I wear my Keen Newport sandals 360-days per year. In winter, I just add socks to the ensemble. Yes, I live in the Pacific Northwest, so we have buckets of rain during winter instead of mounds of snow. I walk my dogs 5-times per day and the Keen's are perfect to slip on for our walks. I also wear the sandals for hiking, shopping, etc. They are extremely comfortable with the molded foodbed and ability to adjust the fit because of the flexible lacing. They're also incredibly easy to clean; just throw in the wash with some towels (don't use Downey) and air dry. My whole family wears Keens. The leather NEVER wears out, but the soles wear down after about 1 year, which is pretty good considering the amount of miles I put on them. Another plus is the protection you get for the toes. The Newport's truely feel like an extension of your foot. I hope they never stop making these.
I think this must be my 13th pair of Keen Newport saddles. Obviously, I like everything about them , the fit, the waterproofness, the durability and the style. I would like,however, to see some different colors
My most comfortable sandals!
When I first got these, I thought they felt a bit firm and wasn't too sure about them. But after breaking them in for about a week, they were super comfortable. In fact, they are now my favorite, most comfortable sandals. The toe protection is great since I've injured three of my toes in the past. I find them true to size. They seem like they will last for many years, and I've had good results with Keen shoes in the past. Definitely recommended.