DiscontinuedUpdate: Keen Durand II Mid WP
For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 22.4ozWomen: 16.7oz
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Standard
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93 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
It's comfy, it's waterproof, it's taken me everywhere I want to go and it looks great.
There is no compromise in this one, and easy-goers will make an overkill for choosing this pair that's packed with power and durability for the harshest weather and backcountry terrain.
Updates to Keen Durand Mid Waterproof
- The Keen Durand Mid Waterproof is designed to help its wearers negotiate unpredictable trails with support, protection, and comfort. It is imbued with a company-owned waterproof membrane to keep most types of wet elements at bay.
- Delivering smoother heel strikes and toe offs is the Durand Mid Waterproof’s rockered sole unit. It is made up primarily of the boot’s durable outsole and stabilizing midsole.
Keen Durand Mid Waterproof size and fit
Keen’s Durand Mid Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size, mid-cut leather footgear for male and female hikers. The width offerings for men are D – standard boots and 2E – wide boots. For women, only B – standard boots are available. Its sizing options consist of half and whole sizes. Owners can make changes to its fit thanks to the footwear’s ghillie-style lacing system with contoured heel lock.
A dual-compound outsole made of rubber is the component responsible for giving wearers adequate stickiness on tricky backcountry surfaces. It is capable of biting into the softer sections of the trail with its multi-sided lugs. It also comes with treaded heel and forefoot zones to provide users with additional control and security on descents and ascents.
What provides hikers with enough stability and cushioning underfoot is the Durand Mid Waterproof’s polyurethane (PU) midsole. It is built to absorb shock proactively with every step. It has a TPU shank embedded in its midfoot section for enhanced arch support.
It comes by default with a Metatomical footbed. This removable insole ups the midsole’s ability to provide cushioning. It also doubles down on arch support.
The over-the-ankle upper of this Keen footgear is made with a combination of waterproof nubuck leather and mesh fabric. Its liner is engineered with Keen.Dry—a proprietary technology that makes the shoe watertight and breathable at the same time. For forefoot protection, the boot is equipped with a sturdy toe cap. For extra rearfoot support, on the other hand, it is built with a heavy-duty overlay at the heel.
Its front closure consists of combination eyelets and a synthetic lace. The fabric loops at the ankle are part of the heel lock system which improves the boot’s heel support when utilized.
- This model is replaced by the Keen Durand II Mid WP.