Anatomy of a "Shoe": The Howser Slide
It’s time for Anatomy of a Shoe! Get to know this KEEN shoe and what it can do. We’re taking a deep dive into our bestselling designs to show you exactly what you’re getting and exactly why it matters.
Anatomy of a Shoe returns, and this time we’re sharing the story of KEEN’s comfiest, coziest, hybrid "shoe": the Howser. One part slipper, one part shoe, all parts awesome.
Originally designed as a house shoe that could easily step outside to walk the dog or run an errand, the Howser quickly became a fan favorite for camping, commuting, and exploring outdoors. We now have an entire Howser collection, and they’re all made with one goal in mind: to bring the comfort of home into the great outdoors. And no model does this better than the Howser III Slide in men's and women's sizing.
Why we made it: So you can just slide in and cinch down for an instant feeling of “ahhh”
Setting up the tent. Taking the dog on a little hike. Relaxing after a day on the mountain. The thing about the Howser Slide is that it keeps feet comfortable doing all sorts of things in all sorts of places. This is how:
A. THE PART: Sturdy rubber sole
THE POINT: Loose dirt trail or slick deck? No problem. The durable and grippy outsole helps keep feet right where you want them. And when it’s time to transition to fireside in the cabin or cozying up at home, the non-marking rubber won’t leave residue on the floor.
B. THE PART: Recycled P.E.T. plastic upper
THE POINT: Using recycled plastic fibers keeps millions of P.E.T. bottles out of landfills and the ocean. Those fibers also create a soft and durable upper with patterns and colors to satisfy every KEEN fan. Less waste, more fun.
C. THE PART: Slip-on design
THE POINT: Instant comfort has never been easier thanks to the slip-on, slip-off design. Quickly step into them when you’re running out the door, and easily kick them off when your hands are busy.
D. THE PART: Quick-cinch bungee closure
THE POINT: Want to play a quick game of tag with the kids or hike in to check out those hot springs? No need to change your shoes. Just give the bungee cord a little cinch for a snugger, secure fit.
E. THE PART: Cozy fleece lining
THE POINT: Did you know that the Howser name literally means house slipper: house + er? And since the best slippers come with cozy linings, we made sure to give this one the softest, warmest, coziest one around.
F. THE PART: Famous comfort fit
THE POINT: To get the most comfort out of a shoe (and the Howser is all about comfort) toes need room to spread out. Our iconic KEEN fit keeps toes happy with generous space across the forefoot.
G. THE PART: Removable PU insole
THE POINT: Comfortable cushioning all day long. Shock-absorbing and long-lasting, our PU insoles are made for active days. Plus, they’re removable so it’s easy to swap them out for your custom orthotics.
H. THE PART: Eco Anti-Odor
THE POINT: Smelly feet? No thanks. Our pesticide-free odor control helps keep feet smelling fresh thanks to probiotics, not nasty chemicals.
Check out our whole Howser collection for adults as well as our cute and cozy pairs for toddlers, little kids, and big kids. Because everyone in the family deserves to adventure in comfort.