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KEEN Newport H2 Sandal - Men's - 2013 BCS
Even in a well-maintained boat sans holes, your chances of getting your feet wet are extremely good. Enter the Keen Newport H2 Sandal with a design that protects your toes and a non-marking sole to keep the deck clean. A fully synthetic upper puts hydrophobic material against your skin and keeps it dry. The Newport H2's hybrid shoe/sandal design is more comfortable than a full shoe and protects your foot better than a sandal. The unique anatomical outsole gives superb traction and support on sea and land, and an antibacterial footbed controls moisture and keeps the stank under control.
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July 8, 2013
The only complaint I have is small pebbles seem to get in them easily when in water. I have to stop quite a bit to flush them out.
November 21, 2008
These are some great water/hiking sandals. I use them for very light hikes, especially if we're going to be in the water. They have lasted a lot longer than I expected.....don't seem to ever fall apart. They run true to size except they do fit just a hair wide. All in all great sandals for whatever terrain you're looking to conquer.
Looks like there's still some leather on the side of the
Looks like there's still some leather on the side of the heel... looking for a vegan shoe... does this one still have leather?
August 28, 2012
There is no leather on this footwear, what you see is a man made suede.
August 28, 2012
My favorite sandals
March 10, 2009
Look good, they're comfy and have great wet/dry traction. Bought these to wear on a white water rafting trip last summer; performed beautifully compared to the strap sandals and water shoes most people wore. The pull-strap works really well; you can get these good and tight if you need to... makes them a bit uncomfortable if you overdo it but I can vouch for the fact that they won't get torn off your feet if you get dunked in a Class V rapid.
Great for White Water.
December 3, 2008
I've used these shoes on several different rafting trips and I preferred the closed toe protection that my other sport sandals didn't provide. However, I do not like to hike long distances in these sandals. Your feet tend to slip around a bit when they are wet, and because of the more covering, your feet tend to sweat more quickly in these than in other sport sandals.
Do the Shimano sandals clip on bicycle pedals?
Do the Shimano sandals clip on bicycle pedals?
By: John McClintock
June 20, 2012
Hey John McClintock,
Thanks for the question. When it comes to KEEN sandals/shoes, the pedal line is SPD cleat compatible so that they can clip onto any two hole SPD Shimano clipless pedals. The models that have this feature are the Commuter II, Arroyo Pedal, Springwater II and Austin Pedal. SPD two hole cleats are not included with the shoes/sandals though.
By: Wally Phillips
June 20, 2012
Right In My Comfort Zone!
November 7, 2007
I wear both styles of Newport sandals (leather and H2) whenever and wherever I can. They are made for my feet! One caution, though. I discovered that I needed a half-size larger in the H2 model than in the leather Newport. Also, try the Growlers for winter weather; they are outstanding in every way!
Get paddling sandal
March 18, 2012
I used to wear this shoe while I was a raft guide for a couple seasons. I really liked the toe protection it offers. Its nice when you have a foot jammed under a raft thwart or when you're stumbling around on wet river rocks. It's also great for hiking and camping!Lately I've been wearing this shoe for wet wading in rivers while fishing in the summer.
Best Clown Shoes Ever
May 25, 2011
These babies are comfortable and incredibly versatile. They've stayed Nice and cool with a trustworthy grip for everything from desert approaches in J-Tree to whitewater rafting in Nepal. My only gripe is fairly small: the bounce of the cinch/pull-tab against the top of the shoe can get pretty aggravating on the long hikes. All-in-all, a rock solid shoe. That said, you gotta have some serious swagger to rock these things, as they are about as goofy looking as shoes come.
how much do they weigh?
how much do they weigh?
By: barry markham
June 11, 2012
14 oz per shoe
By: Connor B
June 11, 2012
not a better water shoe
April 29, 2009
These are very very comfortable and stay on very well even when you step in mud. I am not sure there is a better river shoe because they stay on so well and are very stable. my only complaint is that when you a pebble in the sandal you almost have to take them off to get it out because they have a hug fit. If it is hot outside they can be a little sweaty but other then that a great sandal.
The (almost) everywhere Sandal!
May 13, 2011
I love these Keen Newport H2's! I wear them kayaking, around camp, at the rivers, the pool, the ocean, even around the house doing yard work and outdoor projects...
The footbed shape is SUPER-COMFY and the wide toe area is perfect for my wide foot... Did I mention I love these Keen's? So much so I now own 4 other Keen designs, from the Hiking Boot to the Arroyo, to the leather shoes...
