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KEEN Durand Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot - Men's

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Durand Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

The Keen Durand Mid WP Men's Hiking Boot is a waterproof medium-weight hiker that's designed to offer out-of-the-box comfort for hiking and backpacking trips. It has plenty of cushioning to keep your feet comfortable on rocky trails and under loads, starting with a removable dual-density footbed, continuing to a PU midsole and heel cushion, and finishing off with an integrated PU stability shank. The waterproof nubuck leather and mesh upper is soft, comfortable, and, most importantly, outfitted with a Keen.Dry waterproof and breathable membrane to make rainy days and soggy trails nothing more than points of interest. Even the dual-compound rubber sole sticks to mud, roots, and rocks, so you never have to be discourage by rugged weather and wet ground.

  • Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh upper
  • Keen.Dry waterproof and breathable membrane
  • Removable dual-density footbed
  • PU midsole and heel cushion
  • TPU stability shank
  • Dual-compound rubber sole
  • Item #KEN002Z

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>Rating: 4

Fit like Keens

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large

I purchased these Durand Mids to replace an older pair of Keens. Keens seem to fit my foot well with the wide toe box and these do as well. I was a bit disappointed that the mid price point Targhees seemed much cheaper built than Keens I have owned before, so I stepped up in price to the Durand. Though of reasonable quality, they still don't seem as good as Keens I have worn for the last fifteen years or so. However, they still fit my feet better than others with adequate ankle support and decent lugs on the soles. Another point in their favor is the three point lace hooks that provide good adjust-ability.

>Rating: 5

Durand is GRAND!!!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 9"
Weight
165 lbs

These boots run TRUE to size! These boots are the MOST comfortable boots I have ever worn, owned, & used! I have spent 8 yrs. serving HONORABLY in The U.S. Army, I am a Union Electrician with The I.B.E.W. and have been in the trade for 36 yrs. Suffice to say - I WEAR BOOTS for a living! I've worn Bellvilles, Corcorans, Wellco's, etc. I've worn Sear's (yikes!), Lowas, Redwings, Timberlands and I'm here to say - WITHOUT ANY compensation $ from Keen, that these are the BEST, MOST COMFORTABLE boots I have ever worn and they're built by fellow AMERICANS - Oooorah!!! DON'T listen to these bleeding hearts complaining and knocking these boots because THEY ordered the WRONG size boot! Blisters are created because of rubbing due to too small a size of boot ordered for your ENORMOUS joker feet - PERIOD! Do yourself, - do your feet a HUGE favor and treat them to a pair of these Keen Durands from BackCountry - They ROCK too! These last as well - I have 3 pairs of Keen's : 2 Durand's, & 1 carbon fiber toed Electrical hazard rated woork boot - I forget the name and they're all sold out..) with 1 Durand pair going on 5 yrs and those are still good for beating around mnt. biking, frisbee golfing! Buy yourself a pair of Ener-Gel (Made In U.S.A.) insoles to use with these and dont look back:)+

>Rating: 2

Buyer beware....

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
11
Height
6` 2"
Weight
185 lbs

