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Keen Bryce Mid WP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Keen Bryce Mid WP hiking boot

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. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $59

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! 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160

Lightweight, Waterproof, very comfortable, rugged.


  • Great waterproofing
  • Comfortable right out of the box.
  • Lightweight
  • Rugged
  • Great traction


  • Not much paper work on care
  • Runs a half size small in the U.S.


Keen Bryce Mid WP

Priced around $135 US

Weight: 18.5 oz/525 g
Style: Boots
Collections: Outdoor
Type: Hiking, Waterproof
Activities: Hiking
Weather: Wet – waterproof
Lining: KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane
Upper: Nubuck and textile upper


I'm picky about my footwear. It's GOT to hold up to mud, water, sand, rocks etc. I'm a self defined "Hardcore Hiker/Camper." Most of my hikes are in eastern Kentucky's Red River Gorge. Rough country to say the least.

Finding a good pair of shoes up to the task at an affordable price was proving to be harder than some of my winter campouts. I bought my pair of KEEN Bryce Mid WP hiking shoe/boots online and was worried that I might of wasted my money on yet another pair of shoes that wouldn't do the job.

HOWEVER, when I got them and put them on I knew right away I was on to something good. They're not a shoe, nor are they a boot. More like a cross between all the good stuff of both. After wearing them on the trail and a few campouts I bought another pair so I wouldn't have to hunt another pair up when it comes time... I'm figuring that'll be sometime LONG down the road.

These shoe are unbelievable. The waterproofing is top notch and goes all the way up to the last eye. NO BREAK-IN NEEDED. The fit is good, though it tends to run a half size small in the U.S. Comfortable right out of the box.

Now I'm not rich, nor do I have a lot of money to waste on the WRONG pair of shoes. But, if you're into backcountry hiking and camping these shoes are for you. You'll love them.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $135

Great boots, but do not last.


  • So comfy, right out of the box
  • Look great
  • Fairly waterproof to start
  • Decent price


  • Soles wear down if worn often on pavement
  • Wear out fairly quickly (1-2 years)

These were my second pair of Keen hikers (used to have the Targhee hiking shoes that were great, but wore out significantly after 3-4 years), and I've really enjoyed them, but I just took them back (after 1 year, 2 months of only moderate, trail hiking only, use) as they had lost their waterpoof-ness and some of the stitching had come apart.

Read on their website that Keen-Dry has a warranty of two years, so took them back to MEC (where I bought them), no questions asked, for a full refund (I had receipt still).

I used to get blisters with a variety of hiking boots and shoes. I have NEVER got a blister from a Keen hiker, including these. I will continue to try out other Keens as they fit so well, and I still use some other Keen casual and paddling shoes, and sandals, but I won't be going back to this style.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150 CAD

Used this boot for hiking up and around the Grand Canyon and used for backpacking. Great boot. Comfortable, trustworthy. I ordered a 1/2 size larger. Worn sparingly so don't know how long it will last.


  • Comfortable
  • Good support for hiking/backpacking

Very comfortable boot for just hiking or when carrying a 35-lb backpack on your back. I felt that the support was very good for my ankles (e.g., when walking on uneven or loose rock terrain).

Wore a medium thickness stock and a liner sock and felt great and had no blister problems. I did hike one day wearing just an athletic sock and got a blister on the top of one of my middle toes (assuming that was my error as far as the looser fit and not wearing sock and liner).

Lacing okay. I double tied to avoid coming loose.

Never bought or used Keen before so this has given me a new trust in their name now.   

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54

Great arch support. Tough but comfy.


  • Warm
  • Waterproof
  • Rugged


  • A little stiff

Love these boots. Warm for fall/spring hiking.

Source: bought it new

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