The Versatrail: KEEN’s New 10 Ounce Hiking Shoe

My first glimpse of the Versatrail was seeing instagram photos from home, as outdoor gear enthusiasts posted photos during the Outdoor Retailer show.  The KEEN Versatrail hiking shoe definitely has a great look, and is available in men's, women's, and even kid sizes.  What about fit and performance? I've been testing out a pair the past few weeks, and have been quite happy with them.  Here's my overall review of the Versatrail, KEEN's new lightweight hiking shoe. KEEN Versatrail ~ New Lightweight Hiking Shoe   The great thing about an attractive, lightweight shoe like the Versatrail is how versatile it is.  (See what I did there?  Oh wait... maybe it's what KEEN did there...)  I love having a low height, easy on, comfortable shoe with a great tread like this for everyday casual wear. I may not be fortunate enough to have a hike on the day's agenda.   But in theory, if the opportunity spontaneously arose, I'D BE READY.   I believe that's called "adventure ready". … [Read more...]

Back to School Shoes from Keen ~ Harvest MJ

Whether you long for it, or dread it (or a little bit of both), it's that time of year again to get kids geared up to head back to school!  Ahhh... and along with that comes the big SHOE decision.  My daughter has been trying out a pair of Keen Harvest MJ [Mary Janes] - so take a look at this adorable and durable option. My family has had good experience with the quality of Keen products in the past.  An outdoor brand by nature, I love that their footwear is sturdy and intrinsically built for outdoor adventures, at any given time. Keen Harvest MJ   Keen has had the Harvest MJ style available for women for awhile now, in various fun colors and prints.  Now for back to school 2013, they also have two Harvest Mary Jane options in girls sizes: in Black Iris (shown above left), and Hot Coral (shown above right). From the product site: "Crafted of beautiful patterns and natural canvas, the adorable Harvest MJ is perfect for back to school or weekend outings. The easily … [Read more...]