Size and fit

Keen Carson Mid may be packed with a metal toe, thermoplastic polyurethane midfoot support, and abrasion-resistant upper in a full lace-up structure, but it grants comfort. It's one of the mid-top variants that can be picked up in men's sizes in standard and wide width options. 

Keen Carson Mid Style

Time and again, Keen has proven that its foot gears are ready for serious activities. A cross between a sneaker and a work shoe, Keen Carson Mid is fitted for the style-minded and practical wearers. Its foolproof black-steel grey cover is hard to beat. At the same time, it's so versatile that you can tie it together with a puffer jacket and navy jeans for a casual look. Or pair it with a long-sleeve t-shirt and charcoal ripped pants for a relaxed style.

Notable Features

Wearing Keen Carson Mid is like hitting two birds with one stone. It's reinforced like a standard work boot and put together as a sturdy, year-round sneaker. Despite its bulky frame, it remains to be extremely lightweight. The compression-resisting Keen ReGen midsole does wonders as it's meant to reduce the risk of foot discomforts while ready to keep the foot moving comfortably all-day.

The removable Metatomical polyurethane footbed that has similar benefits as the customary memory foams offers added comfort. This padding system means the insole and last are anatomically structured to grant protection where it's more needed. 

Keen Carson Mid History

Keen Carson Mid is one proof of the brand's commitment to quality manufacturing as it is crafted with thoughtful design. This comfortable and extra-durable mid-top footgear that's both fashionable and functional is one of the reasons why Keen remains a staple in the closets of active individuals.

Keen shoes, which are initially hybrid sandals for outdoor activities, first surfaced in 2003 at a tradeshow conducted by Footwear News, a leading industry publication. Since the start, under the leadership of its founder Martin Keen, Keen has been producing a host of footwear that prioritizes comfort and functionality over stylishness and marketing appeal.

After the successful run of Keen's introductory footwear, the brand went on expanding its product lines. It ventured on the production of cold weather footwear, which was later followed by the launch of casual shoes for year-round use, as well as bags and socks. Keen's sneaker lineup may not be among the most stylish ones, but the brand endeavors to create pairs that would suit a diverse range of consumers. 

Nice to know

  • Caring guide: It is advisable to tidy up the Keen Carson Mid using a mild soap and cold water. Spot clean using a stiff brush or soft cloth. Allow it to air dry away from heat to prevent sole discoloration.
  • It is incorporated with a Cleansport NXT for natural odor protection.
  • It features an oil- and slip-resistant, non-marking rubber outsole. 
  • The upper is reinforced with a non-mutilating material that's almost scratch-proof. 


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