KEEN PRODUKTE: COMFORTABLE - BUT SAFE!
When Keen was launched in 2003, it all began with the question of whether a comfortable sandal was also suitable for outdoor sports and whether it could also protect the toes despite its light-footedness. The answer was provided by the "Newport Sandals": a clear yes! The meanwhile legendary outdoor sandal was airy and lightly constructed around the foot, but protected the toes very well thanks to a stable plastic cap. In the meantime, this toe cap is equipped with a patent, Keen's trademark and sales argument in one. And not just for sporting use: outdoor sport is still the shoe manufacturer's hobbyhorse, but the company has gradually expanded its portfolio. Today, Keen also manufactures special safety shoes for dangerous workplaces and, thanks to its unusual design, can also be found in the lifestyle segment.
KEEN OUTDOOR - MILLION STEP COMFORT
Keen was initially based in California, but moved to Portland in 2006. Symbolically, the area is known for its many outdoor activities in the vast forests of the state of Oregon. Keen was not only interested in innovative solutions and product optimizations at the beginning of the company's history. To this day, the company has carried out intensive research in order to use the best materials and technologies for extensive outdoor adventures.
In addition to waterproof leather goods, airy mesh fabric and extremely hard-wearing rubber soles, it is above all the cushioning properties of the insole that drive Keen wearers to new experiences over the years. After all, Keen guarantees that this damping will still function optimally even after a million steps. The brand has developed step by step into one of the most successful outdoor shoe manufacturers in the world and is still on its way to the top thanks to its product diversity.
AT A GLANCE
- Foundation Year: 2003
- Company Founder: Rory Fuerst
- Company Headquarters: Portland (USA)
- Number Of Employees: Not Specified
- Annual Turnover: not specified
- Website: keenfootwear.com
- Sports: Outdoor
3 GOOD REASONS FOR KEEN
- In-house Production: Keen continues to produce in its own factories in Portland, using only the best materials.
- Awards: Shortly after the company was founded, Keen was awarded prizes for its innovative toe cap.
- Fairness: Keen's brand culture has always been characterized by social commitment and the pursuit of sustainability.
KEEN STORE ONLINE AT KELLER SPORTS
By the way, Keen does not define any limits for the outdoor concept - you can see this from the selection of Keen shoes at Keller Sports. Whether you're walking along rugged alpine slopes, wading through a river, or just working in your own garden, Keen shoes always give you security and a comfortable feeling. In addition to outdoor sandals, we also offer high-functional hiking shoes and boots for young and old. Also in our program: The "Uneek" shoes made of only two cords and one sole, which cut a good figure in nature as well as in the city.
KEEN: STEP BY STEP INTO A BETTER WORLD
Keen was one of the first companies to become actively involved after the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, when the annual advertising budget of one million US dollars was stopped and invested in immediate aid on the ground and in other aid projects in the future. More than 15 million US dollars have already been invested in social projects. According to Keen himself, however, this was only the beginning.
KEEN EFFECT - SOCIAL VALUES IN MOTION
Just like Keen's social commitment, environmental protection is firmly anchored in the company's philosophy. Keen is a member of several environmental protection associations and cooperates with various organisations that monitor sustainable production in the outdoor segment. In addition, the company tries to produce as resource-conservingly as possible. Keen created his "Kanteen" at the headquarters in Portland to ensure that the employees don't miss out in all this commitment. In this company restaurant the team can enjoy fresh dishes prepared with local ingredients every day. People like to eat there. Best in Keen's shoes, too.