Recess is Back

Create, Play, Care.

It's a way of life, we call it HybridLife.

We all live many lives splitting our time between work, play and giving back.

At KEEN we call this living a HybridLife. HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, our commitment to create solutions in our product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling; and our promise to care for each other and the world around us. We invite you to join us in tossing on a pair of KEEN shoes, socks or a bag and to diving head first into living a HybridLife.

KEEN began by asking a simple design question: Can a sandal protect the toes? The answer was yes. The answer was the Newport.

This one radical departure for sandals inspired the overriding KEEN philosophy of hybrid innovation, of striving to create new possibilities in everything we do – pushing ourselves to discover and implement original ideas in our products and challenging ourselves to consider each choice we make.

As we grow we promise to continue seeking product solutions for life's everyday needs. Designing shoes for your HybridLife and incorporating processes that reduce our impact on the places you play.

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2003 Newport

Look down. In case you didn’t know, you’re standing on two of the most eager Tour Guides this side of anywhere. Take ‘em up on it.

To the edge of town. To the top of the mountain. Around the globe and back. This is the path to a life well lived. To better stories. To feeding your soul. At KEEN we live for these journeys and for making the shoes, bags and socks that help you live your best adventures.

There’s adventure afoot—what will today bring? It’s OK if you don’t know (sometimes not-knowing is the best part).

Follow your feet, stop and play, and enjoy the day.


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Go Forth and Play!
Hybrid Care

When KEEN started in 2003 we made a promise to ourselves.
If the little shoe with a big toe bumper ever caught on, things would be done differently—we had the chance to act on that inspiration quickly. With only a year of business under our belt, KEEN already had a history of supporting good causes

Since then, we’ve partnered with non-profit organizations around the world to help turn ideals into actions. From getting youth into the outdoors, to protecting land for its environmental and recreational value, to giving bikes to kids in need, we stand beside our partners, actively working for change instead of hoping for it from the sidelines.


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