Who should buy the KEEN Venture Vent

The KEEN Venture Vent trail shoe is an incredible hiker that's best worn in the summer season when your feet need plenty of air to stay cool and comfortable. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers optimal breathability and a locked-in feel.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that delivers good traction and lightweight cushioning.

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  • The KEEN Venture Vent is the more lightweight and breathable version of the KEEN Venture. It features a full mesh upper for optimal breathability. The TPU overlays help keep the structure of the shoe and enhance its durability. It also has the KonnectFit heel-capture system for a locked-in feel.
  • This shoe is equipped with the All-Terrain rubber outsole that delivers good traction on varying terrains, and an EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning.

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Size and fit

The KEEN Venture Vent is a low-top hiker available in men's and women's sizes. The breathable mesh lining is soft and stretchy, wrapping the foot snugly. Meanwhile, the tongue and collar are lightly padded for an even more secure and comfortable fit. This shoe also has a pull loop at the back for easy on and off.

KEEN Venture Vent sizes

Unique to the KEEN Venture Vent is the KonnectFit heel-capture system which keeps the heel in place regardless of your movement.

Provides grip and traction by KEEN All-terrain outsole

This shoe has the KEEN All-Terrain rubber outsole with 4mm lugs for grip and traction. The semi-aggressive tread pattern helps you traverse soft ground, including mud, grass, and loose dirt.

KEEN Venture Vent outsole

Sticks well on varying surfaces

This rubber outsole from KEEN is made of a durable rubber compound that sticks well on varying surfaces.

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Comfortable and supportive cushioning

For its cushioning system, Venture Vent uses EVA foam. It's a soft, bouncy foam that is comfortable and supportive. EVA is very flexible as well, which promotes balance and stability on the trail. 

KEEN Venture Vent midsole

Excellent arch support

This trail shoe comes with a removable PU footbed with arch support for long-lasting comfort. Even more interesting is the fact that KEEN insoles are treated with probiotics that work by naturally breaking down odor-causing particles in sweat without emitting heavy metals or hazardous chemicals.

KEEN Venture Vent arch support

Durable and breathable

Designed for hiking or trail walking in warm climates, the Venture Vent by KEEN is constructed with performance mesh which is not just breathable but also durable. While the entire upper is made of mesh, it has TPU overlays for added durability, structure, and support.

KEEN Venture Vent upper

Secure fit

Completing the upper is a lace-up closure that is connected around the heel for a more secure fit.

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Nice to know

  • Keeping your KEEN Venture shoe in its best condition is easy. It's important to clean dirt and debris gently using a soft brush and damp sponge. If there are stains, treat them with a gentle cleanser.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 226g
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Antimicrobial, Heel brake
Width: Normal
Material: Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric / EVA midsole, Synthetic, Fabric

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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.