Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.

I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.

Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the originals and they still work, why look for any thing different. Well it seems as though they have the Clearwater CNX  a lighter more improved from the original.
"The essential KEEN fit and protection lightened up to make every step a natural connection. The Clearwater CNX features a webbing upper with traditional KEEN sandal style. The bungee lace allows for customized fit. Multi-directional flex grooves on the low-profile sole enhance the natural flexibility of the foot and improve ground contact while razor siping provides advanced traction on slick surfaces. The contoured arch supports the foot."
The one that has my interest is the Gorgeous 

This one is made for sailing and paddling. When it gets wet and cold this is my next shoe. Now the "O" which I will call them were perfect, where them on the boat where them off the boat, perfect.
These could however be my next sailing shoe.