KEEN Inc. Puts New Spin on Cycling

KEEN Inc., manufacturer of hybrid footwear, bags and socks, brings the performance, versatility and style that have made it an outdoor industry leader to its Spring 2009 line of cycling-focused products.
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KEEN Inc., manufacturer of hybrid footwear, bags and socks, brings the performance, versatility and style that have made it an outdoor industry leader to its Spring 2009 line of cycling-focused products.

“The cycling category is a natural fit for KEEN and our customers,” states Brad Bischel, Category Manager for KEEN. “Through our footwear, bags and sox, we've developed products that will exceed expectations during the ride and beyond.”

The Springwater, a new closed-toe, SPD-compatible cycling shoe, offers comfort and performance on the bike and off. With a cleat cap plate, a non-marking rubber outsole and a removable metatomical footbed, the Springwater brings the benefits of the Company's award-winning Trailhead footwear to a cycling shoe.

In the spirit of the brand's signature Newport sandal, the Newport Pack offers hybrid functionality. With a hydration bladder sleeve, hose slot, water bottle pockets and a breathable mesh back, it's the perfect pack for a day on the trail. Yet its 15.4” laptop sleeve makes it equally practical for commuting to work. Featuring a protective, repurposed rubber bottom and recycled aluminum components, the Newport Pack reflects the KEEN commitment to ‘repurpose for a purpose.'

Designed with the anatomical, left and right fit found in all KEEN Hybrid.Sox, the Mt. Airy offers a seamless, bunch-free fit. With a vent-release system that improves air flow and facilitates heat release and an oxidized surface that reduces odor-causing bacteria, it's the perfect sock for long stints in the saddle. The Mt. Airy contains Dri Release E.C.O., a more sustainable, moisture-wicking blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester that dries four times faster than natural cotton to keep feet cool, dry and comfortable.

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 www.keenfootwear.com.

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