The Keen Venice Sandal for Women in Brindle/Purple Sage will take you from the beach scene to mountain streams, providing exceptional traction on mixed terrain. This waterproof sandal includes an open strapping system for outstanding ventilation. A streamlined, grippy outsole gives you a lighter ride from surf contest to trailhead.
Featuring an open strapping system and streamlined outsole, the Women's Venice H2 Shoe by Keen allows great ventilation and a light ride while providing exceptional traction on mixed terrain.
Lightweight, open-air rugged sandal.
|Fit Tip:||We find this style runs about a 1/2 size small.|
|Lining:||Hydrophobic quick dry mesh|
|Rubber:||Non-marking rubber outsole|
|Upper Material:||waterproof leather upper|
|Weight:||9.65 oz / 274 grams|
|Keen Venice H2||$56.97 - $95.00|
|Keen Venice Sandal - New||$94.00|
|Keen Venice Hybrid Sandal||$94.99|
|Keen Venice H2 Sport Sandal||$64.95 - $94.99|
I bought these shoes to wade in streams as well as a summer hiking boot to let my toes breathe in the summer. As water shoes, they're ok, but I had hoped the material would be a bit more breathable. I find that after I am done in the water, it takes forever for the material to dry leaving my feet a bit swampy and prune-y for the rest of the day until I take my feet out of them and let me feet air dry. After I air dry my feet, they're ok.
As for summer hiking boots, they're great! The straps are really helpful if you are running around or if you are just walking. Tightening the straps also really helps with stability while wading through rocks in a stream.
As for the size, my feet are only slightly on the wider side. I purchased the normal 6.5 that I usually buy with other shoes and they fit well. It felt a little loose at first, but adjusting the straps really helps with that!
I wear these EVERY day of the summer as an expedition guide! Whether I'm on the river, in a cave, or out hiking these save my feet all the time. I watch all the other guides wear Chacos and their toes come out bleeding every day. I love the toe protection on these and the fact that I can have my feet in the water and when I bring them out I don't have to deal with shoes that stay soaking wet. Who wants pruned feet or foot rot when you've been hiking through a cave all day?
The only thing I can possibly say I don't like is that they are kinda heavy when I am trying to swim and don't really help me out if I'm trying to swim a rapid to get to a customer in distress.
I followed the keen website's advice to get a .5 size up, that they run small. But i found that they were just a half size to big. If you want the ball of your foot and the heel in the right place buy your size. They are fairly wide, and stretch a bit. My size (6) not 6.5 fits very comfortably. Had to return the first pair, but back country was great and very quick (even the free shipping) Love my shoes, wear them every day. Only problem, my feel seem to smell a bit, something about sandals make my feet smell. But, I can waer the shoes through the day, no feet problems.
This is my 3rd pair of Keen shoes. They by far are my favorite brand, they hold up well, give great support and protection.
I have received many compliments on the Venice Sandals. I have traveled quite a lot this summer and everywhere I went ladies were asking me about my shoes.
There is no break in time needed, take them out of the box and put them on and go! I find all Keens to be true to size, I wear a 7, and a 7 is what I get!
This is my first pair of these and I can't wait to buy another! I've pretty much wore them nonstop since I received them. They are exremely comfy- absolutely no blisters or rubbing.I wore them everyday on a seven day trip hiking through the redwoods, trekking on the beach, camping and sightseeing without a single issue. Do usually wear an 8 1/2 but a 9 fits perfect! Black olive/surf spray a great color and is true to the pic. My advice...get some!
I really want to LOVE these shoes but I did have to return my first pair after a one-week hike in/around Lake Michigan and Lake Superior trails.
The sole of the shoe and the foot bed separated due to a poor glue product. I'm on my second pair after a painless exchange at backcountry.com, but I have yet to wear the new pair. Fingers crossed that they hold up better.
In action, they felt great, they helped me grip some pretty slippery rocks and were otherwise fabulous. I apologize KEEN, but I can't give these a higher rating.
They are really nice sandals; however, I found them to be just too hot for me. I tried them several times before sending back. Really, really wanted them to work as I loved the look, but for the kind of money invested I really needed to be able to use the sandals more. Thanks for the no hassle return!