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Keen Gypsum Mid Reviews

53 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

43% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 33 Gypsum Mid Keen Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

So far, so good with these boots. Haven't been on any long hikes yet, but have been comfortable on short walks. Can't beat Keen for a roomy toe-box. Look forward to taking them to Canada this summer. I needed to go up a half size, as Keens tend to run small.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 20, 2011

Sarah T

from Denver, CO

I have lots of Keen shoes, and love the way these boots look. They are for the most part very comfortable. However, my big toes keep butting against the front of the boot. A half size bigger was too big, so I went for the smaller size, the size I normally wear. I've hiked in them 3 times and haven't got any bruised toenails, but I don't think they got the sizing completely accurate on this boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 23, 2014

Anonymous

from Lubbock, Tx

Perfect! I am always a 9.5 in hiking boots & running shoes. Didn't have to go up or down. I got these to replace a pair of LL Bean hikers that I have had for about 15 years...they finally wore out! Love the brindle/navy because I will be camping/hiking in lots of Colorado dirt. So glad I found these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2012

Annie W

from Minnesota

I love these boots. So comfortable I find myself wearing them around the house. First time in cold weather (22F) yesterday and they were perfect. Only 2 1/2 mile hike around the lake in light snow and mmm...feet stayed warm and happy. I take a 10 in regular shoes but hiking often move up a size. The 11 is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2012

Susan C

from Tampa, Florida

I hiked in these boots in Whistler Canada and Mt. Rainier. These boots have a wide toe box and they proved to be excellent hiking downhill. Will buy another set for future! I wear a 9 but bought 91/2 and they fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Sacramento CA

Just got them, so I can't attest to their durability. I have a wide front foot and narrow heel, and these boot seem to fit fine after an initial short walk (will try hiking next). The front part of the boot was plenty wide to accommodate my C or D width, which I often find in Keen street shoes. Thanks Keen! I did buy a half size larger than my street shoes to get the right fit, as many of the other reviewers indicated. If you have a narrow foot, these are probably not the right boots for you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 19, 2012

Celeste R

from Apple Valley, Minnesota

These hiking boots are great! I bought them for a 3 week trip to Africa. I wore them for a couple of days before we left to break them in but it really wasn't necessary as they were comfortable right away. They kept my feet very sturdy and dry when hiking around, climbing over rocks and up and down steep inclines. I would highly recommend them. I ordered a half size up and they were perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2013

Ellen

from North Ohio

Well I ordered a 1/2 size up based on other reviews and found them to be true to size, possibly a little wider than average. What I also found is that they were not as waterproof as I had expected. I just returned from a 3.5 mile hike on a snowy trail (32 degrees w/soft snow) and found my wool socks to be pretty wet, exactly what I was hoping to avoid in purchasing these. I do not believe these are truly waterproof, however they were very comfortable, with very little break in time needed and good arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Montrail

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 24, 2015

Jennifer

 

The big toe box on these is nice (in contrast to a similar pair I tried from Vasque, where even sizing up and trying wide boots my little toes still rubbed after a short walk). I've taken them on a couple of short hikes on uneven & hilly ground and so far they're comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2015

Susan K

from Boston, MA

I have small feet (size 4) so I have a difficult time finding shoes in my size. I could buy kid's shoes, but I find they don't have the support that adult shoes have. I purchased five different hiking boots hoping to find one pair that work for me. These shoes are perfect. As most reviewers will say, they run small - which is what I need. So, I purchased the size 5 and it fits my size 4 (Europe 35) feet! Woohoo! I haven't hiked with them yet, but so far they seem great. They have a wide toe area, which is what I need as well. They are expensive, but they will be worth every dime if they are comfortable hiking all day. Invest in your feet - they will make or break your day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2015

Morgan S

from Mississippi

I'm writing a review because of how helpful everyone else's review was for me. This shoe is great. I couldn't wait to wear it. It's like a pillow for the sole. Wear an 8 in athletic shoe. Ordered at 8.5 for this one since everyone else said so. Perfect fit. As for Zappos ordering and shipping, on point as always.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2015

Anonymous

from Grosse Pointe, Michigan

The footbed of this shoe was amazing. It's hard for me to find a comfortable shoe and this one was great. Alas, the top rubbed my ankle. I will be ordering the low Keen instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: Northface

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2015

Keri

 

I have a previous year's color of these boots, and I've finally taken them on a real hike so it's time to review! Usually I wear these for my fall/winter/spring dog walks - we go between 3 and 6 miles 5 days a week, on paved city trails and sidewalks. For that purpose, they are great - I live in south central Missouri, and they are great in our winter conditions - no problems unless we have a sheet of ice down, and then well to be honest I'm probably skipping the dog walk anyway! Today I went on a hike in a wilderness area - For the first time the boots were really tested. We were in the gateway to the Ozarks (Texas County, MO), and we went off trail for a bit even. After 8 miles on a cold February day, my feet were toasty warm, dry (after crossing 3 creeks), and felt great. The rest of me? Cold, and really tired. But they are great boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

