Only 10 years into the game, Keen is certainly making an impression. After our Keen Gypsum Mid Review, you’ll know you want this new comer to be on your feet!
The world was introduced to Keen at a winter tradeshow in 2003, where they presented a sandal design that offered toe-protection and inspired very different opinions. There were those who were visionaries who could see them evolving into a strong brand or those considered Keen’s sandal “the ugliest thing” ever. Nevertheless, Keen became dedicated to create hybrid designs that would cater to customer’s best needs.
After developing the brand and customer loyalty, Keen invested their advertising budget to help with disaster relief after a tsunami hit Asia in 2004. By rolling up their sleeves and creating Hybrid Care, they created a program that helped save many lives.
Since then, the company has partnered with many non-profit organizations to help communities in need and provide better care to the world. With such strong integrity, it’s no wonder that their brand is becoming ever more successful after only 10 years of existence.
Among their products, the Keen Gypsum Mid Hiking Boot is very popular for its light weight, flexibility, durability, and comfy fit. These boots are perfect for any outdoor guy. For the adventurous folk, the Gypsum features a range of various safety and waterproofing precautions.
Keen Gypsum Mid Hiking Boot
You can expect to keep out most moisture thanks to waterproof nubuck leather upper. They also have a Dri-Lex collar, which guards against unpleasant odor by wicking away moisture, and also water vapor. The Keen Dry membrane offers additional breathable protection against water. If you are planning to cross streams, take on swamps or rainy days, these boots are perfect for you.
They’re also good for hiking on uneven terrain, as they provide great traction and increased support. Boasting an EVA midsole and a removable Keen Metatomical EVA footbed, these boots fit the shape of your foot perfectly. The added Keen Zorb Strobel will cushion your foot, making the rocks your maneuvering around seem like marshmallows.
For those extremely long hikes or multi day journey’s, the Gypsum’s anti-fatigue elements will drastically improve your comfort, and also prevent injury. The TPU torsional-stability shank keeps your foot stable as you move, while the S3 heel (Shock, Suspension and Stability) will support your foot on impact for rougher terrain. Slopes are not an issue for the Gypsum’s. They provide you stability on different types of terrain because of their multi-directional lugs on the outsole. The lugs embed themselves into the terrain, providing better traction no matter the ground conditions. Nothing is worse than jamming your toe mid hike. Worry no more! The patented toe protection helps to protect your foot fingers from rocky objects and debris by covering your entire toe bed.
The Keen Gypsum Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is a great model for all kinds of activities! From working on an outdoor project to winter ascents, this boot is up for the task.