Who should buy the Keen Voyageur

The Voyageur is a water-resistant hiking shoe from KEEN ideal for:

  • individuals who want a low-profile look ready for the outdoors
  • outdoorsy people who like a breathable pair of footgear
  • those who prefer a combination of leather and mesh upper for comfort

KEEN Voyageur logo

Aggressive outsole of the Voyageur

KEEN Voyageur outsole

The Voyageur employs a non-marking rubber outsole. It features 4 mm multidirectional lugs that grip onto rocks, sand, mud, and other types of terrain. 

KEEN Voyageur toe protector

The aggressive boots enhance its anchor on uneven grounds while the perimeter studs provide stability. The sole extends upwards at the front enveloping the toe area. It improves the shoe’s protection against accidental bumps.

Keen Voyageur’s midsole is packed with technologies

The midsole of the KEEN Voyageur hiking shoe is a dual-density compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). This lightweight material is able to absorb shock from ground impacts while cushioning each user’s step.

KEEN Voyageur heel support structure

The Voyageur low also features the S3 (Shock, Suspension and Stability) Heel Support Structure. This configuration is incorporated into the shoe to support the foot by dissipating shock on impact. 

Stability and flexibility

Keen’s Voyageur has a contoured heel cup which locks the foot in place. It helps reduce the chances of spraining the ankles. Moreover, an ESS shank is added underfoot to provide torsional stability, especially on uneven grounds. It enhances motion control without limiting flexibility. 

KEEN Voyageur ESS shank

A removable metatomical footbed follows the contour of the foot to provide arch support and comfort. It puts emphasis on the big toe or the metatarsal joint area which is prone to pressure.

This low-cut hiking shoe comes equipped with the Cleansport NXT. This feature uses a natural, hypoallergenic process which removes odor biologically.

Voyageur supportive and breathable design

KEEN Voyageur breathable upper

The KEEN Voyageur low has a water-resistant leather upper lined with a moisture-wicking textile. The overlays that wrap the midfoot area help maintain the shoe’s structure and boost its durability. In between these inlays are mesh vents which promote air exchange for a cozy feel, especially on warm hikes. 

Protection on the trail is optimized thanks to its gusseted tongue and rubber toe cap. The former prevents unwanted entry of loose trail debris. The latter shields the foot against painful knocks on rock-strewn trails.

KEEN Voyageur rubber toe cap

Its lace-up closure system (includes loops and round lace) aids in fit management. Pull tabs are attached at the top of its padded tongue and at the back of the shoe to facilitate hassle-free on and off.

KEEN Voyageur pull tabs

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.6oz / Women 13.3oz
Use: Desert
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: KEEN

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.