Although beginning as a revolutionary sandal manufacturer, Keen has branched out into various styles, including work boots.
Keen’s design team set the company apart from the rest with their unique approach to the design of shoes. They mixed both their extensive knowledge of shoes and research and engineering to create some of the most comfortable shoes on the market.
Within the industrial line, the boots are soft-toed, steel-toed or composite-toed. The boots may look like hiking shoes, but they offer foot protection comparable to the other leading companies in the industry. Boots within Keen Industrial include:
- The Pittsburgh (available in soft toe and steel toe)
- The Portland (composite toe)
- The Detroit Mid (available in soft and steel toe)
- The Cleveland (steel toe)
A number of technologies are employed in each style. The Keen grip ensures you “hold your ground” with its slip and oil resistant outsoles, which meet, sometimes exceeding, the American Society for Testing and Materials F1677-96 MARK II non-slip standards.
The left and right asymmetrical steel toe provides a roomier toe box with its anatomically correct steel-toe design. It meets ASTM F2412-05 and F2413-05 I/75 and C/75 standards. The Keen waterproofing system has a waterproof, breathable “membrane that lets vapor out without letting water in.”
Most importantly, all of the boots have the metatomical footbed design, which offers superior arch support and cradles the contours of the foot. Anatomically engineered, the footbed makes wearing work boots more bearable.
The work boots come in sizes 7-15. Extra wide widths can be ordered.