Who should buy the KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof

The KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof was able to supply comfort and waterproof protection to its users. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides water protection and breathability.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers impact protection and long-lasting cushioning. 

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  • The KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof features a blend of textiles that contribute to its rugged yet feminine appeal. It is also equipped with materials that are designed to promote women’s natural biomechanics. The brand added their KEEN.Dry technology to provide waterproofing and breathability.
  • This day hiker from KEEN uses a direct-attach PU midsole which offers impact protection and long-lasting cushioning. Its molding technique yields a more durable and bonded structure. On the other hand, ground adhesion comes from its non-marking dual-compound rubber outsole.

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Size and fit

A women-specific hiking boot, the KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof runs true to size. It is offered in B - standard width and comes in full and half sizes. Its lace-up closure enables users to customize the fit.

KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof sizes

Grants grip on most types of terrain

This mid-cut day hiking boot uses a dual-compound rubber outsole that grips on most types of terrain. 

KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof outsole

Provides protection against accidental knocks

The brand also added KEEN Protect feature, which acts as a toe bumper for protection against accidental knocks.

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Stable and secure structure

The KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof has a direct-attach polyurethane (PU) foam midsole. During its manufacturing process, it immediately connects to the upper and eliminates the need for sewing. As a result, its structure becomes more stable and secure.

KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof midsole

Excellent arch support

The midsole is integrated with a PU heel cushion which absorbs negative ground impacts for a more comfy ride. Also, it has a stability shank which promotes a steadier gait. The removable metatomical footbed cradles the foot for arch support.

KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof arch support

Waterproof and breathable

Protecting the user’s foot from the harsh outdoors is a combination of suede, nubuck, and breathable mesh. It is also equipped with KEEN.Dry, a brand-owned waterproof membrane that safeguards the foot from any wet elements while allowing it to breathe.

KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof upper

Easy to wear

Round laces pass through fabric eyelets and open hooks to lock the foot in place. Its collar and tongue are padded to give an extra cushioned feel. Its rear pull tab makes it on and off easier while the rubber rand which wraps the lower part of the boot reinforces the upper. 

KEEN Laurel Mid Waterproof easy to wear

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 462g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: KEEN.DRY
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
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.