Who should buy the KEEN Newport Hydro

The KEEN Newport Hydro was a notch behind getting a perfect score. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a sandal that is designed to provide optimal grip on wet, slick surfaces. 
  • Prefer a sandal that has a quick-dry lining to maintain its performance even after submerging in water.
  • Prefer a sandal that optimizes surface traction.

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Excellent grip on wet surfaces

The Newport Hydro from KEEN features a non-marking rubber outsole which makes it suitable for use whether indoors or outdoors. Its lugs are razor-siped to enhance its grip on wet surfaces.

KEEN Newport Hydro outsole

Protect forefoot against accidental bumps

The toe area is wrapped by the brand-owned KEEN Protect which safeguards the forefoot against accidental bumps.

KEEN Newport Hydro outsole 1.0

Provides support and prevents unwanted twisting of the foot

KEEN’s Newport Hydro comes with a compression-molded EVA midsole. It is a lightweight rubber-like material that renders cushioning. It houses an ESS nylon shank to provide the needed firmness and support, preventing unwanted twisting of the foot. 

KEEN Newport Hydro midsole

Excellent arch support

A metatomical molded EVA footbed sits atop this unit to give arch support. The Cleansport NXT antimicrobial treatment maintains an odor-free environment and a fresh in-shoe feel.

KEEN Newport Hydro arch support

Durable water repellent

This KEEN multi-sport sandal wears a polyester webbing upper. It is coated with a PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) finish which makes it hydrophobic. Underneath its straps is a quick-dry lining that enhances comfort.

KEEN Newport Hydro upper

Secure fit

The brand’s Secure Fit Lace Capture system is for managing the fit. It includes a plastic lock and an elastic cord that passes through a series of loops. There are heel and tongue pull tabs, making on and off more convenient.

KEEN Newport Hydro Secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 397g / Women 312g
Base model: KEEN Newport
Use: Water hiking, Multi-sport
Features: Closed toe, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal

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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.