KEEN Utility Evanston Work Boots

We’ve had countless KEEN work boots on our feet over the years, some of which even made our list of the Best Work Boots. Now, the brand has announced the new Evanston boots, which promise the protection of a work boot with the design and flexibility of a sneaker. Offered in both men’s and women’s styles, I wanted to go over what the Keen Evanston work boots have to offer to see if they’d be a good fit for the way you work.

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KEEN Utility Evanston Work Boot Design

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  • 6-inch height
  • Oil- and slip-resistant
  • EH rated
  • Full-grain barnyard-resistant leather
  • Removable metatomical insole
  • Heat-resistant outsole
  • Non-metallic
  • Dual purpose metal lace hooks
  • Metal hardware
  • Mesh liner
  • Carbon fiber safety toe

Keen went with a 90-degree, 6-inch heel when designing the Evanston work boots. According to the brand, this design helps provide secure footing on ladders, scaffolding, or loose, uneven surfaces.

Keen.Dry technology gives the Evanston boots a waterproof, breathable membrane that seals out moisture from the inside, keeping your feet dry all day. They’re also oil- and slip-resistant, and resistant to common barnyard chemicals thanks to their full-grain leather construction.

The big draw for these boots is their lightweight design. They offer the protection of a work boot, with the feel and flexibility of a sneaker. The Evanstons feature a carbon-fiber safety toe that’s up to 15% lighter than steel. Additionally, Keen.ReGEN technology makes a return, with a compression-resisting midsole that provides up to 50% energy return with every step.

The Keen Utility Evanston boots come in both men’s and women’s designs. The men’s boots come in Bison/Black or Black/Black colorways. For the women’s Evanstons, Bison/Black is the only color option at the time of writing.

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Keen Evanston Boots in Bison/Black


  • Meets ASTM F3445-21 and F2413-18 M I/75 C/75 EH standards
  • Meets ASTM F2913-19 SATRA non-slip testing standards
  • Meets ASTM F1677-96 Mark II non-slip testing standards
  • Meets ASTM SATRA TM31 material abrasion testing standards
  • Outsole and midsole meet ASTM D471-06 903# oil and isooctane chemical resistance standards

KEEN Utility Evanston Work Boot Price

These boots are available in women’s sizes 5 through 11, and men’s sizes 7 through 17. Both styles retail for $149.95 on Amazon.

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