Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $190
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal
Brand: KEEN
Material: Leather
Colorways: Brown, Black, Grey
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60 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 60 / 100 | Alex Roddie | Level 1 expert

    I have concerns about long-term durability. The Venture Mid Leather WP can certainly perform on the hill but I think it’s a better choice for general low-level walking.

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-The Venture Mid Leather WP, the boot-style brother of the low-top Venture WP, is engineered with lightness and optimal hiking performance in mind. It can keep moisture locked out thanks to its proprietary waterproofing system.

-Its sole unit, which is made up of a sturdy midsole and a brand-exclusive outsole, comes built with a generous toe rocker. This feature delivers enhanced walking comfort on flat or level terrain.

Keen’s Venture Mid Leather WP is an over-the-ankle hiker designed specifically for men. Its overall fit may be customized for a secure lockdown by means of the boot’s lace-up closure. Keen engineers armed the shoe with Konnectfit, a company-owned technology that promises to lock the heel in place.

The Venture Mid Leather WP enables adventures to remain surefooted over slippery terrain with its durable rubber outsole, called Keen.All-Terrain. It is capable of producing and maintaining enough surface traction on soft-soiled surfaces, thanks to its 4-mm thick multi-faceted lugs. The shoemakers over at Keen gave it a moderate heel brake to help owners take on descents with a bit more control. They also made its front end extra protective with Keen.Protect.

Where the terrain turns for the rugged and uneven, trail enthusiasts can rely on the Venture Mid Leather WP’s cushy yet resilient midsole. This long-wearing component, which is made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), is designed to stabilize the foot with as much comfort and shock absorption as possible. Its ability to support the user’s arch is enhanced by the lightweight shank built into its medial zone.

Placed right on top of this stout layer is the hiking boot’s supportive footbed. Its entirety is made of PU or polyurethane, making it an adequately tough yet springy component. Since it is infused with eco-friendly anti-odor technology, it can last many hikes without getting stinky.

The mid-top main shell of the Keen Venture Mid Leather WP is made mostly of waterproof leather. It is crafted with a mesh liner to make its interior sufficiently breathable. Its comfy bootie is built with Keen.Dry, making virtually every inch of the shoe watertight. The Konnectfit heel-capture system engineered around the heel zone of the upper adds to the overall supportiveness of the boot.

Making up the hiker’s fit management system are combination eyelets and a synthetic lace. This particular lockdown system encourages quicker lace-ups thanks to the open design of its uppermost eyelets.