Why Buy Men’s Hiking Sandals by KEEN Footwear
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 Rialto 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
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 quickly became a cult favorite for break-the-mold travelers 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 minimize river-funk or any other odors that might develop over time. Plus, it’s lined with a hydrophobic mesh lining, which will dry quickly to help keep your feet from pruning up.
If the Newport 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. And while it might look svelte, 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.
And be sure to check out the latest evolution of Newport: the fully-enclosed Riverport water shoe. Performance stretch panels over the classic Newport sandal construction create the perfect river shoe, whether you are hiking, fishing, or paddling.
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 III 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 favorite hiking shoe for mile after mile.
Our UNEEK sandals are another option when you want to combine hot climes 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 traveler’s dream. Check out the UNEEK O2 for a little more heel coverage and added security.
KEEN 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 flavors 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 trailhead.
The Waimea H2 men’s sandal offers flip-flop-like styling with the KEEN Newport sandal’s signature protective toe. With enhanced arch support and a grippier outsole, you’ll be set whether you’re hunting down a cerveza post-shuttle, or just skipping stones by the lakeshore.
The men’s Kona flip-flop is a familiar workhorse and travel staple, and it comes with KEEN’s supportive sole, to give you a foot up on the standard.
Our men’s Aruba II sandals are a slide style designed for beach-to-street versatility. The quick-dry lining and shock-absorbing midsole make for a comfortable vacation sandal.