Like any other adventurous compulsive hiker and backpacker, you no doubt have more than your fair share of hiking boots. But as a woman too, then I bet that your shoe rack runneth over. I know mine does. The funny thing though is that no matter how many great hiking boots you have, you’re always on the prowl for the next best thing. Well, my fellow outdoor loving ladies; it’s time to meet your new and improved hiking buddy – The Keen Women’s Gypsum II Mid Waterproof Boot.
What Are You Buying?
When you’re out on a hike, you never know what conditions to expect or what obstacles lie in wait. The Gypsum Mid hiking boots are designed to give all outdooring women the ultimate comfort, support, and protection they need when they’re out in the wild.
These trail tested beauties have been put through the worst hiking and mountain climbing environments, and you know what; they always came out on top. And have you seen just how stunning those uppers are? I swear, if it weren’t for the Keen Caution triangle on the toes, you wouldn’t know this was a heavy duty safety boot. Want to learn more about Keen’s Gypsum Boot for women? What better way than to look at the top features?
Like I said, you never know what to expect when you’re out on a hike. I had a friend once who fell waist deep into a mud pit. That was definitely disgusting, but at least her feet remained dry. The Keen Women’s Gypsum II Mid Waterproof Boot incorporates Keen’s Dry membrane that offers all the waterproof protection you need for when you’re stomping through murky trails and streams. What’s more, the membrane is fully breathable so that your feet don’t suffocate after miles of backpacking.
Unbelievable Comfort and Support
Anyone who knows Keen also knows that their women’s boots are always twice as comfortable as the men’s. Fortunately, the Keen Women’s Waterproof boot is no exception. This attractive shoe features a dual density EVA footbed that connects to the KeenZorb Strobel which absorbs all impacts and maximizes your rebound. But that’s just the half of it; these boots also feature an internal support mechanism that is anatomically designed to provide wearers with the ultimate arch support and natural contouring of the foot.
Barrage of Protective Features
Look, I’ll be the first to admit that hiking and backpacking can get really tough and ugly. But Keen may have gone too far with their protective features. C’mon, we might be girls, but do we really need a work boot out in the field. Well, that’s what I originally thought until I recently went for the wildest camping trip I ever had. Damn, was I thankful for the Gypsum’s patented toe protector. Without it, most hiker’s toes would not survive a few rough miles. Similarly, there are ESS shanks underneath the boots to give your feet adequate puncture protection.
What We Didn’t Like
These would be the most perfect hiking boots on the planet for women if it wasn’t for one, minor, sloppy detail. Due to all the added support, stability and protective features, the Keen Gypsum II Mid Waterproof Boot may feel a bit clunky. However, it feels great once your feet adjust.
Robust, supportive, practical, attractive and packed with an array of protective features, the Gypsum Waterproof Boots are ideal for the active, outdoor girl looking for something comfortable and long lasting. So whether this is your first investment in hiking footwear or your umpteenth pair, it just might be the only hiking boot you will ever need.