User Review: Keen Men's Voyageur Mid
Use: Extensive dayhikes, ultralight backpacking,
Break-in Period: none--right out of the box
Weight: 2 lbs?
Price Paid: $100
When trying on several models and brands at the store recently, the Keen Voyageur Mid provided a far superior fit to all the other models.
I bought the shoes for general day hiking and light overnights. I wore them on a 6 mile backpacking trip recently. The terrain was moderate to hilly woodland and there was 25% off trail hiking and exploring carrying a 22lb pack.
The first thing I noticed was that I did not notice them on my feet while walking in from the Trail Head. That is to say they were so comfortable that I did not feel them. The cushion in the footbed is extraordinarily comfortable, however I could tell that the shoe was at its limit with my pack weight.
The shoes provided good traction and security on some fairly steep off trail downhilling in woodland terrain.
One other point to note is this shoe is not waterproof and is probably best suited to warm dry weather when hiking.