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A KEEN Guide to Shoes for the Whole Family This Holiday Season

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Known for making comfort-minded leather hiking boots, KEEN rounds out its footwear line with sandals, house shoes, and extensive size options.

The brand’s fit is designed to make more room around the forefoot so toes can spread out and take a natural step. Most of KEEN’s boots still have classic leather looks with modern tech.

Check out these classic boots, casual styles, and waterproof versions to keep your feet warm and cozy this winter. Bonus: KEEN makes most of its popular styles in kids’ sizes as well.

Howser — Men’s, Women’s, Kids’

KEEN Howsers in a childs feet with a woman in the background.

Unlike a lot of house shoes, the Howser slippers and slides have a rubber outsole that can go outside to walk the dog or run errands. Both use quilted nylon lined with microfleece for warmth.

The Howser collection includes Howser II Slippers and Howser III Slides. New on the slides is a bungee cord around the top to fit snugly against your feet.

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Revel IV — Men’s & Women’s

Keen Revel Boots

These waterproof winter boots are lined with 200 g of recycled insulation and layers of heat-trapping materials underfoot to keep feet warm down to -25 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the brand.

For traction and grip on icy surfaces, KEEN put its Polar Traction rubber on the outsoles, which have 5mm multidirectional lugs.

The leather Revel IV boots come in Polar and Chelsea styles.

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Circadia — Men’s & Women’s

KEEN-us-circadia boots

KEEN positions the Circadia as an “everyday hiking boot with all-day comfort and protection.” It’s available in waterproof and vent styles.

The shoe has a leather upper, a lightweight foam core, and a shock-absorbing midsole to provide comfort on long days. Underfoot, the higher-traction rubber sole is designed to grip a variety of trails.

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Ridge Flex — Men’s, Women’s, & Kids’

product photos of the Ridge Flex KEEN boot in mens, womens, and kids.

The name is a nod to KEEN’s Bellows Flex tech, which, according to the brand, allows its boots to bend easier and reduce the likelihood of cracking in areas prone to it in other boots.

The uppers are made from a mix of waterproof leather and performance mesh with an all-terrain rubber outsole. A quick-drying liner should help remove moisture buildup inside. The Ridge Flex is offered in Regular and Wide versions to offer a proper fit for feet of all sizes.

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Targhee III Mid — Men’s & Women’s

product images of the mens and womens Targhee KEEN mid waterproof boots.

Now in its third generation, the Targhee has become the brand’s iconic hiking boot known for long-lasting support and comfort on a variety of terrain. Our winter boot testers enjoyed the Targhee II for trail-to-town weather protection.

The hiking boot style is available in low and mid, and there are even some slip-ons with similar looks. Certain versions of the Targhee are offered in both Regular and Wide to allow for a better fit for feet of all sizes.

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Newport H2 — Men’s & Women’s


Not all of us get to wear sandals in the winter, but there’s no reason not to buy with warmer seasons in mind. KEEN still uses its rubber underneath and offers toe protection up front. There’s also plenty of adjustability via the front and back closures.

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Snow Troll — Kids’

Keen SnowTroll kids winter boots

KEEN makes these with its own insulation, waterproofing, and non-marking rubber soles. The uppers are made from nylon to cut down on weight, and they should be easier to wear with snow pants that way. KEEN designed the removable liner to give these boots more versatility in the fluctuating temps of winter.

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