Thanks to KEEN’s new, sustainable sandals, summer has just had an upgrade. Their new open-toe range covers everything from ultra comfy everyday wear to hybrids, specifically designed for hiking – and all created with sustainability in mind.
KEEN, the footwear brand that is on a mission to make the great outdoors inclusive and accessible to all, has launched a range of stylish high-tech sandals to support you wherever your summer adventures take you.
KEEN’s new range of sustainable sandals is the perfect companion for your feet. Because the range is so versatile, there’s a pair for almost any occasion, whether you’re exploring cities on foot or strolling along the coast.
Best of all, they’re all designed with sustainability at heart, with carefully sourced materials that cause less harm to the environment. For example, the range includes KEEN’s Eco Anti-Odor technology to keep your feet fresh and dry on warm days without the use of any harmful chemicals or pesticides.
One of the highlights of KEEN’s new collection is the stylish and adjustable Elle Strappy. Forget cheap flip-flops that break within a week. Thanks to a super stretchy and durable top strap, these lightweight casual sandals should stand the test of time. There’s also an Achilles pad on the back and a luxuriously soft microfibre lining for comfy tootsies all day long.
A hemp-infused sole reduces the amount of rubber used, keeping your environmental footprint to a minimum. It makes these sandals extra grippy, too, so your feet feel secure wherever your adventures take you.
The popular Elle Backstrap Sandal (£69.99) has also been refreshed, with some new summery colourways. They’re easy to slip on and off with two stretchy straps made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. Plus, with arch support, you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds. What we love most about the Elle Backstrap sandals is that you can dress them up or down, depending on the occasion.
The Drift Creek (£79.99) is another smart addition to KEEN’s collection of sandals. They’re designed as a hiking sandal and offer a handy alternative to traditional walking boots in warmer climates. They’re incredibly versatile, so you can switch easily (and safely!) from trail to water to the city while you’re wearing them. Swapping your heavy boots for these lightweight sandals could mean you can hike for longer as you’ll conserve more energy. Some studies also suggest having lighter feet can help you avoid knee and hip problems when walking.
A grippy sole gives you good traction around the water’s edge and on dry surfaces, and the low-profile design gives more of a response and secure feel like you’re close to the ground.
The Drift Creek sandal comes in two styles: Closed Toe with KEEN’s Patented toe protection or a sporty Two-Strap edition, with the same high-tech features as the closed toe, with webbed uppers and two adjustable and secure straps.
More about the brand KEEN
Driven by a passion for making the outside and trades accessible for all, KEEN is a values-led, family-owned footwear brand from Portland, Oregon, committed to creating original and versatile products, enhancing lives, and inspiring adventures outside.
Founded in 2003, it launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the debut of the Newport adventure sandal. It continues to launch game-changing products and establish new performance, comfort, and design standards while actively working to Detox The Planet. The brand formalised its values commitment under the banner of The KEEN Effect.
In October 2021, Good Housekeeping awarded the brand the Good Housekeeping 2021 Sustainability Innovation Award for its Detox the Planet initiative that keeps perfluorochemicals (PFCs) and per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) out of its footwear.
KEEN Summer Sandals – Where and How?
Head to the KEEN website to see all of the sandals mentioned (and more). They are now available at www.keenfootwear.com as well as selected outdoor and sporting goods shops.
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