KEEN-parison: Which Multi-Activity Shoes for Summer?
Life’s too short to stop and change into different shoes. That’s the philosophy that guides us to create designs that can go from one activity to the next without the transition time. Get a pair of multi-activity shoes for summer, and you’ll be set up for maximizing your road-tripping, paddling, camp-cooking, kid-chasing time outdoors, while keeping your gear bag as light as possible.
Once you figure out what you need your shoes to do, it’s easy to settle on the perfect pair. Every KEEN shoe is a great walking shoe. (It’s gotta be!) But what else do they do well?
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SOLR sandals for exploring tide pools and wearing kelp as hair.
SOLR Sandals: SOLR stands for Sea, Ocean, Lake, River. This all-purpose water shoe is ready for anything amphibious: rafting, SUPing, fishing, kayaking, or just splashing around. But the no-slip tread and protective toe bumper also make it great for hopping on a bike and pedaling out a few miles. Check out SOLR sandals for men and women here.
Newport H2 Sandals: The first Newport sandal was invented for sailing. The Newport H2 sandal is the water-friendly version made for diving in. This in-and-out-of-the-water shoe really can be your one-and-done pair for summer. They’re up to the challenge of hikes big and small, as well as bike rides, camping trips, and every form of water adventure known to (wo)man. You can even mow the lawn in them (and then throw them in the washing machine after). Yeah, they’re our #1 bestseller for a reason. Shop women’s and men’s Newport H2 water shoes here.
Venture Hiker Sneakers: The Venture is that just-right mix of hiker and sneaker. Lighter for all-around comfort, yet durable for whatever activity you jump into. Take it on a bike ride? Sure! How about an all-day ride with a beach campout at the end? Yeah! An epic road trip with plenty of pit stops for scenic vista photo ops? You read our mind. Check out the men's Venture, or get a similar feel from our Terradora hiker sneaker with a women's-specific fit.
Austin Canvas Shoes: The Austin Canvas shoe is a lighter version of a longtime everyday fave. This casual lace-up is up for light hikes and rides, birdwatching excursions, nature photography, and other slower-paced activities where you want to be comfy enough to enjoy the scenery. For those heading back to in-person work, it's ideal for doing your daily commute by foot (and then not having to change shoes at the office). Shop the men's Austin Canvas shoe here.
Oh yeah, and one more thing: All of these shoes are also perfect for kicking back with a beer (BTW, we are loving the non-alcoholic IPA trend. Have you tried one?!) as you recount the best parts of your day.