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KEEN Men's Arroyo II Hiking Sandal
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- Made in the USA or Imported
- Rubber sole
- Heel measures approximately 2"
- Performance sport sandal featuring bungee lacing system and rear pull-on loop
- Patented rubber toe cap
- Removable metatomical dual-density EVA footbed
- Hydrophobic mesh lining
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The Keen Men Arroyo II is a hybrid hiker for your feet to breathe. These closed toed hiking sandals are made with secure fit lace capture system to keep these shoes snug on your feet. These shoes feature a removable dual density EVA footbed. This shoe is designed with a S3 heel support structure and dual density compression molded EVA midsole. The Keen Men Arroyo II are ready to hit the trails!
Formerly known as the Taos, the Arroyo II combines all the best features of a trail shoe and a sandal. Open vents on the side of the waterproof leather upper provide maximum breathability, while the multi-directional lug outsole bites into varied terrain with determination. This hybrid design redefines outdoor footwear with performance you can count on.See all Product Description
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B000MQWVA4
- Item model number: Arroyo II-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2001
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
They look great, breath fairly well, have great heel support, and are truly conforming to your foot after a few uses. I also have some Keen Newports for biking (with cleats) and I would have to say they are nowhere near the outstanding feel of the Arroyo IIs. The lack of support in the heel makes you feel like you're always leaning back on your feet. But, to stick with the review of the Arroyo II--you will not regret this purchase, guaranteed.
First, some things to consider. At first I was settled on the Keen Newport H2's, but after speaking to an associate at REI I learned that the tread of the H2's is not suited for hiking, and that the Arroyo II's would serve me better for mostly hiking. This point was obvious after examining the tread of both models; the Arroyo II's have a thicker tread for greater traction on dirt and rocks. They also seem more durable overall and are made of leather instead of nylon. The way he put it: The Newport H2's are mostly for water activities and some outdoor activities, and the Arroyo II's are mostly for hiking and some water activities. This is because the Arroyo II's won't dry as quickly as the Newport H2's because of its cushioned insole for better support, which is nonexistent in the H2's. Although both models of sandals seem great, you have to decide for yourself what you need them for before making a purchase. I figured I'd be hiking mostly, with some treks across rivers, streams, etc., so I went with the Arroyo II's.
My first impression after trying them on is a good one! They fit well, are comfy, and have good arch support for walking. These shoes really feel tough enough to handle the rugged outdoors, with a thick toe and sturdy coverage on all sides. I'm questioning the ankle support these shoes will provide, although there is some support. Some people weren't happy with the drawstring for tightening the sandal. I could maybe see it not holding well and coming loose after long hikes, so I will keep an eye on this.Read more ›
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After testing so many sandals, I discovered that the Arroyo II is not perfect, but it has a good combination of features that makes it a first class hiking sandal:
1. Thick, rugged tread on the sole of the sandals. Whether you're hiking black asphalt or red rock, these sandals will give you sure footing every time. I hope that in the Arroyo III's, they make the tread even more thick. Keen Kreeks are the most comfortable sandals I've worn, but its sole is a joke. They look like they're made for city sidewalks not actual creeks.
2. Strong toe protection, the Arroyo II has above average toe protection compared to the other models except for the Skechers Journeyman-Safaris and Keen Glisan.
3. Soft, fabric uppers that wrap your foot gently with added cushion and elastic support for comfort. Admittedly not as comfortable the the Keen Kreeks. I hope the Arroyo III's borrow the uppers from the Keen Kreek.
4. Supportive insole is nice, but not as nice as the Glisan model. In the Arroyo III, Keen should use the insole from the Glisan model.
The Arroyo II's nearest competition is from the Glisan. The Glisan has excellent tread as well (though not as thick or ruggedly designed) and a better insole with actual cushion. However, the uppers of the Glisan are way too stiff to be comfortably worn on bare feet. The Glisans feel fine with socks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a heavy shoe and i could see chaffing issues with the heel area occurring ,so use on trails and hikes should probably be with socks . Read morePublished 2 days ago by marta
Bought these for my husband. Keen laces usually last forever, but these laces frayed apart after only six months.Published 4 days ago by Judy in California
This pair was a little less snug than the ones in the past.
I buy this shoe new every year because I wear it so much. Read more
This is my second pair of these shoes. I wore down the first pair unevenly on the heels in two years.Published 21 days ago by Gary Dykstra
I've had a pair of these before. I worm them all the time. Great comfortable shoe. My only complaint is I wish the souls would last longer. I only got a year out of my first pair.Published 22 days ago by P. Michael Fallara