From repairing assembly line equipment to securing cargo for trailer transport, long days on your feet require supportive footwear. Built for the demands of light industrial work, our women’s KEEN Utility Sparta 2 work sneakers combine the features of a work shoe with the performance and support of your favorite pair of runners.
Whether you spend your shifts standing on concrete or driving across town doing deliveries, the lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole provides up to 50% energy return with every step, so you feel energized no matter what the workday has in store. When conditions are slick or terrain is uneven, an oil- and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole helps keep your feet right where you plant them. Each pair comes standard with a mesh upper and moisture-wicking textile lining to ensure your feet stay dry and comfortable.
Built for Women’s Feet
Our women’s Sparta series has a work-ready fit specifically designed to support the distinct biomechanics and structure of women’s feet. A contoured heel cup provides the support and stability needed for busy days spent unloading freight or stocking shelves. Plenty of room in the toe box allows toes to flex naturally so you can comfortably stand no matter how long the shift. Every pair of KEEN Utility work sneakers is offered in a regular or wide width, ensuring you’re able to find the best possible fit.
Check out all our women’s Sparta 2 work shoes below to find the right pair for your active job.
Comfortable Safety Toe Work Sneakers
“I’m always on my feet at work so I need a comfortable, supportive work shoe.”
It doesn’t matter if it’s concrete, asphalt, or tile; when you work on hard floors, it isn’t easy on your feet. Built with a lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole that returns energy with every step, our women’s Sparta 2 sneaker helps fight foot fatigue day after day. Asymmetrical aluminum safety toes weigh 35% less than steel, so your feet stay protected without the extra weight. An engineered mesh upper keeps feet cool while 3D-printed reinforcements hold up to light-duty work. As you move pallets or load warehouse carts, a nylon shank adds midfoot support and an electrical hazard (EH)-rated, oil- and slip-resistant outsole helps reduce slips and trips.
“I shattered my toe a little over a month ago when an extremely heavy object fell on it. Now that I'm out of the orthotic boot, I need a shoe with a wide toe box and protection against accidental bumps and knocks. In addition, my doctor told me to wear a shoe with a very rigid sole. Let me just say that these shoes by KEEN fit the bill perfectly. In addition to providing protection for my toe, they are ridiculously comfortable! Since I'll be wearing them pretty much anytime I leave the house for the next month or so, I'm thrilled that they look good and feel great.” — Amy S.
Easy-Clean Safety Toe Work Sneakers
“My work environment can get messy, so I need shoes that are easy to clean.”
Similar to the Sparta 2, the women’s Sparta XT sneaker offers aluminum safety toes and a lightweight feel inspired by running shoes. It has a highly durable synthetic upper that’s easy to wipe clean of splatters and spills, whether it’s food, cooking oils or machine lube. The oil- and slip-resistant outsole comes in handy when conditions get slippery on cement floors.
“I am on my feet and on a cement floor up to nine hours a day. With these shoes, I can still take a nice relaxing walk after my shift. I wear these shoes mostly for work, but enjoy them for everyday wear as well. They clean up easily and always look good. I have never owned a shoe that had an aluminum toe, but I got used to it quickly and like the idea that if something falls on my toe, I'm protected. You could relate if you ever had a #10 can of tomato sauce fall from a shelf and land on your big toe!” — Janet
“I work in a refrigerated room cutting fruit overnight! These shoes are awesome. Very stabilizing.” — Sandra B.
Lightweight ESD-rated Work Sneakers
“I need a work shoe with an ESD-rated outsole and a lightweight feel.”
Made to tackle jobs where ESD-rated outsoles are required, our women’s Sparta 2 ESD soft toe work sneaker comes standard with a durable, Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) outsole that reduces excess static electricity. Whether you’re crisscrossing a warehouse or stepping back and forth installing hardware on the assembly line, a lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole provides 50% more energy return with every step than standard EVA foam. When things heat up as you work, the breathable mesh upper and moisture-wicking lining ensure feet stay cool and dry. Lightweight KEEN.PROTECT soft toes help safeguard against minor impact and keep you feeling light on your feet. For extra stability, a nylon shank supports the midfoot.
“I am a salesperson and stand for more than seven hours a day. I need something comfortable and durable. I have been wearing them for two weeks and they are great! Definitely a great work shoe. In terms of comfort and durability, it does a good job, the upper is meshed and the design is very breathable!” — Calbee Q.
“I work in food service, so having a great pair of non-slip shoes is a must. I wear them everyday and they feel great on my feet. Not once have I slipped on grease or slid on a wet floor. Great shoe for the price.” — J. Crump
ESD-rated Safety Toe Work Sneakers
“My jobsite requires safety toe work shoes with an ESD-rated outsole. Got anything like that?”
For light-duty work that requires protective safety toes and an ESD-rated outsole, our women’s Sparta 2 ESD aluminum toe sneaker is the right shoe for the job. The safety-toe sibling to our soft-toe style, it comes with the same features and support, including a KEEN.ReGEN energy-returning midsole, Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) outsole, and nylon shank for midfoot support. For additional protection and peace of mind while you work, asymmetrical aluminum safety toes help guard against heavy impact while weighing 35% less than steel.
“Six hours non-stop, back-and-forth, fast-paced walking on hard tile. Today, my 50-year-old self isn't hunched over like Quasimodo. No back or hip pain from carrying heavy trays across hard concrete floors. Kinda forgot I was wearing them because not even one slip. They are really comfortable. Mesh lets sweaty feet breathe. Just the best work shoes I've had in a while.” — J&J
No matter what type of work you do, nobody wants to end the day with tired feet. Our women’s Sparta work sneakers are built with reliable energy return, plenty of on-the-job-protection, and a lightweight design so your feet feel great morning to night.