Who should buy the KEEN Venture Mid Leather WP
The KEEN Venture Mid Leather WP has enough tricks up its sleeve to make converts out of many. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that is engineered with lightness and optimal hiking performance in mind.
- Prefer a hiking boot that can keep moisture locked out thanks to its proprietary waterproofing system.
- Prefer a hiking boot that delivers enhanced walking comfort on flat or level terrain.
Excellent traction on slippery terrain
The Venture Mid Leather WP enables adventures to remain surefooted over slippery terrain with its durable rubber outsole, called KEEN All-Terrain. It is capable of producing and maintaining enough surface traction on soft-soiled surfaces, thanks to its 4-mm thick multi-faceted lugs.
Excellent heel brake
The shoemakers over at KEEN gave it a moderate heel brake to help owners take on descents with a bit more control. They also made its front end extra protective with KEEN Protect.
Excellent arch support
Where the terrain turns rugged and uneven, trail enthusiasts can rely on the Venture Mid Leather WP’s cushy yet resilient midsole. This long-wearing component, which is made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), is designed to stabilize the foot with as much comfort and shock absorption as possible. Its ability to support the user’s arch is enhanced by the lightweight shank built into its medial zone.
Adequately tough yet springy
Placed right on top of this stout layer is the hiking boot’s supportive footbed. Its entirety is made of PU or polyurethane, making it an adequately tough yet springy component.
Since it is infused with eco-friendly anti-odor technology, it can last many hikes without getting stinky.
Waterproof yet breathable
The mid-top main shell of the KEEN Venture Mid Leather WP is made mostly of waterproof leather. It is crafted with a mesh liner to make its interior sufficiently breathable. Its comfy bootie is built with KEEN Dry, making virtually every inch of the shoe watertight.
Supportive heel zone
The Konnectfit heel-capture system engineered around the heel zone of the upper adds to the overall supportiveness of the boot.
Secure lockdown and quick lacing system
Making up the hiker’s fit management system are combination eyelets and synthetic lace. This particular lockdown system encourages quicker lace-ups thanks to the open design of its uppermost eyelets.