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It’s not easy getting out of the city. I lived in Vancouver for a couple years and the differences between our two metropolises are vast — especially when it comes to the ease and accessibility of outdoor activities. Torontonians have to put in a lot more effort with not as much return to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. So with that rambling out of the way, I didn’t know what to expect when Keen Canada decided to take a few of us out on a treetop trekking adventure.

We hopped on a bus bright and early, armed with some deliciously healthy breakfast and immediately got a run down of the shoes we were about to test out: the KEEN Terradora`. Not knowing what to expect from the awaiting adventure, we were at least comforted for the knowledge that we had some of the latest and greatest hiking boots on our feet.

The first design made specifically for women, it’s been described as a hybrid between a hiking boot and a running shoe. This is mainly because it’s so lightweight you forget you’re even wearing them. Yet what’s really impressive are the construction details made with the female foot in mind. With it’s cushion panel taking pressure off the achilles to the Low-Density EVA midsole, it caters to a woman’s foot in very thoughtful ways. Of course, it also boasts waterproof capabilities, breathability, high traction grip and a slew of color options that would sell anyone on trying it out.

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All this really meant that we were able to enjoy unbridled fun treetop trekking. Why? Because in the end the shoe was so comfortable and effortless that we didn’t have to think about it! Considering that the experience was essentially a cross between American Ninja Warrior and an epic tree fort, that’s saying a lot.

So as a final note, I would say that the KEEN Terradora is a shoe seasoned and unseasoned hikers/adventurers should give a try. Easy, stylish and functional, it’s hard to go wrong with this choice.

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