When Keen started pumping shoes into the market back in the mid-2000s, most of us had the same thought: "What are those things?" Since then Keen has almost cornered the market in closed-design sandals, such as the Newport.
The Newport is exemplary to Keen's mission — it is robust, supportive, fits like a charm and is clearly innovative. Features like the massive toe box with sturdy protection, bomber lacing system and aggressive sole design make this sandal a favorite for us here at OutdoorGearLab. The Women's Newport H2 also scored highly.