We’ve spotted KEEN sandals on kayakers and hikers, at the beach, and almost everywhere in between. Looking for a rugged boat shoe? Check out the Newport water sandal. Looking for lighter weight? The Clearwater CNX sandal has your back (and feet). Each KEEN hiking sandal provides our legendary comfort and protection wherever your adventures take you.
KEEN WATERPROOF SANDALS FOR MEN
The Newport sandal is the iconic shoe that launched the KEEN footwear revolution. Although it was designed originally for use on sailboats (where toes can be vulnerable but drainage and better traction are a must) the Newport sandal for men quickly became a cult favourite for break-the-mold travellers and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.
Boaters love the classic Newport sandal for its better grip en-route to put-in, and its superior protection without sacrificing water drainage. The lugged, razor-siped outsole helps provide you with gecko-like grip on slippery rocks, and the convenient bungee closure system offers a secure fit with just enough flex.
Like all KEEN sandals, the Newport is machine washable, which helps minimise river-stink or any other odours that might develop over time. Plus, it’s lined with a hydrophobic mesh lining, which will dry quickly to help keep your feet from shrivelling up.
If the Newport hiking & walking sandal is a little beefy for your taste, the Clearwater CNX sandal offers similar performance in a lighter, more flexible package. With pared down uppers and a thinner sole, you’ll be able to feel connected to the contours of the ground. The Clearwater actually has enhanced arch support and similar razor-siped outsole, to help give you the long-term comfort, durability and surefooted performance you’d expect from KEEN Footwear.
KEEN HIKING SANDALS FOR TRAVEL
The beauty of a sandal that protects your toes is that you can use it for almost everything, and when you’ve tried them you might be surprised how far you’ll want to roam. KEEN sandals are a great choice for travel whether you’re sightseeing in the city or hiking new trails.
The Arroyo II walking sandal offers more substantial coverage and an enhanced sole for longer days on your feet. The water-resistant nubuck upper adds scuff-proof durability, and the dual-density sole with our foot-cradling insole helps provide support to what you’ll find in our hiking boots. Enjoy the breathability of a sandal with the rugged durability and support of your favourite hiking shoe for mile after mile.
Our UNEEK sandals for men are another option when you want to combine hot climates with long days on your feet. Constructed with just two cords joined by a bungee closure, the UNEEK sandal uppers adjust as you walk to fit your foot. With just the right balance of structure and freedom, these lightweight, airy sandals are a traveller’s dream. Check out the UNEEK SNK for a little more heel coverage and added security.
KEEN WATERPROOF BEACH SANDALS
If you’ve worn the Newport sandal, you probably don’t want to give up the toe protection and support for other shoes. But for beach trips and casual walking days, sometimes you just want a minimal flip-flop or clog. KEEN beach sandals come in a variety of flavours for any vacation, whether you’re a lay-on-the-beach type of person, or the guy who’s constantly trying to sneak off to a new footpath.
The Kona flip is a familiar workhorse and travel staple, and it comes with KEEN’s supportive sole, to give you a foot up on the standard.
If you prefer slides, our UNEEK slide is a great option to consider. The cord upper (from recycled PET plastic or environmentally preferred leather) forms to the foot and fits surprisingly. Experience unique style and comfort like no others!