Keen H2 - Field Report - Jason B> Keen Newport H2 Sandals
Nice report. Just a few comments are below.
> The sandals have performed well over the past two months. I have
> worn them for over 80 miles (129 km) on all types of trails and
> and they show little wear. I am still frustrated that I can only
> remove debris by taking the sandal off and I have broke one of the
> heel loops to help you slip on the sandals.
***I have broken***
> Field Test Conditions:
> These sandals have been used on all types of trails on the east
> coast, to include typical forest paths, pavement, mountain
> and the extremely rocky trails of the Dolly Sods Wilderness in
> Virginia. Other places I backpacked in the sandals included
> Shenandoah National Park, and Cedarville State Park.
*** no need for "," after Park***
> Field Test Results:
> I am concerned about the durability of the sandals. I have worn
> for a little over 80 miles (129 km) hiking, in addition to daily
> wear, and they are beginning to show serious wear at the
> of the second webbing strap and footbed. The foam is beginning to
> tear at the front of the webbing strap. The sandal is still
> and usable, but I will watch this wear spot on both sandals over
> next four months. I have also broken the pull tab for the left
> sandal, as shown in the picture below, the pull tab broke at the
> insertion point on the top of the outer webbing. The right sandal
> seems to be ok, so I would attribute the left pull tab breaking to
> pulling to hard on it. The rest of the sandals seem to be holding
> well though. There is not any excessive wear on the bottom of the
> sole or in relation to the webbing straps.
The sandals have performed well over the past two months. I have
worn them for over 80 miles (129 km) on all types of trails and paths
and they show little wear. "
*** your comments on wear in the summary do not match your comments
on durability in the field test results***
> Long Term Test Plans:
> I plan to use the H2's right up through the fall hiking
> season. I will be heading back out the Dolly Sods for one more
***I will be heading back out TO the Dolly***