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- 100% Leather and Textile
- Rubber sole
- Lace-up mixed-media hiking boot featuring looped eyelets and padded collar
- Waterproof, breathable KEEN dry membrane
- Dri-Lex moisture control collar
- Dual-density molded ethylene vinyl acetate foam midsole
From the manufacturer
Keen Men's Footwear
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- Package Dimensions : 15.1 x 13 x 5.4 inches; 1.3 Pounds
- Item model number : Gypsum Mid-M
- Department : mens
- Date First Available : February 18, 2014
- Manufacturer : KEEN
- ASIN : B00E0J8EVY
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1) Keen Gypsum Mid and Shoe was the lightest weight
2) Roomy (too roomy) fit. Fit me loose. Tried a size smaller and it just cramped my toe against the end of the shoe.
3) Gypsum Shoe and Gypsum Mid was the most rugged
4) True waterproof by way waterproof inner lining (Keen Dry Lining) much like the Gore-Tex of the Moab where Hi-Tec offers waterproof mesh (regular mesh treated with chemicals?) and other companies including the Merrell Moab Waterproof only provide waterproofing by way of chemical treatment that wears off with day to day wear (shoe flexing and rubbing against other objects)
WIDTH - Shoe width was never intended to be an indicator of how wide a shoe is measured across in reality because foot width is not a measure of how wide a foot is across. Foot width refers to the circumference (measurement around) of the foot and a flat plane (like ruler) from the heel to ball of the foot. Holly cow these are wide or made for really high arch! I had to fold the excess material of the tongue of the Gypsum Shoe in and over on the waterproof lining wings so it would stay under the laces and allow me to tie it. These folds rubbed into the top of my foot and after only wearing them in the house for two hours I had bruising on the tops of my feet. Similar fit with the Gypsum Mid. The mid was made for some hugely round foot heels and ankles. I could not lace them tight enough around my ankle because the left and right flaps that stabilize the ankle simply came together and touched and would not tighten anymore. This would not have hapened if I had large ankles. With Both Keen Gypsum Mid and Gypsum Shoe my heel slipped out constantly, it is made for above average foot width or those with meaty feet. My skinny boney feet just did not have a chance with the Gypsum Mid or Gypsum Shoe.
WATERPROOF BOOTS - If there is no waterproof liner or seam sealing with all water tight material (mesh is not water tight) then you may want to assume waterproofing is provided by chemical treatment. This does not last. It wears off with day to day wear like shoe flexing and rubbing against other objects. To be truly waterproof there must be a lining of waterproof material, it must be intact with no holes and you must know how to place the boot tongue and lace it correctly. This boot like the shoe version has a waterproof lining so it is waterproof.
RUGGED - Keen Gypsum are so rugged you could bump your feet hiking or drop many day to day objects on your feet and never feel the slightest pain. The leather is so thick, stiff and rigid that it makes for a superior hiking shoe if it fits.
Sadly this rugged boot just did not work for me. I ended up with the more sneaker like less rugged Merrell Moab Gore-Tex guaranteed waterproof.
I had also tried the Keen Targee II Mid KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot and Targee II Shoe KEEN Men's Targhee II Hiking Shoe at the local mom and pop brick and mortar "outfitters". Those were not for hiking! The Targee II Shoe came just a little more half way up the side of my foot at the ankle opening leaving so much exposed and both Shoe and Mid were so very wide in the toe area. They also were thinner softer leather. That is a plus if you want shoes that trade how rugged they are for quick break in.
I have twisted/bent my ankle on many a walk along uneven and rocky trails wearing regular height trail shoes. I tend to walk fast. The Keen Gypsum Mid is great in that it provides very good ankle support. I do not recall twisting my ankles with this boot which gives me peace of mind. I have walked in puddles, low water near the shoreline and found the boot is water-proof. If you like a slightly wide fit, ankle support and a roomy toe-box, Keen Gypsum Mid is a great boot. It is a very comfortable boot to wear.
The Mid-Gypsum's provide excellent ankle support and the wide sole and cleat design contribute to great balance and traction on all of the terrain I've been hiking here in mid-Michigan. These boots keep my feet totally warm, and while I haven't had them really soaked yet, I have worn them in the rain a number of times and have yet to feel any wetness inside the boot.
I really like the lace system - the single speed-lace loops at the top of the boot makes a lot of sense to me (makes getting my boots on climbing out of my single man tent in the middle of the night very easy) and these boots are super easy to get off and on, practically like a well-worn pair of bedroom slippers.
I highly recommend the Keen Mid-Gypsum hiking boots.
Putting the office casual fashion aside, these are pretty great boots. Like all of the other Keens I've had, these are warm, my feet don't get wet, and they are pretty durable. I have no problem trudging through the snow then kicking the hell out of the wall to knock the snow off before I go inside.
If you know Keens, you won't be disappointed.
(Oh, and that little yellow triangle on the front is weird. It definitely clashes with any cool slacks or pant-suits you may be rocking. It does totally go with your "Imma take this hill right now!" shorts, though.)
I have a wide, flat foot and these fit really well for me. If you have a narrower foot you might find the toe to be a little wide.