Portland Airport Carpet Sandals

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The gaudy, hash-marked green/turquoise carpet coating the floors at Portland International Airport in Oregon has developed something of a cult following, including a Facebook page and an Instagram account with nearly 20K fans.

Today, Portland-based KEEN Footwear jumped on the wagon with its Yogui PDX slip-on shoes. The sandals — nicknamed “PeeDee” — have a textured footbed the company touts “lightly massages tired feet.”

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Slip-on sandals formed from foam

They sound solid for standing in line at PDX. Otherwise, the injection-molded sandals with an EVA lining look good for camping, beachwear or every day footwear around town.

They come in men’s and women’s models for $60 in a limited, online-only release.

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Non-marking rubber sole

If you’re among the fans of the PDX shag, pick up a pair. Or anyone outside of Oregon might enjoy the strangely soothing color scheme, which to us harkens a very solid 1980s aesthetic.

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photo via @pdxcarpet

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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.
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