KEEN introduces KEEN CNX, a new lightweight footwear collection for men, women and kids. Just as KEEN’s part-shoe-part-sandal Newport brought lovers of the outdoors a new, hybrid way to connect with the outdoors 10 years ago, this new collection from KEEN brings fresh thinking to lightweight footwear while providing the essential KEEN fit and protection. Designed to feel like a natural extension of the foot, each of the 20 CNX styles weighs 10 ounces or less each and was created to take people on brave new outdoor adventures. Available in styles for the waterfront, trail and around-town categories for men, women and kids the CNX styles share the following features to achieve essential KEEN fit and feel: Low profile – The durable midsole with a four millimeter heel-to-toe drop positions the foot in a truer stance to the ground encouraging natural movement without sacrificing support or comfort. Tried and true KEEN fit – The underfoot design features a slight ridge under the base of the toes, a contoured arch, and secured heel cup which provides the wearer just the right amount of protection.
Simplified upper construction – The simpler design eliminates layers of material for a better fit. “We’ve lightened up an entire line of footwear with each shoe weighing in at less than 10 ounces, but kept the fit and protection that made KEEN famous,” said Ron Hill, vice president of merchandising at KEEN.