Gear Guide : KEEN

Gear Guide : KEEN

Nobody turns action into joy more than KEEN. Their passion is so contagious they even call it the ‘KEEN-effect’. The founder’s thoughtful stance on the planet and people has given birth to what may be the world's most comfortable sandal, a must have on your next hike that won’t let your feet down no matter the trail condition.

At Outdoor Afro we love to focus on companies that align with our values and we thought the Gear Guide would be a fun way to share top recommendations from our team with the larger community. One tester describes the Newport H2 as “their summer favorite” and we couldn’t agree more. The rubber outsole has a grip worthy of any trail condition while their airy upper construction with quick-adjust bungee laces keeps your feet cool in the summer heat. Most notably the Newport H2 has your toes in mind for those surprise rocks, cooler evenings or unexpected river crossing with a closed-toe design in the same ethically sourced rubber outsole. And if you’re looking to outfit the whole family this sandal comes in sizes for men, women and kids so your whole family can recreate in style. An all in one shoe that will take you from biking to a trail to a dip in the lake at the end of a fun filled day, the Newport H2 will not disappoint.

If the Newport H2 isn’t for you take the KEEN Quiz to find your summer sandal type!

 When we think of the shoe company KEEN the first thing that comes to mind may be the unique and eco-conscious selection of colors and materials for any adventure. But did you know that they also take a strong stance of inclusivity on the trails? Find out more on their Impact page, Instagram Post or learn about the creation of the KEEN x Outdoor Afro Collab Collection to back the Making Waves Program, just one of the many ways KEEN does their part so that people of all colors can experience joy outdoors.

Images : Women’s Newport H2, Raya Black : Keen, rating scale by Gearlab