Updates to KEEN Terradora II Vent

  • This vented version of the women-specific Terradora features a breathable mesh upper for maximum breathability when the days are hot and humid. It also boasts of enhanced traction with the integration of the KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole.
  • The single-density EVA midsole delivers lightweight cushioning while dual-density EVA footbed provides more comfort and arch support.

Size and fit


The KEEN Terradora II Vent women's hiking shoe is designed using a gender-specific last to ensure that it meets the unique shape and support requirements of a female foot. It's a low-cut style that guarantees freedom of movement around the ankle. 

For a comfortable and secure fit, this shoe features the KonnectFit heel-capture system which consists of a free-moving cord system that allows a personalized, foot-hugging fit when the shoe is laced up. It works by pulling the heel back and into the heel cup, keeping the foot secure and comfortable inside the shoe. According to KEEN, this technology helps reduce common fit challenges like friction and heel slippage. It also promotes stability and ground connection.


Designed for varying terrain, the Terradora II Vent is equipped with the KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole made of durable and sticky rubber compound. It features a lug depth of 4mm which is somewhat aggressive. Its tread pattern is comprised of different lug shapes that are strategically placed throughout the sole. The wide spaces in between the lugs ensure that no thick mud or large chunks of trail debris gets stuck in between. There's also a siping from the tip of the forefoot to the heel which helps in the extraction of water in case the wearer steps into a puddle.


For the midsole, this women-specific hiker from KEEN uses a single-density EVA midsole that offers soft and comfortable underfoot support. One of the biggest advantages of EVA is its lightness. Thus, it makes for a lightweight hiking shoe without sacrificing the cushioning and underfoot protection.

This hiking shoe also uses a dual-density EVA footbed for added comfort and arch support.


Designed for hiking in the summer, the KEEN Terradora II Vent features a highly breathable performance mesh upper with overlays for lightweight support. The interior has a mesh lining that is soft on the skin. Since it doesn't have a waterproof membrane, this hiker is best suited for dry and mild weather conditions. Completing the upper is a traditional lace-up closure for a secure fit. There is also a pull tab at the back of the collar for easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 12oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
Material: Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric

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