KEEN Launches New Professional Footwear Collection for Fall 2009

KEEN Inc. introduces its newest range the KEEN Professional Collection, footwear specifically designed for individuals whose occupations demand on-your-feet comfort, durability and classic style.
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KEEN Inc.—a leader in hybrid outdoor performance products, including footwear, socks and bags—introduces its newest range the KEEN Professional Collection, footwear specifically designed for individuals whose occupations demand on-your-feet comfort, durability and classic style.

Five years ago, KEEN redefined the outdoors as anyplace without a ceiling. Today, KEEN is redefining the work environment with this new assortment of professional footwear. KEEN recognizes that its HybridLifeâ„¢ brand philosophy of balancing life around creating possibilities, playing outdoors and caring for our world doesn't stop between nine and five. With the unparalleled comfort, durability, style and attitude that has made KEEN one of the fastest growing footwear brands on the planet, the KEEN Professional Collection now enables consumers to wear KEEN on the job.

Featuring non-slip sticky rubber outsoles to grip dry, wet and oily surfaces anti-slip outsoles for security on the job and a KEEN.Cush memory foam and recycled PU footbed to make every step a cushioned one, the collection offers the security and comfort that healthcare and foodservice professionals need on the job.

“The Professional Collection is a natural addition to the KEEN line,” states KEEN CEO James Curleigh. “We receive letters and emails from consumers on a regular basis praising KEEN for designing comfortable footwear. We took our design knowledge and existing comfort technology then added certified anti-slip outsoles to fit the needs of health care and restaurant professionals who are on their feet all day.”

Men's styles include the PTC Slip-on and the PTC Lace, a lace-up shoe. Women's styles include the PTC Slip-on and the PTC Mary Jane in both black and white. Each shoe meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) F 1677-96 Mark II non-slip testing standards.

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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