No cons whatsoever in my opinion...
first pair I've owned
April 17, 2011
so far, I'm really enjoying these. at first, they were a bit tight, but as they've stretched out a bit, they fit perfect. I recently spent a 15 hour day in them at Disneyland with the family. While it wouldn't seem a good testing ground, I was impressed with how little my feet hurt after standing and walking almost the entire time. I was also wearing the ultra lightweight backcountry socks, and that combo is ideal for keeping my feet feeling dry, and cool in the sandals at the same time.
KEEN Newport H2 Sandal
August 24, 2004
These sandals have served extremely well on a week trip to the Boundary Waters as well as for casual use around the lake. I originally tried Soloman Tech Amphibians however my feet are too wide. These have a wide footbed and roomy toe box yet the lacing system readily takes out any excess space and ensures a good fit. The rubber front offers complete protection that other water sandals just can't compare to. I definitely recommend these!
Is it waterproof?
Is it waterproof?
By: Evrald LECLERE
May 27, 2012
Absolutely! I've worn mine to Schlitterbahn (a water park), white water rafting, and hiking. They hold up great, too!
By: Sarah Owen
May 27, 2012
May 20, 2009
Pretty comfy and durable. I am a die hard Chaco fan and will be for life, however i do need a sandal with an enclosed toe cap for work and you cant do better than this- wet or dry the sandal remains super comfy and stylish!
Love them a lot.
September 26, 2007
I knew I would like them so much that I tried them on in the mud. If you have a medium arch and an average width, they will fit well. As comparison they fit kinda like Asics running shoes. The perfect water shoe.
September 28, 2007
Well this is my first pair of Keen sandals and I have to say they are fantastic. I have owned several pairs of Teva's and although those are good sandals, these Keen's outperform those in a variety of ways. These are tennis shoe comfortable, yet offer wet treking ability and best of all they keep your toes from getting stepped on or hurt by rocks. I highly recommend these to anyone wanting a sandal to do it all.
On time again
East African wildlife guide...
September 4, 2007
Newport H2's are a strong and comfortable sandal, they put up with all types of terrain that I hike in but in my opinion get a little warm in hot weather particularly the toe area. Shoes run small so much so that I had to get a one size bigger. Apart from the occasional hot feet they perform well and I have not broken them yet.
I was thinking of getting a pair for my hubby for Christmas -
I was thinking of getting a pair for my hubby for Christmas - do they hold up walking on the beach/getting salt water on them?
October 26, 2011
They should do fine in salt water. They are not the best in sand though.
By: Ryan Guay
October 26, 2011
April 10, 2008
Already worth the investment while walking on the rocks of Roosevelt Island. I misjudged an outcrop and whacked my toe. If they were my old Tevas, it could've been a bad day. But my Newports kept me secure and in the game. Beyond protection, they are cushy (yet supportive on longer hikes) and have so far been resistant to odor (a great feat...no pun intended). Order up a size as they run a little small. I took the advice of others and it's worked out great.
July 28, 2008
I bought a pair a year ago, and loved them. I finally convinced my wife to try some, and now she's a believer. This is one of the best sandals I've purchased, and I'll be sure to look at Keen when I need to replace my boots.
Very comfortable, good traction when dry
March 5, 2009
These feel like more of a lightweight, barefoot hiking shoe than a sandal. The footbed is very comfortable, and they are easy to get on and off (even when wet, using the tongue and heel loops). On dry land, they have excellent traction and provide good support. I'm sure that they would be great for beach or boat use, but (as some have noted) they don't provide great traction on slippery rocks. I spend a lot of time in rivers, and while the toe-protection is wonderful, the traction on slippery river rocks is less than I hoped. Obviously, most sandals have problems on submerged, slick rocks. But I have found that if you are wading with these sandals then get out and scramble on dry rocks, the wet soles lose much of the traction they had when they were dry.
These are the sandals I use when I know that I'm going to hike for a mile or two, wade a river, then hike back. They are easily comfortable enough for everyday use, are decent for hiking, and do well enough in the water for most people's needs.
KEEN Newport H2 Sandal - Men's
May 30, 2008
Not just a great sandal but worth the price. I say this because I bought a pair of similar sandals by Lands End that lasted less than two months. Their sandal fabric & stitching is weak & the sole is thinner thus not good for long walks.
Like they say you get what you pay for!
