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A sturdy fit can be expected from the Keen Elsa Sneaker owing to its canvas upper. Women’s sizes from 5-11 are available for the shoe. It’s offered in medium width and fits true to size. However, those with wide feet may not find this model ideal since some testers have attested that it has a narrow width. The ankle is left to move freely due to the shoe’s low top collar, and laces at the front secure the fit, keeping it tight.
The low-top Keen Elsa Sneaker has a highly versatile style that can be paired with any casual outfit. It has a classic appeal owing to its round toe and flat lacing, along with a minimalistic flair. It will look flattering with pants, skirts, or shorts, perfect for a summer look. Skinny jeans or capri pants, in particular, will emphasize the shoe's smooth flair.
For the top, there are endless options for a chic urban get-up, such as t-shirts or a sweater. The kicks can also be dressed up with dresses or other more formal attire for different occasions. Since they can be appropriate in a workplace with a casual dress code, they can be paired with work clothes such as blazers and slacks for a preppy appeal.
With a round toe design emphasized by a white rubber cap, the Keen Elsa Sneaker offers a modern-day classic appeal. Its canvas upper has minimal styling, along with stitch detailing, aluminum lace eyelets and flat laces that create a preppy look. The outsole is non-marking, while its midsole looks neat in plain white.
Keen logo labels are found on the tongue and heel, offering subtle branding. Padding on the collar adds comfort for the ankle, while the canvas lining delivers breathability. A pull tab at the rear eases in sliding the foot in and out.
Keen was launched in 2003 by Martin Keen in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The first model that the brand produced was the Newport sandal, which prominently featured a thick bumper designed to protect the toes. Almost immediately, the company found a ready market, which enabled Keen to go into the outdoor and lifestyle categories.
In 2006, the brand moved its headquarters to Portland, Oregon, venturing into safety footwear by producing utility cleats. Over the years, Keen became known for sponsoring charity programs and relief efforts, giving back to the world while creating practical shoes. The company is also noted for keeping its manufacturing in the United States, unlike other big brands in the footwear industry.
Since its early beginnings, Keen has been regarded as a fast-growing brand. Its lifestyle shoes are known for its simple and functional look, yet they are beautifully designed for a head-turning style. One of the brand’s models that received this recognition is the Keen Elsa Sneaker. It has a round toe and a simple appearance that hides the excellent support that it offers, quickly becoming a classic staple for women everywhere.
- This model is one of Keen’s options for fully vegan shoes.
- The shoe’s vulcanized construction delivers durability.
- There's a second pair of laces included with each box.
- Controlling odor is made easy with the Cleansport NXT feature.
- This sneaker is equipped with a removable Metatomical Dual Density PU footbed, designed to offer better support for the foot.