I recently thru hiked the Appalachian Trail and for about 1800 miles of the trail I hiked in Keen Durand's. I need ankle support so I hiked in mids and started the trail in Solomon’s. After about 400 miles on the trail my feet became wider and I purchased Keen Durand’s which fit my now wider feet great. Too bad because the Solomon boots were excellent just no longer fit. Because the east coast is so rainy I wanted boots that were waterproof to allow me to walk through puddles without getting my feet wet. The Durand’s seem to run small so I also purchased a full size larger. As compared to other hiking boots these are expensive but made in the US and what I believed to be a quality company so this helped justify me purchasing such an expensive boot. First the good: • Fit was excellent for wider feet. The large toe box was perfect for me. • Durability was good. 2 pair lasted me 1800 miles. Many other hiker’s boots and shoes fell apart around 500 miles. Some even less. I did get the exact issue as other reviewers with the tearing of the seams around the toes on my 1st pair but only after about 700 miles. • Ankle support was good. Because of past injuries my ankles roll easily and this would have put me off trail. While my ankles did roll the extra support of the boot stopped it from twisting far enough to become a sprain. • Soles were durable and were average in traction. Seemed good on the uphill and marginal on the down but good enough for me to hike confidently. • Weight of boot didn’t seem bad to me. They were slightly lighter than the Solomon boots that I had prior. • Foot bed – I used the stock foot bed on my 1st pair. They were comfortable. I thought I could improve it by replacing the foot bed. I did and $50 later little improvement. So for me the stock foot bed was fine. The bad: • These are advertised as waterproof but they are not. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being flip-flops and 10 being rubber boots, the Durand’s are a 3. Horrible. Keen stamps “KeenDry” all over the liner and there is a tag indicating waterproof sewed on the outside, don’t be fooled. Waterproof was important to me because the trail is so wet. Puddles are everywhere even on sunny days and constantly hiking miles with soaked feet causes foot issues. I didn’t want to be dancing around puddles. Some might argue that the water was going down the top of the boot – it was not. I hiked with gaiters and long pants including rain pants and still wet feet. This happened in both pair. In addition, for winter hikers this is a bigger problem. With 30’s during the day and wet snow on the ground and then single digit temps at night my feet would get wet. Then my socks and boots would freeze solid during the night. At camp with wet feet and getting cold I’d immediately have to change my socks to keep from freezing and my camp shoes were crocks so… The boots are leather and took days to dry. I had 3 pairs of socks so this meant a maximum of 3 days of wet winter hiking without going into town to dry my socks. Dangerous and a logistical problem for a thru hiker. Even during the summer the trail gets little sun so drying the boots takes days of hiking but only during dry weather and dry trail. For drier cooler climates they might be fine. • They are hot and don’t breath well. This is the penalty with waterproof fabric, it adds weight and reduces the breathability. • Keen’s warranty department and process was difficult. Lots of pictures and back and forth e-mails. Most equipment companies make the replacement process simple and easy for thru hikers – not Keen. Also, only one replacement for defective products. In conclusion – If you have wide feet and are hiking in cool dry climates the Durand might be for you. For most hikers fit is by far the most important and the Keen’s fit me nearly perfectly. For me, in the future maybe a cheaper, not waterproof Keen boot or another brand with a wide toe box.

>Rating: 3

Great boots except . . .

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12
Height
6` 3"
Weight
215 lbs

These are great boots - great fit, wide toe box, comfortable out of the box, no blisters even on a 3 day backpack, waterproofing works great, soles work great and last, BUT - the boots don't survive as long as they should. The problem is the seam that runs above the toes. I've had two pair and both tore out at those seams. I had them repaired, but by sewing them up, the water barrier is breached. While this is not acceptable, I'll probably buy another pair if I can find a good sale on them. They are great, for awhile. Keen needs to seriously rethink that seam and fix it.

>Rating: 3

Sturdy but heavier than expected

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Overall, these Keen Durand Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots have served me well on lengthy backpacking trips through muddy canyons and sandy washes alike. As many of the other reviews already mentioned, they do run wide but a thicker hiking sock did the trick for me. I don't have the strongest ankles so I was definitely looking for a taller boot that would keep me from twisting anything on rocky terrain. These boots are pretty bulky and heavy which is the price I paid for stability and control.

>Rating: 1

Good for Wide Feet

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 7"

As most Keen's are great for those with wide feet, the toe box on these cater to it. UPDATE: Something is off on the quality of these boots. Given the price I expect them to last for a lot of miles on trail. There's the joint near your pinky toe where there are three pieces of fabric that come together...you can guess what blew on a recent hike. First the left foot and the following weekend, the right foot. I've stitched them up with nylon thread for now, but what a pain. When you think of how the foot bends, the fabric joint is right at that bending point. Grrrr. While I was a KEEN fan with prior KEEN sandals, their quality tanked with this pair of pricey boots for not a lot of miles. Moving star rating from 4 down to 1. Included a picture of the wear after it initially broke...they are about one and a half inch in length now, but sewn together the best I could do to at least make them last through the winter. Time to look for a single-piece fabric style.