November 7, 2008
Just did a major bog-slog through the Beliem Valley in West Papua (Indonesia) on 100k approach to Carstensz-climb. Jungle, swamp, knee-deep mud, river-crossings... used my Newport H2s on these wet tracs and they held up great (the toe-box a critical asset here).
how much do the Newport H2 stretch over time?
how much do the Newport H2 stretch over time?
By: Bryan Blanchard
May 23, 2011
Very little, if at all. Synthetic webbing like this tends to be very static.
By: Angus Bohanon
May 23, 2011
Even more disappointed
October 10, 2008
I previously wrote a review and now have more to add. While the sandal is steezy and 100% perfectly functional they just don't last. I've had mine for 2 months in Juneau Alaska kayaking, hiking, and rafting and they have already fallen apart and are unusable. sadness...
all purpose summer water shoe
December 9, 2009
These puppies do it all. Wade rivers with ease while you search for big trout. Hike for miles with no blisters. Slide into your pack or clipped on the outside for an extra camp shoe. Great for around the campfire. you name it, great sandals. And they're good for cliff jumps too!!
Great Camp Shoe
August 26, 2012
Used these as camp shoes in Peru on the Inca trail and while climbing Kili this year. I love the versatility - you can wear them barefoot and stay nice and cool, but still get the tread as you're climbing around a campsite. As it cooled off I would throw on a pair of wool socks underneath then and my feet would stay nice and toasty. Very happy with my Keens!
August 6, 2012
Like some other reviews have said, this shoe is great for doing just about everything outdoors. I recently wore them as my only shoe on a Canadian fishing trip and they performed great and were very comfortable. My only complaint is that due to the toe being enclosed, when you get sand or a rock in them it is hard to get out without removing the shoe. As far as size goes, they were about half a size small on me.
August 5, 2012
Great shoe, but found they run a little small had to get a 1/2 size larger than normal.
I am a woman looking to buy my first pair of Keen's. What
I am a woman looking to buy my first pair of Keen's. What is the difference between the Newport H2 and the Venice?
By: Janice Haws
July 29, 2010
The style of the straps is the main difference. If you have a wider foot, I recommend the Venice over the Newport. There is less strapping and the shoe is more open. If you are looking for greater foot coverage, go with the Newport.
July 29, 2010
August 18, 2012
Love these shoes perfect for everything outdoor at the lake
poor quality stitching
July 26, 2012
A great compromise between more open designed sandals (like Chacos) and shoes.
The added toe protection, heel strap and over the foot webbing, while reducing drainage, are great for hiking. Which is exactly what I like when I am on the river.
Unfortunately, the stitching on these sandals is pretty low quality. I've gone through 2 pairs of this sandal in 2 seasons. Both times the stitching on the heel straps has come apart. Fortunately, Keen has pretty good customer service. I'm now waiting on my 3rd pair which will have the one-piece, leather heel design. I've given up on the nylon Newports...
These were made for me
July 25, 2012
I finally had to break down and replace my six-year-old Tevas after my puppy got ahold of one of them and destroyed it, but these are a fine upgrade. I swear that Keen must have used my foot as a mold when designing these sandals. Been hiking a lot with them, no break-in time at all. No worries about getting them wet, they dry quickly and the toe box protects my feet against rocks and sticks.
June 19, 2012
I love these, they are a everyday sandle for me. They are up for any challege. I use these for summer hikes. Great for on the boat or kayaking. And not to mention they are my lucky fishing shoe. The Newports are extremely comfy and recommend them to anyone. Great job Keen.
May 29, 2012
These are great, comfortable - nice fit - great toe protection as well.
Newport h2 or Arroyo 2? I want to get them wet but I want the
Newport h2 or Arroyo 2? I want to get them wet but I want the "all day comfort". The arroyos look more comfortable because I can put in my orthodic insole but how worried do I need to be about them getting wet?
July 7, 2010
It really depends upon what is most important to you.
If getting them wet is a concern, go with the H2. They are made to get wet, while the Arroyo 2 is primarily made for good ventilation, and if they are submersed in water will take quite some time to dry. I have a pair of H2's that I have used for hiking and everyday wear, and have found them to be very comfortable (both dry and going in and out of the water).
If using your orthotic is more important, then go with the Arroyo 2. The Arroyo 2 is much more of a shoe than the H2 (which is more sandal-like). You even may want to consider finding a local store that carries the H2 and try them on to see whether they provide adequate support.
July 14, 2010
my toes say "thank you!"
