Our verdict


KEEN Voyageur Mid buyers loved the boot for its versatility, excellent ankle support, and great outdoor performance. On the other hand, the shoe was heavily criticized for its underperforming sole unit. To conclude, the boot may have enough good points, but the quality of the sole might render consumers unsatisfied.


  • Accommodating fit
  • No need to break in
  • Excellent traction
  • Lightweight
  • Sufficient ankle support
  • Laudable breathability
  • Quick drying
  • Versatile


  • Sole wore out easily
  • Insufficient underfoot protection
  • Sole peeled off
  • Causes bad blistering

Who should buy KEEN Voyageur Mid

The value for money footwear from KEEN is ideal for desert hiking. Choose this breathable boot if you need:

  • A boot for summer hiking
  • Ankle protection from mid-top footwear
  • A lightweight option

KEEN Voyageur Mid logo

Protective outsole

The KEEN Voyageur Mid features an outsole made of a non-marking carbon rubber suitable for various types of surfaces. It has also been equipped with aggressive 4 mm multi-directional lugs that have long-wearing durability traction on the trail.

KEEN Voyageur Mid outsole

Additionally, a patented rubber toe bumper shields the toes and the foot’s anterior region from unexpected trail bumps and abrasions. Its material is made firm and resilient.

KEEN Voyageur Mid bumper

KEEN Voyageur Mid's supportive cushioning

The Voyageur Mid by KEEN features a flexible dual-density compression-molded EVA midsole that is shock-absorbent and has adequate cushioning for all-day comfort. The metatomical footbed delivers optimum underfoot and arch support. Its removable EVA insole is custom shaped, which accommodates the contours and arches of the foot. It can be replaced with the user’s preferred orthotics.

KEEN Voyageur Mid midsole

The stability features of the boot

A built-in ESS shank offers a stable, secure ride in various trail conditions. The S3 (shock, stability, and suspension) heel support structure is extremely effective at what it does. It acts as a cushy barrier that disperses shock, provides a stable stride, and suspends any unnecessary ankle movements contributing to a more balanced gait and lower extremity control.

KEEN Voyageur Mid stability features

How the KEEN Voyageur Mid maintains in-shoe freshness

The Cleansport NXT creates a fresh feeling. It’s an odor-control coating that contains natural microbes found in nature. Every time these microbes come in contact with sweat, they become active and produce an enzyme that breaks down those stinky watery discharges, leaving the odorless water and carbon dioxide behind.

KEEN Voyageur Mid insole

Lightweight upper

The upper is made of leather and mesh that is durable and water-resistant. The mesh panels act as ventilation ports allowing sufficient airflow and breathability. The moisture-wicking textile frame also eliminates any water build-up so the foot can stay dry and comfortable.

KEEN Voyageur Mid upper

A secure-fit lace capture system with sturdy leather eyelets enables fit customization. A contoured heel lock helps lockdown the feet while its webbing pull loops at the heel and tongue allow easy donning and doffing. The KEEN Voyageur Mid also features a gusseted tongue that protects the foot from debris and gunk infiltration.

KEEN Voyageur Mid tongue and lacing