KEEN footwear was born out of a simple question: is it possible to design a sandal that will protect the wearer's toes? The answer was yes, and the "Newport" sandal was born. From this point on, KEEN's overriding philosophy was focused on innovation, forcing the company to introduce original ideas in footwear products and continue to seek product solutions for life's everyday needs.
KEEN not only believes in having good quality footwear that will last and allow you to play and enjoy the fresh air, they also believe in giving back to the global community. In 2004 when the disastrous Asian Tsunami struck, KEEN took its entire marketing budget and donated it towards relief efforts. This initial act became a sustained effort through their Hybrid.Care program, where they partner with organizations whose vision they share.