well was on a steep incline on loose pebble gravel. But ones I cut my foot into side of the face of the hill it was awesome. The last day I spent in the boot was on public transportation on and off trains in and out of buildings downtown in Chicago. The slip present sole performed really well on smooth floors. About mid-day I was trapped in a downpour but my feet stayed dry. As for me not so much.
KEEN.DRYA proprietary waterproof, breathable membrane that lets vapor out without letting water in.
KEEN.GRIPOur oil and slip resistant outsoles meet or exceed ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) F1677-96 MARK II non-slip testing standards.
LEFT AND RIGHT ASYMMETRICAL SAFETY TOEUniquely anatomically correct steel, aluminum, & composite toe designs provide a roomier toe box and maximum comfort. Meets ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 and C/75 Standards.
- *Cleansport NXT™ for natural odor control
- 100% Non-metallic construction
- 90 degree heel
- KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane
- Left and right asymmetrical composite toe
- Meets or exceeds ASTM F1677-96 Mark II non-slip testing standards
- Meets or exceeds ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH standards
- TPU stability shank
- Waterproof nubuck and PU coated split suede
- Oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole
- PU midsole
- Moisture-wicking lining
- Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
We’ve carefully selected leather uppers designed to last. Then again, if you’re wearing your KEENs daily, they won’t always be scuff and dirt-free. To treat day to day wear and tear, especially on lighter color leathers, we recommend using a leather cleaner and conditioner, found at most footwear dealers and/or shoe repair shops.