Best Keen® Sandals

When it comes to Keen as a company and brand, its main aim is to push boundaries and experiment with many new technologies.

In turn, this gives us a range of footwear and Sandals with the latest innovative technologies as well as comfort and protection features to look forward to in the Keen sandal.


Keen and What They Stand For

Keen is a company that not only produces some of the most innovative and comfortable quality footwear but who also uses ethical production methods and materials.

Keen prizes themselves on using materials and production methods that are safe for their employees and environmentally friendly. They research and use sustainable chemistries and standards in their production process concerning their employees, Environments, and the community.

Keen is a trendy brand in Casual and outdoor Footwear and Sandals with some very durable, protective, and comfortable designs.


Keen Sandal Technologies

Here are a few of the Latest Technologies that Keen uses in their Shoes and Sandals;

  • PFC Free Water Repellent Materails -PFC’s are Perfluorinated Chemicals commonly used to repel water on outdoor gear. Unfortunately, these compounds are suspected to be carcinogens that degrade very slowly in the environment. Therefore Keen has switched to alternative chemistry that is safer yet performs just as well as PFC’s.
  • Environmentally Friendly Leathers – When it comes tanning leather, it is a dirty process that leaves much waster. For This reason, Keen sources their hides from Leather Working Group-certified tanneries, who use methods to reduce Chemical wastes and impact on watersheds.
  • Eco Anti-Odor Technology – A new favorite technology is the Probiotic Footbed technology that breaks down seats and odors naturally, without the use of heavy metals or hazardous chemicals.

Features of a Keen Good Sandal

  • Uppers – The Uppers of most Keen sandal models consist either of leather with a mesh or neoprene lining, or of a Polyester based textile webbing that is quick-drying and water-resistant.
  • Footbed – Most Keen sandal models have a Metatomical EVA footbed that offers excellent cushioning and shock absorbency, along with good arch support. Other models have a compression-molded EVA footbed, and some linings are Aegis treated for odor control.
  • Linings -A Hydrophobic mesh lining, or microsuede-lined Eco Anti-Odor lining, or a natural probiotic-based lining technology can be found in most Keen sandal models. These linings are Quick-drying, Durable, and water repellent.
  • Outsole -A Non-marking rubber outsole with Multi-directional lugs with razor siping to help provide superior grip on slippery terrain will be found in almost all Keen sandal models.
  • Support – There is a signature rubber toe bumper for toe protection and an internal support mechanism, that is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support. Then there is also a footbed design that cradles the natural contours of the foot.
  • Colors and Designs – A Slip-on design for easy on and off, or hook and loop straps, and even a Fisherman’s design are all available in the Keen sandal range. There are usually more neutral color options in the upper leather models and more colorful and patterned designs in the top textile models of Keen sandals.
  • Closures -A Lace-lock bungee capture system that provides a secure fit or an Adjustable hook-and-loop strap, as well as elastic cording can be used as closure systems.

Reviews: The Best Keen Sandals

Here we have some of the most sought after Keen sandal models and ranges for men and women;


1

Sports and Hiking Sandals

One of the highest-rated sandals from Keen, has always been the Whisper for the ladies, and a very similar Clearwater for the gents.
  • Both sandal feature textile polyester upper webbing, which dries easily and is available in many color options.
  • There is a thick EVA midsole with a metatomical footbed design for internal support and stability.
  • These water-friendly sandals are also machine washable.
  • The rubber sole has a lug tread for excellent grip on all terrains.

2

Sandal

A new Addition from keen is their lightweight closed design Uneek sandal.
  • The uppers consist of soft leather loose straps and synthetic materials with beaded details.
  • There are many fun and neutral color selections in this new range.
  • The durable rubber outsole offers excellent support and traction.
  • Inside is a lightweight PU midsole and a clean sport NXT footbed for organic odor control.

3

Smart Casual sandal

These are two unique sandals from Keen for ladies and gents; The Rialto 2
  • Durable leather issued to make the uppers which come with quick-drying water-resistant lining.
  • There is a comfortable Pu footbed with and odor control lining.
  • The straps are all adjustable with a hook and loop closures system.
  • The durable rubber outsole has a lug pattern for better grip and traction.
The Rose
  • The upper of this model consists of Textile and synthetic materials with adjustable hook and loop closure straps.
  • The footbed has Metatmocal EVA support, and an AEGIS treated odor prevention lining.
  • There is a non-marking, multidirectional traction outsole.
  • You can get this model in a few color selections.