May 15, 2012
These sandals are incredible. they reek after a day on the water, but then again what doesn't? they are always a go-to for when toe protection is necessary on the river
Just like my last BOMBPROOF pair....
May 7, 2012
OK after 5-6yrs I needed some new sandals... Ordered these up and they're a very slightly tweaked version of the original. Which had lasted me FOREVER! I'm a Flooring contractor when I work... and these things have layed A LOT of Carpet, Tile and Hardwood. Half the time I play soo...They've been to basecamp on Pico de Orizaba Mexico... All across North America, every state but Hawaii... including up to Deadhorse and commercial longline fishing in Alaska too... also to almost every Canadian Province on the back of my bike Desiree'... and just plain carried me to every HighAdventure you could imagine!^)- Never a failure... elastic tensioners held up till the end, finally the soles wore through... WOW about time! I was wondering if I would ever wear them out... With a pair of socks there good into the Fall and early Spring temps and worn naked they're good all summer. Of course their a little warmer than a more open sandal.. but the extra protection they give me offsets this nit. Kicking Carpet tears the toes of every other shoe I've worn to shreds.. yet these things have well outlasted every over the last 30yrs doing that job!
Well done Keen,
November 11, 2011
I bought these cause I wanted something besides hiking boots/shoes to hike in. I also wanted something waterproof...these fit the bill.
Wore them everywhere in Hawaii from hiking up Diamond Head to walking in Wakiki.
I have owned Teva's in the past but Keen's are way better.
I would recommend them and if I need a new pair I would go with Keen.
2 years of faithful service - now time to replace them...
September 13, 2011
My son was lifeguarding and bought the first pair of H2's in our home... - after hearing his good reports for a year - I bought my first pair - that was 2 years ago...
Normally I wear orthitics and am limping around ifI cannot use the orthotics...
However - after reading on foot mechanics - I have been modifying my foot plant - less on the heel and more to the mid-forefoot - and for the past 10 months - i have not had to wear the orthotics - first time in 20 years!!!
Last winter - I used my H2's as indoor "camp-shoes" - instead of slippers or runners
Then in April - august - the H2's have been my ONLY shoe - wearing them for cycling and hiking - I spent a week in the Idaho Wilderness - hiking trails - fording rivers, climbing some rocky trails - and the H2's performed magnificently!!!
The outsole and footbed are in perfect condition - even after all the back-country miles I have put on them
After two years - the stitching on some of the webbing is letting go - HOWEVER - this is much better performance than I had received from any pair of water shoes/sandals I have ever owned...
Also - this was my first pair of closed toe sandals - so I was not sure how I would like that...
After my first "toe-bump" - I am an instant convert - closed toes are the only way for me!!! ha ha
I have read a couple posts regarding the new H2's and lower quality -
I only hope this iis not so - as I just ordered a pair of H2 Escapes - last night - I will provide feedback on them also!!
Keen on Keen!!!!
Just isn't making the grade
September 9, 2011
I love Keen shoes (normally) but these that I bought for my husband on July 24th didn't do well. The left foot stitching just unravelled and before you knew it the whole shoe strap was splitting and falling apart. Cust serv was great and sent me out a replacement within days but the next week of wearing them, the same thing started to happen. Left shoe, stitching unraveling and coming apart from the leather. I see within the last 2 months a couple of other guys had the same problem, maybe the quality of the shoe just isn't up to par on this style. Would recommend a real outdoorsman search for a more durable style than this one.
Performed well...quality in question
August 26, 2011
Performed well on flat terrain, in wet conditions, and on slick rocks. However, the quality was lacking. Side stitching and soles came apart in multiple places. While I tend to use and abuse my gear, I do expect more. That said, I still like the design and the general performance. I was able to replace them with the same pair and will give them a second chance.
what's the difference between Newport and Newport H2 version
what's the difference between Newport and Newport H2 version of sandal?
June 19, 2010
Leather vs. nylon. I've had them both. The nylon dries faster but I've found the leather to be more comfortable.
By: Matt Johnson
January 24, 2011
The Newport is a leather upper, this is a nylon webbing, which makes this more ideal to wear around water and wet conditions. Dry's faster too.
