KEEN-parison: Which Cozy Slip-Ons for Winter Days?
December 20, 2023Dec 20, 2023
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When you find yourself pulling out warm sweaters, cranking up the heat in the house, or scheduling your snow tire installation, it can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Here at the KEEN HQ in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, signs of the cold season tend to get us pretty excited. We just love snow days, winter camping, and (of course) any excuse to bring out our coziest boots and shoes.
We love the convenience and comfort of KEEN slip-ons – and winter is no exception! Check out the handy chart below to see which of our favorites is the right pair for you.
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|Targhee III Slip-On
Kaci II Winter Slip-On: Running errands in the cold or exploring the woods around the cabin, our women’s Kaci II clog keeps feet cozy wherever you plan to venture. KEEN.WARM insulation helps feet stay warm at temperatures as low as -4°F/-20°C. The environmentally preferred premium leather upper holds up to winter wear-and-tear while a pop of trim adds a festive touch. The higher traction rubber outsole provides excellent grip on slick sidewalks and wet ground.
Our favorite way to wear them? With warm wool socks and a winter trench coat.
Greta Waterproof Chelsea: Preparing for a cold winter that’s wet too? Give our women’s slip-on Greta boot a try. Equipped with a waterproof, breathable KEEN.DRY membrane and an environmentally preferred premium leather upper, it stands up to rain, slush, and snow. When temperatures drop, 200 grams of KEEN.WARM insulation adds cozy warmth even in temps as low as -25°F/-32°C. And for extra-toasty toes, a thermal heat shield insole helps capture warmth to provide underfoot comfort. Ideal for icy paths and snowy conditions, the KEEN.FREEZE rubber outsole grips the ground (because slips and falls can really put a damper on your winter plans).
Our favorite way to wear them? After a fun day of trying out a new winter activity.
Targhee III Slip-On: Hybrid is our jam, and we love a pair of shoes that can do it all. And when we find one we can wear all year, our conscience is extra happy. Our slip-on Targhee shoe takes our iconic hiker fit that feet have loved since 2005 and puts it in a casual, everyday silhouette. It’s built with our KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN outsole to go from a low-key day on the trail to a full day of hiking sidewalks around town. It’s not insulated, but for those whose feet tend to run warm or who live in a not-so-frigid climate, it can keep your feet comfy no matter what the calendar says.
Our favorite way to wear them? Taking a road trip to a new town with a mix of nature and culture.
Anchorage III Waterproof Boot: A KEEN bestseller, our men’s Anchorage boot has been in our lineup for years thanks to its durability and versatility. Weather-resistant and super warm, it features a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane and 200 grams of KEEN.WARM insulation rated to -25°F/-32°C. Whether you’re pulling on a pair for a quick winter hike or a day of holiday shopping, 4mm multi-directional lugs and a KEEN.FREEZE rubber outsole provides traction on frosty trails and slick flooring alike. Got plans that require some extra winter warmth? The thermal heat shield insole captures heat so feet stay even warmer on frigid days.
Our favorite way to wear them? All weekend long at the cabin.
Anchorage III Boot
Howser III Slide: Cozy enough for indoor relaxing but tough enough for outdoor adventures, our men’s and women’s Howser III slide is our favorite hybrid winter style. With a soft fleece lining, Howser keeps feet feeling comfy (and has been for over 10 years). A grippy rubber outsole offers traction outdoors and won’t leave residue on floors thanks to its non-marking design. The quilted upper adds durability and comfort to every winter activity, whether it’s a card game around the coffee table or carolling around the neighborhood. Check out our entire Howser Collection including boots, chukkas, and comfy pairs for kids and toddlers too.
Our favorite way to wear them? With warm sweaters and blankets around an outdoor fire pit.
There’s a lot of fun to be had this winter. Luckily, in KEEN slip-on boots and shoes there’s no need to lace up, so you can just slip them on and get going.