Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most owners of the KEEN Newport Eco declared how comfortable the sandal was.
  • It was ready for the trails from the get-go, according to a number of impressed buyers.
  • A good deal of users mentioned that they were stoked with its functionality. They liked its performance in water and on the ground.
  • The sturdy toe cap of the Newport Eco from KEEN received praises from scores of hikers.
  • Several wearers testified to the durability of this hiking sandal.
  • Its ability to dry quickly was not left unnoticed by the majority.
  • Some new-to-the-brand online buyers commented that they did not hesitate to get another pair of KEEN Newport Eco for themselves and as a gift.

1 reason not to buy

  • According to a bunch of brand loyalists, the Newport Eco has a tighter fit than other KEEN sandals they owned.

Bottom line

Those who love the outdoors may find this utilitarian multi-sport sandal from KEEN appealing. It rendered trail protection, thanks to its burly toe cap. Not to mention, its durability did not compromise comfort which also earned appreciation. It, however, disappointed customers with its restrictive fit.

Having all that said, the pros of Newport Eco from KEEN makes it worth a try. Potential buyers should try this first to determine if the width works for them.

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Good to know

  • This multi-sport hiking sandal is the environmentally friendly version of the KEEN Newport. Its upper is made of recycled P.E.T. polyester webbing with leather side panels which creates a balance between comfort and durability. It also employs the brand’s secure fit lace capture system.
  • Providing cushioning is a midsole and footbed made of EVA. On the other hand, its rubber outsole (with upcycled rice husks) is razor-siped for optimized performance across types of terrain.

KEEN’s Newport Eco caters to male and female hikers. It is available in standard (medium) width only and comes in regular sizes. It reasonably runs true to size. It has a quick-to-adjust lacing system which permits customization of fit.

The outsole of the Newport Eco is a non-marking rubber outsole (infused with upcycled rice husk). It has multidirectional lugs and is razor-siped. This design enhances the sole’s grip on most types of ground surfaces.

To facilitate a cushioned ride and promote a cozy feel, this hiking sandal from KEEN wears a compression-molded EVA midsole. Atop this element is a metatomical footbed which is also made of molded EVA. The development of odor is prevented thanks to the incorporation of Cleansport NXT.

The Newport Eco from KEEN uses a polyester webbing made of recycled P.E.T. It has a quick-dry lining which delivers comfort on the trails, whether wet or dry. Its side panels are made of durable leather which is salt resistant.

Facilitating an easy on and off are its secure fit lace capture system and pull tabs at the heel and tongue. The former includes a single elastic cord with a plastic lock.


How KEEN Newport Eco ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 18% hiking sandals
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Bottom 4% KEEN hiking sandals
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Bottom 13% multi-sport hiking sandals
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