Better Takes ActionKeen Sandals, Shoes & Boots for Everyday Adventures & Outdoor Sports
Perhaps best known for combining the greatest features from both sneakers and sandals, KEEN has been building shoes to solve problems since 2003. Before founding KEEN Footwear, Martin Keen was an avid sailor who grew tired of stubbing his toe while working on his sailboat in the slim and stylish sandals of the time. Martin set out to solve this problem by creating his own rugged outdoor sandal. His design used real foot shapes and a widened toe box for more room and comfort, a rubber-capped front for added toe protection, and an aggressive rubber sole for slip-resistance. He kept it light and breathable with added bungee laces and the sandal straps on the top, allowing for quick and easy on and off. Martins new shoe was a revolutionary hybrid offering the protection and versatility of a sneaker and the breathability and water resistance of a sandal. This first pair of shoes, the KEEN Newport water shoe, was an instant success and remains popular today.
In the decades since that first shoe, KEEN has continued to innovate and push boundaries with revolutionary new hiking shoes and boots, open toed outdoor sandals, durable work boots, and a full line of children's shoes. KEEN has become particularly well-known for their no-break-in-period design, with all KEEN shoes being built with unique footbed contours that make the shoe immediately comfortable while also keeping your foot in place. The KEEN midsole and outsole are designed to create an amazing base for stability and have a perfect balance between being both firm and giving at the same time. KEEN has amazing footwear for any season, any place, and any adventure.
At OutlandUSA.com we love KEEN and own many pairs ourselves. We choose to wear KEEN because it's hard to beat their style, durability, breathability, and comfortable fit. Some of our favorites are the Men's Targhee II, Women's Newport H2, and Women's Terradora II. If you have questions about sizing, see our FAQ's and sizing chart below.
Built to Flex Easier: KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX Technology
See how we set out to make the most efficient hiking boot ever: Ridge Flex with KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX.