Updates to KEEN Venice

  • The Venice is a lightweight KEEN sandal equipped with various components that empower hikers to tackle watery adventures with sufficient performance. Its waterproof upper is constructed using an environment-preferred leather material to reduce chemical use.
  • Outdoor lovers are supplied with ample support and stability via the footgear’s compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. Its non-marking rubber outsole sports a razor siping feature to help users stay surefooted, especially on slippery surfaces.

Size and fit

The KEEN Venice is a water hiking sandal crafted for women. Its closed-toe construction employs a  lace capture system, which allows female adventurers to achieve a personalized lockdown in one swift motion. Moreover, it is lined with a layer of hydrophobic mesh that wraps comfortably around the user’s foot.


This KEEN outdoor sandal for hikers comes with a non-marking rubber outsole for ground adherence. Its profile uses arrowhead-shaped lugs and a razor siping feature to provide traction on varied terrain, including watery surfaces. The sole’s forefoot zone contains several ridges to help wearers traverse uphill conditions with ample control. Its front end also features a trademarked KEEN.Protect technology to protect the user’s toes from various dangers on the trail.


The women’s KEEN Venice is equipped with a midsole made of compression-molded EVA foam. This material is crafted to cushion the wearer’s stride while absorbing impact from varied terrain. It also delivers responsiveness and rebound. A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank is integrated into the midsole for underfoot support and rigidity.

The Venice’s EVA footbed sports a metatomical design to deliver arch support and extra cushioning. Its top layer is made of a microsuede material to give added comfort underfoot. It is also treated with probiotic technology, an eco-friendly feature that reduces odor-causing microbes.


The KEEN Venice features a waterproof upper made of eco-friendly leather, a material known for its sturdiness and resistance to abrasion. It sports a wide cutout design to optimize air ventilation into the footgear. A layer of hydrophobic mesh material lines the upper, allowing it to dry quickly after being exposed to water. Moreover, a pair of pull tabs are found on the sandal’s tongue and collar. They are designed to give wearers easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 260g
Use: Water hiking, Urban hiking
Features: Closed toe, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Width: Normal
Construction: Closed toe, Eco-friendly
Material: Leather, Rubber sole

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