Keen Clearwater CNX

Minimalist closed-toe sandal that's fully water-ready and with enough support to wear all day.

MSRP

$100

Technical Details

Material

[upper] polyester webbing, [midsole] lightweight PU, TPU midfoot shank

Closure

Secure Fit Lace

Sole

non-marking rubber, razor siping

Weight

8.4oz

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Secure fit
  • Waterproof
  • Closed toe design

Cons

  • Hard to break the dad shoes image

Why We Like It

I've owned lots of sandals, from Tevas to Burkenstocks and Chacos. Each certainly have their merits, but if you're like me it only take one stray rock or a rogue curb to cause a trip-ruining injury on your toes. I said enough was enough and looked into Keens. I was reluctant at first, as Keens have a reputation for being those bulky, sandals-with-socks, dads at soccer games sandals. Fortunately they recently stripped all that bulk (and with it, some of the negative reputation) and released the Clearwater CNX, their minimalist sandal that maintains all the protection and benefits of the original Keens.

Despite their prevailing goofy demeanor, I literally have nothing negative to say about these sandals. I freaking love them. They're ultra-comfortable, blister-free, offer excellent protection, and don't take up much space in your bag when you tuck them away.

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