Tread Lightly: 20 low-profile KEEN shoes

KEEN is slimming down for spring. In a major launch, the company this week unveils 20 lightweight models under its CNX line. We previewed the line last fall in person at the company’s Oregon headquarters (and featured a CNX shoe in a post, “Oxford Leather Shoes from KEEN). Today, we have the full scoop on CNX, including the spread of models below for men, women, and kids. All are lighter (under 10 ounces) and with a low-profile 4mm drop to keep KEEN-ensconced feet planted “more naturally” on the ground. —Stephen Regenold

Clearwater (women’s)

Clearwater (men’s)

Cascade (men’s)

Cascade (women’s)

Tunari (men’s)

Haven (women’s)

Mercer Ballerina (women’s)

Mercer MJ (women’s)

Mercer Lace (women’s)

Delancey MJ (women’s)

Delancey Lace (women’s)

Delancy Ballerina (women’s)

Bleecker Slip-On (men’s)

Bleecker Lace (men’s)

Nashoba (kid’s)

Rockbrook (kid’s)

Breezemont (kid’s)

Sagewood (kid’s)

Medomak (kid’s)

Seacamp (kid’s)

KEEN launched its CNX line this week. For more info see the brand’s CNX page.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.