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    Hiking shoe inspired by Keen sandals.

    If your foot just cannot seem to get enough air when you hike, try on the Keen Men's Arroyo II Hiking Shoes. Their unique open design guarantees to keep you sweat free. Take on the burliest trails while the patented toe protection keeps those tootsies in one piece. Loose rock, slick mud, or wet surfaces are no match for the 4mm multi directional lugs. Keen gave the Arroyo Hiking Shoes a removable metatomical footbed so your feet stay comfy and cushioned while you hike the day away.

    • Full-on hiking shoe inspired by Keen's popular sandals
    • Mesh upper with washable, waterproof leather for durability
    • Removable footbed with stability shank and cushy EVA underneath
    • Non-marking rubber sole with plenty of lugs for reliable traction
    • Item #KEN0061

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    synthetic, webbing, mesh
    non-marking rubber
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    footbed has a defect

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size

    Very disappointed as I am a huge Keen footwear fan. For hikers, I have a pair of high tops and a pair low cuts. My worn out Newport sandals are my go to's for Florida summer casual wear, beach biking and hanging out. Unfortunately, when I pulled on the Arroyo's I felt a lump on the outer part of the footbed not far from the foot ball. Sort of like a small stone was such under the insert of each shoe. Wearing them around the house for a test run felt incredibly uncomfortable. Of course I am returning them.
    Now for the good news. My gearhead handled the transaction with courtesy and promptness. It is an absolute pleasure to have someone that cares standing behind an online transaction. Plus, when I have a question, I have a human being that knows their stuff available to help me out.

    Dad Approved

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9

    Gave this as a gift to my dad for father's day and he was so excited! He's been looking for a sturdy trail sandal that he can tromp through rivers with. He wears a size 9 normally, and said they fit great!

    Great sole and light weight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 177lbs

    Perfect size and has great sole which made lot of difficult hikes look easier. Felt light compared to other hiking shoes and also withstood my weight since i used it pretty rough on my last 3 hikes.

    Casual hiking/water shoe

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

    If you are in a wet environment and need to traverse some land these are a great option. Not ideal for long hikes without breaking them in but, they have a robust build. Bought this with the use of river trips and camping in mind. The covered toe box is an extra advantage if you are looking to hike with them or walk in water as no one likes a stubbed toe!

    Sandal-Hiking Shoe: Great Combo!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 230lbs

    Unlike comments they run large, they were true to fit (10.5) with socks. A bit loose without socks, the heels do ride up a bit with each step. But they are fine in the tropics. The EVA insoles used, as well as on the Newport H2's I have been using for years (size 11) are just "ok". Better memory is provided by the PU insoles on the Rialto H2's I bought at the same time- and in the same "true fit" size. That must be part of the reason the Rialto's cost $20 more than the Arroyo II's, despite the latter apparently made with more material. Both are great, and both are much better than the heavily discounted Newport H2's, with the heel strap eventually sagging loosing support.

    Runs Large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 178lbs

    I own other Keen shoes and sandals and these run large. I normally wear a size 9 and have to exchange these for a size 8.5.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8

    Im an older guy and have been around awhile and have worn several types of shoes and boots for hiking, force march, and a wide variety of terrains imaginable. The little beauties are very nice. Comfortable right out of the box. No "breaking in" just great. True to size, at least for me. Right price too.

    The best footwear I have ever owned

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

    I wear these Keens everywhere; hiking, knocking around, around town, wet wading while fly fishing and in most casual settings. I also have a pair with clips that I use on my mountain bike. This is the fourth pair I have owned in the last 10 years as I am sure I wear them 250 days a year. The traction is great as is the overall support. I LOVE them.

    Keen Arroyo II for warm weather hikes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 225lbs

    I was looking for some warm weather hikers that could get wet. I liked the Newport sandals but wanted more of a shoe style. Even though they have openings on the sides, almost no rocks and debris get inside the shoe. I've had them for about 6 weeks and have been on several day hikes with no problems. They are so comfortable I wear them to work regularly. No bad smells yet! I haven't had them in the water yet either, I will know about that soon enough though. All in all, I am extremely happy with the shoes.

    Great Hiking Sandal for Travel

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 156lbs

    I bought these sandals for support and comfort for travel. I wish I had these last summer when I was walking on all those cobblestones in Europe! It would have saved me from having trouble with a very sore left knee. rt

    Great shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I am not a regular hiker, so I was unsure how I would like this kind of sandal. The Keen Arroyo II fit a little larger... needed a 9 instead of my usual 9.5. I have a very wide foot and the 9 was comfortable.

    Wore them to hike through rain forests and cloud forests in Costa Rica for 10 days. I never unpacked my

    Great for day hikes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I've had a pair of these for a while now and I love them. I do a decent bit of hiking around the island of Oahu, and these are perfect for muddy trails and crossing streams or eventually ending up at a waterfall. They're super comfortable, not too heavy, and I haven't gotten any blisters from them. As nice as they are though, I would never use them for anything other than casual hikes. I wear a size 12 and these fit very true to size.