June 19, 2010
August 28, 2011
Extremely comfortable. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Keens means well
August 13, 2011
I returned my pair of Newports as they were unraveling at the side supports where the "Keen label is displayed. I could see once the failing stitching final gave up the sandals would fall apart. To bad I really love the sandals very comfy and capable anywhere. So much for having your stuff made in China, perhaps a American worker would have seen that the thread used was maybe to small for the support needed in that area of the sandal. Would I pay a few bucks more to see the sandals made in America ? Hell yes. We are not going to survive selling each other hamburgers. hope the replacement pair do well .backcountry handled the warranty I appreciate that, it will keep me coming back--- thanks
August 1, 2011
This is my replacement for an original Newport that lasted 5 years of abuse. I bought a 1/2 size smaller than the first as I felt that with wear they became a bit looser than I wanted. Now no stream or current has a chance at stealing my shoe.
August 4, 2011
I love the way these look and feel! They are super comfortable and stay on my feet very well! They are not the best to play in water with tiny rock moving around because they will get between your foot and sandals and are hard to get out, but if you are looking for protection and durability, these are perfect!
July 19, 2011
I got these in time to go to the Outer Banks in NC, a few weeks ago and wore them everyday I was there. Got them to wear on the beach but ended up wearing them out to the stores, lighthouses, ferry ride, fishing, kayaking and beach. Although the sand does collect in the toe. But your at the beach!! So you expect that. Since I have been home I put them on right when I get home from work and wear them most of the time on the weekends doing everything but going to church.
July 23, 2011
Excellent product....this is my second pair I do everything in these shoes
Hi everybody! I have a question about these sandals. Ya see
Hi everybody! I have a question about these sandals. Ya see I used to have a pair of Chacos. I say used to because I got rid of them. They hurt my feet terribly and all my outdoorsy friends said that Chacos were the only sandals I'd ever need. I did however like the Vibram soles on the Chacos. How are these compared to Chacos? I am going to spent the summer at the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.
December 1, 2009
I use the Keens for more hazardous situations. When I'll be in rocky areas or anytime that I might hit my toes on something. (I do it way too often.) Other than that I use the Chacos, especially if I'm going to be spending the day in a river or lake.
By: Matt Johnson
January 31, 2011
Chacos are maybe a little heavier, but you could use both these and the chacos for the same activities. The chacos' soles are replacable though.
One of my climbing parters uses these for approaching climbs and they've been super durable for her.
I personally DON'T fit the keens right but am wearing my chacos right now as I usually am. So maybe you'll be the other way around? one can hope....
By: A C
December 3, 2009
July 14, 2011
As a camp counselor I was all about the Chacos...that was until after a few days of wearing my Z2's my feet became really sore. Over the last few months this problem had come up more and more as I would wear my Chacos Fri-Sun and have sore feet until Wednesday. I had also grown tired of stubbing my toes and the occasional blister. With a friends suggestion I tried out the Newport H2's. So far so good. They fit like a glove and are incredibly comfortable out of the box. They do sweat my feet a little more than Chacos but the next time I'm wading and I slip I won't have a sore toe. On a side note I really like the India Ink/Rust color more than I thought I would. It kind of has a faded navy look to it.
I want to love these...
July 9, 2011
Unfortunately I have to return my second pair of H2's within a year due to the stitching coming out over the suede patch on the heals. I'm extremely disappointed because otherwise I like the sandals a lot, as they're really comfortable and practical in design. But if the stitching can't hold up to at least a year of active outdoor use then it's not worth my time or money. My first pair was last year's model and the stitching came out after about 6 months, whereas the new pair that came in the mail last month had the same problem after a month. It doesn't appear that Keen is making these any tougher.
July 1, 2011
These sandals were recommended to me by a gear expert and I couldn't like them any better! Took them on a 4 day river run, and the grip is amazing, both in the water and on terrain. They dry quickly, and feel "broken-in" the moment you start wearing them.
June 12, 2011
These sandals are very comfortable and don't take as long for the foot to adapt to as Chacos, but for river adventure especially, the soles are not as good. They seem to slip more than Chacos, so if you're looking for river shoes, you might consider the Chacos with the pro soles, otherwise, these babies are built for everything!
June 15, 2011
best casual shoes/ sandals I've ever had. They are great hiking, sailing and in the water or stream. The toe protection is key, as well as ventilation. They wear well. Pair #1 is still in good shape although sole is thinning after 3-4 years of use. If you have a wide foot order next 1/2 size up. I ordered pair #2 at my regular size as I couldn't read the size anymore and it was a little more snug then I wanted. My son is enjoying that pair
Great outdoor shoe!
