Keen Footwear Review – Are They The Perfect Adventure Shoes for Travel?

In the last year I’ve kindly been gifted 4 pairs of Keen Footwear Shoes. A pair of hiking boots, a pair of snow boots, a pair of summer shoes and a pair of Summer sandals. As someone with incredibly sensitive feet, aka most shoes or boots always rub me to the point where sometimes I simply cannot wear them again in order to wear them in, I am so pleased to say that all 4 pairs of Keen Shoe’s have been incredibly comfy and nice to wear, plus they have been the perfect shoes to take with me on my travels. So here is a review post based on the 4 pairs of shoes I have tried from Keen to show you why buying a pair of shoes, boots or sandals from Keen Footwear will be a great decision!

Are Keen Shoe’s Comfy?

Yes they are! I’ve not had any blisters or any cuts. I have found Keen shoes to be well padded with good underfoot comfort, as well as being waterproof and breathable. All the ingredients needed for a comfy pair of shoes.

Are Keen Shoe’s Good for Travel and Adventure?

Travelling with hiking boots and shoes can be hard, especially if you’re not on a specific hiking trip and you may only use them now and again because they can be big, bulky and heavy, but I’ve found the Keen Shoe’s to be really light and therefore really good to travel with!

I took the Terradora Leather Mid Waterproof Boots with me on lots of my Winter European City Breaks last year, either wearing them on the plane because it was cold in London when I left, or packing them easily in my carry on suitcase and wearing them around the City. Even though I wasn’t hiking and I was just walking around the City these Keen Terradora Boots quickly became my go-to rather than wearing fashion leather boots because of how comfy they were and easy to pack!

During Winter I took the Keen Hoodoo III Lace Up Boots skiing with me which are snow boots and therefore pretty bulky but they are surprisingly light too!

Another reason that Keen Shoes are good to travel with is because they are versatile. I’m not tooo fashion conscious but I do like shoes that look good as well as being practical, I like shoes that I can go on a hike in but also wear in the city without looking like a complete tourist and I have found Keen shoes to be great for this.

In fact this is what Keen’s Terradora range is all about. They are for people who like to go out on walks, have adventures and enjoy the outdoors whether that’s on a trail walk, a mountain walk, or a city walk!

I have also worn the Keen Ana Cortez Sandals all Summer. I really wanted a pair of Sandals to take on my Summer trips that looked good and were slightly fashionable, but had much more tread and comfort than fashion sandals or flip-flops. They have been an absolute saviour on my Summer trips, especially with all the walking I do and they are definitely coming with me on my big backpacking trip!

In addition to this, all 4 pairs of shoes I have tried have been really high quality and therefore the Keen shoes are a great investment and really good for adventure sports and an adventure led life!

Keen Womens Ana Cortez Sandals

Keen Womens Ana Cortez Sandals in Cornwall UK

Keen Womens Terradora Ethos Shoe

Keen Womens Terradora Ethos Shoe in Antigua!

Keen Womens Terradora Leather Mid Waterproof Boot

Keen Womens Terradora Leather Mid Waterproof Boot in the Peak District UK

Keen Womens Hoodoo Snow Boots

Keen Womens Hoodoo Snow Boots in Austria


I’ve got the skill of packing pretty much mastered, so to see more of what I pack when I go away have a look at these posts afterwards:

What I Pack for a European Winter City Break with Hand Luggage Only!

What to Buy and Pack for a European Ski Trip as a Non-Skier!

What I Packed for a Summer City Break with Hand Luggage Only!


What Keen Shoes Do I Recommend?

Based on my experience I can recommend the following Women’s shoes (and Men’s that are a similar style) to you and I know that you will not be disappointed with them:

For Summer City Walks: Keen Ana Cortez Sandal for Women & Keen Newport Sandal for Men

For Summer Hikes & Adventures: Keen Terradora Ethos Shoes for Women & Keen Arroyo II Shoes for Men

For Autumn and Winter City Walks and Hikes: Keen Terradora Leather Mid Waterproof Boots for Women & Keen Galleo Mid Waterproof Boots for Men

For Winter & For SnowKeen Hoodoo III Lace Up Boots for Women & Keen Durand Polar Boots for Men

What’s also worth noting is that I’ve found the sizes to come up quite big, for example I am a 5 usually but I find that a Keen 4.5 fits me better.

For more options, because Keen has a huge range, shop all Keen Women’s Footwear here & Men’s Footwear here.


Have you tried Keen Shoes before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below or by tweeting me @wandering_quinn!


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