Pull on the KEEN Women’s Whisper Sandal before you take on the white caps at the Royal Gouge. Keen gave this sandal a heel strap and quickdraw elastic cord to ensure you don’t lose your sandals when you step into rushing water. The polyester webbing with antimicrobial treatment prevents your feet from smelling like a river bed when you’re back at camp, and KEEN’s patented toe protection prevents underwater debris from slowing you down. The EVA footbed keeps your dogs comfortable for the long haul, and the grippy rubber sole helps you stay upright on slippery surfaces.
- Enjoy adventures in and out of the water with this technical sandal
- Synthetic webbing for durability and quick drying comfort
- Toe Guards protect feet from rough terrain
- Elastic drawcord closure for a secure fit and easy on and off
- EVA midsole offers cushioning and support
- Rubber sole for durability and reliable traction
- Item #KEN0244
What do you think about this product?
May 2, 2019
Friend recommended these after wearing them to Havasupai Falls and loved it. They fit perfectly, true to size, They'll be great for hiking since they have a good grip, are waterproof and they protect your toes if you're a clutz and bump your toes on everything.
May 2, 2019
These are a great shoe, they are super comfy and great for a light hike, or just a day where is is warm and you have a lot of walking going on. Super cute too!
April 29, 2019
I love these
I love how comfortable these shoes are, and the protection your toes have, but I have gone through two pair in less that two years. My last pair fell apart on me during a 22 mile river trip. I bought them in May 2018, come April 27, 2019 my straps were pulling out of the sole. I wish the straps were not glued into the sole. They don't last long.
November 5, 2018
I have been on quite a few hikes and It feels pretty comfy! I noticed once it was rubbing on my ankle and i was worried about a blister, but never did get one. Good water hiking shoe!!!
August 29, 2018
These sandals are so comfortable. They fit true to size and are so versatile. I would definitely recommend these to someone looking for a good pair of water shoes.
July 28, 2018
Great! All around
The sandals are fantastic. I do not have a wide foot and i was able to wear them out of the box no issue on a 4 mile walk. I purchased my normal size. Backcountry was great as well. My package was delivered to the wrong address by UPS but they overnighted a new pair. Couldn't be more pleased overall.
July 9, 2018
These shoes are great. They're so versatile. Great shoes for small hikes with streams, the beach, casual summer use, gardening. I love these shoes, they're super comfortable and easy to clean. They're soft but are supportive. They don't look too "sporty" either - they're still cute while being practical.
May 15, 2018
Most versatile shoe
My wife loves these! She buys a new pair for each kid each year (both because they grow out of them and because they wear them so much) and now has gotten one for herself. She wears them on hikes, in the water, and around town. They are quick, easy, comfortable, have fantastic traction, and the color choices are great.
March 14, 2018
I needed a pair of sandals that can be worn in water and still protect my toes from rock damage in the water and on the trails. These are perfect!
March 7, 2018
I bought these because I wanted something less than a tennis shoe but more than a flip flop for our Canada trip. This pair of sandals is exactly that. They are stylish, durable, and the colors are beautiful ( bought the raven/rose). Initial impressions for support are promising. True to size. Can't wait to pack them in my suitcase!
October 24, 2017
I bought these as a gift for a family member who needs great support and comfort - these were a hit. she says she never wants to take them off! True to size and so many fun color ways to choose from
August 17, 2017
I bought these as a gift my niece. Keen water sandals never disappoint!
July 31, 2017
As a gift!!!
When your friend has a birthday always will be great to give it on pair of Keen.
July 13, 2017
Best Sandals I've Worn
Bought these as a gift for my mom and she loves them! She said they're super soft as opposed to some water sandals that can be rough against your feet and that they're the most comfortable water shoes she's every worn! She wears a size 9 and these fit true to size.
June 19, 2017
Super comfy and practical
No need to break these sandals in. They are ready to go right out of the box. Very versatile for hiking, around town or in the water. They dry quickly and are easy to clean if they get dirty. The only problem I can see is that the one with a white footbed show dirt more readily then the darker footbed. However, they are super easy to clean up. Great all around sandal.
April 27, 2017
Gave as a gift
Unfortunately they were a bit too big so I gave them to my boyfriend's daughter. She loves them. Wears them running errands as well as our weekend hiking adventures. I'll be ordering my own pair as soon as I can.
April 5, 2017
So comfy and durable!
They're not the most aesthetically pleasing but I love these shoes. Super comfortable, great traction; they beat any other sandle for day hiking. Perfect camp shoes. My only complaint with these are that if you get them wet, expect them to be wet for at least 12 hours.
January 11, 2017
These are perfect water shoes. They are SO comfortable. Perfect for working and exploring around water. The grip is great, and they don't ever feel sloppy when wet. They fit true to size.
December 19, 2016
Wore these to the beach, comfortable and like the band width look compared to the original.
September 19, 2016
These sandals are so comfy. I love them. I would recommend them.
December 21, 2015
Do these dry quickly?
December 21, 2015
Cali, Yes! They dry very quickly. More questions? Just call or email me, directly.
April 14, 2014
I'm planning a 20 miler through buckskin...
I'm planning a 20 miler through buckskin gulch & this time of year, sections of it are waste deep in water. I really don't want to carry two pairs if shoes if possible. Will these hold up?
April 14, 2014
Although it's wet and muddy (and frickn' awesome!), Buckskin Gulch isn't particularly technical. I wear sandals all the time backpacking and if your are comfortable wearing these with a light pack, they shouldn't be a problem in Buckskin. I would, however, recommend a pair of neoprene socks to go with it. That will keep out the sand and other debris and keep you from getting sand abrasions. And if it is cold, they will help with that too. I'm jealous!!!
