7.02.2009

Offishul Shoes o' teh Farm in Summer

Because I'm such a klutz, and because it's so hot, I finally broke down and purchased a pair of these Keens slip-on flops.

I'd previously a pair Keen sandals that had a strap around the back heel, but they stayed on too darn well - if a rock or other detritus got into the sandal bed, there was no getting it out without taking off the whole sandal. They were also flippin' HOT on my feet. These new ones, however, don't have those problems. The toe guards keep my tootsies from banging into rocks or tripping over roots. The soles are thick and can take walking around on our rocky terrain or the cement floor. The strap underliners are soft and comfortable. Easy to slip on & off, too. Most important of all: they're washable. I clean these bad boys off with a high-pressure stream of water from the hose almost every morning, and the flops handling the abuse like a champ.

I'll close by saying "no, I don't work for or otherwise get paid by Keen". I like these shoes. Hope they last a good long time.

7 comments:

  1. Those look interesting. Do those toe guards help when the horse wants to see what it's like standing where you are standing without asking you to move? Is the rubber springy enough to make the firewood log that slips off the top of your armload bounce when it hits it? I can see where you wouldn't have to worry about them getting scuffed by hidden barbed wire or blackberry brambles. I may just have to check and see whether they come in a man's farm version.

    ReplyDelete
  2. klutz proof sandals....LOVE it!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Where did you find? I've been looking for those to replace my old ones and can't find that model anywhere!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well, @The Old Gray Egg: when I light my cigar and pull out the manly chainsaw for cedar clearing, I put on a pair of steel-toed boots. The chickens, however, don't weigh enough to warrant the boots, thankfully! ;-)

    @Karen - send me Kate's size, and I'll pick up a pair when next in Austin proper.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Did you get those around here? They're awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  6. @Hill Country Hippie: I got them at Whole Earth on South Lamar in Austin. Worth the trip!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Just noticed they sell these at the feed store in town here. Probably overpriced compared to Austin

    ReplyDelete