Updates to KEEN Steens Vent

  • This vented daily hiker from KEEN is made of waterproof full-grain leather upper, an all-terrain rubber outsole, and an EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning. Its footbed is infused with probiotic technology that helps keep the foot fresh without residual chemicals that can harm the environment.
  • Lining the shoe interior is a mesh fabric for enhanced breathability. The Steens Vent is also equipped with a stability shank that delivers lightweight support.

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.

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. 


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


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. 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.


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


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