April 15, 2014
Howdy Moe! I agree with Patrick! Neoprene socks are probably a great idea. I've taken these sandals camping a few times here in Utah and also out and about in rivers when paddleboarding. In sandy, gritty, rocky environs it is pretty easy to get small pebbles in the shoes. You may even consider something that offers a little more protection like these: http://www.backcountry.com/keen-gallatin-cnx-sandal-womens http://www.backcountry.com/teva-refugio-water-shoe-womens
August 27, 2013
Why do you advertise this shoe at $11.99...
Why do you advertise this shoe at $11.99 and then when I click on it to choose size, color, etc. the price is $67.46 and up to $90 . I am an 80 year old who has problem feet though I still try to do a lot of walking despite having had both knees replaced. I have been told that these shoes are the best but Social Security does not take into consideration the cost of such shoes today. I was overjoyed when I saw the advertisement and then so very disappointed when I saw the actual price. Not fair to advertise and then not so!
Ida B. Blumberg
August 27, 2013
Hi Ida, I can't imagine where you saw these shoes advertised for $11.99, but if you have a link or can give them the site where you saw that price, it might help to call customer service @ 800-409-4502 and see if there's anything they can do for you. You'll find them to be very helpful and as accommodating as they possibly can be. Backcountry is a class act. Hope this helps.
August 29, 2013
I don't know about the pricing issue, and I hope to buy one of the Keen shoes soon. But, Ms. Blumberg....if you want the best cushioned shoe out there, give the Asics Gel a try. I have both hips replaced, am a walker, and these shoes give wonderful cushion. They're a running shoe, but still have wonderful support.
June 8, 2013
Could you tell me which stores in Regina,...
Could you tell me which stores in Regina, SK sell Keen sandals?
June 18, 2013
Hi Bonnie, I would recommend contacting KEEN direct to get a list of their authorized dealers in your area. We unfortunately do not have a list here!
May 20, 2012
Write your question here...Does this sandal...
Write your question here...Does this sandal provide as good foot protection as the Newport? I have had a couple foot injuries this year (fifth metatarsal area) and would like to make sure that the sandal will protect.
May 21, 2012
Hey Wen, The Whisper does not have the same protection as the Newport, KEEN made the Whisper for people with narrow feet (B width). If you need a lot of protection even more than the Newport look at the Arroyo, this is our most supportive sandal. Jerry
June 23, 2011
Write your question here...I am debating...
Write your question here...I am debating between the Newport H2 and the Whisper. I want them for street walking everyday, walking on the beach (yes this includes right in the water) and some moderate hiking. Which of these is best for these activities?
June 23, 2011
I can't speak to the newports, but these Keens do great job with everything you mentioned.
June 27, 2011
Hey Natasha, The Newport has more support than the Whisper and would be better for all day hiking and walking. You will find the Newport runs a little small, so go up a half size and it also runs wider then the Whisper. The Newport is a C width and the Whisper is a B width. Jerry
April 1, 2011
If I am a size 9 in the Keen Coronado,...
If I am a size 9 in the Keen Coronado, would I be a 9 in these sandals?
April 22, 2011
Yes. Keen runs pretty true to size from one Keen to another Keen.
April 30, 2011
I wear a 6, but I ended up buying a 6 1/2. They fit perfectly.
September 28, 2010
My feet fit very well in my regular size...
My feet fit very well in my regular size (7 1/2), but when I walk in these my feet slide backwards. Has anyone else had this problem?
July 29, 2011
I own about 12 pair of Keen's and always get a size 9. This is the very first shoe from Keen that seems too large for me. I would have to assume it is the Whisper--but I'm curious if something else is going on.
August 15, 2011
I also have had a problem with my heel sliding back on these when walking. I have to keep stopping and stomping my foot at the toe to move my foot down into the shoe. I have also tried to tighten them so much that it is uncomfortable around my ankle. Very disappointed with this shoe, especially for the money. Maybe because the heel strap is stretchy and not a stationary heel back like on the Venice shoe. It just keeps stretching and stretching. Major design flaw! Try again Keen, I'll stick with the Venice.
December 1, 2011
I had the same problem. I've used them for light to moderate hiking when traveling abroad and my heel slipped back and hit rocks countless times. I guess I should have worn hiking sneaks, but I really thought these would do better and was trying to pack light. I could never cinch the strap tight enough to keep my foot/toes toward the front of the shoe. I would not suggest them for hiking, especially hiking in wet areas. They were very comfortable for walking in, however, and dried fast.
July 25, 2009
Write your question here... I live in...
Write your question here... I live in Hugo Minnesota - zip code 55038. If I order on Sunday 7/26 - could I get them within one week?
July 14, 2009
Write your question here...where can I buy...
Write your question here...where can I buy a pair of these in a 9 1/2 on Van Island ? Anywhere in Nanimo or Victoria ? The closest I've found is a size 10 but they're too big ! I need them in 2wks ! Help ! Marilyn
June 28, 2009
Write your question here... Can the Whisper...
Write your question here... Can the Whisper sandal be worn for walking on a treadmill?
June 29, 2009
Wouldn't do it.
June 3, 2009
I have a pair of Keen sandles with the...
I have a pair of Keen sandles with the quickdrqw elastic cord and the cord is breaking. Where can I find a replacement?
June 3, 2009
That is something where if you just contact Keen directly they would be able to send you a replacement. Here is they're contact information 800-509-5336
February 19, 2009
Is there a Keen sandal with a velcro strap?...
Is there a Keen sandal with a velcro strap? I find the other strap type difficult to get over my heel in a hurry.
February 20, 2009
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
May 28, 2009
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.]
May 3, 2010
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.