poor quality stitching
A great compromise between more open designed sandals (like Chacos) and shoes.
The added toe protection, heel strap and over the foot webbing, while reducing drainage, are great for hiking. Which is exactly what I like when I am on the river.
Unfortunately, the stitching on these sandals is pretty low quality. I've gone through 2 pairs of this sandal in 2 seasons. Both times the stitching on the heel straps has come apart. Fortunately, Keen has pretty good customer service. I'm now waiting on my 3rd pair which will have the one-piece, leather heel design. I've given up on the nylon Newports...