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The sea is a harsh mistress, so you need good shoes. Wear Keen's Newport H2 Sandals.

Even in a well-maintained boat sans holes, your chances of getting your feet wet are extremely good. Enter the Keen Newport H2 Sandal with a design that protects your toes and a non-marking sole to keep the deck clean. A fully synthetic upper puts hydrophobic material against your skin and keeps it dry. The Newport H2's hybrid shoe/sandal design is more comfortable than a full shoe and protects your foot better than a sandal. The unique anatomical outsole gives superb traction and support on sea and land, and an antibacterial footbed controls moisture and keeps the stank under control.

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1 5

Extremely unhappy

  • Gender: Male
  • Fit: Runs small

Do not believe for a minute that the H2 is true to size. I wear size 13 in every shoe I own. This includes a pair of Keens Newports and a pair of Keens Arroyo II's, both of which fit perfectly. The H2 is half an inch shorter than the original Newports I own and so tight I cant get my foot far enough into it to get the heel strap on. At best these supposed size 13 shoes are a 12.5
Unfortunately, as an overseas customer, the shipping costs involved in returning the shoes and getting a larger size posted back is in excess of the original purchase price.
Backcountry's response to my queries about the sizing has basically been "bad luck, not our problem." And my queries about the costs of returns was met with "You can try to email our returns department and might try and help you." 3 weeks later I am yet to get a response from the returns department.
This will probably be the last pair of Keens I buy and DEFINITELY the last purchase I make at Backcountry.

Responded on

David this doesn't sound like backcountry at all. Has all your correspondence been through email? I always use chat and just last week I had a sticky situation and they took care of me above and beyond my expectations.

5 5

One of My Best Purchases of All Time

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've had these sandals since summer 2009. The tread still looks good, and I've put A LOT of miles on them. I keep thinking that they'll wear out, but they just keep going like the energizer bunny.

Excellent stitching, amazing quality tread, super comfortable, excellent fit, and I run them through the wash (air dry) to reduce odor accumulation. They're a no brainer if you need a great pair of sandals.

Lately I've been walking 5 miles in them every other day (on pavement). It was initially a mistake wearing them on such a long walk, but it turned out to be a blessing. They actually started to feel better than sneakers over time. My legs and ankles have also also gotten stronger as a result (I'm 38). Who would a thought?

4 5

Kauai mud was great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I used these shoes in Kauai and they performed well in all aspects. I used them from climbing lava rock, climbing huge rocks, up and down steep mountains, swam in them and hiked through over 2 miles of muddy trails. They rinse out easy and grip great.

Kauai mud was great
5 5

Too comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I wish it was always summer. These shoes are simply too comfortable. I love them.

Would these be a good choice for a 15 day...

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Would these be a good choice for a 15 day adventure Vacation in Costa Rica in February?

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Hey Michael,

I took these down to Nicaragua for 2 weeks and they were perfect. I highly recommend trying them out for about a week beforehand, just to make sure they feel good and you don't get blisters. But I found them perfect for exploring jungle, beach and dusty, rocky trails.

5 5

Years of use and satisfaction.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've been wearing (and so has everyone in my family) these Keen Newport sandals for the past 4-6 years. I've worn them while white water rafting the Colorado in the Grand Canyon. I've worn them Scuba diving in Belize, Cozumel, and more. But also, I wear them hiking the Wasatch mountains in Utah during the summer. For summer hikes they're extremely breathable, and keep my feet dry and happy. I do get some pebbles in there, but with a shake of the foot they're gone.
These shoes have great grip. They're perfect for day hiking, swimming, or anything involved with water. They're extremely comfortable and will sometimes leave hilarious tan lines.

5 5

All around one of my favorites

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I got these at the beginning of the summer because I worked at a summer camp and open toed shoes (AKA my Chacos) could not be worn around camp.. it sucked but my program coordinator who had my job before me raved about these and I can see why. I LOVE THEM! I lead high ropes so I wore these when I was on any of the elements. You get them soaking wet walking through creeks or kayaking? no worries they will be dry before you know it. Hiking on the AT or just doing a day hike? they are very comfortable to hike in, and to be honest they are great. I had a cheap knockoff pair of these that were absolute crap and took 3 or 4 days to dry, these were a great change of pace. Me and my dad wear the same size shoe and I caught him wearing them the other day.. I put plenty of miles in them just since this early summer and I see many, many more in the foreseeable future. Oh also if they start to get nasty, no problem throw them in the washing machine and they are good as new.

5 5

Great Footwear for Paddling & Hiking

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I received my Keens back in June and was eager to wear them on a camping trip that included some rugged hiking. I wore my Vibrams for the 1st day of hiking. On the 2nd day, I wore my new Keens on an 7 mile hike. At the end of the day, my feet were not sore and my heels did not blister. I wear them kayaking a lot and they are great in the water.

Odor control is relatively good (meaning they do not stink as soon as my other shoes/sandals because, MAN, do my feet stink).

The stitching did give out on one of the sandals after about 2 months of nonstop summer activities, but the folks at Backcountry hooked me up with a replacement pair (they even picked up the UPS shipping).

I love these and would recommend them to anyone.

4 5

Keen H2 - Nothing has compared !

