KEEN’s Versatrail shoe may look like a trail runner, but don’t be taken in, it’s actually a quirky lightweight hiking shoe with unusual styling that works brilliantly in warmer conditions thanks to the unlined mesh upper. It’s light, comfortable and decently cushioned with good heel hold.
The looks are distinctive, particularly in the green colour scheme featured, its not particularly water resistant thanks to that mesh and the sole tread works best in dry to medium conditions. Fore foot not as broad as traditional KEEN offerings.
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It’s quite different from KEEN’s more traditional hiking footwear, but for warm weather wandering over dry to medium terrain – avoid mud – the Versatrail works really nicely with a secure feeling fit and good breathability from the mesh upper and breathable foam tongue.
The thick mid-sole gives good all-round cushioning too. Not as roomy as traditional shoes from the brand, but that makes it an option for those who found earlier KEEN shoes a little bit ‘swimmy’.
Specification: £79.99 / 690g (pair size 43) cushioned trail-walking shoe / non-marking rubber out-sole / Cleansport NXT anti-odour treatment / Dual density compression-molded EVA midsole / Exterior EVA heel counter / Lightweight breathable mesh and synthetic upper / KEEN.Zorb strobe construction.
Full review below.