Been using Keens a bit over 3 years now. I first tried them because I liked the toe wrap, and that they came in wide widths. Didn't realize I bought steel toes until they arrived. Felt heavy, and I almost sent them back, but now that I've worn them, I love them. Their foot supports felt good enough I bought extra pairs for my hiking boots and chore boots. Customer service is excellent, I called to replace the laces on my first pair, they replaced them free. It does annoy the hell out of having to retie them several times a day. Flat laces may solve that, but would likely have a short lifespan. Nothings perfect, but these are close. On my second pair now, first ones lasted long enough to near wear the soles flat, and the toe box was still intact.