Every few years a new shoe will come out that is a step ahead of the others. This year it’s the new women’s shoe from Keen called the Terradora.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking them up trails to the base of sport crags for spring climbing. They have been awesome in every way, from comfort to support.
Keen markets them as a fully waterproof mid-height hiker. While I haven’t been caught in any rain yet, the trails have been muddy with deep puddles from melting snow and my socks have never gotten wet.
There is extra padding on the back to support your heel and Achilles. At first they were a little tight in the toe box, but they stretched out after a few days out to a perfect fit.
The rubber has a ton of grip. After climbing in Echo Canyon in the Rockies, I ran down to the car at the Alpine Club clubhouse and didn’t slip at all on the wet rock.
After climbing, we headed to town for dinner and the Terradora matches nicely with a pair of jeans. For any women out there hitting the trails for hiking or approaching, I would recommend the Keen Terradora. You can find them online at MEC here.
Keen Terradora Features:
– Lightweight mesh upper with printed overlays for comfortable support.
– Proprietary Keen.Dry waterproof-breathable membrane provides weather protection.
– Moulded collar and Achilles cushion add comfort and protection.
– Contoured heel lock adds stability.
– Removable, anatomic dual-density EVA footbed provides support and comfort.
– ESS shank provides torsional stability.
– Multi density EVA midsole for a cushioned ride.
– All-terrain rubber outsole provides reliable traction and grip.
Keen Terradora Specs:
Approximate weight per shoe: 320 g
Weather: Wet – water resistant
Activity: City Streets, Hiking, Fast Trail
Rubber: Non-marking rubber outsole
– Written by Gaby James (@gabatronix) after waiting for spring to start in the Rockies.