4

Sandal for the Beach

A fun and sporty model for the beach from Keen is their Venice H2 range.
  • The upper consists of quick-drying, water-resistant Polyester webbing.
  • There is a high traction durable rubber outsole with a nonmarking tread and razor siping for increased grip.
  • The compression-molded EVA midsole offers exceptional cushioned support, and the Bungee lace-up closure system ensures comfortable a snug fit.
  • Inside is a water-resistant Hydrophobic breathable mesh lining.

5

Sandal

The Newport Retro is also new incorporation in the Newport Range from Keen, which features fun and funky colored and printed upper options.
  • The Textile uppers came in many fun and printed color selections that are bright and Retro in style.
  • The polyester used for the upper is washable and water-resistant.
  • A durable rubber outsole with multi-directional lugs and razor siping helps to provide the best grip on the slipperiest of terrains.
  • For support and comfort, there us an EVA footbed that is compression molded for comfort and bungee lace-up system for an adjustable fit.
  • The sandal also provides exceptional contoured arch support.

6

Slide Sandal for Men and Women

The Bali and Aruba are comfortable and casual slide sandal models for men and women, from Keen.
  • The upper portion consists of soft polyester materials.
  • The sandal boasts an easy slip o and off the design.
  • There is a metatomical EVA footbed with excellent arch support.
  • The outsole is rubber and non-marking with a lug tread for excellent grip on all terrains.

7

Sandals for Everyday Wear

These are two stunning outdoor and casual wear sandal models from Keen.
  • The uppers of the Arroyo are Nubuck leather while the Venice is textile.
  • There is a supportive and cushioned footbed in both sandals with metatomical shapes and EVA materials.
  • The rubber outsole offers excellent traction on trail and other surfaces.
  • There are also a few color options available in both sandal models.

8

Hiking and Outdoor Sandal

The Keen Newport H 2 sandal is the perfect outdoor and hiking sandal from Keen.
  • The uppers consist of polyester webbing that is fully adjustable and quick drying.
  • There is a Metatarsal ridge for support and protection.
  • The footbed is cushioned and has an arch support contour.
  • The rubber sole offers excellent grip on all terrains.
  • These sandals are also machine washable.

9

Sandal for Comfort

The Kona from Keen is a comfortable and lightweight Flip Flop.
  • The uppers are a soft textile in a Flip Flop design.
  • There is a Metatomical EVA footbed for cushioning support.
  • The rubber outsole is durable and non-marking.
  • You can choose from a few color options in the Kona.

10

Casual Sandal

The Keen Waimea is a casual and easy wearing sandal.
  • The uppers are a quick-drying polyester.
  • There is a durable and high traction rubber outsole that is non-marking.
  • For comfort, the sandal has a metatomical EVA footbed for cushioning and shock absorbency.
  • The slip-on design is easy on and off, and there are a few color options from which you can choose.

Index Table: Top Rated Keen Sandals

No.ProductMen ♂Women ♀FeaturesBrandScore
1Keen® - Sports and Hiking Sandals Clearwater Whisper
  • Metatoical Footbed
  • Water Resistant
  • Durable
  • Contoured Arch Support
Keen98.5
2Keen® - Sandal Uneek 8MM Uneek 8MM
  • Lightweight
  • High Traction Sole
  • odor Control
Keen98
3Keen® - Smart Casual sandal Railto 2 Rose
  • High Traction Outsole
  • EVA Footbed
  • Color Options
Keen97.5
4Keen® - Sandal for the Beach Venice H2 Venice H2
  • EVA Midsole
  • Hydrophobic Mesh Lining
  • Non-Marking Outsole
Keen97
5Keen® - Sandal Newport Retro Newport Retro
  • Very Colorful designs
  • EVA Footbed
  • High Traction Outsole
Keen98
6Keen® - Slide Sandal for Men and Women Aruba Bali
  • EVA Footbed
  • Non-Maring Outsole
  • Color Options
Keen98
7Keen® - Sandals for Everyday Wear Arroyo 2 Venice 2 H2-W
  • water resistant
  • Nubuck Uppers
  • Cushioned
Keen97.7
8Keen® - Hiking and Outdoor Sandal Newport H2 Newport H2
  • Metatarsal Rigde
  • Rubber Sole
  • Adjustable Fit
Keen97.8
9Keen® - Sandal for Comfort Kona Kona
  • Non-Marking Outsole
  • Textile Uppers
  • EVA Footbed
Keen96.8
10Keen® - Casual Sandal Waimea H2 Waimea H2
  • EVA Footbed
  • Quick Drying
  • Rubber Sole
Keen97


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John Max

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