Keen started by asking a simple design question: can a sandal protect the toes? After a bit of mulling over, the company decided the answer was yes and Keen sandals were born.
All Keen products are designed for the playground, and according to the company, a playground is any place without a ceiling.
Whether you're hiking, shopping, trail running, or walking along the beach, Keen ensures their sandals have superior fit, extra durability, unending comfort, and exceptional performance.
The BBB carefully researched Keen sandals and it is our conclusion that Keen delivers on its promises.
Keens are well-made, wear smoothly, and wash if they get too dirty.
Get prepared to be amazed by how long these things will last. They might not look brand new after awhile, especially if you wear your shoes hard, but they do hold their own in the aging process no matter how tough you are on your feet.
Keens fit nicely. They hug the foot snugly, but not enough to cause blisters. The sandals also breath well, which is nice on cutting down foot odor.
The rubber of the toe and sole does feel a bit bulky at first, but the design does an excellent job of protecting your feet. Plus, it doesn't take that long to get used to, and after awhile, you'll feel grateful for the buffer between your bare foot and some of the terrain you walk on.
No matter how much you walk in Keens, they grow more comfortable with each step. You can literally traverse islands, search up and down city streets, go from grass to gravel to cobblestone to wood to marble and never once does your arch, heal, or shin ache.
There are websites and people out there dedicated to bashing Keens and the people who wear them. Why? Because a lot of people wear Keens. Why do a lot of people wear Keens? Because Keens are comfortable. Ignore the haters. There's nothing wrong with finding a comfortable shoe and wearing it.
The Ultimate Travel Companion
We recommend if you're going on vacation and are planning to sight see, invest in a pair of Keens. Otherwise you risk spending the entire time nursing blisters and shin splints.
The only drawback to Keens is the price tag. For a pair of sandals you'll pay anywhere from $80 - $100 plus, depending on the style.
They're Worth It
Keens have the best of both worlds. They've got the utility of a closed-toe shoe while offering the convenience, comfort, and style of a sandal. They're durable and feel amazing on your feet. They come in a variety of colors and styles, and you can wash them if they get too dirty. We wouldn't say Keens are the best shoes on the planet, but as far as utility and comfort, they're definitely at the top.