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KEEN Gypsum Mid Hiking Boot - Men's

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    Ready for punishment.

    KEEN designed the Men's Gypsum Mid to provide stability and support on light hikes or when you're just kicking around town.
    • Waterproof nubuck leather upper with KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane for all-weather protection
    • Removable dual-density EVA footbed for shock absorption
    • ESS shank and TPU heel stabilizer for added stability
    • 4mm multi-directional lugs provide traction on variable terrain
    • Non-marking rubber outsole
    • Item #KEN0588

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Keen.Dry membrane
    non-marking rubber
    Recommended Use
    hiking, light backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Nailed it!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I bought these for my fall elk hunting trip, I was super pleased! Lightweight, but still offers more than adequate ankle support when carrying those heavy loads. Dries quickly and are easy to clean. Once treated, quite water resistant.

    Do not buy these boots!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I wanted to like these boots, I really did, but after just one year of use the sole is separating and the waterproofing is a thing of the past. These boots feel great when first trying them on and for short walks and the ankle support is adequate for a mid height boot, but that's where the positives end. For the first three or so miles of a hike, these boots feel amazing, but shortly after the much too soft sole begins to take its tole on your feet. The soles are so soft you can feel small pebbles under foot. Also, the water proof lining does not breathe at all. I would compare the waterproof lining to wearing a plastic grocery bag on your feet; no breathability and not that water proof. I strongly urge anyone hiking more than three or so miles to look at other boots. I replaced these with a pair of Salomon Quest 4D gtx boots which are absolutely amazing. I will most likely not be purchasing any Keen boots in the future.

    My favorite footwear

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    These boots are so comfortable that they've basically become my primary footwear on and off the trail. I've hiked 14ers in these and I'll wear them pretty much anytime I'm in a pair of jeans around town.

    Incredibly comfortable boot, especially for my abnormally wide feet. I'm a 13 3E with a high arch and instep, and these babies fit like gloves. And for the people complaining about breath-ability, the only time I've noticed my socks dampened is when I'm wearing basic cotton crews, but even that is limited. I've never had this issue while wearing wool socks.

    These boots are comfortable, durable, and a great deal at this price. There are a lot of things I have to worry about when in the backcountry, but my feet are not on that list because of these boots. Keen has my business for life and I'll gladly get another pair of these once I've walked out of my current ones (but that won't be happening anytime soon!)

    Good, but not great

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I have hiked over 300 miles in these boots with weights ranging from nothing to 40 pounds. Big ups on comfort and on price. Unfortunately, after that much wear, the rubber arch support and most of the sole has begun to peel away causing some water problems. This is a great boot for short to mid distance hikes and medium weight.

    Great Ankle Support

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size

    Overall great boot, solid ankle support, it has a nice, strong sole, and plenty of room for your foot to spread out when on those extra long backpacking trips, and it just has a great rhythm while walking. However, one thing I've noticed is that it isn't very breathable due to the Keen.Dry membrane. So you are definetly going to have to air these out from time to time. Other than that it's an awesome boot.

    sweaty feet!

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size

    This boot was very comfy fit like a glove. I usually wear 9.5E and these boots were a perfect fit. However after a short walk to the car at 70 degrees outside and back, I sat down to admire them. By that time my feet were suffocating. Did not breathe very well. I sent them back to backcountry. I give them 3 stars for fit and comfort. Also they didn't seem very durable. My $30 Reebok running shoes seamed much tougher.

    For high volume feet

      I had tried on the Targhee IIs and they fit like a dream, but have poor reliability reviews, so I ordered the Gypsums, which had much better reviews. The Gypsums were cavernous compared the the Targhees; didn't fit me at all. So they may be great boots but not for me.

      Good boot

        Very comfortable right out of the box. I wore these for 4 days while backpacking (roughly 20-25 miles). The boots were very comfortable until the last mile hiking down the mountain. My heel started to rub a little. No blisters but it was only the last mile. I do like the boots and plan to wear them on my next trip. I don't think you'll be disappointed. They stayed waterproof in a good 5 hour down pour. Traction was great even on wet rock. The extra padded foot bed was nice with a 50 lb pack on.

        Great boots!

          When I came to adventure equipment store to find a pair of boots, I didn't have any specific brand. I just want a pair of waterproof boots but fairly breathable when using it in tropical weather (I live in tropical country). I choose some boots depend on its look. When i tried Keen Gypsum for the first time, my foot like said "Wow, it is wrapping me comfortably." Its wide toes fit with my wide feet.
          When I use it daily in tropical weather, it doesn't feel hot. And when I tried to step on the puddle and walking in the rain, it kept my foot dry. Its mid makes me easy to take off my shoes from my feet. I just need loosen the top laces, then pull out my foot easily.

          Top o' the line

            OHHHH Man. Got these in this week while looking for something durable and comfy to wear as a full season boot. These must be the top of the line from keen. Construction looks rock solid, including metal eyelets on top. Leather is nice and thick, and seems like it will really be in it for the long run. A bit stiff at first, but that's good. They broke in within 4-5 days of sold walking, and now I feel like I'm wearing slippers. Ankle support is excellent. I really love these, fit perfectly right out of the box. I'm just worried they might be to insulated come summertime.

            Great Boots

              I would recommend these boots for cool to warm climates, and rugged terrain. I haven't tested the waterproofing yet, but I'm sure I will have the chance as I received them just in time for the rainy season.
              They have a very comfortable fit, nice and snug near the heal and a good amount of space in the toe. The midsole prevents you from feeling rocks pushing up into the sole of your foot. They are lightweight and very comfortable. I will be using these boots on a daily basis for work in rugged terrain.

              GET THESE BOOTS

                Get these boots and order them from backcountry. It's a Win Win situation. You are getting a perfect product from a most efficient company.
                I live in Japan and cannot find KEENS in my size. I recently took a trip to LA and pre-ordered these boots. They were waiting for me in my hotel room when I arrived 6 days later and they fit like a shoe should fit!! They are not nearly as silver-looking as they photograph. They are a charcoal gray - they are PERFECTION!! GET THESE BOOTS!!!

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                is this a good footwear for winter?

                How wide do these run?

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