Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A large number of users appreciated that the Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid did not need to be broken in to be worn comfortably.
  • Droves of reviewers liked that this pair of Keen sneakers accommodated the use of custom orthotics.
  • The rounded toe box satisfied the needs of a myriad of individuals with wide toe splay.
  • Many consumers admired the rugged style because it went well with their every day and work clothing.
  • Numerous wearers claimed that this model was able to keep their feet warm and dry while wading through shallow streams or puddles.
  • For a snow cleat, the Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid from Keen was surprisingly lightweight, said plenty of folks.
  • The ankle support provided by this trainer impressed a lot of people.
  • Multiple buyers raved about the traction of the outsole while walking on snowy and slippery terrains.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A significant number of shoppers noted that the Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid roomier than Keen shoes of the same size.
  • One of Keen’s mid-top sneakers, its upper lost its waterproof property and developed holes after a few months of regular use, several owners complained.

Bottom line

The Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid is an ankle-high cleat designed for women who want to add a rugged flair to their everyday style especially during rainy or cold weathers.

This trainer has been praised for the comfort it delivered. Purchasers especially liked the roomy toe box and how it was able to accommodate custom orthotics. A few critics questioned its durability. But in the end, this pair of hiking-inspired sneakers served its purpose as a cold-weather footgear.

Facts

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Keen Casual Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Season: Winter
Features: Orthotic friendly | Waterproof
Price: $140
Colorways: Black, Blue, Brown
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 5/10
Comfort 7/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated KEEN sneaker
It has never been more popular than this April

Crafted for women, the Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid is available in US sizes. As for the width, it only comes in B - Medium profile. The lightly padded interior keeps the fit snug while the lacing systems allow for fit adjustments. According to some users, this model is a half to a full size bigger compared to other Keen shoes of the same size.

Bring the outdoorsy vibes to your winter ensemble with this hiking-inspired cleat. The Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid for women pairs well with skinny jeans or tights with a crew-neck shirt and a jacket or thick cardigan. The earth tones sported by this model matches with plain and printed tops.  

Designed for winter and wet conditions, the Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid features the KEEN.Warm insulation which keeps the feet warm and cozy. The breathable interior lining keeps air moving while the Cleansport NXT treatment prevents malodor formation.

Its upper is made of the oiled nubuck that helps repel water and moisture. The trainer employs the brand’s Metatomical footbed which is anatomically engineered to provide better underfoot support, especially on the big toe.

In 2003, Martin Keen launched the Keen footwear line which embodied his love for the great outdoors. It started off with the Keen Newport, a multi-sport sandal that provided exceptional grip on rocky and wet terrains but provided exceptional toe protection.

In the following years, the brand has expanded its offerings that protect against different weather conditions like the Keen Kaci Winter Waterproof Mid. Since its conception, Keen has made it its mission to protect and conserve the environment by partnering with numerous non-profit organizations with the same agenda.

  • The compression molded EVA midsole delivers shock attenuation.
  • The rubber outsole provides traction on wet surfaces but leaves no marks on polished floors.
  • Keen recommends using special leather cleaner and conditioner to treat everyday wear and tear.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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