Here at KEEN, we adopt a broad definition of “adventure.” It doesn’t have to involve scrambling up a mountain, navigating a river, or building a campfire. If we’re outside, today is an adventure — even if it’s just a walk to the shops.
When we’re planning on traversing sidewalks rather than scree, we tend to reach for a pair of trainers. Not every trainer is made for walking, but every KEEN trainer is. (Shoes you can’t walk far in? Who needs ‘em!) Usually, we lace up our trusty Elsa shoes.
The Elsa is an established fan-favourite — well-loved for its classic, court-shoe look and its gloriously cushy comfort. But which pair should you choose?
“I need some dependable, everyday shoes — something comfortable, durable, and versatile.”
Say no more! The shoe you’re looking for is the women’s Elsa Lite trainer. We designed this pair with timeless, low-key style; our signature roomy toe box fit; and a durable construction, so you can wear them every day if you feel like it. The real surprise is how comfortable and cushy they feel once they’re on. Some canvas sneakers can feel a bit minimal underfoot, but not these. They have a cloud-like Luftcell insole for long-lasting comfort, which is removable, in case you’d prefer to use your own insole or orthotic.
The Elsa Lite is also “light” in both uses of the word — it’s made with lightweight, flexible materials that won’t weigh you down, and it’s Consciously Created for a lighter impact on the planet. The upper is made with Better Cotton Initiative cotton canvas, which has higher marks in sustainability than conventional cotton. We’ve also minimized the amount of glue used in its construction. Eco Anti-Odour ensures natural odour control without the use of harsh “forever chemicals.”
KEEN fans say:
“I can’t wear most shoes off the rack because I need a wider toe box and higher arch. For ‘kick-around-town’ sneakers, I LOVE THESE . . . Quality is great, and comfort is perfect.” – Jana
“I LOVE these sneakers! They are super comfortable, especially the wide toe area. I put my custom insoles into them, and now they are even better for all-day wear. I am a teacher, on my feet all day. These are my new go-to footwear!” – Kat
“I prefer to buy shoes made with recycled materials.”
We have a pair for you to check out. The women’s Elsa V trainer isn’t actually made with post-consumer recycled materials. It’s made with another kind of waste: agricultural waste. Our Plant-Based Sole is made of upcycled agricultural waste, as in leftover plant matter from farming processes. That means less petrochemical usage and fewer greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. Pretty cool.
Just like the Elsa Lite, the Elsa V has the iconic KEEN fit with space for toes to spread out (and wiggle). The lightweight canvas upper keeps them easy-breezy enough for spring and summer. Their durable construction means they’ll stand up to wear-and-tear and last longer. Plus, they have the super-comfy Luftcell cushioned insole, which can be easily removed if you’d like to replace it with an orthotic.
KEEN fans say:
“KEEN saves the day, again!! I have hikers, walkers, sandals, winter boots, and winter Elsa shoes. And now I have new trendy Elsa shoes for spring and summer. They fit well with my orthotics and are sooo comfortable.” – Suzi
“Super comfortable right out of the box, no breaking in, and no socks needed! Going to buy another pair.” – JTW
Enjoy your next spin around town or weekend of errand-running in a comfy pair of KEEN Elsa trainers. Don’t forget to stop and sniff some flowers along the way.