Who should buy the KEEN Steens Vent

The KEEN Steens Vent is a nice-looking shoe that performs really well on canyonlands to desert trails. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that keeps the foot fresh without residual chemicals that can harm the environment.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers enhanced breathability and delivers lightweight support.

KEEN Steens Vent logo

Size and fit

The Steens Vent shoe is a low-cut hiker with a leather upper that conforms to the foot. It may take some time to get used to it but once the leather adapts to the contours of the foot, the wearer is likely to achieve a snug and comfortable fit.

KEEN Steens Vent laces 4

Furthermore, its collar and tongue are padded for cushioning and support. There's also a pull loop at the back for easy on and off. This KEEN hiker can be tightened easily through its robust lacing system that connects to the overlay wrapping the ankle. 

Prevents slipping from slick surfaces

For a successful trip to moderately challenging trails, the Steens Vent is equipped with an aggressive sole that features 4mm-deep lugs. There are grooves along the sides and heel area to help prevent slipping in case you come across slick surfaces. 

KEEN Steens Vent outsole

Durable rubber

This durable rubber sole is non-marking which means you can use it indoors without leaving a trace.

KEEN Steens Vent outsole 1

Lightweight cushioning by EVA

A major factor for its lightness is the use of EVA in the midsole. It stands for ethylene-vinyl acetate which is the same material used for orthotic top covers, Aside from being lightweight, EVA is known for its energy return and shock-absorbing qualities. 

KEEN Steens Vent midsole

Eliminates odor from sweat naturally

This shoe also comes with a removable insole that is infused with probiotics to eliminate odor from sweat naturally, and a stability shank for lightweight support.

KEEN Steens Vent insole


The KEEN Steens Vent has an upper made of leather and mesh. The leather overlays create a durable structure for the shoe and the mesh lining keeps it breathable.

KEEN Steens Vent upper 1

Secure fit

It has a traditional lace-up closure for a secure fit.

KEEN Steens Vent laces

Facts / Specs

Use: Desert
Cut: Low cut
Features: Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
Fit: Wide toe box
Material: Leather, Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric

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