KEEN Inc Voyageur Mid

For less than $150 bucks you get a whole lot of boot.
Voyageur Mid

Specs

Membrane No membrane

 

Women's Sizes Start 5
Women's Sizes End 11
Women's Weight 1 lbs, 1.6000000000000014 oz

[bargain]

You get a wealth of protection for the weight and price with this boot. For just a few more ounces and dollars than the Lafuma, the Pyrenees offers ankle protection and a waterproof/breathable liner. “I normally backpack in trail runners,” said one ranger after a three-day, off-trail circuit of the Cheops Plateau. “But the extra weight of this boot is negligible, and the added protection and stability are welcome.”

The 1.8-mm-thick nubuck upper is tough (yet supple, so break-in is quick) and a rubber toe cap protects against rock gouging. The snug-fitting, padded collar provides good ankle support, but it’s relatively low, so wear gaiters to keep out trail debris.

The sole’s low-profile, diamond-shaped lugs gripped gluelike on the canyon’s Esplanade slickrock, but proved a bit slippery on slushy winter trails. “The toe box is roomy,” says one tester with a high-volume foot, “and I love the way the contoured, leather-lined footbed conformed to the shape of my heel, arch, and metatarsals. It felt custom-fit.” Underfoot support is best for moderate loads.1. 4mm multi-directional traction lugs
2. Torsion stability ESS shank
3. Dual-density compression molded EVA
4. Removable metatomical footbed
5. S3 heel support structure

13.6 oz / 386 grams (Women)

ENGINEERED TO SUPPORT THE FOOT ON
IMPACT, DISSIPATE SHOCK AND REDUCE
YOUR ODDS OF TWISTING AN ANKLE.