Who should buy the KEEN Arroyo III

The KEEN Arroyo III earned enough reasons why it can be considered by outdoor enthusiasts looking for a new pair of sandals. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking sandal that optimizes breathability and secure fit lace capture system.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that offers odor prevention.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that provides 360-degree traction.

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Excellent grip on various types of terrain

The Arroyo III from KEEN wears a non-marking rubber outsole. It includes 4 mm multidirectional lugs which adhere to various types of terrain. The aggressive boots along the side also help stabilize each ride over rugged terrain. The studs are spaced to facilitate the removal of accumulated debris. 

KEEN Arroyo III outsole

Protective toe guard

The front and end tips of the sole are ridged to aid in uphill and downhill slopes. Additionally, forming a protective toe guard is the brand-owned KEEN Protect feature.

KEEN Arroyo III outsole 1.0

Renders stability and prevents unwanted twisting of the foot

With a compression molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole, the KEEN Arroyo III hiking sandals offer to cushion without weighing the user’s foot down. This lightweight element houses an ESS shank. It renders stability which also prevents unwanted twisting of the foot.

KEEN Arroyo III midsole

Excellent arch support

Moreover, a removable, metatomical bi-density EVA footbed sits atop the midsole to enhance comfort. This unit follows the natural contours of the foot to provide arch support.

KEEN Arroyo III arch support

Prevents odor development

The Cleansport NXT is an antimicrobial treatment that prevents the development of odor. It utilizes a pro-biotic technology that is non-toxic to humans and is safe for the environment.

KEEN Arroyo III insole

Excellent ventilation

The Arroyo III features a water-resistant nubuck upper. This durable material is designed like a ribcage which overlaps the midfoot region. Each flap has vent holes and is adequately spaced to promote ventilation when hiking in arid climates. Underneath is a tongue made of quick-dry lining for enhancing comfort.

KEEN Arroyo III upper

Secure fit

Its secure fit lace capture system employs an elastic cord that is fed through a pair of webbing loops and three sets of leather loops. It is complemented by a plastic lock to help keep the tension in place.

KEEN Arroyo III secure fit

Excellent heel support

The uppermost webbing (on both sides) is connected through the back of the sandal which yields support as users tighten the cord. This mechanism makes up the heel support structure of this sandal. Lastly, the pull tabs attached at the heel and tip of its tongue assist in donning and doffing.

KEEN Arroyo III heel

Facts / Specs

Weight: 12oz
Use: Day Hiking, Water hiking
Features: Closed toe, Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Lightweight
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: KEEN
Construction: Closed toe, Eco-friendly

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.