The Women's Newport Sandal by Keen is designed to perform in adverse conditions, the razor siped outsole and 3mm lugs provide excellent traction. In true Keen style the Newport is a true hybrid, the waterproof uppers withstand the abuse of saltwater and dirt, while providing supple comfort and stylish looks. You'll love wearing these for those great weekend bbq's- everyone gets so jealous of my Keen Newports.
The essential hybrid sandal.
|Activities:||Hiking, Beach, Sailing|
|Fit Tip:||We find this style runs about a 1/2 size small|
|Lacing:||elastic with cord lock|
|Lining:||AEGIS microbe shield treated hydrophobic mesh|
|Recommended Use:||anything on or around the water|
|Rubber:||Non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping|
|Sole:||carbon rubber, EVA, micro-suede|
|Upper Material:||waterproof nubuck leather|
|Weather:||Warm - sandals|
|Weight:||11.64 oz /330.58 g|
|Keen Newport H2 Sandals||$69.95 - $100.00|
|Keen Newport Sandal - New||$99.00|
Been wearing KEENs now for years, mostly the Newport! The Newport is a sensible, fun, practical, well made and long lasting shoe that I have worn day hiking, biking, teaching and living all day every day even in the winter.The bottom of the sole has decent grip for uneven and slippery terrain though the grip of bottoms do slowly wear. I switch to a KEEN Arroyo II for rough hiking or a Keen low top hiker in the winter when it is really cold and messy outside, be it around town or on the trail. The Newports as well as the Venice and Whispers also come in H2 versions with slightly lighter weight materials in the straps, making them dry out a bit faster than the non-H2s though ALL can get wet! .The Arroyo II has the same bottom as some of the hiking boots, with lots more grip, and though they don't look as if they can be used in water. I wore mine in the tropical Pacific even in the ocean, but don't expect the Arroyo II to dry out as fast as a Newport H2. . Only down sides of the Newports is eventually the grip of the sole wears down, and sand and small pebbles can get in and under your feet. Yet the Newport and Newport H2 remain my favorite of the KEENs and of any shoe!!! PS 66 years young!
I bought these and returned them only because I traded them for the ladies H2. My mom bought the H2 because of size selection so I tried hers on......wow, they were much lighter and a tad more comfortable. The bony protrusion on my ankle is low, and the strap on the Newports rubbed on it, the H2's strap sits lower therfore no rubbing. Had I never tried the H2's I don't think I would have had bad comments for the Newports either...just fell in love with the other. I can't comment on the actual long term comfort, as I haven't used them yet...awaiting a cruise in 2 weeks for use. Will be doing lots of water excursions....from other comments I anticipate comfy feet the entire time!!!
I agree with many others...choose a 1/2 size larger. This was true for mine and my childrens.
Bought mine in NY in 2007, have worn them eversince in Winter and Summer on land and in the sea with and without socks!! THE most comfortable footwear I have ever worn. Sadly the heels have become so worn that I need to get a new pair. Living in Ireland means the tax on importing here doubles the price!! Have bought a lighter version sandal and Keen enclosed shoes, my partner has Newports and shoes for men, my sons have them, I think they are that good!! Have been unable to get the Newport H2 navy in colour in my size here, anyone know of a supplier in Dublin Ireland where I can get them?
Thank you Keen!!!
When I first tried these on, I was not only concerned about their clunky appearance, but they where also not as comfortable as I expected. I started wearing them and the more I wore them, the more comfortable they became. The cushioned footbed became molded to my feet. The look has grown on me, too. I actually think they look cute on my foot. They do make my feet sweat, as I had read they would, but that is just the nature of barefeet in leather shoes, I'm sure. Bottom line... Very comfortable pair of shoes, great for wearing anytime! Glad I purchased them, and from BackCountry at that. Great sale price and fast shipping.
I love my new Keen Newport shoes!! I ordered a full size up and they are perfect. I wore them all day today. I had read they were not as comfortable as the H2 pair but I think they feel great. My son outgrew a H2 pair and I actually wear his pair all the time - but wanted my own because his are not really my size (too big).
This is the 4th pair of Keen's I have ordered and the first 3 fit perfectly...but not this sandal. I held it up sole to sole with my other shoes and this sandal is visibly shorter than the others. I am returning these for a 1/2 size bigger...unfortunately I will not be able to get the same color or style..I am going with the Venice H2. I love my other Keen's but I was disappointed that their sizing is inconsistent. I was really looking forward to wearing these.
Why is this one saying "sale" but none of the options are showing a sale price???