KEEN Inc. Launches New Women’s Specific Products

KEEN Inc., a leader in hybrid footwear, bags and socks, introduces new, women’s specific bags, footwear and sox with its Spring 2009 line.

KEEN Inc., a leader in hybrid footwear, bags and socks, introduces new, women's specific bags, footwear and sox with its Spring 2009 line.

“Developing products that offer women a better fit and enhanced comfort is nothing new for KEEN,” states Brad Bischel, Category Manager. “But this season we developed new technology, including a narrower, women's-specific last, that brings a sleeker look to the performance women expect from KEEN.”

The Whisper, a multi-sport, performance water shoe that features this new, narrower last, is available in a range of rich colorways including Caribbean Sea and Beet Red. With Ægis Microbe Shield®, KEEN Toe Protection and a Metatomical, EVA footbed, the Whisper offers a breezy, lightweight ride that blends performance with style.

Mary Jane meets a multi-sport hiker with the new Hermosa, a playful shoe that makes every trail a happier one. With an adjustable closure over the instep, forefoot flex grooves and S3 Heel Support to dissipate shock and support the foot, the Hermosa keeps fashion and function on even keel.

Beyond footwear, the Company will also launch women's specific bags and sox. The Venice, a daypack from the eco-minded Hybrid.Transport bag collection, goes from the city to the trail without skipping a beat. With 100% recycled interior liners, a protective, repurposed rubber bottom and recycled aluminum components, the Venice lets you hit the trail and make a little less of an impact. Its hydration bladder sleeve, hose slot and water bottle pocket make it the perfect pack for any escape, while its cell phone and interior file pockets let you lug the stuff you need to stay connected.

The Dillon Crew Lite brings a splash of color, comfort and style to an everyday sock. With the KEEN signature left and right fit, an anatomical flex fit to reduce bunching and Merino wool to regulate temperature and keep feet comfy and dry, the Dillon is the perfect blend of fun and function.

About KEEN
KEEN Inc., manufacturer of hybrid footwear, socks and bags, is an outdoor brand that delivers innovative hybrid products, enabling all outdoor enthusiasts to live an active lifestyle. Founded in 2003, KEEN was first recognized for its Newport sandal, which featured patented toe protection technology.

The company strives to demonstrate integrity and leadership, especially on social and environmental commitments, while promoting an inclusive outdoors community. Through its giving program Hybrid.Care, the company provides support to a variety of social and environmental organizations around the globe.

Based in Portland, Oregon, KEEN products are available in retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Central America, South America and Europe. To learn more, visit