The Keen Newport H2 remains a classic among the top contenders for a closed-toe sandal design. The large toe box, quick-drying materials, and a grippy outsole make it a favorite of watersports fanatics as well as folks looking for a more protective sandal. Providing more coverage than most sandals and more breathability than a traditional hiking shoe, the Newport strikes a balance somewhere in between.
The closed-toe sandal has gotten a bad rap over the years, and we think that is entirely unfair. Sporting a stout but lightweight design that can truly handle anything, the Newport is a trail-worthy adventure sandal that offers greater protection and grip than most sandals or slip-ons. That is why we awarded it Top Pick for Closed Toe Sandals. It dominated its closest competition of this style, the Teva Omnium 2.