Why I Love Keen Sandals

by dustytoes

The Keen brand is not inexpensive, but you get a comfy pair of shoes.

The older I get, the more I appreciate a good, comfortable pair of shoes. I also need better arch support and no longer wear the traditional flip flops for that reason.
I came across the Keen brand accidentally when I needed a nice pair of shoes for my class reunion. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the flats were that I purchased.
When it came time for new summer shoes for my trip to Florida, I came across the same Keen brand online, so I took a chance.
This shoe brand is now my favorite. I know that whenever I purchase a Keen pair of shoes, they will fit well and feel fabulous on my feet.
The sandal shown is Keen's Venice H2, which is the one I own. Scroll down the page to buy it.

My Accidental Encounter With the Keen Brand

I am not a fashionista.  I sit in front of the computer, in my home, all week long.  I sometimes stay in my pajamas until after noon.  I have never liked getting dressed up, and prefer the casual look.  But when my class reunion rolled around, and I decided to go at the last minute, I need something fairly decent to wear on my feet.

I headed downtown to our local little shoe store and scoured the shelves.  I tried on many shoes, and one pair was a plain brown slip on made by a company named Keen, which I had not heard of.  They felt good, but you never know from a quick try on.  I decided they would be fine for one night out.  I never expected to find the most comfortable pair of flats I had ever owned.  I paid a hefty prince for them (according to my bank account) but they have been worth every penny.

Waterproof Sandals

If you are looking for comfortable sandals to wear on vacation, that will work when wet, the Keen Venice H2 and the Newport H2 are perfect.

Whether spending a day, or week, at the beach, or trekking around Disney World all day long (and going on the water rides), these sandals gets rave reviews from buyers.  

In a hot, tropical location, such as Florida, a heavy rainstorm can cause puddles to form quickly.  Regular sneakers or walking shoes will get soaked and cause blisters.  The Keen sandal is waterproof, which means it will dry quickly when wet and won't hold soggy material next to your skin.

Keen Women's Venice and Venice H2 Sandal

The Venice H2 has polyester straps, but the Venice has leather or suede straps. Both say "waterproof".
KEEN Women's Venice H2 Sandal, Celestial/Blue Grotto, 8.5 M US
Keen Women's Night/Neutral Gray Venice Women 9.5 B(M) US

Keen Sandals for Boating

They have non-marking soles.

These sandals are non-marking, skid proof with good traction which makes them an excellent choice to wear boating.  One thing boat owners dislike immensely is skid marks on the deck of their boat!  Some captains will require non-marking shoes for those who go out fishing or sightseeing.

Keen Women's Newport H2 Waterproof Sandal

These sandals are machine washable too.
KEEN Women's Newport H2 Sandal

Easy Bungee Lace Up and Big Treads for Great Traction

We all look for fast and easy these days and the bungee lace up availability on the Keen sandals is fabulous.  Simply slide your foot in, and pull the cord to desired tightness.  And it is easy to slide your foot into these shoes.  I was a bit worried about that before I bought them.

The wide toe guard is "Keen patented toe protection" and the deep treads provide excellent traction.  They can be worn hiking, walking, swimming, boating, paddle-boarding, or for any outdoor activity in warm weather.  It's a very versatile sandal, and they come in a huge variety of colors, for women or men.

Keen Women's Whisper Sandal

A more feminine look with thinner straps and less pronounced toe guard.
KEEN Women's Whisper Sandal

Slip on sandals

Cute sandals in pretty colors with good arch support.

The slip on sandal by Keen also gets good reviews.  As with any type of clothing, everyone has different shaped feet and varying needs in footwear.  Some people will love a shoe, while others hate it.  I don't own a pair of these, but they have good arch support which I like.  Anyone who has ever suffered from plantar fasciitis knows how important good arch support can be.

I also discovered that the brand is made in China, but some of the shoes come from Thailand as well. Manufacturing can change the quality of the brand, and apparently some people get shoes that are not of good quality.  I'm only going by the numerous reviews on Amazon.

My experience has been good.  I have a pair of leather slip on shoes and a pair of the Venice H2 in light blue.  Both pair are very well made and are super comfy.  I have no complaints.

Keen Women's Bali Sandal

This style is a slip on.
KEEN Women's Bali Sandal

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Updated: 04/05/2016, dustytoes
 
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dustytoes on 04/06/2016

These are great shoes Katie. I know from wearing them myself.

katiem2 on 04/05/2016

Thanks for the Keens review, I am always looking for supportive walking shoes.

dustytoes on 04/05/2016

The Amazon module doesn't let me choose a color, and there are many prettier colors than the ones that came up on this page. I've worn mine all day long without any discomfort.

Mira on 04/05/2016

I see many tourists wearing this kind of footwear. I think it's important that the foot breathes if you're taking long walks. Also, you do need something very comfortable. I like the designs too.

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