KEEN Inc. Adds Active Styles to Trailhead Collection

Hybrid.Footwear to Include Technical Climbing and Cycling Shoes for Spring 2008
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Portland, OR – The Trailhead Collection is the heritage and benchmark of KEEN performance with styles that deliver superior technical performance with no sacrifice in comfort. KEEN is offering two new categories of active footwear – climbing and cycling – for Spring 2008.

CLIMBING

Broughton Direct: This quick-off climbing shoe was designed for the active climber. Featuring a direct outsole attachment system, the Broughton Direct is built with the same attention to detail that embodies the KEEN line. Velcro straps hold these shoes firmly on your feet but allow you the ability to put on or take them off expediently. The Broughton Direct also has a heel lock down system, ensuring that your foot stays stable inside your shoe so you can focus on the ascent at hand. Complete with KEEN climbing sticky rubber and conveniently placed pull-tabs, this shoe is another offering from KEEN that will become a gear essential for both the climbing novice as well as the seasoned climber.

Carver Direct: Offered in the same bright colors – Bossa Nova/Neutral Grey, Yellow/Patriot Blue and Olympian Blue/Rust – as the Broughton Direct, the Carver Direct features a secure lace system for a comfortable fit. A heel lock down system enables your feet to stay stable and secure while you climb. The Carver Direct also utilizes KEEN climbing sticky rubber, ensuring superior grip whether you are scaling Smith Rock or the wall at your local climbing gym.

CYCLING

Commuter: This true hybrid blends the features of the tried and true KEEN Newport with the functionality of a cycling cleat. The Commuter was built for both the bike and the trail – offering breathability and toe protection without requiring you to switch shoes when transitioning from hiking to riding. A full-length SPD compatible plate and a TPU cleat cap plate ensure superior functionality. The upper features a secure fit strap design, lace lock system and patented KEEN toe protection.

About KEEN: KEEN Inc. is a leader in hybrid performance products, including footwear, bags and socks. Founded in 2003 and known for its patented toe protection technology, KEEN is headquartered in Portland, OR and its products can be found in over 1500 retail locations in the US and is distributed globally in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia as well as Central America, South America and Europe. The company created the KEEN Foundation in 2004 to partner with environmental, conservation and social organizations on a global level through community, understanding and education.

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