Which women’s hybrid sandal is a good fit for you?
Hybrid sandals are versatile sandals. But do you need one that’s more trail, water, or town? Here’s some help.
The next generation of KEEN hybrid sandals: for women, by women
The Newport sandal is the KEEN shoe that kicked it all off. More than 15 years later, it’s still a fan favourite and our #1 bestseller. We call it a “hybrid sandal,” meaning it’s kind of a sandal, kind of a shoe. It can jump into the water or explore a trail.
Over the years, we’ve listened to our fans’ feedback and created new hybrid sandals that take inspiration from the Newport shoe (but then do their own thing with it). One of the most common requests we’ve gotten? Some women tell us that the signature KEEN Original Fit (that roomy, toe-wiggling fit we’re famous for) is actually a little too roomy for their feet.
Which got our design team thinking: what if we created a new riff on the Newport design, one with a more streamlined shape to suit our more narrow-footed female fans? And what if we gave it some feminine flair, the kind that wouldn’t look out of place with a sundress or a polished pair of shorts?
That’s the newest addition to the KEEN hybrid sandal posse: the Astoria West. What makes this sandal different? This sister to the Newport shoe has a Contoured Fit that’s comfortably snug (and a better match for women with narrower feet). It ups the style game with fresh colour combos, slim webbing straps, a sleek toe bumper and a subtle lift in the outsole. But it’s still here for adventure, with an intensely grippy outsole and anti-slip zonal siping for wet conditions. Eco Anti-Odour technology fights smelly-shoe syndrome without using harsh chemicals that harm the environment.
Learn more about KEEN’s family of hybrid sandals:
The classics are classic for a reason. Designed as a boating shoe, the Newport sandal was quickly embraced as many people’s preferred doing-anything-and-everything pair. The roomy Original fit gives you plenty of room in the toebox (so wiggle those toes). Trail sandal, water sandal, camping sandal, backyard BBQ-ing sandal: that’s the Newport. Shop the women’s classic Newport Hydro sandal and the Newport H2 sandal.
The Whisper shoe is a hybrid sandal with a streamlined vibe. Less rugged than the Newport, it makes a great beach-walking, promenade -strolling vacation shoe. The low-profile outsole and protective toe bumper are also perfect for days on the water rafting and kayaking. Shop women's Whisper sandals.
The lightweight, low-profile Clearwater CNX is all about cutting down on bulk for a nearly-barefoot feel. They weigh in at a scant 10 oz, so you might forget you’re wearing water shoes (but without the stubbed toes). Shop Clearwater CNX sandals for women.
The first KEEN hybrid sandal created just for women, the Astoria West sports a “trail to town” design. First, the trail: the recycled PET webbing straps are sturdy and quick-drying for puddle splashes or sudden downpours. The Aquagrip rubber outsole features Aqua Stop zonal siping for secure grip on wet and slippery surfaces (like super-smooth river rocks). Then, the town: a sleekified upper features slim straps and cutout details. The lightweight EVA midsole has a little extra lift in the heel for a more dynamic stance and look. Shop the women’s Astoria West.