Keen Newport

Keen creates products that encourage HybridLife, a way of life that emphasizes their three principals: create, play, care. HybridLife encompasses the balance of work, play, and giving back, and Keen commits to creating products that allow you to use the world as your playground.  They also commit to care for that playground, and everyone else on it.


Keen began their Journey in March of 2003 with the design question:

Can a Sandal protect your toes?

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Their answer was the Newport.

The shoe’s outsoles wrap up and over the toes for ultimate protection, keeping your toes safe while you feet get plenty of fresh air. The Newport‘s outsole also features a multi-directional lug pattern and razor siping–lateral slices in the shoes sole that flex open during movement–to keep maximum traction on wet or dry surfaces.  (Click here to see that up close) The Newport also features a metatomical footbed design for arch support and a natural, contoured fit.

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While the original Newports feature a Leather upper, the Newport H2‘s are made with washable polyester webbing. This means that not only are they are just a little bit lighter (14.3 oz vs. the 15 oz Newport), but they also come in some fun colors! Both are approved for Waterfront use. The H2 is also available in Toddler and Youth sizes at The Shoe Mart.

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Not only do these features of the Keen Newport and Newport H2 make them ideal for getting out to play ANYWHERE, but you can feel comfortable getting them dirty because they are also machine washable–even the leather sandals.  Keen has done their best to develop leather uppers that can hold up to machine washing without shrinking, stretching, or cracking. Their instructions: “Use a small amount of detergent, wash on gentle cycle and air dry.” We’d like to emphasize the air drying part. Shoes and electric (or gas) dryers do NOT get along.

Live the HybridLife, with Keen shoes that can work and play right along with you.


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