When it comes to hiking and backpacking, you want a shoe or boot that will resist the elements, offer you better traction on variable terrain, and help keep your foot comfortable no matter how far you wander. Some KEEN women’s hiking boots and shoes (Terradora) offer a women’s-specific last, and all offer out-of-the-box comfort, and a variety of materials and models to suit any adventure.
Look for our KEEN.DRY membrane, which is impervious to water but lets your foot ventilate. It will help your socks stay dry on stream crossings and in unexpected downpours—and on warm days it will allow heat and vapour to escape, helping you avoid hot spots.
Some of our KEEN hiking shoes, such as the Voyageur feature mesh uppers to help with airflow; and others, like the Revel III boot feature our KEEN.WARM insulation to snuggle your feet in warmth. Whether you’re looking for a light hiker for exploring the local mountain, or a full-on backpacking boot to log long miles, KEEN has a shoe or boot to keep your feet happy.
KEEN Women's Hiking Boots
Hiking boots aim to offer more ankle coverage and support. You’ll want to opt for a boot style hiking shoe if you’re planning to carry a heavy load (like a big backpack) or if you like a little added stability. They’re also ideal for less-worn trails where low-hanging sticks or brush might scrape your ankles.
Among our top-rated women’s hiking boots are the Terradora and Targhee models. The Targhee boot comes in a variety of options, from the airier Targhee Vent mid (ideal for warmer weather) to the Targhee EXP Waterproof, which offers rugged durability in a lean package. A lightweight stability shank will help you navigate through the mountains, and multi-directional lugs give you better traction on a variety of surfaces.
The Terradora is our performance hiking boot designed from the ground-up for women. You get comfort and support, along with the durability and coverage you need for frequent hiking. The Terradora hiker is available with a lightweight reinforced-knit upper or a more classic leather style, both with waterproofing. And for really fast and light days, check out the ultra-svelte Terradora EVO Mid, which offers the support of a boot with the weight, ventilation and mobility of a sneaker.
Our KEEN Pyrenees boots feature a traditional European style with modern tech on the insides to ensure feet and ankles are well supported on the trail. These hiking boots are made of leather and contain a stability shank.
KEEN Women’s Hiking Shoes
Hiking shoes are ideal for day hikes, light backpacking, and travel. With more mobility in the ankle, less weight, and a more neutral style, they’re a versatile option for exploring the mountains in comfort. Best of all, most KEEN women’s hiking shoes are based on the same profiles as our women’s hiking boots, so you can get the sole styles and weatherproofing.
The top-rated Targhee Waterproof women’s hiking shoe comes with our KEEN.DRY membrane to let you hike in puddle-proof comfort. It also has the same anatomically designed insole and grippier outsole you’ll find on the Targhee boot to offer you support and better footing in a more lightweight package.
The Voyageur hiking shoe has a similar upper style to what you’ll find in our Newport sandals, paired with a trail-tested outsole and anatomical support. Generous mesh panels give you great ventilation, for those toastier days when you want to keep your feet airy and cool.
Our women’s-specific Terradora collection offers a waterproof (and non) hiking shoe with low-key comfort, breathability, and stability for trail running or walking. They also come in a variety of colours and look so cute with jeans! If you’re hiking in a more hot-weather amphibious terrain, try the Terradora Ethos, which features open sides that drain water in a hurry and quick drying materials elsewhere on the upper.
KEEN Winter Hiking Boots for Women
Here in Canada, we often find ourselves in a winter hiking situation whether it’s on the sidewalks or trails. KEEN Footwear is prepared with an array of options that will help you look forward to winter weather because you get to wear KEEN performance footwear!
Terradora Wintershell WP Mid: check out this winter boot built for a women’s-specific fit. It’s warm, comfortable, and protective, AND compatible with snowshoes.
Our Hoodoo III collection has you covered for insulation. Hoodoo III is available in Low Zip, Lace Up, and Tall Boot styles. Hoodoo features durable soles designed to grip icy, snowy surfaces.
Durand Polar: take on the very worst weather with this winter tall hiking boot. A thermal footbed and faux-fur collar keep feet and calves toasty, and the ice-grip sole keeps you on your feet.
KEEN Women’s Hiking Sandals
At KEEN, we know that sometimes the best adventures are spontaneous—you never know when the put-in is going to involve bushwhacking, or when a beach day will turn into an expedition for the best view. That’s why our women’s hiking sandals are built to handle everything from the beach to the mountains and back.
The Newport is the hiking sandal that started it all, with our signature protective toe, generous vents to drain water, and a supportive, burly sole for the hike in. Originally intended for boats, we found people wearing their Newport sandals everywhere—so we developed options to address a wider range of adventures.
The Arroyo is our beefiest hiking sandal, with more upper coverage and a substantial outsole. The waterproof leather and stability-shank sole give you the perfect balance of durability and ventilation, perfect for canyoneering. The Newport Hydro sandal offers a quick-dry alternative to the original, and the Eco version features webbing made of recycled bottles and up-cycled rice husk soles—for a shoe that feels good to wear for more than a few reasons.