Gear Junkie – Featuring Rialto 3 Point – August 24, 2016

August 25th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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KEEN’s offering to the performance sandal market builds on its Rialto line. The Rialto 3 Point, available in 2017, is a more open, breathable sandal than its predecessor. It will have a removable footbed for those who need a customized fit.

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Gear Caster – Featuring Terradora – August 24, 2016

August 25th, 2016 · Uncategorized

8.16.gearcaster.keen.feature In response to the trend of urban meets trail or perhaps the growth in athleisure, KEEN introduces a new women’s specific athletic hiking shoe for Spring ’17. Stylish enough to wear to meet your friends for coffee, the Terradora also features the all-terrain performance you need to take it for a full day out on the trail or even a workout at the gym.

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Gear Junkie – Featuring Live Monumental – August 19, 2016

August 25th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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Forty-thousand signatures, 7,500 miles, and one bright-yellow RV. KEEN’s cross-country “Live Monumental” campaign to defend over 3 million acres drew to a close and the 18-minute film that captured it is now available online for the first time.

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Gear Junkie – Featuring UNEEK Robot – August 18, 2016

August 20th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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KEEN unveiled a first of its kind process for manufacturing the popular UNEEK sandals. The UNEEK Robot consists of two automated arms that execute the complex back-and-forth lacing intrinsic to the sandal in half the time of a person.

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Footwear News – Featuring Steve Meineke – August 8, 2016

August 17th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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“This market is going through a significant shift; the consumer is looking for a multi-use versatility and lightweight current product. They expect a lot,” said Steve Meineke, president of Keen. “It has become a bigger requirement to be a versatility product versus a single-use product.”

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Footwear Plus – Featuring UNEEK Robot – August 16, 2016

August 16th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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Building off the success of its Uneek footwear platform, Keen is taking innovation to the next level with robot technology that automates the process of the line’s woven cord design. The brand is now able to automate the Uneek footwear manufacturing process through the use of ABB Robotics.

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Scouting Magazine – Featuring Versatrail – August 16, 2016

August 16th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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NEW-SCHOOL HIKER: KEEN Versatrail
Hike rough trails or wear these colorful kicks around town. As the name implies, KEEN designed its Versatrail to be versatile. A “light hiker” style, they exist between a boot and a trail-running shoe, including a flexible sole, comfortable fit and EVA foam on the back of the heel for protection and support. 

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VAMP – Featuring Live Monumental – August 14, 2016

August 16th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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Launched in July 2015, Keen’s Live Monumental campaign advocates for the protection of public lands with five distinct target areas in the U.S.

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Footwear News – Featuring Live Monumental – August 10, 2016

August 16th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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On the 10-stop national tour after the film’s Earth Day debut, Keen continued to raise awareness for the campaign and the final three targeted areas. The brand said “Live Monumental” will be shown on 90 college campuses as part of the Outdoor Foundation’s Campus Challenge, which aims to educate students about the environment, recreation and the outdoors.

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Mountain Online – Featuring Live Monumental – August 10, 2016

August 16th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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This 18-minute film from Keen documents the shoe brand’s role in advocating for the preservation of 3 million acres of public lands—Owyhee Canyonlands, OR, Birthplace of Rivers, WV, Gold Butte, NV, Boulder White-Clouds, ID, and Mojave Trails, CA—as national monuments. Through the campaign’s grassroots work from Portland, OR, to Washington D.C., both Boulder White-Clouds and Mojave Trails have been protected as a Wilderness and a National Monument, respectively.

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