Beach parties, casual bike rides, BBQ on the patio — the essence of summer. KEEN’s Rose sandal is pretty yet sturdy, and fits the bill for outdoor fun and adventure.
The covered rubberized toe is perfect for summer hikes in warm climates so you can stay cool and avoid having to wear socks that sweat and smell by the end of the day.
On many occasions, I’ve packed a pair of sandals in the car to change into after a summer hike. Nothing beats taking off a pair of heated socks and shoes. With these, I can just wear them on the hike. And unlike hiking shoes, they can get wet!
I took them right out of the box — no breaking-in period with these. The Aluminum/Neutral Gray colour rocks so much of my navy summer clothes too.
I’m not much a fan of flip-flops that offer no support; I’m interested in lightweight summer shoes and these are the perfect alternative with a slight heel and anatomic footbed. KEEN adds a rubber outsole making it easy to walk over cobblestones, rain-washed city streets and mountain trails alike.
The closure is nice too: a light velcro with adjustable loop stitched on top of soft, breathable material. The rose-like design with a small KEEN logo mark in the center gives these a feminine touch so I can easily pair them with skirts or sundresses.
– Adjustable hook and loop closure
– Cleansport NXT™ for natural odor control
– Compression molded EVA midsole
– Hydrophobic mesh lining
– Metatomical EVA footbed
– Multi directional lug pattern for increased traction
– Non-marking rubber outsole
– TPU stability shank
Since these sandals contain no metal buckles, they’re machine washable (using a small amount of detergent on gentle cycle).
KEEN’s Rose sandal retails for CDN $110/US $90 and is available in five colours plus black to match a variety of wardrobes (Beet Red/Neutral Gray, Magnet/Charcoal, Cascade Brown/Neutral Gray, Mineral Blue/Neutral Gray, Aluminum/Neutral and Black/Neutral Gray).
Sizing is from ladies 5 to 11 (half sizes also available). KEEN also makes a leather version of the Rose sandal, available in two colours plus black.
Both Canadian and US sites offer free shipping and returns. A big thanks to the team at KEEN for sending me a pair of these super comfy summer staples to check out.