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Keen Hiking Boots For Men | Their Top 5

Keen Footwear is one of the largest companies in the world that makes different hiking boots for men. Some of you may be thinking WHAT THE HECK IS THIS COMPANY! SLOW DOWN GUYS AND GIVE ME A MINUTE TO EXPLAIN TO YOU WHO THEY ARE.

Well, in 2003 Keen Footwear wanted to know if it was possible to make a sandal which could protect people’s toes. This curiosity led them into trying and experimenting with all sorts of materials and products.

This eventually lead them to their first sandal which was named the Newport Sandal. The Newport Sandal became a big hit in the footwear industry at the time and even started to encourage people from all walks of life to go outside more and do a Hiking Bootslot of physical activities such as walking, running, hiking and others. Due to its popularity, people all over the world started to associate this sandals with outdoor fun, footwear innovation and travel.

From that moment, they have grown into a multi-millionaire company making different footwear such as hiking boots for men, women and kids.

However, in this post I am going to specifically review Keen Footwear top 5 men’s hiking boots. So let’s get right into it.

MEN’S REVEL III HIKING BOOTS

MEN'S REVEL III HIKING BOOTSMaterial: Waterproof nubuck leather upper

Outsole: Dual climate non-marking rubber

Midsole: Non-marking rubber

Colours Available: Grey Magnet/Tawny Olive

Sizes Available: 6-14

Weight: 20.4 oz / 578.3 g

Category: Midweight

Waterproof: Nubuck leather upper

What I like about this boot: 

  • The leather is very strong which makes it very durable
  • It has a quick lacing structure
  • You can use it for either hiking or walking

What I didn’t like about this boot: 

  • The toe box is not very strong as it looks.

Price: £70.91

Summary:

This boot is made with a quality leather which makes it very durable and comfortable to wear straight out of the box. The amazing thing is how you can use it for walking as well. However, some of the drawbacks includes weak toe protection and lack of stability as you are hiking on a scree trails.

Men’s Targhee II Waterproof Wide Fit Mid Hiking Boots

Men's Targhee II Waterproof Wide Fit Mid Hiking BootsMaterial: Waterproof nubuck leather upper

OutSole: Non-marking rubber

MidSole: Made of dual density compression molded EVA

Colours Available: N/A

Sizes Available: 7 -16

Weight: 17.2 oz / 487.6 g

Category: Lightweight

Waterproofing: Nubuck leather upper

What I like about this boot:

  • It is waterproofing
  • The aggressive outsole helps to grip the trails very well
  • It has a contoured heel lock which gives you the ability to lace how you want

What I didn’t like about this boot:

  • Have limited selection of colours
  • Outsole tend to wear out quickly

Price: £103.55

Summary:

This boot is made of a strong leather which makes it rugged, waterproofing and comfortable to wear. In addition, the EVA used inside of the boot keeps your feet dry and improves cushioning.

The reason why the Targhee II Waterproof Wide Fit Mid Hiking Boots is gaining attraction is because of it’s wider fit. They have different sizes and it fit perfectly when you wear them.

Men’s Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots

Men's Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid Hiking BootsMaterial: Made of mesh upper

OutSole: Non-marking rubber

MidSole: Made of dual-density, compression-molded EVA

Colours Available:  Raven/Inca Gold,

Black/Steel Grey and Dark Olive/Black Olive

Sizes Available: 6-16

Weight: 18.3 oz / 518.5 g

Category: Light/Midweight

Waterproofing: Keen. Dry waterproof, breathable membrane

What I like about this boot:

  • They have variety of colours for you to select from
  • Very comfortable and supportive to wear
  • It is durable
  • Good traction and that’s why Keen Footwear even describe it as “EXPLORATION”

What I didn’t like about this boot:

  • Limited ankle collar padding
  • It is waterproofing although not as good when you expose it to large water for a long period

Price: £49.69

Summary:

The men’s Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots has gain loyalty because of it durability, performance and how it fit. Keen Footwear is stepping up the game by making this boot more tough and lean which makes hiking more adventurous and fun.

