Who should buy the KEEN Karraig Mid WP

The KEEN Karraig Mid WP is a satisfying investment because of its backpacking-related strengths. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that empowers trail enthusiasts to complete their multi-day trips with ample performance and protection.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that protects the user’s foot from wet conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that delivers stability and cushioning.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP logo

Size and fit

The KEEN Karraig Mid WP is a mid-top backpacking boot built for men and women. Its conventional lacing system allows wearers to get a personalized lockdown from this footgear. This component is attached to a pair of straps, one around the ankle zone and another wrapping around the heel region. They are designed to give a secure fit around these areas and prevent them from slipping inside the boot.

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Excellent traction on most types of  surfaces

This waterproof boot for trail lovers is furnished with a patented KEEN All-Terrain rubber outsole to help users tackle challenging terrain. Its tread pattern is composed of multi-directional 4mm-deep lugs, which gives traction on most types of surfaces. The wide spaces between these lugs shed dirt and debris to achieve optimal grip.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP outsole

Provides control in downhill conditions

The sole’s rearfoot design houses a heel brake and several ridges for added control in downhill conditions. Its front section covers a portion of the forefoot zone to protect the wearer’s toes from stubbing.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP outsole 1

Excellent underfoot support

The men’s and women’s KEEN Karraig Mid WP comes with a midsole made of PU foam. This material is known to be resilient to wear and tear while delivering a cushioned ride. A full-length shank is embedded into the midsole for underfoot support and protection.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP midsole

Excellent arch support

KEEN placed a removable dual-density ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) footbed on top of the Karraig Mid WP’s midsole. It is designed to give arch support, extra cushioning, and comfort underfoot. It is also treated with Cleansport NXT, a technology that reduces odor-causing microbes to keep the user’s foot fresh.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP arch support

Waterproof and breathable

The KEEN Karraig Mid WP is equipped with an upper made of mesh and environmentally-preferred leather material. It is lined with a trademarked KEEN.Dry membrane to prevent water from penetrating the upper while maintaining breathability inside it. It is also treated with a perfluorinated chemical (PFC)-free coating to repel water on the upper’s surface.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP upper 1

Provides toe protection

A rubber cap is positioned on the forefoot section for durability and protection from various trail hazards.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP toe protection

Secure fit

This robust outdoor boot from KEEN uses a lacing system composed of metal eyelets and speed hooks for fit management. The lace located near the top of the boot is connected to a thin strap, which secures the ankle area.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP laces

Easy to wear

A contoured lock works in tandem with a strap in the rearfoot section for heel support and security. Its collar houses a pull tab at the back to give users easy on and off.

KEEN Karraig Mid WP collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 830g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: KEEN

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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.