The best hiking shoes are the ones you don’t want to take off when you reach your destination, whether it’s your tent or the footpath. KEEN hiking shoes and boots are built to take you wherever you wander, with our supportive, higher-traction soles and premium technical materials to keep you dry, comfortable, and hiking happy for seasons to come.
KEEN Hiking Sandals
Originally designed for use on boats, the KEEN Newport is a sandal that handles a wide range of wet and dry terrain, from rocky put-ins to desert trails. The Newport is beloved for its toe bumper, supportive, protective sole, and easy-venting waterproof uppers. The bungee closure offers an effortless anatomical fit that flexes with your foot as you walk.
The men’s and women’s Arroyo sandal offers an even more protective take on the classic, with added mesh material in the upper, and leather reinforcements to the traditional webbing. With extra heel and toe protection along with a grippy sole, the Arroyo is an easy choice for canyon trails or other mixed-terrain travel.
KEEN Hiking Shoes
Our top-rated Targhee hiking shoe, the Targhee, offers a burly leather upper and a stiff but lightweight internal shank for extra support on the trail. With reinforced eyelets for the laces and 4mm multi-directional lugs, the Targhee is as durable as it is stable. The premium nubuck leather uppers are water-resistant, but choose the waterproof version of the Targhee to get our waterproof breathable membrane if you plan to be hiking in variable weather.
For a lightweight hiking boot or shoe with a women’s-specific fit and tons of technical features, the Terradora hiker is a popular choice. The mesh uppers offer great breathability while the flexible but supportive sole gives you confidence on a variety of trail types. Check the leather version for our most durable performance, or the colourful mesh version for a more lightweight daily hiker; both are fully waterproof with our breathable waterproof membrane for your biggest objectives in trail fitness.
The new men’s KEEN Venture hiker offers similar lightweight performance with subtle technical features for fast and light adventures. Designed around our grippiest sole ever and an extra-secure fit system, the Venture is a hiking shoe that will keep you planted without slowing you down.
KEEN Hiking Boots
Most KEEN hiking shoes are available in a “mid” or boot option, which gives you the extra ankle support and protection you may prefer for longer stints on the trail. Our boot-only options are also available for more demanding trips when a more supportive option is required.
For a lightweight hiking shoe you can wear to the office, check out the Venture Waterproof Mid. With a lightweight upper, locked-in fit, and higher-traction outsole, these waterproof hiking boots are built to pounce onto the trail with you, featuring a lightweight upper, locked-in feel, and higher-traction outsole.
For adventures deep in the backcountry, dependable comfort is key - try the KEEN Karraig. This waterproof backpacking boot features board-lasted construction for added stability plus a heel brake for extra support on the descent.
Our KEEN Gypsum, Westward, and Wanderer boots all offer premium leather and/or waterproof options for hiking boots. The Gypsum versatile hiking boot has waterproof leather and its heel stabiliser and shank system help balance your backpack. The Westward high-performance hiking boot is crafted of premium leather. It keeps feet comfortable and dry, offering stability and support every step of the way. European Made with materials from around the world. With the Wanderer, a waterproof membrane adds extra weather protection to a versatile boot, crafted from waterproof leather and suede. The contoured heel lock holds your foot in place, while the cushioned footbed offers all-day comfort.
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