Keen Voyageur

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

Reviews

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Great shoe, very flexible and durable. Perfect for…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110

Summary

Great shoe, very flexible and durable. Perfect for everyday hiking/walking.

Pros

  • Heel and arch support
  • No break-in period
  • Durable

Cons

  • Same price as competition
  • Once they wear out must find quick replacement

I have been a big fan of Keen footwear for years but had never tried the Voyaguer style. I came away impressed after the first use. Very flexible and durable shoes. I wear them every morning for my 2-hour hikes and have worn them for several days straight on hikes with no issues. Great shoes.

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Light, breathable, tough — and best of all wide…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110

Summary

Light, breathable, tough — and best of all wide and comfortable!

Pros

  • Width
  • Breathable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Innersole is firm, could use more cushion

Almost two years ago I was diagnosed with some pretty bad heel spurs, almost requiring surgery on both feet.  I decided to go with the orthopedist's suggestion of trying to dramatically change the type/shape of footwear that I was used to wearing as an alternative to surgery. So I did, which lead me to the Keen Voyageur.

I am a woman who has a hard time buying shoes. I have very wide feet, and I also wear a women's 10.5 on foot and a 10 on the other. Many times I wind up with an 11 because of availability and more often than not I buy men's shoes because I need the width. I should also mention that I am plus-sized gal and tend to wear down soles and innersoles more quickly than slender women.  

When I went into REI to look for a new shoe, I had automatically gravitated to the men's section, but shortly thereafter a very, very helpful REI salesperson listened to all my woes and steered me back into the women's section and to the Keen brand and their wonderfully wide foot box.

I picked out a couple of styles I liked, and he went in the stockroom and came back with many boxes- sized 10, 10.5, and 11!  I was absolutely thrilled to find a shoe in an actual size 10.5.

The Voyageur 10.5 was the first shoe I tried on and it fit perfectly. They are much lighter than my old hiking shoes.  The foot box is wide and I have no crunching of my toes. The foot bed is nicely formed with an arch that feels natural and not too high or too low.  

My only "complaint" (and really it's more of an observation) is that there isn't a lot of cushioning in; it's a more firm foot bed. The heel area does not irritate my heel spurs at all, and my foot does not slip or rub in that area. The venting on the sides lets the shoe breath well (and I hate sweaty feet) but does not let in water.

The sole itself provides great traction without being overly aggressive and causing me to face plant. The laces are strong and plenty long enough to leave them as loose as you want without running out of lace. I got mine in the charcoal/blue and they go nicely with jeans and any grey or black hiking pants.

I've been wearing these Keens for months now, through fall hiking and a very snow-laden Connecticut winter and they still look fantastic. The sole and the toe-protector are in great shape, no signs of cracking or peeling.  

These have been a great purchase for me and would definitely buy them again.  

And as a huge bonus for me, the careful use of better shoes (including these Keens) has all but eliminated my heel pain and Achilles inflammation — so no surgery for me!

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Would not buy these shoes. These have to be one of…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Would not buy these shoes.

These have to be one of the worst pair of Keens I have bought, I have owned several. After a mile into my 15-mile hike my toes went numb. My feet slide all over the shoe so much so I had to duct tape my feet so I could continue my hike. They were fit properly to my foot so that was not the problem.

I know Keen makes a wider shoe, but these are huge. Not like my other ones. These are very poor shoes and if anyone said they were going to buy them I would suggest not to.

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Keen isn't lying when it comes to their waterproof…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $76

Summary

Keen isn't lying when it comes to their waterproof material. The whole shoe can withstand a good beating, no holes or torn seams. The shoe has been overall a good trail shoe.

Pros

  • Good materials

These shoes are very comfy for long hikes. They protect my toes very well. Also I really love how fast the dry after trekking through water. Almost time for an upgrade and I'm definitely going to go with Keen again.

rated 3.00 of 5 stars All Voyageur versions

In addition to the 4 women's reviews above, there are 8 reviews for other versions of the Voyageur. Read all reviews »