What do hard work and hard hikes have in common? Both can be tiring for feet. Inspired by our signature KEEN hiking boots but made for the demands of the jobsite, our KEEN Utility Flint II work boots and shoes provide support and comfort step after step. Each pair is designed with the protection and durability needed to tackle light-duty work, but with the fit and stability of hiking footwear.
Ready for long days in the warehouse or around the storage yard, our lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole provides up to 50% energy return with every step, so you feel energized throughout the workday. Ideal for carpentry, landscaping, warehouse work, and light manufacturing, the oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole helps ensure your feet stay right where you need them. No matter which pair you choose, a moisture-wicking mesh liner provides breathability so feet remain cool when things heat up.
Check out our selection of safety toe or soft toe KEEN Utility Flint II work shoes and work hiking boots to find the right pair to fit your needs.
Comfortable Hiking-Inspired Work Shoes
“I need a supportive work shoe that I can wear for long, busy shifts.”
Nobody likes tired feet at the end of a long work day. That’s why our men’s and women’s Flint II shoes come standard with KEEN.ReGEN cushioning and supportive ergonomic insoles. For added reassurance as you climb stairs or crisscross the warehouse, the shellback heel and External Stability Shank (ESS) provide additional support. The electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsole features strategically placed siping for increased traction on slick or wet surfaces. Whether you need the protection of steel toes or prefer a work shoe with soft toes, we have the right pair for you.
“This is my second pair. The first pair were so comfortable and perfect that I had to get a second pair. I got a lot of wear out of my first pair, and I’m hard on shoes. I have problems with my feet sometimes, and these shoes really helped me in that department. I was in no pain, and I wore them a lot!” — Rita
Supportive Hiking-Inspired Work Boots
“I need a reliable work hiker with plenty of ankle support.”
If you’re looking for all the same features and comfort of a Flint II work shoe but would rather lace up in a mid-cut height for added ankle stability, check out our men’s Flint II soft toe boot or men’s Flint II steel toe boot. A compression-resisting KEEN.ReGEN midsole provides 50% energy return with every step to keep you going all shift long.The padded collar and tongue comfortably hug the ankle while locking metal lace hooks make it easy to find just the right level of support.
“I work in a manufacturing facility in oily and wet conditions, with very slippery flooring. First off, the soles are some of the best that I've tried thus far. GREAT TRACTION. On the inside, I can only think that whoever engineered the shoes really knew what they were doing. They are so comfortable and seem to relax the foot muscles as you wear them. Thus far, I've gotta say these boots are great.” — GM
“These are ahead of the curve on features for the workplace, and I’ve found them even more comfortable than my version I Flints. No break-in required… put on and work in comfort!” — LocustBurner
Need a work boot that’s CSA-certified? Look no further than our men’s CSA Flint II steel toe boot. For added underfoot protection, it comes equipped with a non-metallic, woven-textile midsole plate that’s flexible and puncture-resistant.
“I work for a carpentry company that does it all, from concrete to cabinets. What I love most about these boots is the comfort. The other day, I got home from a long day of work and was about to take the dogs out for a walk in the woods... instead of putting on my hiking boots, I went back to my work boots! They are that comfy!” — John B.
Waterproof Work Boots and Shoes
“I need comfortable footwear that will keep my feet dry in wet conditions.”
Whether you’re trimming hedges in the rain or spraying down the lift gate of your box truck, our women’s and men’s Flint II waterproof boots help keep feet dry no matter the task. The KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane ensures that water stays out, but lets vapor escape so feet stay feeling fresh. Siping on the electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsole helps disperse liquid for added traction on oily surfaces or slippery ground. You can get our men’s and women’s Flint II waterproof boots with soft toes or steel toes to meet the requirements of your jobsite.
“I work in the aquarium industry, so my shoes are always getting wet. It's been two weeks and my feet have been so dry! I also walk around four miles every day at work, and the shoes are very comfortable and don't give me any pain.” — Christ V.
“Great work shoes— especially if you're on your feet all day. I wish I would've known about these years ago! Ditched my previous brand after 15 years for these. On my second pair. Durable in all seasons.” — James
Lightweight Safety Toe Work Shoes
“I need toe protection that doesn’t weigh me down while I work.”
Part work shoe, part athletic hiker, our men’s and women’s Flint II Sport carbon-fiber toe shoes are ready for active work. A favorite of carpenters and truckers alike, the shoe has a lightweight build thanks to the synthetic and mesh upper and non-metallic carbon-fiber toes that are 15% lighter than steel. Not only are the safety toes non-metallic, the entire shoe is, making it a great option for folks that pass through metal detectors at the jobsite. While working on smooth concrete floors or slick metal catwalks, the KonnectFit heel-capture system provides a locked-in feel while siping on the outsole disperses liquids quickly for increased traction.
“I really like this shoe. My old steel toe boots are pretty worn out, and I was looking for something lighter in weight. Fit was also very good and pretty much true to size. Thanks, KEEN, for making me have happy feet.” — Pam
Work shoe or work boot, soft toes or safety toes, no matter which KEEN Flint II style you go with, you’ll step out ready to take on a hard day's work.