stem_cell wrote a review of KEEN Newport Sandal - Men's on July 19, 2004
The important stuff...fits true to size, high quality workmanship, good traction in the wet stuff, holds up well to salt and freshwater use, comfortable for light hiking and appears to wear well after 80 hours of use. Sometimes there is a little black residue on the toes, but that's because I can unabashedly kick balls, rocks, stop car doors in the wind, etc. with that great toe protection. My only question mark is the durability of the soft anatomic footbed, I am getting some wear and tear as my feet grind some of the inevitable sand and debris that gets trapped between the ball of my foot and the footbed. For more docile activities around the house I wear good ol' flip-flops but I love the fact that in the great outdoors smashed toes are now a thing of the past. At this point, I give it a hearty two thumbs up!