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    Keen Brixen's on sale at Cabela's.

    Not sure if this should go here or not but I know a lot of fatbikers use these boots. Cabela's has them on sale for $69.99. Hope this helps.

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    Son of a - that's an even better deal than the one I got the other week...

    Can anyone recommend a pedal to go with these? I'm running Wellgo MG-1 flats, and they are dreamy with my Steger Camuks, but don't match up particularly well with the tread of the Brixens.

    The reason I want to get away from my Camuks is because they are slippery to walk up hills with and have no toe box armor.
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    My ZuZu's worked great with this boot, tho I'd not recommend them as they are taller and heavier than most pedals, been loving this boot below 0.

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    Thanks for posting, I just order a set..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Son of a - that's an even better deal than the one I got the other week...

    Can anyone recommend a pedal to go with these? I'm running Wellgo MG-1 flats, and they are dreamy with my Steger Camuks, but don't match up particularly well with the tread of the Brixens.

    The reason I want to get away from my Camuks is because they are slippery to walk up hills with and have no toe box armor.
    I notice the same thing with the Keen/Wellgo mg1's.

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    3.5lb for the pair.. A bit heavy huh?

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    I have these boots and use Crampon pedals from Canfield Brothers. The boots and pedals work very well together

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    I this is a couple of steps up the keen ladder compared to my keens. I love mine and really don't ever see myself going to a clip less winter boot. The keens have enough support for flats, but are flexible enough to hike out of any winter situation here on the rocky east coast.

    I use "stolen" pedals. They are wide and have good grip. I originally ought them for another bike, but drafted them for some fat bike use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Son of a - that's an even better deal than the one I got the other week...

    Can anyone recommend a pedal to go with these? I'm running Wellgo MG-1 flats, and they are dreamy with my Steger Camuks, but don't match up particularly well with the tread of the Brixens.

    The reason I want to get away from my Camuks is because they are slippery to walk up hills with and have no toe box armor.
    I've used the Shimano DX pedals off my wife's bike in the winter with these boots, no issues. Just bought the 45N Heuerspecs, but have not had the opportunity to try them.

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    but no wide sizes

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    How do they run size wise? I'm normally an 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipstall View Post
    How do they run size wise? I'm normally an 11.
    I think they fit pretty true to size. Order normal size. There's a decent (not a lot, but decent) amount of adjustability with the laces to adjust for sock size. All my Keens (sandals, shoes, and boots) are the same size.

    If you do the fatwallet thing, Cabelas has 4.0% cash back through fatwallet as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    I think they fit pretty true to size. Order normal size. There's a decent (not a lot, but decent) amount of adjustability with the laces to adjust for sock size. All my Keens (sandals, shoes, and boots) are the same size.

    If you do the fatwallet thing, Cabelas has 4.0% cash back through fatwallet as well.

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    Thanks for the info. I went for 11 1/2 due to I read this after I ordered the shoes and heavy socks + I'm a wide. I'll report how they fit.

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    Keen boots run 1/2 size smaller. The shoes run true to size. I saw a bit wider than a normal shoe. I'm a Keenaholic..........I currently have 11 pair of Keens in the closet.

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    [QUOTE=Tincup69;9995813]Not sure if this should go here or not but I know a lot of fatbikers use these boots. Cabela's has them on sale for $69.99. Hope this helps.

    Thanks for the great tip! I'd been coveting these boots, but couldn't find them for a good price. I'm anxious to ride in them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
    Keen boots run 1/2 size smaller. The shoes run true to size. I saw a bit wider than a normal shoe. I'm a Keenaholic..........I currently have 11 pair of Keens in the closet.
    I feel the same, width seems good with plenty of room in the toe box but the length seems to run 1/2 size small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    3.5lb for the pair.. A bit heavy huh?
    True, but I have not found a lighter boot/sock/bootie/gator combo that keeps my toes as warm when the temperature drops below 0 F.

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    Thanks man.. just patched my Merrells but don't think they'll make it .. this deal came along at the right time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
    Keen boots run 1/2 size smaller. The shoes run true to size. I saw a bit wider than a normal shoe. I'm a Keenaholic..........I currently have 11 pair of Keens in the closet.
    Thanks for the info, sounds like I need to order a 1/2 size larger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    Thanks for the info, sounds like I need to order a 1/2 size larger.
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    Ordered a pair, now I need a fat bike to go with the boots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiboy View Post
    Ordered a pair, now I need a fat bike to go with the boots!
    Hell yeah!!!

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    Just got mine today, wow that was fast! They fit great, I got a 1/2 size bigger to accommodate extra thick socks and I think they will work great. I have a really wide foot (EEE) and the width is fine for my foot. They feel really good and look even better, I'm really happy with them so far. I can't wait for some more snow! Thanks to everyone that recommended these!
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    Thanks Tincup! You've made me (and others) super happy Christmas self-shoppers.

    PS Its maybe time for my "Frozen" Lakes to go onto the 'bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeemuggr View Post
    Thanks Tincup! You've made me (and others) super happy Christmas self-shoppers.

    PS Its maybe time for my "Frozen" Lakes to go onto the 'bay.
    Glad to help! Enjoy them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tincup69 View Post
    Not sure if this should go here or not but I know a lot of fatbikers use these boots. Cabela's has them on sale for $69.99. Hope this helps.

    Cabela's: Keen™ 400-Gram Brixen Pac Boots
    Thanks for the heads up; I just ordered a pair. Anyone know how well these work with snowshoes (MSR Denali)?

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    I can't join in on the fun. I need a 14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I can't join in on the fun. I need a 14.
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    You know what they say about big feet...

