Keen Tunari CNX Trail Shoe

The minimalist revolution comes to the trailhead, leaving hiking shoes more streamlined than ever

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BEST FOR: Day Hikers

There are plenty of concessions to minimalism in Keen’s new CNX series: a slim four-millimeter drop, deep grooves in the tread for a more flexible outsole, and a pared-down design overall. But we liked the ten-ounce Tunaris for the features Keen didn’t cut. A contoured arch provides a touch of midfoot support, and Keen’s signature toe bumper took the sting out of the occasional misstep. A good choice if you’re leaning toward true barefoot shoes, like the Vibrams, but aren’t ready to make the leap.

Brand: Keen $110
From Outside Magzine, September 2013 Get the Latest Issue