Thanks to KEEN and KEEN Kids for partnering with us for today’s post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the last 9 months, my family has done quite a lot of adventuring! It started with a month long trip to Switzerland, followed by a 10 day adventure in central Florida, and then last month we spent two glorious weeks in Hawaii.
And through it all, each and every one of us had a workhorse pair of shoes that we primarily wore for all our hiking and exploring and walking adventures. And each pair was made by KEEN and KEEN Kids.
My sister-in-law, who has lived abroad for over 10 years now, and who goes on outdoor adventures as much as possible, suggested we look into Keen footwear when we were first preparing for our trip abroad. She said that in her experience, this brand of shoes held up the best and could work equally well in dry or wet environments. She said it was a tremendous shoe for whatever the day might throw at you. And she was right on the money!
These sandals have really been through it all, from summer hikes in the Alps, to logging mile after mile at Walt Disney World, to exploring tide pools on the North Shore of O’ahu. I’ve actually been stopped several times by fellow travelers wanting to inquire about what shoes our family was wearing, and I’m always happy to spread the word that we love our KEEN shoes so, so much!
KEEN Kids has just launched some great new colors in the Newport sandals for summer, and my girls have been breaking in their pairs in our yard by doing a little bouldering.
Just as expected, they have been comfortable from the very first wear and I can’t wait to see what lands we will trek on with these particular shoes. If you are looking for something that can be really flexible for different types of terrain, and that can get wet without issue, yet provide toe protection and also be easy to take on and off (my 5-year-old gets her on and off in mere seconds), do check out the Newport sandal. Layah is completely obsessed with her red pair.
And Darah had a purple pair before, and was so thrilled to go another round with purple, but this time with a deeper shade.
Friends, I simply can’t say enough great things about these shoes. They have endured mud-soaked hikes to waterfalls, scorching hot pavements, and all sorts of rocky terrain, and they have held up beautifully. They are easy to wash, too! We have said over and over again that we got more than our money’s worth on each pair that we own, and that we’ll be buying these shoes for our girls from here on out. They really do help outdoor time turn into a big adventure, for the kids and grownups, alike!
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