Keen Womens Whisper Sandals – Updated version of the Keens.
Love them or them, the Keens style of water shoe/sandal is popular among a large number of those who enjoy the outdoors. While I am not particularly a fan of the Keen style shoes, that doesn’t mean they aren’t a good shoe exploring the outdoors. In fact, I know many people who swear by them. I even know a few people who hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in them. There is something be said about a pair of sandals that can be word for that long! The Keen Womens Whisper Sandals are a popular choice for Women looking for a good pair of Keen Sandals to enjoy the outdoors with. They are cute, comfortable, and built Keen tough.
Keen sandals are popular for their grippy, non marking soles. The Keen Womens Whisper Sandals stay true to that statement with their carbon rubber outsoles. Not only are the soles especially grippy, they are also very long lasting. Maybe not quite as long lasting as the Chaco Sandals, but pretty long lasting none the less. And of course the Keen Womens Whisper Sandals sports the unmistakable toe guard that is found on just about everything Keen makes. This beast of a toe guard will help keep your little piggy’s safe no matter what activity you are participating in.
I feel it is also important to point out a few of the Keen Womens Whisper Sandals short comings as well. May women have complained that the Keen Womens Whisper Sandals have very poor arch support. So, if that is something that is important to you, you might want to try on a pair at the store before you order them offline. When it comes to my own experience with other similar Keen sandals, I have noticed that the elastic band that laces the shoe up tends to get stretched out after a while and loose its elasticity.
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Why they rock:
- Polyester webbing uppers are designed for a comfortable, secure fit and dry quickly; nylon mesh linings enhance comfort and moisture control
- AEGIS Microbe Shield resists odor-causing bacterial growth
- Elastic 1-pull lacing and cordlocks secure feet into footbeds for comfort and protection; pull loops aid entry
- Patented rubber Toe Guards protect feet from scuffs, bumps and uneven terrain
- EVA midsoles absorb shock, cushion feet and provide gentle support
- Nonmarking carbon rubber outsoles offer exceptional durability and superb traction
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10
Being the fact that I am a guy, I can’t speak from personal experience about the Keen Womens Whisper Sandals. but, I do know a good amount of female raft guides that enjoy them and have very little negative things to say about them. If a raft guide can’t find anything bad to say about a pair of sandals, then you know they have to be pretty good! There are few people out there who could put a pair of sandals through extreme conditions as a seasoned raft guide can.
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