43 users: 4.3 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Keen Casual Shoes
Closure: Laces

Verdict from 10.1 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Keen Terradora EVO low tops provide enough support that can sometimes be better than orthotics, several users say.
  • The shoes are comfy right out of the box, some testers have noted.
  • According to a small number of Keen Terradora EVO reviews, these kicks have most of the pros of hiking or snow cleats but none of the weight.
  • The grip of these sneakers is excellent, whether walking on icy sidewalks or scrambling on rocks, a couple of individuals have reported.
  • A handful of consumers like how breathable the shoes are.
  • These sneakers from Keen are versatile and can be worn for hiking then walking in town afterward; a few consumers have found out.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers say that Keen Terradora EVO sneakers can be difficult to put on or off.
  • The toe box can be quite narrow, a few have noted.

Bottom line

Versatile shoes are popular because they serve many purposes. In the case of Terradora EVOs, it’s like blending sneakers with hiking footwear. The kicks carry the casual style of lifestyle shoes, but all the ruggedness and functionality of hiking ones. You can confidently hike down rocky river beds or walk the city streets with these on.

The shoes feel cool, especially on warm weather days, making them perfect for summer. They’re also quite light when worn.

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Keen Terradora EVO shoes are designed for women. The sizes of these stylish kicks range from 5-11. The shoes are true to measurement.

Orthotics don’t seem to be warranted because the shoes provide ample support already. But just in case you need more, the footbeds are removable so you can fit your own in. 

These sneakers can be somewhat difficult to get into because there are no movable tongues. However, there are front and heel pull tabs to assist you in getting your feet inside. Close-fitting elastic goring on the ankles keeps stray pebbles and dirt from getting inside. 

The fit is snug but comfy. Feet don’t move around inside the shoes, which can be a huge deal when hiking. The toe boxes can be somewhat narrow, though, but not that much.

Owing to the shoes’ versatility, you can wear these Terradora EVOs with everything from hiking clothes to gym outfits. Your sweatshirt and jeans ensemble will look even better with these on just as your leggings and tank top outfit will. 

There are three colorways available for these sneakers, which are black/magnet, frost grey/Paloma, and grape wine/grape kiss.

Keen made sure to infuse these kicks with as much tech as they can to keep these comfortable and highly functional. The knit uppers use EVOFIT engineering to make them move and breathe with your feet. Keen’s All-Terrain+ rubber outsoles give the shoes a sticky grip on various surfaces. 

CLEANSPORT NXT tech provides the shoes with dormant microbes that activate only when organic material comes into contact with them. These microbes break down the organic material (sweat), so the odor is reduced. 

In 2016, Keen launched its first-ever hiking cleats for women. The brand called these Terradoras. The initial release in December of that year was exclusive to REI stores only, but a bigger release was set later on, which made the shoes more widely available.

The hiking shoes were offered in two profiles: mid-top and low-top. Both versions featured a waterproof membrane. These kicks had a narrow construction, which hugged the user’s heels to increase stability. 

Keen touted the sneakers as light, and indeed they were. They were also extremely grippy courtesy of the 4mm multi-directional lugs on the soles. 

Because Terradoras were so fashionable as well as utilitarian, the collection became quite popular, and Keen was eager to create new designs based on these.  One of these is the Terradora EVO or Terradora EVO Low model, which is even lighter than the previous models. 

Terradora EVOs still contain plenty of that hiking functionality the Terradora range is known for, but the design is more versatile. The shoes can effortlessly switch from hiking gear to lifestyle footwear depending on the occasion. 

  • Keen Terradora EVO shoes contain dual-density PU footbeds, stability shanks for support, mesh linings, and low-density EVA midsoles. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.