May 24, 2011
These are amazing! I've used them for beach walks on the Oregon Coast, rock climbing and hiking In Larrabee State Park, and kayaking the puget sound. They have endured every bit of abuse i put on them like a champ! They show almost no signs of wear, even after being submerged in salt water, many times.
The heavy duty sandal
June 1, 2011
This is a comfortable and durable sandal. The toe makes this a great hiking sandal. The downside is that this is a hotter sandal. My feet sweat when I wear these, so I'd say if you strictly want something to wear while you hang in the backyard, there are better choices. Otherwise, this is a great sandal.
Site says 44 dollars and when I go to check out it says 94 dollars.
Site says 44 dollars and when I go to check out it says 94 dollars. Is it a sale or not?
I already have to pay duty on them when they get here at the cost so I have to pay for them twice anyway.
Do you ship to Dominica, West Indies.?
I'm looking for a black sandal in a nine us size. Thanks.
By: Stephen T. Earley
October 17, 2009
Contact customer service for the site to clarify this. Sometimes, there is a sale price advertised, but this is only for a particular color or size (and the dropdown "Select options" menu will tell you the price for each size and color available). They do ship out of country (I believe that you place the item in your basket and then check out, listing your address; or you can contact customer service).
October 31, 2009
Bomber Sandal, Get Fit Right
June 3, 2011
I took this sandal through the wringer down in the French Caribbean and it came out aces. It gives the protection of a full on shoe while utilizing great venting and semi-quick drying material. Be wary of sizing though. I am usually an 11.5 and it came out a bit big, so size 1/2 size down if need be.
May 15, 2011
incredibly versatile, comfortable, and great for almost all activities I can get into. These have become my favorite hikers. I climb in them. Paddling, beach, ..everything.
Mine have leather uppers instead of the webbing. I'm in hawaii and have these in salt water frequently and high sun exposure frequently. The leather color has faded, and the elastic tightening cord has stretched a little after a solid year of abuse.
They're on sale and I'm thinking of getting another just to have another color.
on my second pair
May 12, 2011
very nice for river use. good enough for portages. have even worn these quite a bit around town but feel they are not real dependable for demanding hiking. feet can slip and the openness on the sides give some rock, thorns and bugs to get a cheap shot in plus you may pick up a pebble etc for a free ride. my best gal loves hers also. the first pair i had ripped on the side during a mud hike....they were well used when it happened.
Some quality design issues
May 3, 2011
I bought a pair of these to take with me on a 6 day backpacking trip in Paria Canyon, AZ. The trail is essentially the river and they did well with all the water crossing aside from the common issue of rocks getting into your shoes...but my issue on these shoes is directed at the stitching on the ankle seems (the leather/synthetic joint on both sides of your ankle). It started coming out on the second day on hiking. Wasn't too impressed with how poorly that stitching lasted and by the end of the trip it was completely gone. They need to make this heel piece one solid piece of material (as they have done w/ a couple other models) because these seems just can't handle the movement put on them. Kinda weak Keen.... 2.5 stars
KEEN Newport H2
March 14, 2011
I have owned these for about a year and have no complaints about them. I have found them to be sufficiently supportive on mild hikes and day trips. They are great to wear when water is expected, river crossings or rafting and canoeing. I also wear them while taking casual bike rides because my feet can breath. The soles have a decent amount of traction, wet or dry.
These have continued to get more and more popular for a reason!
Bullet proof all terrain sandal
Raymond Barmore III
February 19, 2011
I have been wearing these sandals for at least 6 years and they are still my go to rugged sandals. The grip on slippery surfaces is adequate and the toe protection is like no other. The only down side I have found is when in moving water with loose stone at the bottom, it is not uncommon to get small stones in your foot bed. I still say these are excellent shoes. They are not the most attractive, but that is Keen's trademark.
January 23, 2011
I really like these sandals. I mean I REALLY like them. Great toe protection, easy to clip to a pack, good fit, and so much more. My only problems with them after a summer of wearing them almost every day (running a waterfront program on a tidal river) were sliding around in them a bit when they are wet (not too big of a deal) and they began to fall apart (webbing ripping off of the spandex material) after two months.
As I say, I used them just about everyday for an entire summer, but by the end of it they were pretty much destroyed. I tend to beat my shoes up quite a bit and they tend not to last very long, but I had hoped these would be different because the design is so good otherwise.
