Whether you’re standing for long stretches at the assembly line or busy loading and unloading baggage on the tarmac, you need supportive shoes when you’re on your feet all day. Merging the features of a work shoe with the performance of an athletic sneaker, our men’s KEEN Utility Sparta 2 work sneakers are built for the demands of light industrial work.
From transportation to light manufacturing to delivery, the lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole offers 50% energy return with every step, so you feel energized no matter the job. A mesh upper and moisture-wicking textile lining ensure your feet stay dry and comfortable while you’re picking orders or powering through sorting. Every pair of our men’s Sparta 2 work shoes comes standard with an oil- and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole for secure footing while you work.
A Fit That Works
We started with our signature hiker fit, then adapted it to better suit the work environment. The contoured heel cup provides support and stability as you wrap skids or hop in and out of delivery vehicles. A spacious toe box gives toes room to spread out and flex naturally so you can bend, move, squat, and stand comfortably for long periods. Each pair of work sneakers in our Sparta 2 series is offered in a regular or wide width, so you can find the very best fit.
Not sure which work shoe is right for you? Ask yourself which of the following statements best aligns with your needs:
Comfortable Safety Toe Work Sneakers
“I work on concrete floors ten hours a day, five days a week. I’m looking for a comfortable, supportive work shoe.”
Manufacturing plant, pre-fab shop, or warehouse — no matter where you clock in every day, working on hard surfaces is hard on feet. Our men’s Sparta 2 sneaker helps combat foot fatigue with a lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole that delivers 50% energy return with every step. The engineered mesh with 3D-printed reinforcements helps ensure feet stay cool and stands up to light-duty work. Asymmetrical aluminum safety toes provide lightweight protection, while an electrical hazard (EH)-rated, oil- and slip-resistant outsole keeps your feet right where you want them. A nylon shank adds additional midfoot support.
“So far these shoes are great. I stand all day on a concrete floor; the utility insoles provide good support.” — Rick
“I have heard from a couple of coworkers about your shoes. When the shoe truck visited my plant last week, I went and tried on a pair. They are one of the most comfortable work shoes I have ever worn. When the truck comes around again, I will be getting another pair.” — Sam
Lightweight, ESD-rated Work Sneakers
“I need work shoes with an ESD-rated outsole that won’t weigh me down during long days.”
Our men’s Sparta 2 ESD soft toe work sneaker is built to take on long, busy work shifts where ESD-rated outsoles are required. By conducting the charge away from your body, the Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) outsole reduces excess static electricity with every step to help protect any electronics you’re working with. As you walk back and forth across the lab or plant, the lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole provides 50% more energy return with each step while a nylon shank adds midfoot support. KEEN.PROTECT soft toes help safeguard against minor impact, but are not reinforced with a secondary crush resistance. Lightweight and breathable, the durable mesh upper holds up to light-duty work.
“Super comfortable shoe. Just did a five-day expo event where I was standing all day long and running in and out of a Sprinter van. These shoes are awesome for long standing days at work. I will be ordering another set for sure.” — Chris
ESD-rated Safety Toe Work Sneakers
“I’m looking for safety toe work shoes with an ESD-rated outsole that I can rely on for all-day support and protection.”
If your job requires both protective safety toes and an ESD-rated outsole, check out our men’s Sparta 2 ESD aluminum toe sneaker. Built with the same features and support of our soft toe style, each pair comes standard with a KEEN.ReGEN energy-returning midsole, Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) outsole, and supportive nylon shank in the midfoot. The difference lies in the asymmetrical aluminum safety toes that add protection and peace of mind on the jobsite and weigh 35% less than steel.
“I have always loved KEEN products. These work sneakers are no different. They fit well and my foot has room to move in the shoe. It's not so tight that it restricts the foot movement. Stepping with this shoe is very comfortable probably due to the insole that came with it. It looks terrific and it feels excellent while wearing. What's not to love?” — Ozgard
When your work day consists of busy mornings and even busier afternoons, lace up in a pair of our Sparta 2 work sneakers for lightweight energy return, a supportive feel, and reliable safety features.