KEEN’s Saltzman WP (WP for waterproof) hikers have been updated in a few splashy new colours this season. This rugged trail shoe contains a waterproof, breathable KEEN.DRY membrane that helps keep rain and mud out.
Similar in style to my go-to Marshall WP’s, these have a somewhat stiffer feel on first wear. I suspect the Saltzman’s meant more for trails (I wear KEEN daily on power walks and their Marshalls are super for that activity).
The Saltzman’s internal metatomical footbed design is engineered for arch support while cradling your foot’s natural contours. I noticed the excellent traction underneath as well.
The website points to the shoes running a half size small, and indeed the toe box is smaller than some of their other shoes. I also noticed more comfort in the width by going up that half size.
I’ve taken these out on both walking and cycling trips around Vancouver and found they wear well and are comfortable hour after hour without causing my feet to sweat or tire.
– Contoured heel lock
– Durable high-rebound PU Midsole
– Hydrophobic mesh lining
– KEEN.DRY™ waterproof breathable membrane
– Nylon support shank
– Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
– Solid rubber, high-traction outsole
– Waterproof mesh upper
Over the years, I’ve grown to love KEEN shoes for their wearability, urban-minded style and comfort. These I’m happy to report are no exception. The colours are easy to match to your workout gear, especially in the case of the Magnet/Purple Pennant shoes I’m sporting in these images.
The laces never give up either. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had to replace a pair of KEEN laces.
I took a peek at these shoes on KEEN’s US site and I’d love to a couple of the other colours made available on the Canadian site in the near future, especially that beautiful Dress Blue/Blue Danube combination. There’s also a Saltzman WP version for men.
KEEN’s Saltzman WP’s retail for CDN $150/US $130 and are available in three colour combinations: Zinfandel/Lavender Fog, Raven/Lagoon and Magnet/Purple Pennant.
Both KEEN’s Canada and US sites offer free shipping and returns. Visit KEEN Canada online for more info and ordering.