KEEN, the family-owned footwear brand founded in 2003, is ‘on a mission to make outside inclusive and accessible to all’ and has revealed its AW22 Performance Hiking collection, including rugged boots and shoes. Offering a combination of lightweight performance and comfort, the new Circadia (Mid £115, Low £105) is a classically styled everyday hiker with the brand’s benchmark protection and durability.
With KEEN’s classic original fit, roomy in the toe box and with a notched-in back for additional Achilles comfort, the Circadia is comfortable straight from the box. KEEN’s time-tested toe bumper, distinctive underfoot cushioning and high traction outsole provide reliable protection and support.
Circadia is constructed with a waterproof performance mesh and premium, environmentally preferred leather upper. As with all other leather products in the KEEN collections, this is sourced from LWG-certified tanneries that operate on a closed loop basis to reduce water and energy usage, an industry gold standard that eliminates waste water.
The upper has been further treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent that is safe, effective at repelling water and dirt and non-toxic. Inside, a pesticide-free Eco Anti-Odor treatment uses only natural materials to break down odour in sweat, eliminating pesticides and biocides from going into the environment.
A KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane gives comfort and climate control even in inclement conditions, whilst a high rebound PU midsole with arch support offers long lasting cushioning. Speed lace webbing allow a secure and snug fit, with KEEN’s distinctive heel capture system offering a locked in that preventions friction and heel lift on difficult terrain.
A high traction TPR outsole features aggressive 5mm multi-directional lugs for second to none traction on rough terrain, whilst a high abrasion rubber toe cap is not only a brand signature‘ but also gives added durability and protection against rocks, root and debris.
In October 2021, Good Housekeeping awarded the brand the Good Housekeeping 2021 Sustainability Innovation Award for its Detox the Planet initiative that keeps perfluorochemicals (PFCs) and per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) out of its footwear.
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