What if every step in your hikers could feel easier?
That’s the magic of KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX, our latest hiking boot technology that reduces the energy each step takes with built-in flex that bends where boots wear most. So which KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX boot or sneaker is best for you?
“Happy (and Dry) Feet”
Fans say this about women’s Ridge Flex Mid: “These boots are super comfortable, have excellent support, and are perfect for the wettest and muddiest of trails! I was shocked how happy my feet felt after an 8-mile maiden voyage.” -Allie
“Running Shoe Feel + Hiking Boot Ruggedness”
Fans say this about Tempo Flex Mid: “I often run with the dogs in hiking boots in the backyard when snow is on the ground or it’s just really wet. The sole is flexible and they have an accordion-like structure between the toes and the bottom of the laces so when the shoe bends it doesn’t...put pressure on your toes.” -Ben
“Perfect Blend of the Targhee with a Nice Flex Fit”
Fans say this about men’s Ridge Flex Mid: “This boot is great! After hitting a few trails this boot keeps you nice and locked in and the flex in the toe box is definitely helping.” - Hemp
The KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX Family
You know how all boots wear and crack in the same place - right where the boot flexes? Our best footwear designers decided it was time to find a way to extend the life and comfort of your hiking boots by adding bellows across the forefoot.
Why bellows? Made from a proprietary TPU-based material, our flex technology is built to bend with an accordion-like design. We’ve added it to key friction points in two of our hikers: Ridge Flex, a rugged leather hiking boot built with the same comfort as our iconic Targhee, and Tempo Flex, our new light and fast hiker built on our more streamlined hiker-sneaker platform.
Ridge Flex Hiking Boots
When flex-tested against similar boots in the hiking category, the Ridge Flex with KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX in the forefoot and heel required 60% less energy to bend, resulting in a more efficient stride that feels easier. Great for those who want to go farther. Available in men’s and women’s sizing as a waterproof hiking shoe or waterproof hiking boot.
Tempo Flex Hiker Sneakers
Tempo Flex is our waterproof hybrid hiker sneaker that flexes with your foot - for less resistance with every step. It’s designed for those who want to make a quick hike more of a workout. Fast and light with a recycled P.E.T. performance ripstop mesh upper, and a secure, contoured fit, so you can move swiftly with confidence. Available in men’s and women’s sizes as a low hiker sneaker or with the added protection of a boot.