Men’s Oakridge Waterproof Wide Mid Hiking Boots

Men's Oakridge Waterproof Wide Mid Hiking BootsMaterial: Leather and mesh upper

OutSole: Non-marking rubber

MidSole: Made of dual-density, compression-molded EVA

Colours Available: Magnet/Gargoyle

Sizes Available: 6-16

Weight: 472 g

Category: Midweight

Waterproofing: Keen. Dry waterproof, breathable membrane

What I like about this boot:

  • Keeps you feet dry and at the same time making it to breathe
  • Very good at cushioning
  • Stabilize your foot especially on rugged tread

What I didn’t like about this boot:

  • Very limited choice of colours. Only one colour choice

Price: £97.72

Summary:

This is one of the best men’s hiking boots that have good stabilize and cushioning. The materials used really makes your feet comfortable and relaxing to wear.

This gives you the opportunity to try this boots on every hiking trail you could possible came across. This is why Keen Footwear describe this boots as “multi-mile comfort with a spacious fit”.

Men’s Targhee III Waterproof Hiking Boots

Men's Targhee III Waterproof Hiking BootsMaterial: Leather mud shield

OutSole: KEEN All-Terrain rubber

MidSole: Dual-density, compression-molded EVA which makes it breathable

Colours Available: Big Ben/Golden brown and Black Olive/Golden Brown

Sizes Available: 7 – 15

Weight: 17.3 oz / 489.9 g

Category: Midweight

Waterproofing: KEEN. Dry waterproof,

What I like about this boot:

  • It is very comfortable to wear even straight out of the box
  • It is waterproofing
  • Very breathable
  • The toe box are extremely useful

What I didn’t like about this boot:

  • Lacks support and stability

Price: £81.50

Summary:

The Keen Targhee III Waterproof hiking boots is one of the most comfortable hiking boots that I have every come across. Is so comfortable that you can even wear it straight away once you get it out of the box.

The leather mud shield makes it visually appealing and offers resilient durability. This makes it enjoyable to wear and hike with.

However, the only weakness I could sport with this boot is how it lacks support and stability. A part from that is world class.

Setting The Bar High In The Men Hiking Boots Industry:

In conclusion, it seems that Keen Footwear is setting the bar high for their competitors such as Columbia and Salomon. They are designing boots that are fashionable, durable and stronger than ever. This shows that men hiking boots is changing drastically into more stylish products to suit how this generation like to dress.

Also, their prices are fairly decent for the boots that they are creating and how it is adding value to people’s live. So there you go guys, this is the TOP 5 MEN HIKING BOOTS FROM KEEN FOOTWEAR.

Please let me know what you think by leaving your comments below.

And as always have a fantastic and wonderful hiking trip.

 

Kuu

 

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Thanks for putting together this great resource. Hiking boots should always put comfort first but it’s nice to see a company also thinking about fashion too, always nice to have some stylish as well as comfortable boots! Thanks.

    • I am glad you enjoyed the post Benji. I agree with you. It is great to see how hiking boots companies such as Keen Footwear are trying to combine style and comfort together.

  2. I am a fan of Keen footwear, I own a pair of sandals, and my wife has a pair of hiking boots. I have been looking for a new pair of hiking boots and thought about Keen. It is so important to have a good pair of boots and I think Keen is fantastic. I will have to figure out which one I want to get. Thanks for your review, I appreciate it.

    • Thanks Steve. I agree with you, Keen Footwear is one of the best when it comes to making hiking boots and sandals.

    • I am pleased that you find this post useful Bob. I am confident you well find Keen Footwear hiking boots useful.

  3. I am a huge Keen footwear fan so going in to this article I have to admit I was already a bit biased (in their favor!). I haven’t had the need to purchase a hiking boot but if I did I would certainly look into the Keen brand first!

    • Absolutely Susan. Keen Footwear is one of the best company in designing best hiking boots. The amazing thing is they continue to evolve and bring new ideas to the market.

      A good example is their latest hiking boot, the men’s AXIS EVO Mid Hiking Boots. This is very comfortable to hike with and at the same time very fashionable to wear daily. Thanks for stopping by and as always enjoy your hiking trips.

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