Is there a mens 7 available in the Keen Newport H2 sandal? I
Is there a mens 7 available in the Keen Newport H2 sandal? I am shopping for my 12 year old son. Youth 6 will be too small, but I think the mens 8 will be huge. Do they make a 7?
October 16, 2009
The Keen website says that the Newport H2 comes in a mens 7 (and 7.5), but it doesn't look like backcountry.com carries these sizes (you might want to contact them to confirm this). If you can't get this size here, you can likely find it somewhere else.
October 31, 2009
January 2, 2011
Pair #2 of these Keen sandals. Purchased a pair last summer for my hubby for our trips to Northern Wisc (lots of water activity!!). Our host LOVED them so much, I bought a pair for him this Christmas. QUALITY at an awesome price!
December 21, 2010
great tough sandal. I tride to stay away from the big fade of keen sandals. but i love these. these are tough and durable i never need to worrie where i am steppinp. they might start to smell just wash them or let them sit out, mine have never kept smelling.now this is the down fall i recently became a whitewater raftguide on the arkansas river, and after the season ended i am going to have to buy a new pair, but i am going to buy the same pair, i know they can hold up.
Keens Are the Best
November 5, 2010
There are four of us now, in the striped foot clan. We all wear Keens, all the time. They've been trekking in mountains, streams, snow and regular sidewalks too. For over a year, each pair is like new. WOW, best shoes ever. The laces sometimes wear out after a year of exclusive wear, but I hear they send you new ones free.
October 5, 2010
I've had a few pairs of these over the years and absolutely love them for hiking in wooded, wet and rocky environments. They're incredibly comfortable and the toe coverage is great for klutzes like me who kick things on a daily basis. They don't get a 5 stars only because I've found that if your feet get really sweaty or wet they can sometimes slide around on the footbed. When that happens you'll find that the toe cap gets crowded quickly.
I'd also stay away from any really sandy environments due to, once again, the toe cap. I was walking to Horseshoe Bend in Arizona and with every step more sand got stuck in there. Heavy and very uncomfortable I had to take the sandals off every 50 feet or so to clean them out.
Great for Water Parks
October 13, 2010
I have a pair of Newport H2 Sandal's and I love them I wear them everywhere I go especially to the water park that is in our city!
Instead of the so called water shoes you can buy these are very comfortable when walking around on the hot concrete of the park. I also don't worry about them when riding down any one of the water slides without worrying about getting them wet.
These shoes are not just for hiking and white water but for everyday use as well!
You can't go wrong with these!!
August 16, 2010
I looked into these types of shoes for months, and couldn't find anything that compares to these. I have been everywhere in them. Hiking, backpacking, repelling. They offer nice ventilation while hiking in the heat. You don't have to think twice when trying to cross a stream. They offer great toe protection while repelling. Awesome shoe for all conditions. No need to take carry extra shoes on hikes anymore, these cover all your bases! Love them
i typically wear a size 11 should I order the 11.5
i typically wear a size 11 should I order the 11.5
By: carl conner
July 18, 2009
Hi. I wear an 11 dress shoe and an 11.5 athletic/running shoe with socks of course. I purchased an 11.5 in the Keen H2 and they fit perfectly.
November 11, 2009
August 9, 2010
I bought these for my man he loves them, very tough. Great for boating, fishing, rafting, just about anything. And comfortable.
August 1, 2010
I purchased these for me and my husband, went with someone's recommendation to get get a half size up. Great for swimming/walking the dogs. Very comfortable.
I purchased the rust/indian ink sandal they appear a bit brighter online than in person. In person they are more Grey looking.
August 1, 2010
Kind of cringed at the price, but got a great deal here. My husband seems to love his. He hates all sandals but these, because he doesn't have to show his toes. He wore them for our entire vacation.
July 19, 2010
I bought these for my boyfriend, he loves them.
I also have a pair of women's. They are great for boating, rafting, fishing, camping, and just about anything else. Very durable.
Super comfy, has saved my toes many times
July 9, 2010
I've had these for just over a year now and they have been amazing, they have been used for lighter day hikes in the rockies, backpacking in asia for 4 months and everything in beetween from daily wear to mountain biking, they have been on my feet for almost everyday of the past year and have covered what must be hundreds of kms. The most comfy sandals i've ever owned, not one blister ever! My only complaint is they did not last, after just a year the stitching has come loose around the ankles and the neoprene liner has all but disentegrated in the same spots, maybe I was just too hard on them :(
June 29, 2010
shoes are everything I had hoped for, very comfortable and good to wear everyday
The Woes of Big Feet
June 28, 2010
Let me start by saying I love this shoe. I've swam, hiked, gardened, and kicked around in them. They're really comfortable, slide right on and off, and fit like a glove.
