Updates to KEEN Revel III

  • The KEEN Revel III is a mid-top hiking boot that’s packed with features designed for winter adventures. This third-generation hiker uses KEEN.Warm technology while its predecessor, the Revel II, is lined with polyester synthetic insulation.
  • The nubuck leather upper contains a KEEN.Dry membrane to for water protection and breathability. Its compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole grants cushioning. The boot’s dual-climate non-marking rubber outsole delivers traction on wet and dry surfaces.         

Size and fit

This winter hiking boot from KEEN is crafted for male and female adventurers with regular-width feet. It comes in a range of half and full sizes. The gear’s lace-up closure system permits fit customization. Moreover, it runs relatively true to size.

Outsole

Preventing outdoor lovers from losing their footing over uneven ground or slippery surfaces is the Revel III’s non-marking outsole. Its dual-climate construction is able to withstand both cold and warm weather conditions. The outsole’s multi-directional lugs contain self-cleaning channels to optimize traction. Also, its front section extends towards the upper to heighten durability and protect the toes from stubbing.

Midsole

The KEEN Revel III uses a compression-molded EVA midsole to for cushioning and shock absorbency. It works with a thermoplastic-polyurethane (TPU) shank to make the boot more rigid and resistant to contorting.

The KEEN men’s Revel III is equipped with a Heat Trapolator to enhance its insulation. It has three layers of heat-trapping materials sandwiched underfoot to trap warmth inside the boot.

Its women's version also features the Heat Trapolator with the addition of a thermal heat shield footbed. Apart from providing arch support, this component also grants a boost in underfoot warmth. It uses a combination of wool and a thermal foil barrier to keep the user’s foot toasty

Upper

The KEEN Revel III’s rugged look is owed mainly to its nubuck leather upper. It is lined with a KEEN.Dry membrane to seal water out while keeping the boot breathable. A 200g KEEN.Warm layer is embedded within the upper gives lightweight insulation in cold temperatures.

The footgear’s closure system employs a round lace, metal eyelets and hooks for fit management. A ring hook is also incorporated into the upper to hold the gaiter in place. Its padded collar and tongue promote comfort while keeping debris out. Also, a pull tab is positioned at the collar’s back to facilitate an easy on and off. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 578g / Women 476g
Use: Snow, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Narrow, Normal / Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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