KEEN Footwear Announces Its Fall 2022 Line
KEEN Inc. (KEEN), the footwear brand committed to creating sustainable and versatile products, enhancing lives, and inspiring adventures outside, today announced its Fall 2022 line expanding programs introducing more consumers to outdoor experiences. Women will have more choices, while digital nomads, reflecting today’s new workforce, have a wider selection of styles that easily transition from work to play. The line reinforces KEEN’s commitment to design and manufacture footwear without perfluorochemicals (PFCs), known as “forever chemicals.” Styles arrive on www.keenfootwear.com and at specialty retail in August 2022.
“We’re living in disruptive and challenging times, and getting outside together has never been more important,” said Erik Burbank, VP of the KEEN Effect. “Getting outside isn’t just fun, it’s physically and mentally good for us – whether hiking in the Tetons, walking the Highline in New York or volunteering to maintain local parks and trails. We’re welcoming more people outside by marrying KEEN’s ‘out of box’ comfort with performance innovations like KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX Technology while also expanding our sustainability initiatives. Our focus has always been making shoes to make a difference, from creating a lighter footprint on the planet to making outside more accessible to all.”
For those trying outdoor pursuits for the first time, The KEEN Circadia for men and women, is available in three styles with approachable pricing. The collection features environmentally preferred leather and KEEN LuftCore technology ensuring every step is cushioned by micro air pockets in the outsole for incredible lightness and all-day rebound while reducing the use of toxic solvent-based glues. The Circadia Mid WP (MSRP $145.00) provides waterproof protection without the use of toxic per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and has eco-friendly anti-odor protection. The insulated Circadia Mid Polar (MSRP $155.00) provides a best-in-class winter hiking experience, while the Circadia Vent (MSRP $120.00) has a performance mesh upper and strategically placed vents to keep feet cool in warm weather. All Circadia models feature KEEN’s all All-Terrain outsole for great traction, durability and protection.
For women, KEEN is introducing the Terradora Flex, a hybrid of a hiking boot and sneaker, (MSRP $170.00) providing comfort and durability both on and off the trail.
Featuring the KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX technology, the Terradora Flex requires less energy to bend, making every step easier. It also has a grippier and more aggressive sole fused directly to the upper without any toxic glues or solvents for a lighter footprint on the planet. With an eco anti-odor insole, lightweight air-injected Luftcell midsole, and a stiffer outsole makes the Terradora Flex ready for any adventure.
KEEN will welcome women outside through women-centric hike groups, a media campaign highlighting women with unexpected stories of overcoming boundaries and by sharing fun, “Flexible Friday” challenges.
For the digital nomad working and playing on the move, KEEN will debut the Mosey Collection for men and women with natural components such as cork. The Mosey Collection is ideal for at home next to a backyard fire pit, in front of the fireplace, or on daily errands around town. The Mosey Felt (MSRP $130.00) is consciously crafted with a ReWooly felt upper using a 50% recycled Italian wool blend and an eco anti-odor footbed. Made with environmentally preferred leather and a sleek sustainable finish, the Mosey Leather (MSRP $145.00) is a comfortable classic.
Driven by a passion for life outside, KEEN is a values-led, family-owned footwear brand from Portland, Oregon committed to creating original and versatile products, enhancing lives, and inspiring adventures outside. Founded in 2003, it launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the debut of the Newport adventure sandal. It has continued to launch game-changing products and establish new standards for performance, comfort, and design. KEEN believes giving back to the communities it serves should be part of its daily business and has adhered to this commitment since day one. By working with non-profit partners, consciously constructing its products, and supporting activities to protect the places where we work and play, KEEN is intent on leaving the world a better place through The Keen Effect: https://keenfootwear.com/keeneffect.