How We Wear It: KEEN Grayson
When launching “possibly the lightest, most comfortable chukka boot you’ll ever wear” that’s designed to go from work week to weekend, who better to model it than KEEN employees working at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon?
So, on a recent Pacific Northwest fall day (read: wet and gray), we loaded up a rack of our all-new KEEN Grayson chukka, oxford, and slip-on shoes in different colors and sizes, and headed out onto the city sidewalks with our photographer to have some fun around our office.
KEENers of all different shapes, sizes, and styles showed up wearing everything from colorful socks to camouflage pants to jeans and flannel shirts, and Grayson seamlessly worked into everyone’s look.
Here’s a peek at our photo shoot, first impressions from our staff, and inspiration for how and where to wear Grayson.
JESS, KEEN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
“The days of wearing sneakers to work ended when I turned 30. These are good work-to-afterwork shoes. Tonight I have to go to a friend’s fashion show at her store. I’ll wear these and not have to change.”
Jess’ go-to Grayson look: Fun socks. “The muted, mossy color works well with bright colors.”
ELI, KEEN 3-D CONTENT
“I’ve been wearing an early sample of Grayson for a while now. I love wearing these as a casual shoe for walking around. I walk upwards of 4 to 8 miles a day, and I love them. I appreciate these because I’ll be able to go from fall to winter in them since they have room for a thicker sock.”
Eli’s go-to Grayson look: “Foresty” colors. Think dress shirt and done.
ARJAN, KEEN IT
“I bet they would make a great urban travel shoe. They’re light and easy to get in and out of. The slip-ons would make it super easy to get through TSA. Just kick them off.”
Arjan’s go-to Grayson look: Jeans or khakis with a flannel shirt.
ROB, KEEN CREATIVE
“It’s a total urban shoe, but I could also see myself going to a modern mountain lodge, like The Suttle Lodge in Central Oregon, and just chilling by the fire in these. The look feels woodsy to me.”
Rob’s go-to Grayson look: Army green and dark denim
SETH, KEEN CATEGORY MARKETING
“I’ve always been a big chukka fan. And what I like about this one is that it’s a little different from what everyone else has. Safe but different.”
Seth’s go-to Grayson look: Classics with a twist—anything from nice jeans to wool pants. “It literally goes with everything.”
The Grayson collection launched on November 22, 2017 — only at KEEN. It is available in three styles: chukka boot, oxford shoe, and slip-on shoe, at keenfootwear.com and at our retail stores in Portland, Oregon, and Palo Alto, California.