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Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« on: August 29, 2011, 10:43:21 AM »
I've been into that outdoor equipment store Backwoods at 135th and Metcalf a couple times over the last few months.  There is a guy that works there whom I struck up a conversation with.  He mentioned that he plays disc golf and had met with Keen regarding their disc golf shoe (Milo 2) and carrying it in the shop.

Anyway, I was in there this past weekend and one of the managers/sales associates said that they were going to have a meeting this week with headquarters (Austin, TX) to determine what role disc golf was gonna play moving forward.

I thought this might be a possible sponsorship opportunity for next years 30th KCWO.  Just thought I would make the powers that be aware.   
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 05:04:30 PM »
love keen but the soles have not held up.  If Keen just had a beefer sole like a Vibram mode.  Keen is the most comfortable shoe but they need a better sole that has one solid piece of rubber.  Some models have spots where there is a harder sole and then softer exposed parts that make great open softer spots  for thorns. 

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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 05:07:35 PM »
Try these over the Milo II.....the sole issues are fixed so far...I've had a pair for 3 weeks now and about 25 rounds and they rock!

http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/fw11/shoes/men/trailhead/delaveaga
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 05:27:24 PM »
My mid-top Keens have done very well. If they make the DeLa in a mid-top. maybe I'll look at them. I doubt I'll buy a pair of low-top disc golf shoes ever again.
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 06:14:49 PM »
Tank and Billy have a pair of the DeLa's, and 5 or 6 rounds in, the sole on the heal is already coming apart.  Seen it fer myself  :o
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 06:58:01 PM »
That's cause were fat... ;)
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 07:01:16 PM »
That's cause were fat... ;)

I just gave myself a baby raccoon on that one!  :o
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 07:02:52 PM »
Better than getting The Wobbly Wheel Barrel done to ya!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 07:04:25 PM »
That still cracks me up....LOL   ;D
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2011, 11:13:40 PM »
Just bought a pair of Teva's that are super comfortable.....barely know they are there. Only played bout 8 rounds or so with them. ....liking it so far
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2011, 11:26:21 PM »
I'm liking these Oboz Sawtooth's I recently bought.  Small company.  Good people.  Oboz stands for "Outside Bozeman"....Montana that is.  Check them out!

www.obozfootwear.com
 
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 08:46:05 AM »
I'm kinda partial to my Ecco's I've been wearing this year.  Lord knows how many rounds, and feels like I'm walking on a waterproof cushion of air!  8)
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 03:20:19 PM »
if you weigh more than 150 lbs try the targhee II: http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/wall/shoes/men/trailhead .
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2011, 04:20:49 PM »
if you weigh more than 150 lbs try the targhee II: http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/wall/shoes/men/trailhead .


Just replaced my Merrell Chameleon IIIs, which fell a part after about 3-4 months, with a pair of  these (Keen Targhee II). I have about 15-20 rounds in them and they are looking good, but I'll let you know in the next few months.

I have had a pair of Keen Newport sandals for 4+ years and hiked 100s of miles in them. I drag my heals and finally wore the outside edge of the souls down too much.  Now they are my "yard" shoes.

Keen has a good name and will stand behind them, just send an email to their warranty department.

BTW, Merrell stood behind my Chameleons, but I am going to use those for just hiking. I think disc golf is too tough on them (at least with my footwork).
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Re: Possible KC Tournament Sponsor?
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2011, 11:36:11 PM »
I switched from merrells, their VIBRAM soles came off after 3 months. yeah, they are more than happy to stand behind them...and send you a new pair of shoes that last...surprise! 3 months. understandably they don't replace the replacment shoes, but they did offer me an intenet coupon for 20% off any further plooking I'd be into.
if keen wants to sponsor disc golf the least we could do is recommend to them which of their shoes actually stand up.
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