For the past four plus years, I have only worn one pair of shoes/sandals. I have worn them hiking in the Maine woods, strolling on beaches, hiking in jungles, and walking the dusty streets, of Costa Rica and Mexico. I have worn them in the cities and towns on both the West and East coast of the United States and in Canada.


KEEN Men's Newport H2 Closed Toe Water Sandals, Black/Black, 11

My Keen Newport H2 Sandals have protected my feet in oceans, in rivers, and in lakes, while canoeing, kayaking, boating and beach combing. I have found them to be supportive and comfortable in all situations, and they have stood up very well indeed. I usually wear them without socks, but have worn them with socks on colder days and they fit fine both ways.

I think that the Keen Newport H2 is a terrific outdoor sandal. When you only want to pack one pair of shoes, you want them to be comfortable and hold up in all conditions and these really fit the bill for me. That said, these Keens are not so good for snow or freezing cold weather. For that you need a nice warm pair of boots!

Here are some of the features of the Keen Men’s Newport H2 Sandals

Metatomical Footbed Design: This internal support mechanism is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot.

Keen Protect: Can a sandal protect your toes? The answer is yes. The reason is KEEN Patented Toe Protection where the shoe outsoles wrap up and over the toes for ultimate protection.

All KEEN water sandals are machine washable. Use a small amount of detergent, wash on gentle cycle and air dry.

  • Compression molded EVA midsole
  • Hydrophobic mesh lining
  • Metatomical EVA footbed with metatarsal ridge support
  • Multi directional lug pattern for increased traction
  • Non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping for improved ground traction
  • PFC Free materials
  • Secure fit lace capture system
  • Supportive contoured arch with TPU stability shank
  • Washable polyester webbing upper
  • Patented rubber toe cap
Look at this great selection of unique color combinations:
Raven/Aluminum • Black • Black/Stone Grey • Shiitake/Brown Sugar • Navy/Medium Gray • Raven/Bossa Nova • India Ink/Rust • Forest • Night/Comfrey • Brindle/Orion Blue • Midnight Navy/Neutral Gray • Black Olive/Brindle • Gargoyle/Neutral Gray • Loden/Black • Brindle/Sunset • Mizutama • Navy/Medium Grey • Raya Black

Here’s a tip: Each color combination is available at Amazon at a different price point. If you are not too picky about your colors, you can get an amazing deal on a quality shoe at Amazon.

More choices in all terrain sandals

Not keen on KEEN outdoor sandals?

Although I love my KEEN outdoor sandals, I have found other all terrain footwear that also meets my needs. Since KEEN introduced hiking sandals, other companies have created their own versions and some of them are quite good and less expensive too.

Here are some other outdoor sandals worth considering.