User Review: Keen Men's Newport H2
Materials: leather, canvas
Use: dayhikes, everyday shoes
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $85
This is the first pair of Keens I have owned. Prior to these I owned a pair of Chacos with the Vibram boot sole for 10 years without issue.
I bought the shoes because of the toe guard. I work in an office and since the sandal isn't technically open toed I can get away with wearing them at work in the summer. I agree with other reviews in that once you get a rock in them you just have to pull the shoe off and shake it out. I will not come out on its own. Also, the shoes stink. I've never had a sandal that puts off an odor this bad. I think it's a combination of the closed toe and the type of rubber they use on the foot bed.
That being said, it's a comfortable sandal and has not given me any major troubles in the first 6 months. If had to choose though between the Keens and another pair of Chacos and the toe guard wasn't an issue at work I'd definitely go with another pair of the Chacos.