When you’re spending long days in the backcountry or exploring local trails, you want to know your feet are protected, supported, and dry no matter what nature throws at you. That’s why KEEN hiking boots are designed for all-day comfort and support and come with a whole host of high-tech features to get you through your biggest adventures.
KEEN waterproof boots and shoes all feature KEEN’s proprietary KEEN.DRY waterproof membrane, which allows vapors to escape your shoe while keeping moisture out. That means you’ll be protected when the trail gets soggy.
The top-rated Targhee model is available with a wide range of options to suit any trail. The Targhee EXP waterproof mid boot gives you ample support with uppers built to resist everything you can put them through. Performance mesh uppers provide great ventilation, but easily fend off scuffs and tears. The Targhee III waterproof boot delivers that same fit in a low design, for mobility on a wide range of terrain.
Our men's Explore waterproof boot brings modern sneaker styling, with a supportive upper, the KEEN signature toe cap, and an anatomically engineered insole designed to cradle your foot over long miles. This sneaker boot style offers a glove-like fit without stifling your foot, and a lightweight stability shank helps provide consistent footing over rough trail.
Men's KEEN Hiking Boots
There’s a reason hikers have always worn boots to explore the mountains. Boot designs offer better ankle support over varied terrain; help protect us from errant rocks and sticks; and help take some of the load when we’re carrying packs. KEEN hiking boots bring our signature protection and comfort to both classic and modern boot designs, to help you range as far as your feet can take you.
The top-rated Durand waterproof mid boot is known for its dependability, mile after mile. The nubuck leather and breathable mesh upper is designed for rugged durability, and the dual-compound rubber outsole offers a nice combination of grip and stiffness. With arch support in the insole and a KEEN.DRY breathable membrane, you can hike easy knowing that your feet will feel supported and dry, all day.
Our men's Explore lightweight sneaker boots also come in a vented style for breathability on hot trails.
The Gypsum II mid boot is specially designed to give you support when carrying a heavier backpack. The shank and heel work together to help stabilize your foot and provide consistent footing. Multi-directional lugs on the sole offer better traction, and the waterproof mesh and leather uppers balance ventilation with weather protection.
Men's KEEN Hiking Shoes
For shorter days and less technical trails—or hikers who just like a little more mobility—hiking shoes are a great option. KEEN offers many of the same burly soles and durable upper materials you’ll find in our hiking boots in low-top styles for this purpose.
The top-rated Targhee II waterproof shoe is built to withstand nasty weather with a waterproof leather upper and lugged outsole for better traction. Our standard comfort and durability features include our anatomically engineered insole and an outsole designed for torsional stiffness.
For days when you want to move fast and pack light, the sneaker-like Explore hiking shoes offer waterproof protection in a more flexible, lightweight design. You still get the contoured heel lock and nylon shank for support, but also enjoy mesh uppers and a springier midsole for more bounce in your step.
Men's KEEN Insulated Hiking Boots
Not every hike takes place in the glorious sunshine of summer, and for shoulder seasons (or even snowy climates) you might find yourself wishing for a little insulation around your feet. Luckily, we have a wide range of waterproof and insulated hiking boots and shoes to help keep your feet toasty even when there’s more than a little chill in the air.
Our KEEN.WARM insulation offers durable, lightweight loft to trap heat. You’ll also want to look for our three-layer thermal heat shield insole, which helps reflect heat back toward your foot, instead of leeching cold from the ground.
Our top-rated insulated hiking boot is the Summit County Waterproof boot, which has waterproof leather uppers and targeted insulation. You get 300 grams of insulation around the main insole, with an extra 150 grams (for a total of 450) around your toes. The waterproof, breathable membrane lets moisture escape when your feet warm up, and the outsole is designed specifically for icy conditions.
The Revel III boot cuts a little of the insulation for high-output endeavors, offering 100 grams around your foot, along with our thermal heat shield sole. With a gaiter hook ring, the Revel III is designed to stand up to your most extreme hiking expeditions.