Updates to KEEN Saltzman WP

  • The KEEN Saltzman WP is a light hiker that’s ready for the trail whether its sunny or pouring outside. It is both waterproof and breathable, thanks to the materials and technologies used in the upper.
  • Arch support and cushioning are granted by the metatomical EVA footbed and polyurethane midsole. On the other hand, surface traction is delivered by a rubber outsole.

Size and fit

A men’s-only KEEN hiking shoe, the Saltzman WP comes in regular sizes and standard width. The brand recommends getting a half size bigger than the usual to get the best fit as this pair runs small. Its traditional lace-up closure can be used to customize the fit.


Enabling this hiking shoe to grip on various terrain is a solid rubber outsole. Its aggressive lugs grant ground stability on bumpy grounds. The space in between the boots shed off stuck debris to prevent slips. Additionally, it is equipped with KEEN.Protect which acts as a toe bumper, shielding the foot against accidental bumps.


The KEEN Saltzman WP features a polyurethane (PU) midsole for durable cushioning and compression resistance. It houses a nylon shank for support and underfoot rigidity. To provide arch support, it comes with a metatomical dual-density EVA footbed. It follows the contours of the foot for a natural and comfortable ride.


This low-cut day hiking shoe has a mesh upper to offer optimal trail comfort. It is lined with the proprietary KEEN.Dry, a waterproof barrier that prevents water intrusions. It also promotes breathability. Overlays on the entire base of the upper amplify protection and abrasion resistance.

Its contoured heel lock is connected to the lacing system which helps prevent heel slippage. Its lace-up closure mixes metal eyelets and fabric loops for fit management. Donning and doffing the shoe is made easier through the handy pull tabs at the heel and top of the tongue.

Nice to know

-The women's version of this shoe has been discontinued.

-Hikers looking for alternative Keen options can check out the KEEN Targhee III Waterproof.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 15.4oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.