From: Stefan Springman
Subject: My Keen Story
I’ve been having some foot issues that have recently forced me to give up running and bought a pair of KEENs [called the Alyeska] to wear around the house while my foot heels. I’m a documentary producer/director and was a bit worried about how my foot would fair while working on a project I’m producing for The History Channel on a remote island in the Pacific called Robinson Crusoe Island (Really!). My crew is young and tough and we would be spending long days humping heavy gear over rugged mountains and I was worried about whether I could keep up. I threw my KEENs in my backpack at the last minute thinking I could use ‘em to give my ol’ dogs a rest around the campfire at night. But after a few days of climbing around El Yunque — my expensive Italian climbing boots became a pair of torture devices and I was forced to switch to my KEEN slippers even for some quite hairy rock climbing. I just wanted to write to you and say the KEENs were great! My foot pain went away and I didn’t fall off the mountain (or even come close).