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- Made in the USA or Imported
- Leather and Rubber sole
- Closed-toe sport sandal featuring bungee lacing system, patented toe cap, and two easy-pull loops
- AEGIC microbe shield-treated lining
- Non-marking rubber outsole
- Multi-directional lug pattern
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Make the most of your summer with this rugged sandal from Keen. The Kanyon features a synthetic upper with a bungee closure for the perfect fit. Beneath, a grippy rubber sole delivers traction on or off the trail this season.
From beaches to mountains to city streets, Keen believes the outdoors is anyplace without a ceiling. Keen believes in living a HybridLife, which means being part of a greater community that is full of people who create possibilities, play in the outdoors and care for the world around them.
- Package Dimensions: 13.5 x 9 x 5.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- ASIN: B00LHAQEDE
- Item model number: KANYON-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 19, 2015
- 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.
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Top customer reviews
What attracted me to these, compared to the Newports, was the lighter weight and lower heal. The Newports feel more like hiking shoes...heavier and a bigger (higher) heal. I wanted them to fit and feel more like sandals. So, depending on which way you want them to feel, you may prefer the Newport. I have found them very comfortable. I also looked at the north face bullfrogs, and this design is much better....only reason not to give them a 5 star, is the sizing...once you find the right size, the shoe is 5 star.
I've worn various Tevas, most recently the Omnium leather, for the past decade and have liked them. But I wanted sport sandals that not only covered my toes, but were both less "clunky" than the Tevas and yet also had good arch support/heel cushioning. So I tried two others in addition to the Keen Kanyons:
-- Keen Clearwater CNX. I liked the looks of these and they were definitely less clunky. They seemed a bit narrow and the heel was really firm rather than cushioned. And yes, I understand it's more of a "minimalist" sandal.
-- Ahnu Del Rey. These were nearly as cushioned as the Keen Kanyon and seemed to be well made. They felt and looked more like tennis shoes, however. Covered a lot of the foot. And they, too, were a bit narrower; not as narrow as the Keen Clearwater, but more so than the Kanyon.
The Kanyons are perfect if you don't want to go the minimalist route but want sandals rather than big, heavy, brick-like shoes. I was a bit leery of the bungee system for tightening the shoes, but it's been a pleasant surprise. Not only does it keep the sandal snug, but you can adjust it to fit the width of your foot. Heel cushioning is outstanding -- even better than my Teva Omniums. Seems to be good arch support (I have average to high arches.)
In terms of sizing, I usually wear either a 10.5 or 11 in dress and casual shoes, larger for running shoes. In the Keen Kanyon, the 10.5 fit best; no extra room, but the 11s were really big.
Only 3 stars for construction and durability. Longevity of these before needing repair will be about 12 - 18 months based on previous Keen sandals with similar construction. And I live where there's 5 months of winter, and don't wear sandals constantly when it's not winter.
The construction is good everywhere except the critical leather to nylon wrap-around heel piece. Based on appearance, this should be stout, with nylon strap and double stitched leather over it. However, when this tears apart in a year or so you can see that the nylon strap does NOT form a continuous loop; rather, the rear wrap-around nylon strap is a separate piece that is only joined to the front nylon by the rather thin leather piece. An apparently unnecessary cheap bit that inevitably causes the sandal to fail at this point. This is true for both inside and outside attachment points. As with previous Keen sandalss, I'll have to then go to the local cobbler and have them add additional leather and re-stitch.