As
>Rating:

My feet are a bit wet

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions! Jared D. Expert Gearhead 801.736.4336 jdowns@backcountry.com

Shoot

Hello! I would like to buy this boots but not sure about size. My foot is 28.6cm long and 11.5cm wide and around my foot is 27cm in the widest part (11.5cm) of my foot. I draw my foot on a piece of paper...According to the size chart i'm just there about US 11 size or maybe 10.5. Can you, or anybody else, tell me size of your foot and take some measurements of the insole of the boots, please? Thank for your time.

>Rating: 3

A decent hiking boot

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
9
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

The fit on these is nice but the traction is a bit lacking. Fit: The toe box is pretty wide which is great for folks looking for something with a tad more space. Sizing: My foot is a 10 but I picked up a size 9 in these. My right boot is a little snug and my left boot is a tad loose. That nothing that I'm not use to. These run large. Waterproofing: The Keen membrane isn't that great. I find that my feet still get wet not matter what on a wet day. My toes and forefoot are forefoot area are always the first to get wet. Not soggy wet but enough to make me not love them. Traction: The outsoles on these are bleak at best. I slip on rocks all the time and the toe box is definitely non-technical. But adequate on dirt and moderate trails. Shoot me an email anytime you have questions! Jared D. Expert Gearhead 801.736.4336 jdowns@backcountry.com

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>Rating: 1

Read second comment box below.

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

I used to own a pair of Asolo's boots and I think they were too much and too heavy and was ready for a new pair of boots. I got these pair and I just love them. They have a short break in period and feel really comfortable out of the box. The tongue depresses but the boots still feel good. They are durable and are great for walking over rocky terrain. Feet love them and I would recommend these to anyone.

This is an update to my recent review. I took these before on a short 2 mile backpack run where the terrain was easy. I just got back from a 3 day backpacking trip where I had a 40 lbs pack. Results were terrible with these boots. I have never blistered up so bad in my life. My feet by day 3 felt like I was walking on hot coals. I had blisters all over my feet. Since it is past the 30 day return I can no longer return them. 180 dollars down the drain. I don't recommend these to anyone.

>Rating: 5

fantastic

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

Great boots! super comfy almost right out of the box. My break in period consisted of a few days at the office, and for me at least, they seemed to need minimal breaking in. As others have commented, really the only thing that breaks in is the tongue, it comes pretty thick and padded, but with use it starts to compress. I used the stock insole and it has been great. Even on fast 12-15 in 4-5 hour hikes. I've been able to keep these boots on all day with no issues or overbearing need to take them off for a breather. Even at night I just loosened up the laces and still kept them on around the campsite. Of course your mileage may vary, everybody's foot is different, so it may not fit everyone "right." But they are definitely worth trying on, because if they fit your foot shape you are in for a treat! Very light weight, well made (and made in the US!). Waterproofing was good, even in Florida's sugar sand/mud. But I do use gaiters as well. I haven't had keen shoes in a long time, not sure why but these boots reminded me of their quality. Definitely worth it, it's a great price for boots made this well.

>Rating: 5

The tongue will break in

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

I have small feet and need to where a women's shoe since Backcountry.com refuses to sell men's shoes in smaller sizes than size 8. Depending on the brand I usually where a women's 6-7. This shoe I was perfectly between 6.5 and 7.0 where my old Keen Targhee II was a women's 7. I decided to go with the 6.5 due to the snugger fitting shoe without my toes touching the end. The only downside to this shoe (besides the price) was that the tongue was thicker than normal and ended up causing pressure points on the top of my foot. This quickly broke in in less than 1 week and is now very comfortable with the tongue ends tucked into the shoe instead of flaring out. I am a long time Keen fan and am very glad I upgraded to the Durand shoe. It is very comfortable (after breaking in the tongue). The sole is made of a softer rubber than my other shoes, which is good because I've been looking for a good dry canyoneering shoe for the last few years and I want a good sticky rubber to grip on the sandstone. It is supposed to be more durable than the normal rubber sole and have a longer life before falling apart. Overall I would recommend the Durand shoe to anyone who wants a durable waterproof hiking shoe. Just remember that while the tongue may be uncomfortable at first, give it 4-7 days and it will break in. Overall for size, I would rank this true to size/slightly larger than normal. I bought the women's 6.5 and 7 and wore both around the house for a few days (to keep them clean and new) while comparing different sized socks to ensure I keep the one that fits best and returned the other one.

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Are these boots rated for thruhikes?