Celebrate Winter Fun at Outdoor Retailer with KEEN

The KEEN booth (31183W) at Outdoor Retailer, January 20-23, 2011, will be hopping with opportunities for visitors to play, learn, do good and purchase KEEN products.

Portland, OR – January 18, 2011 – The KEEN booth (31183W) at Outdoor Retailer, January 20-23, 2011, will be hopping with opportunities for visitors to play, learn, do good and purchase KEEN products. Mark your calendars for:

Conservation Alliance Happy Hour-Fundraiser
Join the fun and purchase shoes and socks with 100% of funds raised to benefit The Conservation Alliance and Winter Wildlands Alliance's SnowSchool Program. Features styles include Women's Snow Mass Low Boot, Women's Concord Crew Lite, Men's Anchorage Boot and Men's Bellingham Crew Mid. Plus, enter a raffle to win a KEEN gear package and $500 toward the winter adventure of your choice. Friday, January 21, 4 pm to 6 pm.

Frisbee Dog Demos
Take a 15-minute recess break from show and join KEEN and JD Platt's K9 Kings for some Frisbee dog fun. JD Platt and his K9 Kings have appeared on Greatest American Dog and travel around the country bringing smiles to the faces of dog lovers everywhere. Performances are scheduled at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Heat Trapolater Machine
See KEEN's latest technology come to life! The Heat Trapolater Machine takes three layers (honey comb, wool felt and thermal heat shield) and combines them to create footwear with 25 percent more warmth than a standard 200g insulated boot. This new technology, when combined with KEEN.WARM, provides 360 degrees of lofted insulation and works a lot like the insulation in the attic space of a house.

Making Socks on the Spot
Check out how KEEN re-engineered socks. The KEEN Hybrid.Sox machine is making a special appearance at the show, crafting socks on the spot. Always thinking outside of the box, KEEN runs its knitting machines counter-clockwise to create seamless, fantastic-feeling Hybrid.Sox. Best of all, KEEN socks are specifically engineered for right and left feet, providing bunch-free comfort and the perfect fit.

About KEEN
KEEN Inc., manufacturer of hybrid footwear, socks and bags, is an outdoor brand that delivers innovative hybrid products, enabling outdoor enthusiasts to live an active lifestyle. Founded in 2003, KEEN was first recognized for its Newport sandal, which featured patented toe protection technology. Since then the company has been recognized for outstanding trail and casual products, and in 2010 was named one of “America's Best Places to Work” by Outside Magazine.

The company strives to demonstrate integrity and leadership, especially on social and environmental commitments, while promoting a vibrant, inclusive community that attracts all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. Through its giving program Hybrid.Care, KEEN supports a variety of social and environmental organizations around the globe.

Based in Portland, Oregon, KEEN products are available in more than 5,000 retail locations in more than 50 countries – including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Central America, South America and Europe. To learn more, visit www.keenfootwear.com.

Keep up with the ways KEEN is creating possibilities, reimagining the outdoors and caring for the world around us through the KEEN HybridLife Community by following us on Twitter (@Keen) and Facebook (facebook.com/keeninc).