I usually wear a 6 1/2 wide and I got a 7 M in these. Wonderfully comfortable! My feet are happy in them. Very lightweight as well, which is very nice. I got them for hiking/trekking around Europe, so I needed very comfortable ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Boulder CO

First pair of Keens, work great with light wt socks or my heavy socks, orthotics fit great. Not too heavy but like the cushion around the ankle.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2014

Anonymous

 

Like many other reviews, I had to order a 1/2 size larger than I typically wear. First day out of the box I wore them on an 8 mile hike. I replaced the insole with the green Superfeet insole. Super comfortable, supportive, and waterproof. Very happy with them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2014

Patricia l

from California

This shoe fits like a hiking boot should. It has the Keen big box toe space which helps for longer hikes om uneven ground. I wear a US 9/Euro 40. The 40, in this model, is sold as a 9.5 and that fit me perfectly. My previous hiking boots have been below the ankle. This is a nice supportive change. They were comfortable immediately.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 17, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love the look and the style. These shoes fit perfectly and were comfortable from the moment I put them on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2014

Jill B

from Erie, PA

I have so many foot problems including a bone spur on the top of my foot. My husband purchased a pair of Timberlands as a gift, and I had to return them because they caused me too much pain. These are wonderful! I wear Keen sneakers and these are just as comfy. I wear them out on our winter hikes in the woods and my feet are warm and cozy. Just as other reviews stated, there was no actual break-in period. Comfortable from day one. I'm so grateful for Keen's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2014

Anonymous

from DC

I am very happy with this purchase. We had a big snow today (11") and they were dry and comfortable. The toe box is wide enough to let your toes wiggle. They were perfectly dry. There is just the right amount of arch support. I am very happy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2014

Suzanne H

from Gillette Wyoming

Well made, as usual. The heel lock helps a ton! Super comfy, and no break in time. Great tread for slick areas.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kavu, Haiku

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Cristi C

from Atlanta, GA

I am not an avid hiker but was looking for some boots that would support my ankles when we do occasionally go. I tried Ahnu, Merrill, and Northface and BY FAR Keens were the most comfortable and supportive. I have bony ankles, and the other shoes hurt that area of my legs. Keens offered good firm support without digging into my legs like the Merrills and Northface did (and the Ahnus had almost NO ankle support.) These won't be the prettiest boots you ever bought with that knobby rubber toe they have, but if you are looking for a great boot that is decent looking, you can't beat Keens. And I did try other styles of Keens. These Gypsum Mids felt the best on my feet and ankles. Oh, and I wear a 8 to 8 1/2 in regular shoes. Size 9 fit me best with thicker socks in the Keens. And if you have skinny feet you will need thick socks - there is TONS of toe room in these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

Out-of-the-box comfortable! No break in period, went on an hour walk in the woods with my dog and these boots were great! Have had them for a few weeks now, warm, waterproof and very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2013

IzzysMom

from USA and Canada

I bought these during the summer to break them in for Winter wear. I wore these around the house for a weekend and thought it was broken in enough, but the ankle cuff area dug into my ankle when I had the laces taut. I love the speed lacing (one swoop and I tie) but find that slipperiness of the lace material, despite its texture, mandates tying a double bow only because I trek (commute) to work 24 miles a week. I endure plantar fasciitis so I m okay the first 4 miles, but after a day s work walking my entire shift, the last 4 mile walk home is rough. The inner soles are firm and odor-free even after all the walking I ve done after my work shift is over. Love the fit in the foot area and the roomy toe box. I typically wear mid-weight toe socks but have worn heavier weight merino wool socks with these boots. Waterproof and WARM especially when hiking non-stop. Snow bank hopping isn t suggested unless you wear gaiters since the snow does find its way over the tops of these boots if you re 8 in the snow. The neutral colors I got are great for hiding the grime I get into while hiking so these boots look brand new even after two seasons of wear. Great traction on rough terrain and especially sure-footed on snow. This is my first pair of Keen footwear but not the last pair. I ll be buying another pair for my bug out bag, and hopefully from Zappos, since my outside purchase took several weeks to arrive in the mail.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2013

Izzys M

from US and Canada

Great hiking boot that I'll use for winter commuting (hiking) to work (bus stops and full 8 mile hikes to work). Broke these in around the house and really didn't need to. The stiffest part was around the ankle only because it's new. Wore higher crew socks from Injinji (my feet sweat a lot and toe socks keep them from blistering) midweight and felt no issues with the ankle part of the boot. Rugged lug sole, I was able to walk all types of terrain through two cities to get to work without a misstep, fall, or ankle-twisting. These are surprisingly lightweight and were "broken in" in less than a weekend. I opted for the Gargoyle coloring so wear and tear and dirt don't show as much. Keen typically runs one-half size smaller for me. I wear a size 7 in shoes and boots but ordered these in 7.5 and they fit perfectly (my feet don't swim in them). Fast shipping as always. This was a great buy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Carolina (loggers non-steel toe)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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