42,240 More Steps In KEEN Durand Boots

We set out to hike 1 million steps this summer in the KEEN Durand boots.

Last week, contributing editor Jeff Kish reported from the Pacific Northwest Trail, where he hiked a whopping 291,456 steps (138 miles) in the built-in-the-USA boots.

A few miles into the Quarry Park hike

Our adventures this week were not quite so wild, but we still had fun. The Durand boots saw about 42,240 steps (~20 miles) on urban trails in Minneapolis as well as at a unique quarry park in central Minnesota.

We took the boots to GearJunkie headquarters to compare the hiked-in boots to a new pair. After nearly 160 miles, despite being a bit dusty, the Durands are looking essentially new.

Shipped from a remote post office in Montana to GearJunkie HQ

Here are some images from the step-by-step action in Minneapolis, St. Cloud, and further afield this week in the KEEN boots.

KEEN Durand boots at GearJunkie headquarters (333,696 steps so far!)
Fort Snelling State Park
Ft. Snelling map
Hiking through the prairie…
Mississippi River from a vantage in the park
At the end of the quarry hike, final look at map at trailhead

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.