When it comes to hiking and backpacking, you want a shoe that will resist the elements, offer you better traction on variable terrain, and help keep your foot comfortable no matter how far you wander. KEEN women’s hiking boots and shoes offer out-of-the-box comfort, and a variety of materials and models to suit any adventure.
Look for our KEEN.DRY membrane, which is impervious to water but lets your foot ventilate. It will help your socks stay dry on stream crossings and in unexpected downpours—and on warm days it will allow heat and vapour to escape, helping you avoid hot spots.
KEEN WOMEN'S HIKING BOOTS
Hiking boots aim to offer more ankle coverage and support. You’ll want to opt for a boot-style hiking shoe if you’re planning to carry a heavy load (like a big backpack) or if you like a little added stability. They’re also ideal for less-worn trails where low-hanging sticks or brush might scrape your ankles.
Among our top-rated women’s hiking boots are the Terradora and Targhee models. The Targhee boot comes in waterproof and mid options which offers rugged durability in a lean package. A lightweight stability shank will help you navigate through the mountains, and multi-directional lugs give you better traction on a variety of surfaces.
The Terradora is our performance hiking boot designed from the ground-up for women. You get comfort and support, along with the durability and coverage you need for frequent hiking. The Terradora hiker is available with a lightweight reinforced-knit upper or a more classic leather style, both with waterproofing.
KEEN WOMEN’S HIKING SHOES
Hiking shoes are ideal for day hikes, light backpacking, and travel. With more mobility in the ankle, less weight, and a more neutral style, they’re a versatile option for exploring the mountains in comfort. Best of all, most KEEN women’s hiking shoes are based on the same profiles as our women’s hiking boots, so you can get the sole styles and weatherproofing.
The top-rated Targhee Waterproof women’s hiking shoe comes with our KEEN.DRY membrane to let you hike in puddle-proof comfort. It also has the same anatomically designed insole and grippier outsole you’ll find on the Targhee boot to offer you support and better footing in a more lightweight package.
Inspired by our bestselling hiker, our fast-hiking shoes NXIS offers the same superior comfort, protection, and stability, but faster and lighter. NXIS lightweight hiking shoe gives you a running shoe feel with a waterproof, engineered knit upper and all-terrain tread.
KEEN WOMEN’S HIKING SANDALS
At KEEN, we know that sometimes the best adventures are spontaneous or when a beach day will turn into an expedition for the best view. That’s why our women’s hiking sandals are built to handle everything from the beach to the mountains and back.
The Newport is the hiking sandal that started it all, with our signature protective toe, generous vents to drain water, and a supportive, burly sole for the hike in. Originally intended for boats, we found people wearing their Newport walking sandals everywhere—so we developed options to address a wider range of adventures.
The Arroyo is our beefiest hiking sandal, with more upper coverage and a substantial outsole. The waterproof leather and stability-shank sole give you the perfect balance of durability and ventilation, perfect for canyon adventures.