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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gears : Keen Uneek Footwear

Keen Uneek is a durable and stylish outdoor sandal made from two cords and a sole. I've been using it for weeks now - on travels and in running errands around the city.  I can't express enough how comfortable it is.  I can hardly feel the cords when I  move, which was my initial concern because I tend to wander a lot :P. I was worried the cords or strap at the back might cause friction on my skin.  Fortunately, after a short break-period of a day or two, it now feels like it's part of my foot. At a  weight of 252 grams, it's very light and easy to move with (doesn't weight that much inside your bag too!).

It comes in various colors for men and women (check here). Mine is Gargoyle/Bright Chartreuse (I just call it baby yellow :)) Its design is a nice cross between girly and tough,  is easy to pair with neutral color clothing. 

If you're always on the go and don't want any fuss on the laces, its locking system is an advantage. There's a cord at the instep and you just need to pull it to secure. Also notice that your toes are partially covered and there's some space  in the front area of the sole under your toes, providing stub protection.  If you're a little uncoordinated or get easily distracted like me, you can appreciate how important this is. :) 

Keen Uneek is an ideal footwear for travelers  who love getting acquainted to a place by walking and for outdoor lovers looking for a bit of adventure on the trails. It's the footwear you can rely on for hours of walking around the city and on short nature hikes. I'm also interested to see how it fairs on wet surfaces such as waterfalls and rivers but I haven't had the chance to test it.  For water activities, I recommend Keen Venice H2 which I've used on waterfalls trekking. It's a women's sandal, for guys, there's Newport H2.

Here's a  closer look on Keen Uneek. You can also find user reviews on YouTube, just run "Keen Uneek" on the search button. :)

Product Information :
Keen is a brand from the US and it's heartwarming to know that the people behind it has helped with the relief efforts for typhoon Yolanda survivors, donating 30,000 pairs of shoes last year. Story here
Weight per shoe: 8.9 oz/252.3 g
Category: Casual, Outdoor
Activity: City, Beach
Weather: Warm 
Upper: Polyester braided cord
Lining: N/A
Rubber: Non-marking rubber outsole
Price : Retails around 5,000-6,000 PHP (will post the actual price soon) 

Where to  buy Keen in the Philippines? 
R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street, Taguig 
R.O.X. Marquee Mall, Pampanga
R.O.X. Camp John Hay, Baguio
R.O.X. Ayala Center, Cebu
R.O.X. Centrio, Cagayan de Oro
Res | Toe | Run Palawan
Res | Toe | Run Avenue Square, Naga
Landmark Trinoma, Quezon City (Ground Floor, Men's Sportswear)
Royal Sporting House Festival Mall, Muntinlupa

Website and Online store (for buyers in the US) : Keen
Keen Philippines Facebook Page : Keen Footwear PH 

Disclosure : 
This post is a collaboration with Keen Footwear PH.



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