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Been buying at least a pair a year of the H2 since they came out. Call them the do everything shoe/sandle. They seem to run true to size and are capable enough for all activities.

What is the difference between the men's...

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What is the difference between the men's and women's versions of the KEEN Newport H2? I have a men's pair now, but I am a woman, so I can obviously wear either. I LOVE the men's one and worry that there will be some significant difference between the two. I would just buy another men's pair, but I like the colors of the women's shoes better.

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The main difference is the sizing. The men's are built on the generous side of D width and the women's on the generous side of B width. Additionally the men's are slightly higher volume and the women's have a slightly narrower heel.

Beware, these will fall apart.

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Here is my review the Newport H2 sandals. My advice to anyone who plans on buying them "after 12 months don't bother contacting Keen because they will tell you that you are on your own"

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The exact same thing happened to my keen's after about 2 years, even though they had had only light use. I'm going to try gluing the sole back on, since there is no more warranty coverage and the shoes are in otherwise excellent condition. They have a good product, but they need to use a better glue I think.

1 5

Stiching - literally an Achilles heel!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

They are very comfortable, look great, have nice toe protection, but they are no use, waste of money and a shame on KEEN. The stitching is so week, that any Walmart shoes would last longer than a pair of these. Huge disappointment ....

Responded on

Hey there, thanks for the review!
I suspect you probably received a defective pair! KEENS typically offer excellent construction! Feel free to give us a call or chat in and we can set up an exchange for you.

5 5

my little buddies

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Wearing these right now. what can I say in the summer this is all I wear. I have also hiked Central america in them. Had the side panels restiched in Nicaragua a year ago . Still going strong . about half a tread left. bury me in them please.

5 5

Great Shoes for the whole family!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

My whole family now owns these. We have have five pair. They have held up with my 6 year old twins and 13 year old as well. Great multi purpose shoe.

5 5

Great shoes for any activity

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I gave these shoes as a gift and he absolutely loves them. Whether using these in the water, hiking, or even simply just using around town these shoes are amazing. Great traction, very durable, very comfortable, and fairly true to size. One complaint I have heard is that they get a tad smelly with use, but they are easy to clean with a quick cycle in the washer.

3 5

Adequate depending on the job

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

First off, I can't say that these were not comfortable, because they were, as long as you wore a sock with them. I initially started testing them for a long beach hike (Lost Coast, CA) by wearing them around the neighborhood walking the dog. They were relatively comfortable without socks, but I think anything longer than 2 miles would start to get a bit too clammy for my taste. Also, I think a hike longer than that could potentially start to create hot spots.
Next, I tried them while wearing socks...nice, comfortable, could hike/wear them for hours or all day use. Felt like an air-ry light hiking shoe.
My plan was to wear them down the beach for a 26 mile hike along the surf. I was going to be wearing some sort of water sock (ended up being the NRS Hydroskin), and I was hoping this combination would make for a great "forget what you're wearing" shoe along the tides.
Well, it didn't take long for myself and brother, who was wearing the same shoe, to realize we'd made a huge mistake. Within a hundred yards or so there was quite a bit of sand in the shoe...okay, no big deal. Within a couple miles we'd stopped so many times to take the rocks/pebbles/rough sand/etc out of our shoes we were getting pretty annoyed..... Okay, just deal with it we thought.
After some time our feet eventually got wet. Well, this just added to the problem, as now very course sand was sticking everywhere to the shoes and our feet...washing them off was pointless.
By the end of the trip, both our feet were significantly tender, raw in spots, and blistered from trying to adjust foot position/stride to minimize soarness.
Again, they were comfortable under non-sandy/wet conditions. They also did not fall apart, or show any signs of it, after a difficult three-day hike is conditions that we thought would make them fail if they were going to.
These would be great on a boat or at the pool, but those don't apply to me, so I'll be returning them.

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Yes, they are useless at the beach, they fill up with sand and grind your toes up. But for wet/ no sand they are great.

What's the difference between Men's Keen�...

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What's the difference between Men's Keen� Newport H2 Sandals and Men's Keen� Newport Sandals (non-H2 version)?

Responded on

The biggest difference you will notice between the Newport and the Newport H2 is that the Newport is made with a waterproof leather upper with an anti-microbial Aegis microbe shield liner where the H2 has a polyester webbing upper with Aegis Microbe shield.

5 5

My family loves them

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

My wife and I bought a pair and we liked them so much we bought them for our twins. Great toe protection and comfort for light hiking and every day wear.

2 5

Very disappointed

Dont get me wrong I loved these at first, but after only 5 days of use, the second layer of fabric was already tearing a bit from the seams on the top strap on each shoe. So now I am trying to get a refund from KEEN

Responded on

I got exactly the same problem, took them for vacation and got heavily disappointed. The fabric/material combination is a shame on KEEN quality and image

Responded on

Yeah I totally agree. But they were very good about a refund. They gave me what I bought them for to use as in store credit, and they let me keep the old ones. I got a pair of waterproof keen hiking shoes now and they are amazing and extremely durable

4 5

Great Sandals

So far so good. I have worn these a few times and they are very comfortable. I went a 1/2 size down for what its worth. Love the large toe protector!

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