    Keen Arroyo II Hiking Sandals

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

    These finally arrived from I bought my first pair of Keen( voyageur mid) in a discount warehouse and wonder why I had never stumbled onto this brand. They were so comfortable that my 19 year old daughter had to have them. She tried them at REI but got them somewhere else. She wore them to hiking in the mountains of Costa Rica and had nothing but praise and recomendations for them.I sold my Teva sandals and Merrell hiking both on Ebay. Anyway, I am writing because all the sellers on the internet recommend buying half size bigger on these, the Arroyo II. I beg to differ. I received mine in August, 2013 and they fit fine. They have the identical sole as the Voyageur. I am a size 8 and the sandals feels loose as compared to the mid Voyageur. With socks they are perfect. I tried the Newport sandals in the store and they are tight. I would order the Newport at size 8 and a half. The Newport are wonderful and very comfy and beautifully crafted too. But I like some heel protections in the woods.The arroyos were made for Archilles and arrived late. I heard some bad news about the soles coming off. If they did, I will let you know. Meanwhile, I am wearing mine every day, and I am an old guy with bad feet and toes.


      i've used these on 4 multi day backpacking trips in the GSMNP.
      i did replace the elastic drawstrings with real laces for a more snug fit when hiking on rocky trails.
      good trail traction. but they don't seem to have as grippy a feel, as other keen boots, when crossing wet rocks.
      as far as any smell is concerned, as noted by a previous reviewer. these aren't sandals.
      i wear a thin wool sock with them, and have no issues with odor whatsoever.

      a good hiking shoe for hot weather. i'll buy another pair when these are worn out.

      Stinky, Stinky...

        This shoe feels great, looks great, and performs well; whether you're hiking, portaging canoes or just bumming around town. Unfortunately, they leave your feet smelling like you've been rubbing the backside of a skunk (and that's putting it lightly). After a few uses the odor became so pungent that i no longer keep them in the house. It's the kind of stink that you can't wash out and you can't hide.

        Try hand-washing them or brush scrubbing them with hot water & Head & Shoulders medicated shampoo. Like dandruff, it helps to remove the smelly skin cells from sandals too. I think I found some info on YouTube a few years ago. Do a good rinse & air dry in the sun. Now I wash them once or twice a year, and it gets most of the smell out. Good luck. D

        For a much longer hike (20-30 days, i.e,...

        For a much longer hike (20-30 days, i.e, the Camino de Santiago), does anyone recommend hiking in a sandal like these or should I go the boot route?

        Best Answer

        Hey Boston2DC1986,

        Thanks for your question.

        For a longer backpacking hike in the 20-30 day range I would not use these as your primary footwear. With a backpacking boot you will get better foot and ankle support to prevent ankle roll and fatigue. There are many excellent boots you can check out here: If you have any specific questions about a pair you can always chat in or call us at 1-800-409-4502.

        Ref this Arroyo II Hiking shoe, any...

        Ref this Arroyo II Hiking shoe, any experiences with the durability if they get wet often. Hiking with stream crossings, kayaking etc.

        While the KEEN Arroyo II Hiking Shoe can take some pretty serious abuse (even moisture abuse), it is designed more as a hiking shoe. I would recommend the Arroyo II if you are looking for a hiking shoe that can take a little water. But if you are looking for a water shoe that can do a little hiking, I would steer you toward something like the Keen Newport H2 Sandal.

        Still Stinky? Has KEEN addressed the...

        Still Stinky?

        Has KEEN addressed the stink issue on the these shoes? I've read a lot of complaints about the shoe/feet odor this model causes. Any comment from recent purchasers would be appreciated!

        How would these treat my feet on 4+/- day...

        How would these treat my feet on 4+/- day backpacking trip with 20 pound pack? I'm looking to do some backpacking fishing trips this summer and would like a sandal, but need enough cushion so the soles of my feet aren't throbbing at the end.

        I'm personally not too big on hiking in sandals, but Keens are tough and comfortable. 20 lbs isn't too bad, but it all depends on the terrain, the distance, and the need for ankle support. For fishing though, these would fit the bill perfectly. Throbbing soles at the end of the day aren't a product of lack of padding, it's a lack of arch support, so if you plan on doing more than a few miles or so a day, maybe best to use some other form of footwear and/or add some new aftermarket foot beds to these like Superfeet. Hope this helps.

        Does this shoe have a hard sole like Keen's...

        Does this shoe have a hard sole like Keen's hiking boots? Reason I ask is 'cos I ride my bike with Keen's hiking boots and pedals with toe clips. Looking for something similar in a sandal format for warm weather riding.

        Has the problem with the laces and slide...

        Has the problem with the laces and slide catch slipping been fixed on the Arroyo 2s?

        My experience with Arroyo and Newport H2 has been that the slide catch slips if the shoe is too large- even if only a half size too large. If the shoe fits well I don't require tension from the slide.
        Hope this helps :)

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        What width are these shoes? I normally...

        What width are these shoes? I normally wear a 11.5 D.