    Big shoes.
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    Got mine, 11 1/2 fit my 11 size feet perfect with a medium heavy sock.

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    Used mine for the first time today, kept my feet nice and warm with a Smartwool sock. The temperature was around 30* with a steady breeze. They fit great and were extremely comfortable.
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    Rode my Necro to work for the first time this morning (3 deg. F) fun but cold... Just ordered some of these... Thanks for that free shipping code Drevil. Hopefully the Mrs. won't get to upset.... :-P

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I used the $20 off through 1/2/13 that's on their home page, but had to sign up for email -- bought a pair for my guy too (looks like 11.5 is the largest available online).

    I was able to try on a pair yesterday for size -- if there are any women who are looking at these: I typically wear a 9.5 women, and the 9 men's in this boot fit with a thin liner and two med wool socks (didn't have a thick wool--8.5 would have been perfect with a liner and one med sock)...still had just the right amount of wiggle room. My foot tends to be narrow in the heel and low-volume, but there's a nifty cinch over the instep that took up any extra sloppiness. I tend to use a 3/4 foam arch as well which helps take up some of the heel space for me.

    OK, rant here: WHY DO THEY NOT CARRY THESE IN A WOMEN'S MODEL?!? Or something similar? They had all sorts of "cute" boots at the Cabela's I visited, but the most warmth was a 200-thinsulate, lots of ties and zippers

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    Thanks Tincup69, I just received mine. I went with a half size larger than my normal shoe size and replaced Keen footbed with custom cork orthotic insoles. Fit seems good with one pair of medium socks on. I'm planning to take Moony out tomorrow and will see how they work in cold, single digits F temps. So far I've tried DC snowboard boots, Salomon winter hiking boots, and Sorel SnowCat boots. They all were much warmer than my winter MTB Lakes with Pearl izumi covers. Thanks again.

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    Glad to help! I hope everyone that got them enjoys them and they keep your feet warm!
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    Mine arrived today, glad I went up a half size as recommended. Still working on buying a fatbike to go with the new boots!

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    Love them. My feet were nice and toasty today with medium thickness wool socks, 45NRTH. I was lucky that my size came in black, I like to match. I went up a 1/2 size and seems to work for me. One minor note, if you are in powder you will need pants that come over your boot or gators. It's hard to get the drawstring on the top super tight.


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    So I see these things are staying toasty. How do they compare to a 600g insulate boot like Columbia bugaboot? I work at ***** and even with my discount I still think in the price class this is the best boot. I will order thanks for the free shipping too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    ...Anyone know how well these work with snowshoes (MSR Denali)?
    They're kind of soft on top, with potential "pressure points" where the lacing loops are attached to the boot.
    The top straps on one of my 2nd Gen Denali EVO Ascents hit one of those points and I had a heck of a time trying to re-tension and move things around to relieve the pressure. I gave up after a couple of hours (the other foot was fine the whole time).
    The toe box on the Brixens is quite rigid so they might work best with step-in type bindings that grip more over the toe than over the instep area.

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    got mine on order with free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmm244 View Post
    They're kind of soft on top, with potential "pressure points" where the lacing loops are attached to the boot.
    The top straps on one of my 2nd Gen Denali EVO Ascents hit one of those points and I had a heck of a time trying to re-tension and move things around to relieve the pressure. I gave up after a couple of hours (the other foot was fine the whole time).
    The toe box on the Brixens is quite rigid so they might work best with step-in type bindings that grip more over the toe than over the instep area.
    I have the same boot/snowshoe set up, and fortunately do not have this problem. Obviously, results will vary person to person. I'm a big fan of Keen winter boots,because they are less-bulky, lighter, and flexible than most boot that I would consider for snowshoeing.

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    Noticed them on my doorstep yesterday, and I promptly took them for a ride. I love them so far

    I'm wondering if it's necessary to put Sno Seal or Nikwax on them because the leather on the outside seemed soaked even after having them sit in my living room since last night. Admittedly we keep it a little cold (~65deg), but I figured they would have dried out by morning.

    So, waterproof seal on these boots redundant?
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    If anyone bought a pair in size 12 and they don't work or fit for you let me know. I missed out on the deal and want a pair. Send me a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Noticed them on my doorstep yesterday, and I promptly took them for a ride. I love them so far

    I'm wondering if it's necessary to put Sno Seal or Nikwax on them because the leather on the outside seemed soaked even after having them sit in my living room since last night. Admittedly we keep it a little cold (~65deg), but I figured they would have dried out by morning.

    So, waterproof seal on these boots redundant?
    I treated mine with silicone boot spray prior to use. I do this with all my boots, etc.

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    My boots came on the 26th, so I figured they're allowable under the Christmas exception. I rode about 20 miles in them, including a two-hour ride in 10 degree temperatures, and they worked well. They kept my feet warm, the high cuff kept snow out when I dabbed or hiked in deeper snow, and the two sets of cords - one on the instep, one up the shin - allow for really good adjustment of fit. I have size 12 Keen sandals, so I went with that size boot, and have no problems. A really good deal, I think!

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    These look nice! What is the advantage of wearing these over wearing Sorels?

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    My experience has been very positive. They're great for riding. I was a little skeptical about snowshoeing but they actually worked out OK. I have a pair of gaitors that covers the tops and prevents snow from working it's way down. I went with my regular size and they fit perfect. The laces do a mediocre job. Best use is definitely biking... good buy. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    So, waterproof seal on these boots redundant?
    I've always used SnoSeal on my winter boots even if they're listed as "water proof". Without seal, leather begins to weather and crack much sooner. The seal also keeps the leather nice and supple. I usually apply seal once per season or whenever I notice the seal starting to dull

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