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Keen Hiking Shoes for Men, Women, and Kids

Updated on September 11, 2014

Keen hiking shoes can take a beating and keep going. Most who try Keens do so because they spend a lot of time outdoors and need a shoe that is durable, has good traction, is waterproof, and comfortable. Most buyers are fans of the Keen brand after just one pair. Although if you are a serious hiker rather than a weekend warrior, you may find you do need a new pair in a few months. But you'll find yourself looking for your next pair of Keen shoes.

The Best Mens Keen Hiking Sandals

KEEN Men's Newport H2 Sandal,Ensign Blue/Neutral Gray,11 M US
KEEN Men's Newport H2 Sandal,Ensign Blue/Neutral Gray,11 M US

For summer hiking, camping, and general spending outdoors, the winner is the Newport H2 sandal. The toe is well protected, sole is thick and designed for traction, mesh is waterproof, and elastic laces allow for adjusting to wide or narrow feet. Unlike other sandals, these do not stretch out and become too loose over time. They hold their shape and fit.

 

Mens Keen Hiking Shoes

For men Keen makes hiking boots, shoes, and sandals. Of the these, the Targhee II is the top selling. It comes as a low ankle shoe and as a boot, is waterproof, has elastic laces, and exceptional traction.

A second favorite for Keen fans is the Alamosa, also a waterproof shoe, but with more mesh for air flow and less rugged traction for more everyday walking and casual hiking.

Voyageur for the Summer Hikes

If you are looking for a high-top hiking shoe for serious hikes and mountain venturing, then the Voyageur Mid boot is your best bet for the summer and the Revel waterproof and insulated boot is your best bet for winter.

Womens Keen Hiking Shoes

For a sandal hiking shoe, the Newport H2 and Whisper sandal are top sellers. The Whisper sandal has less toe protection and is more lightweight for the casual hiker. For more serious hikers, then you will want the Newport H2 style which has a sole designed for the ultimate traction and full toe proteFor a sandal outdoor shoe, the Newport H2 and Whisper sandal are top sellers. The Whisper sandal has less toe protection and is more lightweight for the casual hiker. For more serious hikers, then you will want the Newport H2 style which has a sole designed for the ultimate traction and full toe protection.

If you want a real hiking shoe or boot with full foot protection, then the Targhee shoe, Targhee mid boot, and Oregon waterproof boot are your best bets and come with rave reviews from hundreds of Keen buyers. The biggest difference is the height of the ankle. The Targhee Keen hiking shoe is a regular shoe. The Targhee mid is a midrise boot while the Oregon is a full boot that rises well above the ankle. If you are out in the winter or do extreme hiking, you may prefer the Oregon, while summer and casual hikers will be happy with either of the Targhee styles.

Kids Keen Hiking Shoes

Many of the styles made for adults, Keen also makes for infants, toddlers, and kid-sized feet. In Keen for kids, you can choose from a sandal, low ankle shoe or high rise boot. If you want sandals, the Newport H2 has the best reviews and happiest parents and kids. For a shoe, the Alamosa is a top selling and prefect for summer. For more ankle support, winter, or more rugged hikes, choose the Clayton. All come in boys, girls, and neutral colors to make everyone happy on style choices.

What are your favorite Keen hiking shoes?

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      Sara2901 3 years ago

      Liked the color on the women's boots.