Keen™ Newport Leather Hiking Sandals for Men
A well made made very comfortable pair of Sandals.
Runs true to size. They are expensive but worth the money.
July 9, 2013
Very comfortable. Footbed is contoured for your feet making it feel like walking on a cloud. Only had them for a month so don't know how long they will hold up. So far, great.
June 20, 2013
Sandals worth buying
I have been considering the Keen Newport hiking sandal for a while. I ordered them and they came quickly. I tried them on and wore them for eight hours the first time. They are extremely comfortable and have great support. I do a lot of hiking and I love the toe protection. I would highly recommend these and you can also use them in the water.
June 14, 2013
The Straight Skinny
Whether hiking, kayaking, or just kicking back, these are among the very few best items of footwear to bless my feet in more than 55 years. Since their purchase in 2008, I’ve worn my first and only pair virtually every day, from the Rockies of British Columbia to the swampy estuaries of Coastal Georgia to the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, never hesitating to immerse them in the waters of the Atlantic or the Gulf when necessary. On the very rare occasions when I’m incautious enough to pick up rocks or sand (Duh! They’re sandals!), a quick hook with an index finger followed by a knock or rinse brings them right back into formation. I especially appreciate the width, the bombproof sole and tread, and the protective toe cover – great for deflecting the occasionally unseen cactus or other sharpie (when I stumble over a rattler in ‘em, I’ll let y’all know how that turns out). Also partial to the tiger striping these sandals lend my feet after knocking about in our hot Rebel sunshine.
These are the only blows they’ve taken in 6 years of hard use: (1) The footpad liner of the left sandal gave up the ghost after its fourth annual washing – pulled it out, barely noticed the difference. (2) The lacing and pull tab on the back of the right sandal separated at the end of year four – removed the remaining tab fragment, had a shoe repair glue the liner to the heel strap – still going strong after 15 months. (3) Sometime during year 5, the outer sole of both sandals separated from the inner sole for about 3/4 inches at the back, but they stay tightly pressed against their heels, and don’t flap or make noise.
What would keep me from buying these forever? When their manufacturers succumb to the trend of producing them in Day-Glo Pink and Vitriolic Violet, or other colors designed to offend the ambiance of the natural Outside. Besides, if I ever do need rescue, I won’t expect the color of my footwear to be the beacon that saves me.
I’m purchasing my second pair today. Will I get rid of the first? Not on a bet – they’re coming from the fields to the Big House to serve as my favorite slippers. Will I ever throw them out? Nah – probably Bronze ‘em!
February 9, 2013