Verdict from 6.5 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • The KEEN Feldberg Waterproof received thumbs-ups from many reviewers, including a shoe critic, for being fantastically watertight.
  • Its high level of comfort astounded a number of wearers.
  • This KEEN hiking gear mesmerized several users with its outstandingly grippy rubber outsole.
  • Some owners were smitten by the overall design of the Feldberg Waterproof. One of them, a professional footwear pundit, even called it the most handsome boot ever.
  • A small percentage of consumers applauded the excellent arch support provided by this hiker.
  • The boot was praised by a few testers for having remarkable stability.
  • One expert found this footgear amazingly durable.

1 reasons not to buy

  • An unhappy customer reported of its blister-causing heel zone.

Bottom line

KEEN designers seem to have gone all out creating the Feldberg Waterproof. Because of their genius, they were able to make the boot exceptionally comfortable, grippy, and waterproof. Its jaw-dropping aesthetics is also a testament to their hard work.

With all that said, the shoe might not appeal to those who are prone to getting blisters at the heel. Nevertheless, the KEEN Feldberg Waterproof’s brilliant qualities and traits make it such a captivating product to own.

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User reviews:

  • The Feldberg Waterproof from KEEN is built for hikers who need a blend of performance and comfort in their day-long trail excursions. A brand-exclusive waterproof membrane gives it adequate water protection. It is equipped with a treaded outsole for surface traction.
  • Underfoot protection is courtesy of the boot’s direct-injected molded midsole. It comes with an anatomically engineered footbed for support.

KEEN’s Feldberg Waterproof is a relatively true-to-size, mid-cut day hiker for men. It comes in regular width. It is offered in half and full sizes. A secure and dialed-in lockdown is possible via the footgear’s front closure.

A dual-compound rubber outsole is what promises terrain grip in the Feldberg Waterproof. Its adhering power is enhanced by its low-profile lugs and tread patterns. Its forefoot and heel zones are engineered with shallow grooves to give wearers improved slip and skid resistance on descents and ascents.

This waterproof hiking gear provides footing stability and sufficient cushioning with its polyurethane (PU) midsole. Securely embedded within its medial zone is a TPU stability shank—a component that stiffens the midsole around the arch for additional midfoot support.

KEEN engineers topped this protective yet cushy layer with a dual-density Metatomical footbed for extra arch support and comfort underfoot. It is made entirely of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate.

Nubuck leather with a waterproof finish and breathable mesh consist the majority of the Feldberg Waterproof’s mid-top upper. As its bootie is imbued with KEEN.Dry, this hiker has adequate weather protection and breathability. The tip of its forefoot is engineered with a sturdy cap for toe protection. Its Achilles’ heel, on the other hand, is crafted with a leather overlay for reinforcement. Finally, its closure system consists of riveted metallic eyelets (open hooks and D-rings) and a flat synthetic lace.

-The word metatomical is a combination of the words metatarsal (the five long bones in the foot) and anatomical.

Size and fit

True to size based on 16 user votes
Small (6%)
True to size (63%)
Large (31%)
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How Feldberg Waterproof compares

This shoe: 79
All shoes average: 88
39 99
This shoe: £150
All shoes average: £200
£50 £480
This shoe: 570g
All shoes average: 593g
234g 1220g
Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com