It took KEEN footwear to stand up, find a new way, and reimagine the outdoors. KEEN shoes began with a moment of pure vision. KEEN footwear stood up for hybrid products. KEEN sandals stood up for rethinking their assumptions. KEEN shoes stood up for treating the outdoors crowd like a community, and inviting everyone. KEEN footwear isn't made to just take you on an adventure, KEEN shoes will be with you while you explore the important parts of life.
KEEN sandals are a great example of the way that KEEN implemented a hybrid product. The popular H2 KEEN sandals have been acclaimed as one of the best outdoor sandals from multiple publications. These KEEN sandals provide protection around the toe while still allowing maximum breathablilty to function in many adverse conditions. A true hybrid, these KEEN sandals use synthetic uppers to withstand the abuse of saltwater and dirt, while providing supple comfort and stylish looks.
Besides producing versatile shoes, KEEN footwear also stands for a new kind of business model: As responsible as KEEN footwear is profitable, and committed to doing good with the resources that KEEN footwear has. KEEN believes that supporting a good cause is an obligation of financial success and that respecting the environment is simply a matter of conscience. Above all, KEEN shoes stand for turning ideals into actions.
The KEEN Foundation was created with this in mind. KEEN footwear partnered with environmental, conservation and social organizations, particularly those interested in connecting people with the outdoors. Partners of the KEEN Foundation believe in tackling problems at the roots, because that's how long term changes are made. What matters most is the lasting difference that KEEN shoes makes. KEEN footwear has the opportunity to do things differently. That means doing business more responsibly, investing in the KEEN community, taking care of the environment and lessening the collective footprint on the planet - small changes, yes, but ones that can make a big difference.
This is how KEEN shoes started small and made a difference by taking an individual impulse and creating a community around it. It's a way of life. For KEEN, it's called a HybridLife.