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Going to get Sandals tomorrow

I’m going to join the ‘speckled foot tribe’ tomorrow. I’m going down to the local REI store (20# off for members this weekend) and try out the Keen sandals. My local one has both the Commuter and the Arroyo models in my size (according to the web site). I’d like to go with the Commuter, but it it’s too narrow the Arroyo is a more traditional width.

I’ve heard so many good things about them, really looking forward to trying out a pair.

Steve

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Amanda, May 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Sandals rule!!!!!

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Sandaltan ., May 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Nothing better than sitting on the kurb wearing a pair of sandals and swilling a June bug smoothie.

RIDE RIGHT Mentor58

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OhioCyclone, May 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Awesome!!! Just make sure that pay mind to the width sir :-o I have/had a pair of commuters and they felt fine in store and on the first ride or two. However, once the “broke in” a bit…my wide feet were non-too comfortable, and pinky toe actually popped out the side of the sandal. After reading more reviews it seems this is the general consensus…that the shoes do run a tad narrow….or my feet and the feet of the rest of the reviewers Ive read are too wide :-P I will be switching to arroyo, since it seems despite my best efforts I cannot get the commuters to cooperate.

I am by no means trying to talk you out of a purchase though. FOr those people without these cursed wide feet…lol… the unanimous consensus is an adoring love for the commuters. I am just bringing up the fact the wide feet and commuters dont seem to agree. I know the arroyo’s reviews mention an increased width.

Best Regards from Ohio

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longrider42, May 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Sandals, might be good for some people, but my feet sunburn real easy, not something I want to happen. So just be careful. Sun burnt feet are the worst.

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OhioCyclone, May 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Ok so I just realized that I ranted and raved about issues of width, after you had already considered this dilemma. My apologies, and good luck tomorrow, or it may be today at this point.

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mentor58, May 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Well I ended up getting the Commuters. They fit like a charm, and now I see why people who ride with them rave about them. It really feels like there there is nothing on my feet

Steve

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HillsAngels1, May 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Sandals ROCK used them for the last 8 years. Spray your feet with at least 15spf

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jwsknk, May 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

That’s right HA 1, don’t forget the sunscreen. Was that day 1 last last year?

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HillsAngels1, May 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Day 1 about 6 years ago for the sun screen a day i will never forget

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mentor58, May 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

HillsAngels1:
Sandals ROCK used them for the last 8 years. Spray your feet with at least 15spf

Anything that has sun shining on it gets a good coat of SPF 30, and refreshed on a regular basis. :) I’ve learned my lessons over the years, rather baste than burn.

Steve

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Sandaltan ., May 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm

You will be right in style.

RIDE RIGHT

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tjdale, May 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

While on the topic…….Keens are too narrow for me, I hear not much good about the new version of Shimano’s, and the Nashbar Ragsters I have are heavy and have little bumps on the insoles the force me to wear socks. Any suggestions or reviews of others, or those mentioned?

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mentor58, May 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

tjdale:
While on the topic…….Keens are too narrow for me, I hear not much good about the new version of Shimano’s, and the Nashbar Ragsters I have are heavy and have little bumps on the insoles the force me to wear socks.Any suggestions or reviews of others, or those mentioned?

If the Keen Commuters are too narrow, check out the Keen Arroyos. They are much wider (actually the same width as the rest of the Keen Line). They are the ‘waterproof leather’, not the nylon. There is a review on Amazon that shows the two side by side and it’s amazing the difference.

Steve

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Steve Swift, May 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I have the Keen Keen Arroyos and love them..

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Wonder Woman, May 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

Welcome to the club. Love my Keens.

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