The problem is I have big feet (I wear a 14 in the Newport H2s) and the stitching on the ankle supports keeps coming out. I've gone through two pairs in two months, I don't think I'm going to replace them again. I had the same problem with every pair of Teva's I owned. I don't know if it's the way my ankles roll when I walk or if the shoes themselves need extra stitching for the shoe size I wear, but this is consistently a problem for me.
So, if you wear a "normal" shoe size, I highly recommend the H2.
June 18, 2010
I love these shoes! I use them for kayaking and they are great on the slippery rocks in the river. Also great for fishing trips and for the boat. All around great shoes.
Write your question here... Any suggestions on wide, stiff soled,
Write your question here... Any suggestions on wide, stiff soled, hiking sandles? I really like the look & concept of the Salomon Tachamphibian but hear they're more like a B or C width. I need at least a EE. The Keen Newport seems right too but I'm too clumsy to go up a half size or full size just to get the width I need.
July 5, 2009
These aren't super stiff - more than a sneaker, less than a hiker. But Keen's tend to run wide, which is why I like them. The toe box is designed to be roomy, also - which I also like. On sizing, I usually wear 11.5 to 12, got a twelve (on a past experience with another Keen model), and could have stuck with an 11.5. These are nice sandals for my wide feet.
March 17, 2010
Do NOT recommend
June 16, 2010
Very disappointing. The stitching began to come out of the heel strap the second time I wore them. I paid too much for these sandals to have problems of this sort.
Great All Around Sandal
June 13, 2010
I've used these sandals for adventure races, and they perform great on trails and in the canoe. After an unexpected run through the swamp, my trail shoes were toast, and I ran the remainder of the race in these (not the recommended use though). My feet were fine and had no blisters. I have one complaint though. After less than a year, the seal on the heal began to fail which means no more waterproofing. However, the sandal is still usable and is great around town and to class.
June 3, 2010
What's a man to do as the dog days of summer approach and his tired, wide, feet are pleading for some relief from the prisons in which they've been held captive for lo these many years. What's he to do when he knows he's a klutz who stubs his toes more often than a grade school ballerina; and when he knows he'd love to wear the same shoes day after day and just wash and dry them overnight. Buy Newport H2s -- that's what -- and rejoice!
May 21, 2010
My husband loves these! He does everything from water rafting to hiking to just casual wear in them. Only downfall is they do take a while to dry.
Keen Newport H2's
May 17, 2010
Great for light hikes, water, and even the street. They are hard to beat. The footbed controls stink for a couple weeks, but after that, look forward to smelly feet from these puppies. Still love them after a year.
Great All Around Sport Sandal
March 23, 2010
I bought this for a trip to Puerto Rico to climb through the rain forest in and I was not let down! They held grip on the wet slippery rocks, they dried quickly, and even brand new, not broken in I had no blisters after the 7.5 hour hike. I also noticed all 8 of the rain forest guides had the same or a slightly older model of these. They agreed whole-heartedly that they are the best and by far most durable. Since Puerto Rico, I have found these useful at and around base camp on rock climbing trips, bike riding around town (again the sole has stellar grip on the pedal) and a quick slip on to take my 3 crazy boxer dogs out on morning walks. I will for sure recommend these to anyone!! I did follow the sites recommendation and order a 1/2 size larger and they fit like a glove!
February 15, 2010
these shoes are awesome. they are very comfortable and wear well. they are my favorite pair of hiking shoes that i have ever owned. they do well in any weather. what else can i really say besides i would recommend them to anyone.
KEEN Newport H2 Sandal - Men's
January 12, 2010
These sandals are amazing...They are great for messing around or even for a mellow hike...I bought them using http://www.dronggo.com
How do the sizes run in Keen's I wear a 14 in North Face
How do the sizes run in Keen's I wear a 14 in North Face shoes but a 13 in Nike do they run true to size?
April 30, 2009
I wear 13s in Nike sneakers and take a 13 in Keens.
By: Matt Johnson
February 16, 2011
I wear a size 9.5-10 in most footwear, running with the 9.5 in the more 'quality' brands. I have a pair of Keen snoe boots that run true but I just received the sandals in a 10 and they are tiny. I will return them for a 10.5 maybe 11.
I hope this helps.
May 11, 2009