Alternatives to the KEEN Zerraport Trail

Arroyo III

One of KEEN’s more protective offerings, the Arroyo III will help you rack up hiking miles through puddles and shallow streams. It has a fuller rubberized toe cap, which acts as a barrier against bumpy hazards. Its outsole is engineered with deeper lugs, delivering extra tenacity on loose-soiled terrain.


If you like hiking sandals whose uppers do not get soaked, then the waterproof Newport has to be on your radar. While you will not mistake it for a hybrid piece, the toughness of its design screams longevity nonetheless. Underfoot, this Zerraport Trail alternative is also a force of nature in that it mitigates shock as remarkably as it adheres to a variety of surfaces. It is the only hiker in this section that comes in men’s and women’s variants.

Targhee III Sandal

Another closed-toe affair as the Zerraport Trail, the Targhee III Sandal borrows elements from KEEN’s Arroyo III and Newport. From the former, the same outsole design, while from the latter, the waterproof leather upper. It is more expensive than the above alternatives, however.

Care guide for the Zerraport Trail

Most hiking sandals are as easy to use as they are to clean. The same can be said of the Zerraport Trail. Without further ado, follow these easy steps to keep this sandal as dirt-free as possible.

  • The Zerraport Trail is a machine-washable product, but before you throw it in the tub, remove its footbeds first.
  • Warm water mixed with a small amount of mild detergent should suffice.
  • Wash it (preferably by itself) while the machine is set to gentle.
  • Let the pair air-dry under some shade (away from sunlight).


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