Best Of The Best… ‘Top Gear’ Of The Year

‘Built In USA’ Hiking Boot — As a part of a massive crowd-sourced gear test this year, we shipped a single pair of the Durand Mid WP boots by KEEN to hikers around the country.

The result was 1 million steps taken in the same boots and a wear-test that saw the KEENs hiking from the Appalachians to the Pacific Coast. In the end, the sturdy boots had passed the durability test and were ready for more.

As a bonus, KEEN builds the Durands and other boots in its Portland, Ore., factory. The company is moving even more footwear production to the USA in 2015. Read the Keen Durand full review on GearJunkie.