Outdoor shoe label KEEN has been combining smart design with functionality since its inception. The American brand is famous for water sandals that have a closed-toe design, quick-drying abilities, and great traction on all terrain. For the summer season, KEEN has launched a few new styles, with some being available in children’s sizes.
The upgraded Newport H2 water sandal is famously built with added KEEN.PROTECT toe protection, and is made of washable, quick-dry polyester webbing upper and lining. The EVA midsole and footbed offer great arch support with lightweight cushioning, while the multi-directional lug pattern on the sole provides solid traction. KEEN has collaborated with Japanese companies including Murasaki Sports, NAC, and Beci Orpin to produce some fresh Newport H2 designs. Special collab pieces with NAC, Beci Orpin, and Gravityfree are also available in children’s sizes, which could be fun for parents who want to go for a matchy-matchy look with their kids.
The minimalistic Zerraport II water sandal has also been given some new colourways including army green, black, sand, and silver white. The Zerraport II benefits from a collaboration with Japanese label SHANTi that introduces women-specific sizes filled with eye-catching colour splashes.
Rapids H2 is the brand new men’s water/trail sandal, featuring a removable adjustable heel strap. The easy-to-remove strap makes the sandal even more versatile, and of course the usual KEEN quick-dry and arch support attributes are present, offering all-day comfort.