One of the most popular brands in the outdoors community is Keen. For those who love to get outside summer and/or winter, Keen has established itself a stand-out brand among the competition by offering an array of unique shoes that are practical, comfortable and insightful.
Now, you might be wondering how a shoe could possibly be insightful? Well, let us explain. While many sandals in the outdoor category focus intently on stability, fit and functionality, Keen has stepped out of the box to incorporate practical ingenuity. The Keen “sandal” has a protective rubber shield that covers the toes. While this may seem a little odd, Keen sandals like the Newport H2 have saved many toes from rocks without losing the airy comfort of a sandal.
Keen doesn’t just make sandals. Keen shoes span the spectrum of practical street shoes to light-weight trail runners. One of this year’s impressive models released by Keen is the Marshal WP. It is a dual model, offering shoes for men and women. Pull tabs on the Keen Marshal WP make it easy to put on and take off, and the trademark rubber bumper protects toes against wayward rocks and roots. The entire shoe is waterproof and has a removable footbed to allow for custom orthotics. Top it all off with color options and you have yourself a great light-weight hiker.
Sometimes we have to hit the streets. While this is Colorado, and no one will judge you for wearing hiking shoes, sandals, or, barefoot depending on your location (we’re looking at you Boulder), sometimes you need something a little dressier than outdoor wear. That’s why Keen produced the Tyretread Boot. It has a removable, foam footbed to ensure comfort, and a non-marking, rubber sole for traction. And, hey, it looks good enough to wear out for a night on the town.
Keen also offers seriously rugged hiking shoes. You know, the kind that lace up above the ankle for exceptional support, and have thick tread on the bottom to keep you going over mountains, glaciers, and more. Yeah, that kind. The Keen Verdi II MID WP for women is precisely that. This waterproof hiking boot is made with abrasion resistant fabric to prevent uncomfortable rubbing. It has a gusseted tongue to ensure that rocks and twigs don’t find their way into your boots. Finally, it has a removable footbed to accommodate orthotics as needed.
Keen’s diverse, outdoor brand includes light-weight shoes designed to cruise around town run. The women’s Kanga Lace is a vibrant, comfortable sneaker-type shoe made for running errands, cheering on your kid’s soccer game or hitting a yoga class. Wear it guilt-free because the outsole was designed to be eco-friendly, needing no adhesives for assembly. The mesh lining creates a breathable environment for your feet, and to ensure top-quality comfort, the footbed can be removed to accommodate the unique curves of your feet.
Keen has a shoe for all seasons. Wear Keen this winter and you’ll become a devotee for spring summer and fall.