KEEN Deepens its Performance Sandal Offering for Watersports

Portland, OR – August 2014 – Known for go-to, dependable footwear that performs both on land, and in the water, KEEN reinforces its position as the sandal resource for Spring 2015 by offering additional technical footwear styles for high-performing outdoor enthusiasts.

“We worked closely with river guides and professional athletes to create these new technical styles, that address the needs of watersports experts,” said Jeff Dill, KEEN’s business unit director of Outdoor. “We’re excited to unveil the Zambezi sandal, which offers the wearer ultimate water performance technology and classic KEEN protection.”

The next generation of KEEN amphibious performance, the Zambezi sandal, (MSRP $100) features an open upper for quick drainage with signature KEEN toe protection. Designed for high-performance water sports, the Zambezi uses a one-pull webbing system for a secure fit and easy adjustment, as well as a one-hand quick-release for safe functionality in the water. With a microfiber lining, the Zambezi provides next-to-skin comfort and minimizes moisture absorption for quick-drying. Spending a day out of the water? No problem, a metatomical EVA footbed with a contoured arch keeps feet happy on day hikes or in your favorite fishing hole. Multi-directional lugs and a textile reinforced rubber outsole add durability and traction on slippery surfaces.

The Gorgeous boot (MSRP $150) is a high-performance neoprene boot for cold water conditions. Perfect for early season watersports and one-pull webbing system provides a super secure fit with easy adjustment. The upper is constructed from 2mm neoprene for optimal insulation, while the PU midsole and textile-reinforced outsole is designed provide hours of comfort and durability.

Looking for something a little less technical? KEEN introduces the Kuta (MSRP $85), a multi-functional sandal with equal parts comfort and performance. With a quick-drying, soft webbing upper, secure fit lace capture system and a PU midsole for long-wearing durability, the Kuta is great option for those looking for accessible performance.

Water-loving ladies get a new women’s–specific multi-sport sandal with durability and support with the Cypress (MSRP $90.) A velvety, washable microfiber upper with secure fit lace capture makes for an incredibly soft and comfortable fit. Built on a stable outsole and designed for optimal gripping power on slippery surfaces, textile reinforcement adds durability.

“These new offerings greatly expand KEEN’s water sandal collection,” added Dill. “Whether you need sandals for the city, the beach or your river adventure, we've got you covered."



About KEEN

Inspired by a love of the outdoors, KEEN Inc. manufacturer of hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, bags, socks, and clothing, is dedicated to creating quality products that support the lifestyles and outdoor adventures of active people around the world. KEEN products can be found online and through more than 5,000 retail locations in more than 60 countries, as well as in KEEN Garage retail stores in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, where fans can enjoy the branded experience. The company operations and culture reflect a stand-out commitment to building a strong community and a healthier planet so that all can create, play, care. Learn more at