Keen Bryce Mid WP

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Great fit and no break-in required. If you have wide…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160


Great fit and no break-in required. If you have wide feet don't be discouraged by the lack of wide designation on the Keen Bryce Waterproof hiking boot. I went up a full size and the fit is snug but very comfortable.


  • Fits my wide feet.
  • Waterproof
  • No break-in required


  • Full price is steep, but sale price is fair…wait for it.
  • 6 months of almost daily wear and I need a new pair.

Frustrated with finding a boot that fits my wide feet I ended up at the mall. Now I don't normally shop at the mall, but the Trade Home shoe store has a good selection and excellent service. The salesman brought out a pair of Keen Bryce waterproof boots. They fit my request for a ankle-high water proof hiking boot.

But I wear a size 9 Wide and he brings out a size 10. Sure enough the fit was excellent. I wore them to work the next day where I spent most of 10 hours standing operating a television camera covering a college soccer game. I have since bought two more pair of the same boot! 


These boots are great to take on the trail, especially…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59


These boots are great to take on the trail, especially when there is a possibility of wet conditions. The waterproof, breathable boots make for a comfortable trip!


  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Great traction
  • Toe protection
  • Good stability


  • Mesh material retains some water (although it still keeps feet dry)

I broke these boots in for about a week before taking them to the Walls of Jericho trail in Estillfork, Ala. (8.2mi hike). They have a little different support of the foot than what I'm used to (but I've never owned hiking boots before). It took my feet a couple of days to get used to them, but by the third day I loved them and they were comfortable all day long.

These fit my feet really good. There was no slipping, which meant there were no blisters and I had no chaffing. On the hiking/camping trip they were great! My feet were comfortable all day on both of the hiking days. There were a couple of creek crossings and my feet stayed dry and comfortable. Some of the terrain was pretty intense with rock and dirt and they helped me to keep traction on whatever the ground type while keeping debris out of the boots.

In my opinion, these boots would be a great year-round boot. When hiking the temperature was around 50 degrees and my feet stayed cool, and at our campsite the temperature got down to around 30 degrees and my feet stayed warm while not being very active.

The Keen Bryce boots seem to be a well-constructed, durable pair of boots. I have loved them so far and expect there to be many years of use out of them. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a good "go-to" boot to do well in most any weather condition that you come across. 


Welcome to Trailspace, Ben. Keep those reviews coming. And pictures really make a review "pop."

5 months ago

Many of the backpackers here with lots of experience talk about certain failures they see in KEENS several uses in, say maybe your 5th or 6th trip with these...what was going on with them then? Have you used them enough to test the actual construction? Or is that just a hunch? You say almost any weather so how did they do hiking all day in snow for you?

5 months ago
Ben Rivers

giftogab, I also have heard a lot of complaints about Keens before, I just gave my opinion of the boot based on my experience with them. At the time of this review I had been on several (4 or 5) hikes in them. You're correct, I don't have a lot of experience in hiking, which I point out in my profile. I have not been hiking all day in the snow in these boots, however, I did say that I think that they would be good in "most any weather condition." This was my first gear review to ever write and I realize that it may not have all the information that you prefer, but I gave the information that I had at the time. I'll take your advice and try to improve my future reviews.

5 months ago

Great arch support. Tough but comfy. Love these boots.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


Great arch support. Tough but comfy.


  • Warm
  • Waterproof
  • Rugged


  • A little stiff

Love these boots. Warm for fall/spring hiking.

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Season after season the KEEN Men's Bryce Mid WP Hiking boot will keep your toes dry and protected from harsh mountain terrain, and you'll be able to go the distance in comfort. KEEN boots aren't the bulky, heavyweight hikers you're used to, this boot instead takes a light-and-fast approach that's kind to your feet and supportive enough for short or long treks.

- refers to the men's version

These streamlined, lightweight hiking shoes are designed with a nubuck leather upper and Keen Dry waterproof, breathable membrane, so you can explore all regions of the globe at a moment's notice. Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed delivers protective cushioning, and the TPU stability shank offers evenly distributed support for comfort on and off the trail. Non-marking rubber outsole provides maximum traction on a variety of terrains, wet or dry. Imported.

- L.L.Bean refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Keen Bryce Mid hiking boots offer all-terrain comfort for day hikes and backpacking trips with moderate loads. They provide the superior wet weather protection of a KEEN.DRYand#174; waterproof breathable membrane and a supportive fit with a wide toe box. Available Colors: SHITAKE/BURNT ORANGE, DARK EARTH/ENSIGN BLUE, JAVA/TAWNY OLIVE. Sizes: 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 7, 7.5, 8, 15, 14.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

Built for worldwide excursions and adventure, the lightweight Bryce Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots from Keen deliver step-in comfort, waterproof protection, and sure-footed traction.

- EMS refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Keen Men's Bryce Mid WP FEATURES of the Keen Men's Bryce Mid WP Waterproof nubuck leather upper Keen dry waterproof, breathable membrane Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed TPU stability shank Dual density compression molded EVA midsole Board lasted keen zorb strobel Non-marking rubber outsole SPECIFICATIONS of the Keen Men's Bryce Mid WP Weight: 18.5 oz / 525 g

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version