Who should buy the Keen Gypsum II Mid Waterproof
Gypsum II Mid Waterproof from Keen is a backpacking gear ideal for those who are:
- looking for a waterproof boot that does not sacrifice breathability
- more comfortable wearing an over-the-ankle pair of boots during treacherous treks
- eager to experience the brand’s very own Keen.Zorb that maximizes underfoot cushioning
Sticky outsole of Gypsum II Mid Waterproof
The KEEN Gypsum II Mid Waterproof is equipped with a grippy, non-marking rubber outsole. It has 4-millimeter, multi-directional lugs to ensure that mud and dirt do not remain stuck on its surface. The design of this outsole also creates a channel to let water out when traversing wet areas, thus maintaining its grip.
The footwear company's patented toe protection—KEEN.Protect—is also incorporated into this day hiking boot. It safeguards the foot against accidental bumps.
KEEN Gypsum II Mid Waterproof makes use of a removable, metatomical, dual-density EVA footbed. It is engineered to give arch support and it conforms to the overall shape of the boot, enhancing comfort. Moreover, the dual-density EVA foam adds cushioning and flexibility.
To maintain the freshness of the environment inside the boots, KEEN has applied the Cleansport NXT in the Gypsum II Mid Waterproof. Also, providing an additional layer of comfort is the KEEN.Zorb. This full-length cushioning is shock absorbent and delivers instant relief.
Securing every step on the trail is the ESS shank. It renders torsional rigidity which stabilizes and adds midfoot support in every stride. The stability of this day hiking boot is further enhanced by the heel support structure.
Durable yet breathable upper of Gypsum II Mid Waterproof
To provide the Gypsum II Mid Waterproof a hard-wearing yet breathable upper, KEEN has combined nubuck leather, mesh and textile lining together. Nubuck leathers are known for their resistance to abrasion and wear accounting to its durability.
KEEN.Dry—a patented waterproofing technology from KEEN keeps the feet safe against wet outdoor conditions. It also allows moisture from the inside to escape, preventing blisters and hot spots.
The KEEN Gypsum II Mid Waterproof has a gusseted tongue which provides additional protection against debris. The pull loop on the back of the heel and the top of the tongue warrants smoother adjustments, while its soft, padded collar renders comfort.