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The Keen Elsa II Waterproof Chelsea is available in women’s US sizes 5 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. The width is only available in B - Medium. There are no straps or laces on this mid-top footwear, but the elastic side panels ensure a snug fit and allow the mouth to open more extensive when needed. There were some who recommended wearing thick socks because the fit was a bit wide.
Women’s ankle cleats, like the Keen Elsa II Waterproof Chelsea, have been around since the Victorian era. Its close-fitting silhouette pairs well with tucked skinny jeans, tights, skirts of any length, straight-cut pants, and even dresses. Crew-neck shirts, tank tops, and blouses, layered with a cardigan, jacket, coat, or blazer works with this style of footwear.
The Keen Elsa II Waterproof Chelsea is suitable for use in cold and wet conditions because of its seam-sealed and weatherproof upper material. Its sole unit is made of thick vulcanized rubber that gives it a sneaker-like vibe with a heat-reflective strobel inside that enhances insulation. The inside is treated with Cleansport NXT, a technology that provides odor control.
A relatively young company, Keen has been making outdoor and lifestyle trainers since 2003. The brand has expanded its offerings from sandals and now include cold-weather footgear like the Keen Elsa II Weatherproof Chelsea.
Aside from making footwear and accessories that can brave any weather, the company has partnered with organizations that aim to conserve and preserve nature. Keen has also been known for its relief efforts and programs that help veterans get back on their feet.
- Use a stiff brush or dry cloth to spot clean. Mild soap and cold water can also be used to remove stubborn dirt. Air-dry afterward.
- The fleece-wrapped polyurethane (PU) footbed is removable.