Are you looking for a dependable work boot or a lightweight work sneaker? If you answered yes to both, men’s Red Hook work boots from KEEN Utility may be the choice for you. They combine the durability and safety features of the toughest work boots with the athletic fit and feel of your favorite sneakers.
Built on our KEEN.ReGEN midsole with an oil- and slip-resistant outsole, Red Hook work boots let you move confidently across concrete floors in the factory or warehouse. They’re ideal for carpenters, electricians and anyone who spends long hours on their feet. A full grain leather upper with TecTuff® abrasion-resistant panels comes equipped with a KEEN.DRY waterproof and breathable membrane to keep feet dry when the job takes you outside.
KEEN Utility safety features like lightweight, asymmetrical carbon-fiber safety toes and an electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsole make them a good choice for engineers, electricians and maintenance workers.
“I own and operate a building inspection company. I've thrown so many miles and materials at these shoes and they have handled it all beautifully. Whether it’s walking on slick rubber TPU membranes, concrete warehouses floors, or asphalt shingle roofs, these shoes have never, ever let me down.” — David F.
Easy on Your Feet
When the shifts are long and the pace is intense, KEEN.ReGEN cushioning responds with 50% more energy return with every step than a traditional EVA foam midsole. Every step fuels the next one, saving you energy and helping you focus less on your feet and more on the task at hand. KEEN.ReGEN also resists compression over time, so the boots offer that same great energized feel every time you put them on.
“I wore my new Red Hook boots for six straight days on 12-hour shifts. My first impression was that they are lightweight and comfortable. After a long stretch of work days, my impression was the same. It felt like I was wearing tennis shoes all week.” — John
It can’t be 72 degrees and sunny every day. When the skies open up but the job still needs to get done, Red Hook boots keep you dry. A waterproof and breathable KEEN.DRY membrane keeps out the rain, but allows heat and vapor from sweat to escape. An oil- and slip-resistant outsole helps protect against slips and falls as you traverse wet floors or navigate slippery stairs.
“These are great for disc golfing in Michigan. Winter and early spring are filled with mud and ice, but these boots kept me dry and are light enough for me to throw in without being too bogged down. This is perhaps the best ‘performance’ boot I’ve ever had. It’s very athletic.” — Vince
Safety for the Jobsite
When you’re working with heavy machinery in tough conditions, safety hazards come with the job. Red Hook boots are built with multiple KEEN Utility safety features, including carbon-fiber safety toes and an electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsole.
Non-metallic, reinforced carbon-fiber toes protect against impact and are 15% lighter than steel toes. An asymmetrical design with a left- and right-specific shape allows your toes to spread and flex naturally for a better fit than traditional safety toes. Combined with KEEN.ReGEN cushioning, safety toes that are lighter in weight leave you feeling energized and light on your feet from clock-in to clock-out.
The electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsole provides a secondary source of protection and reduces the potential for electrical shock should the outsole come in contact with a live electrical circuit. The safety feature makes it well-suited for carpentry work or any job that involves exposed wiring.
Work Boot Strength, Sneaker Ease
The Red Hook is proof that you can have rugged work boots that wear like sneakers. Their athletic fit, lightweight feel, and durable, waterproof construction make them a versatile choice for all kinds of work. You’ll feel the difference as soon as you lace up a pair.