Who should buy KEEN Rose

This hiking sandal for women is ideal for light hikes and urban use. Recommended for ladies who:

  • Favor a sandal with toe protection
  • Go on summer hikes

KEEN Rose keen logo

Keen's rubber outsole

KEEN engineers opted for a non-marking rubber outsole with the Rose. Its surface is laden with wrinkly protrusions (a.k.a. lugs) that bite into uneven terrain for footing security.

KEEN Rose outsole

It has an extension that goes all the way up to the tip of the hiking sandal’s forefoot section, safeguarding wearers from injury-causing frontal impacts. 

KEEN Rose toe bumper

Durable cushioning with support

Stability, cushioning, and shock absorption are all supplied by the Rose’s EVA midsole. EVA, or ethylene-vinyl acetate, makes this chunky layer not just comfortable but also durable and stress resistant. Encased within it is a TPU shank—a supplementary component that doubles down on support and stability. 

KEEN Rose midsole

Additional underfoot cushioning, on the other hand, is care of the sandal’s non-removable Metatomical footbed.

KEEN Rose footbed

Light, quick-drying upper

The KEEN Rose’s webbing upper is both tough and quick drying as it is made of polyester. Making it more washer-friendly is its hydrophobic mesh lining.

KEEN Rose upper

Its synthetic ankle strap is made adjustable thanks to the stitched-on hook and loop fasteners. 

KEEN Rose strap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 7.5oz
Use: Multi-sport, Urban hiking, Light Hiking
Features: Strappy, Closed toe / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
Construction: Strappy, Closed toe
Material: Mesh upper / Fabric

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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.