At the core of Keen’s philosophy is the concept of the HybridLife, the idea that our lives take us on many journeys, through work and play, adventure and relaxation. The challenges we face and our moments of joy help to shape us, enriching our experience as we walk through life. Create, play, care: These values are the soul of the Keen brand, and the reason why so many people love Keen shoes.
When they were founded in 2003, Footwear News named them the “Launch of the Year,” proclaiming that they were a brand to watch on their ascent to success. Keen’s first innovative shoe was the Newport, a sandal with a “bumper” at the front that was designed to protect the toes. The Newport immediately found a market with sailors and other outdoor and water sport enthusiasts. From there, Keen expanded to produce many types of shoes, always with their spirit of playful originality in mind.
You can feel good about your Keen footwear purchase for many reasons. Not only are you acquiring a high quality, comfortable pair of shoes, you are supporting a company that has given more than $7 million in cash and resources to non-profit organizations all over the world. Ever since 2004, when they pulled their entire advertising budget and donated it to tsunami disaster relief, Keen has been a company with a heart for making the world a better place.
In addition to their much beloved sandals, Keen also offers boots, lace-ups, flats, loafers, and athletic shoes for men and women. As you embark on your next adventure—whether it’s to the edge of town or halfway around the world—slip into a pair of Keen’s shoes and experience the HybridLife!