Who should buy the KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof

The Durand Mid Waterproof is quite deserving of people’s attention thanks to its awe-inspiring features and traits. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers water protection, support, and comfort.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that delivers smoother heel stikes and toe offs.

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  • The KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof is designed to help its wearers negotiate unpredictable trails with support, protection, and comfort. It is imbued with a company-owned waterproof membrane to keep most types of wet elements at bay.
  • Delivering smoother heel strikes and toe-offs is the Durand Mid Waterproof’s rockered sole unit. It is made up primarily of the boot’s durable outsole and stabilizing midsole.

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Size and fit

KEEN’s Durand Mid Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size, mid-cut leather footgear for male and female hikers. The width offerings for men are D – standard boots and 2E – wide boots. For women, only B – standard boots are available. Its sizing options consist of half and whole sizes. Owners can make changes to its fit thanks to the footwear’s ghillie-style lacing system with a contoured heel lock.

KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof size

Provides adequate stickiness on tricky backcountry surfaces

A dual-compound outsole made of rubber is the component responsible for giving wearers adequate stickiness on tricky backcountry surfaces. It is capable of biting into the softer sections of the trail with its multi-sided lugs. 

KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof outsole

Offers additional control and security

It also comes with treaded heel and forefoot zones to provide users with additional control and security on descents and ascents.

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Shock-absorbing cushioning

What provides hikers with enough stability and cushioning underfoot is the Durand Mid Waterproof polyurethane (PU) midsole. It is built to absorb shock proactively with every step.

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Excellent arch support

It has a TPU shank embedded in its midfoot section for enhanced arch support. It comes by default with a Metatomical footbed. This removable insole ups the midsole’s ability to provide cushioning. It also doubles down on arch support.

KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof arch

Waterproof and breathable

The over-the-ankle upper of this KEEN footgear is made with a combination of waterproof nubuck leather and mesh fabric. Its liner is engineered with KEEN.Dry—a proprietary technology that makes the shoe watertight and breathable at the same time. For forefoot protection, the boot is equipped with a sturdy toe cap. For extra rearfoot support, on the other hand, it is built with a heavy-duty overlay at the heel.

KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof upper

Secure lockdown

Its front closure consists of combination eyelets and synthetic lace. The fabric loops at the ankle are part of the heel lock system which improves the boot’s heel support when utilized.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 635g / Women 473g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: KEEN.DRY
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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