not for sciatic injuries
Review by: DLMeiresonne, 2007-07-01
Got a work discount. I've taken these hiking, fishing, to Chicago, in water and on rock. They hold up like no other. Only downer is I have severe sciatica; because the shoe is so heavy in the sole it puts pressure on the top of my foot, right on that nerve.
Used to sell these types of shoes. Keen has made many varities of this since then, but this is still their best seller. Orginally made for sailors, the toe is uber protected against dropping things, the Vibram sole is inflammable and waterproof (duh). A razor is taken to the bottom to make fine seams, allowing for water to seap into the cracks. This provides for greater traction control. No slipping, really, I've walked over underwater rocks covered in algae with no problem in these.
Also, Vibram is a very durable type of rubber that also rocks your weight slighty to your front foot. Therefore, you use less energy when you walk. it's a heavy shoe, yes, but not when you're walking and if you're injury free. Good arch support.