North Wales Kayak Fishing

The Keen Hood River Boot
This is my first impresion review of the keen hood river boots
Firstly the official specifications

Patented Toe Protection
Drainable Midsole and Outsole
Removable Dual Density Footbed
2 points of adjustment
Lightweight EVA Midsole
Aqua Stop non-marking water traction outsole
Razor siped carbon rubber outsole


First thing you notice is the superb quality of both the materials and the build
And the superb sole to these boots they are quite thick yet the boots are very lightweight to hold and on your feet the superb grip is amazing and the 2 point fastening system is both easy to use and holds the boot snugly to your feet

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The superb fastening system holds the boot snugly to your feet and is easy to use when both putting the boots on and taking them off

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All the joined seams are flat locked to there is no ridges to rub your feet or your dry suit socks .the loops at the front and rear of the boot help when donning the boots they are very strongly attached with multi point stitching

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The wide fit makes them ideal for using over your dry suit socks which means the socks won’t rub your feet while fishing.
The clever design of the boots allow any water to drain away very quickly

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The neck of the boot has extra material for strength this is stretchy material so it will go over your foot then spring back and snug your ankle the fastening buckles also have extra material for added strength

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The toe of the boots are well protected as well with thick rubber so you wont stub your toe on large stones while walking down the beach

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Extra material is also added to the heal area for extra support

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The clever design of the sole with its drain holes stops you slipping and aids in expelling any water that gets in to the boots you wont slip even when the sole is wet. The sole is made from a special rubber material that does bend with your foot profile yet you don’t feel every little stone on the beach

The keen river boot is a superb kayak boot that is equally at home when wet or dry it can be used with dry suit socks or wetsuit the superb grip these boots offer is amazing and the comfort ability of them are superb I had no problem slipping them over my dry suit socks I also tried them with the palm titanium socks I found them very comfortable to wear and easy to walk in I think they will be a real winner with us kayak fishermen the boots retail at £65.00 from paddleworks which is excellent value for the product you are buying .