Verdict from 19 experts and 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Droves of users were impressed with how comfortable this piece of hiking gear was.
  • The majority appreciated the lightness of this mid-cut day hiking boot.
  • Several KEEN Terradora Mid Waterproof owners raved about its grippy outsole.
  • The footwear required a minimal amount of time to break in, as mentioned by several outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Less than a handful of verified purchasers found the hiker incredibly flexible
  • Its KEEN.Dry membrane was successful in keeping water out, according to a few consumers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of buyers said that the Terradora Mid Waterproof’s mesh upper rips apart after a few uses.
  • The minority reported that this gear didn’t provide enough arch support.

Bottom line

The waterproof, mid-cut version of the KEEN Terradorra is well-received by female day hikers for its comfy feel and lightness. The boot’s breathability and the traction it renders on challenging terrain also score plus points from its users.

On the other hand, the gear’s upper might be compromised when used in trails with abrasive elements. Overall, the KEEN Terradora Mid Waterproof has enough features to deliver performance in a lightweight package.

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Good to know

  • The KEEN Terradora Mid Waterproof is a mid-cut boot that delivers lightweight flexibility to female day hikers. Its synthetic and mesh upper is lined with a KEEN.Dry membrane to achieve waterproofness and breathability.
  • The boot’s low-density ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole is paired with an ESS shank to create a cushioned and stabilized ride. Its non-marking rubber outsole is engineered to grip on virtually all types of surfaces.

The Terradora Mid Waterproof is available for female adventurers in a range of whole and half sizes. It is available in a standard width profile. Also, the boot fairly runs true to size.

This product from KEEN's Terradora lineup is built on the TrailFit last which is specifically designed for women. Its upper grants a glove-like feel. The boot’s lace-up closure system permits a personalized fit.

KEEN’s Terradora Mid Waterproof is equipped with a non-marking rubber outsole. Its profile is filled with 4mm triangular lugs which render traction on wet and dry surfaces. The outsole’s forefoot and heel areas contain grooves to provide additional control in uphill and downhill conditions. The unit extends in front, serving as a bumper that protects the toes.

This mid-cut day hiking boot uses a midsole made of low-density EVA foam for lightweight cushioning. It has an ESS shank which provides stability and rigidity to this gear.

The footwear’s dual-density polyurethane (PU) footbed supplies arch support and underfoot comfort to the user. This component is coated with KEEN’s patented Cleansport NXT technology for odor control.

The KEEN Terradora Mid Waterproof features a synthetic and mesh upper. These materials make the boot lightweight and flexible. A KEEN.Dry membrane lines the upper for water protection with breathability. There is an overlay at the base of the upper for additional protection. A toe cap shields the forefoot against stubbing.

The waterproof footgear’s closure system uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks for lace management. The collar’s panels are cushioned to take pressure off from the Achilles. A pull tab is positioned at the back of the collar for an easy on and off.


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