Who should buy the KEEN Saltzman WP

The KEEN Saltzman WP is a good pair of hiking shoes for those who do not mind having extra weight on their foot. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that's ready for the trail whether it's sunny or pouring outside.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is waterproof and breathable.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that grants excellent arch support and cushioning.

KEEN Saltzman WP logo

Grant ground stability on bumpy grounds

Enabling this hiking shoe to grip on various terrain is a solid rubber outsole. Its aggressive lugs grant ground stability on bumpy grounds.

KEEN Saltzman WP outsole

Slip-resistant and provides toe protection

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.

KEEN Saltzman WP outsole 1

Durable cushioning

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.

KEEN Saltzman WP midsole

Excellent arch support

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.

KEEN Saltzman WP arch support


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.

KEEN Saltzman WP upper

Breathable and abrasion-resistant

It also promotes breathability. Overlays on the entire base of the upper amplify protection and abrasion resistance.

KEEN Saltzman WP upper 1

Prevent heel slippage

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.

KEEN Saltzman WP laces

Easy to wear

Donning and doffing the shoe is made easier through the handy pull tabs at the heel and top of the tongue.

KEEN Saltzman WP heel

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: Men 15.4oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: KEEN.DRY
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 run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.