On the rocky trail in Kenai Fjords National Park, there were plenty of roots to climb over and even a 20-foot scramble up and down some rocks.  I was really glad on that hike and others for my, Keen Terradora hiking boots ($140).

Keen Womens Terradora Waterproof Mid
Keen Womens Terradora Waterproof Mid

They are waterproof—there’s nothing worse than wet hiking boots—and they are comfortable. I didn’t feel like I wanted to get them off as soon as I got off the trail. Plus they are light weight—all the better for packing.

I even got compliments on the red color! Another plus: The footbeds are infused with probiotic technology that naturally breaks down odor in sweat without heavy metals or hazardous chemicals. And Keen has also switched to alternative water repellents that are safe (no suspected carcinogens) as well as effective.

Keen's Mens Venure Mid WP
Keen’s Mens Venure Mid WP

I also like that the boot is designed specifically for women. Our webmaster has been equally satisfied with his Men’s Venture Mid WP ($180)  that are waterproof and offer a higher traction outsole that are ideal on rocky terrain.

And for around camp—and around town as well as the beach —you can’t do better than Keen’s slip-on  Bali sandals  ($70) with a cushioned footbed, quick-dry straps and  covered toe. Check out the men’s Aruba II. ($75)   Both would make great camp shoes on a rafting trip!