Is there a Keen sandal with a velcro strap? I find the other strap type difficult to get over my heel in a hurry.
Lee,The Newport only comes with a velcro strap in the Kid's model. Keen does have a massive collection I'm sure you will find something that will give you the comfort you know and can quickly be slipped on. Please take a look at a few other Keen styles that may work for you.#1 choiceKeen Ormond - Similar to the Newport without a back, just slide and go!http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0245/KEEN-Ormond-Slide-Sandal-Womens.html?Keen Mystic - A little more rugged with a cliphttp://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0127/KEEN-Mystic-Sandal-Womens.html? Hermosa - Sporty shoe with velcro straps http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0250/KEEN-Hermosa-Shoe-Womens.html? Zerraport - Imagine Teva and Chaco have a kid built on a Newport solehttp://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0068/KEEN-Zerraport-Sandal-Womens.html? Erin Mary Jane - just throwing it in for comparison, cute Keen version of a Mary Jane http://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0281/KEEN-Erin-Mary-Jane-Shoe-Womens.html? Naples - a fun earthy looking sandal with a cliphttp://www.backcountry.com/store/KEN0180/KEEN-Naples-Sandal-Womens.html? Mahalo, Sumo
The Keen San Sebastian is a convertable mesh shoe/sandal. The elastic back heel strap can swing over the top of the shoe to allow it to be worn as an open-back, slide-style sandal. Fairly breathable, too. Or you can wear it with the heel strap in place for more security. Lots of flexibility and comfort!
[The San Sebastian tends to run true to size, so no need to order a half size up from your regular size like you might need to with the Newport or Venice.]
I have small-ish feet, and actually have bought the youth version of the Newports. If you wear a 6 in Women's, order a 4 youth, if you wear a 7, order the 5 youth, and if you wear an 8, get the 6 youth. That's as big as they come. But I normally wear the Keen women's size 7 and then youth 5 fit me great, are cheaper, and come in some funky colors! Good luck! The Ormond and the new Keen Whisper Slide might be a good choice too.