Watercolor painting of orange, red, and blue mountains embedded with KEEN
Watercolor painting of orange, red, and blue mountains embedded with KEEN

KEEN Impact

Making a KEEN Effect
Since 2003

We envision a shoe industry that has a positive impact on lives, without having a negative impact on the planet.

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See Our 2023 Impact Report

We're taking action on climate and shifting to renewable energy, consciously creating our shoes, and investing in nonprofit partners around the world.

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PFAS Free Since 2018

Download our step-by-step guide to forever eliminating "forever chemicals" (PDF).

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What Is PFAS Free?

We want to make a positive impact on the world, not a forever chemical footprint. See why.

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Fighting Foot Funk Without Antimicrobials

No odor, and no toxic chemicals. See our Green Paper (PDF).

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 A group of 6 people wearing matching shirts and rainbow gear standing in front of a sign that reads "Camp Brave Trails"

For People

Cultivating inclusive communities inside and outside of KEEN.

Making the Most Adaptive Shoes for Kids
Making the Most Adaptive Shoes for Kids
4 MIN READ
doing good for people
Love for Maui
Love for Maui
2 MIN READ
doing good for people
Saving Alaskan Artifacts from Climate Change
Saving Alaskan Artifacts from Climate Change
6 MIN READ
doing good for people
Comfort Meets Caring
Comfort Meets Caring
1 MIN READ
doing good for people
Hooked on a Purpose
Hooked on a Purpose
1 MIN READ
doing good for people
Chad Brown, a Black veteran fly-fisherman, and founder of Soul River Inc.
Fly Fishing While Black
6 MIN READ
doing good for people
What's the KEEN Effect?
What's the KEEN Effect?
4 MIN WATCH
doing good for people
Wild Diversity staff on a recent kayak trip
Be You. Be Wild. Be an Ally.
5 MIN READ
doing good for people
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Overhead shot of forest with river running through it

For Planet

Working together to reduce our climate impact and protect Earth's resources.

Epic Road Trip: Mobilizing for Monuments
Epic Road Trip: Mobilizing for Monuments
5 MIN READ
doing good for planet
Building Trails in the Puget Sound
Building Trails in the Puget Sound
3 MIN READ
doing good for planet
Taking Action to Reduce Our Climate Footprint
Taking Action to Reduce Our Climate Footprint
6 MIN READ
doing good for planet
Delivering TLC to Fans & Forest in Kentucky
Delivering TLC to Fans & Forest in Kentucky
2 MIN WATCH
doing good for planet
We Can All Protect Our Winters
We Can All Protect Our Winters
6 MIN READ
doing good for planet
KEEN Quiz: Do You Leave No Trace?
KEEN Quiz: Do You Leave No Trace?
3 MIN READ
doing good for planet
Let’s Leave No Trace!
Let’s Leave No Trace!
4 MIN READ
doing good for planet
Here for Street Dogs
Here for Street Dogs
3 MIN READ
doing good for planet
A person's hands working on threading the cords of a Uneek sandal on a grided project table
A person's hands working on threading the cords of a Uneek sandal on a grided project table

For Product

Finding innovative ways to Consciously Create our shoes for a better planet.

A Healthy Dose of Impact in 2023
A Healthy Dose of Impact in 2023
1 MIN WATCH
doing good for product
KEEN.FUSION: Bonded Better for the Planet
KEEN.FUSION: Bonded Better for the Planet
3 MIN READ
doing good for product
What Is Consciously Created?
What Is Consciously Created?
1 MIN WATCH
doing good for product
What Is PFAS Free?
What Is PFAS Free?
1 MIN WATCH
doing good for product
Join Us. Go PFAS Free.
Join Us. Go PFAS Free.
7 MIN READ
doing good for product
FAQ: Is KEEN’s Wool Ethically Sourced?
FAQ: Is KEEN’s Wool Ethically Sourced?
2 MIN READ
doing good for product
Detox Journey: Solving Solvents
Detox Journey: Solving Solvents
4 MIN READ
doing good for product
‘Forever Chemical’ Free!
‘Forever Chemical’ Free!
5 MIN READ
doing good for product

What Is Consciously Created?

1 MIN WATCH: See how our Consciously Created approach to making shoes in a more sustainable way is a little like climbing an iceburg.