Keen Utility

Portland,  OR 
United States
http://www.Keenutility.com
  • Booth: 2778

Founded in 2010, Keen Utility combined premium toe protection, advanced durability and out-of-the-box comfort to change the way you look at safety boots.


 Press Releases

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Portland, Ore., (October 3, 2016) - Throughout the month of October, workers nationwide have the chance to try on and win a pair of KEEN Utility’s rugged Tacoma boots and even drive off in a new Toyota Tacoma Truck.

     

    To support the launch of the highly-anticipated Tacoma series, KEEN Utility introduces the Rugged Ride Sweepstakes, rolling into participating retail locations nationwide on October 1st. From the 1st to the 31st, customers are invited to stop into a KEEN Utility retail location to try on one of the Tacoma boot styles and be entered into the sweepstakes. Prizes will include free pairs of Tacoma boots, Yeti coolers and the ultimate Tacoma giveaway- a new Toyota Tacoma truck. Winners will be notified on November 15th.

     

    KEEN Utility’s Tacoma Series features the Tacoma 8” XT, a heavy-duty, non-metallic safety boot featuring asymmetrical composite toes, metal-free eyelets and an undetectable and lightweight puncture-resistant midsole plate. Ready for the messiest or most caustic of environments, the Tacoma 8” XT is crafted from barnyard-proof leather that resists the damaging effects of oleic acid, urea, sodium chloride and ammonium hydroxide, extending the life of the boot and boosting performance.

     

    “The Tacoma 8” XT is a game-changing introduction for us,” said Chris Heffernan, general manager for KEEN Utility. “We set out to create a promotion that would give high visibility to such an innovative line while supporting our retailers by driving traffic to their stores. The Toyota Tacoma is one of the preferred trucks for many of our customers and fits the same hardworking values we hold dear. With a shared namesake, it was the perfect launch pad for this collection we believe so strongly about.”

     

    The KEEN Utility Tacoma Series and the Rugged Ride Sweepstakes can be found at select retailers nationwide. There is no purchase necessary to enter the the Rugged Ride Sweepstakes. Visit www.keenutility.com to find a retailer near you, for contest rules and to enter.

     

    About KEEN Utility

    KEEN Utility, a leading industrial and service footwear and accessories brand, successfully exceeds footwear safety standards and combines advanced durability and innovation with the same comfort and unparalleled classic fit offered by KEEN. KEEN Utility footwear is grounded in protection with the goal to make better boots for every job. Discover more about KEEN Utility at www.keenutility.com.

     

    Media Contact | Lauren Grimm | Punch PR | lauren@punch-pr.com | 414-892-8895

     

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Portland, Ore., (May 18, 2016) – This Fall KEEN Utility(TM) will introduce the Tacoma Series, a highly- anticipated collection of boots that feature rugged details and unique performance enhancements that not only stand up to the task at hand, but step right over it.

    Built for the toughest of working environments, the non-metallic collection blends durable construction and innovative materials with the superior comfort, quality and fit KEEN Utility is known for. The Tacoma will be promoted heavily at retail and on social media and highlighted by a month-long national promotion awarding one lucky customer with a new TOYOTA Tacoma truck.

    KEEN Utility’s Tacoma Series features the Tacoma XT CSA, a heavy- duty, non-metallic safety boot featuring asymmetrical composite toes, metal-free eyelets and an undetectable and lightweight puncture- resistant midsole plate. Ready for the messiest or most caustic of environments, the Tacoma XT is crafted from barnyard-proof leather that resists the damaging effects of oleic acid, urea, sodium chloride and ammonium hydroxide, extending the life of the boot and boosting performance. The Tacoma WP delivers rugged and durable performance featuring a Goodyear Welt construction, asymmetrical composite safety toes and durable design details.

    “The Tacoma XT CSA is a game-changing introduction for us,” said Chris Heffernan, general manager of KEEN Utility. “We set out to create a promotion that would give high visibility to such an innovative line while supporting our retailers and driving traffic to their stores. The Toyota Tacoma is the preferred truck for many of our customers and fits the same hardworking values we hold dear. With a shared namesake it was the perfect launch pad for this collection we believe so strongly about.”

    The national promotion will take place throughout the month of October 2016 with customers entered to win with every pair of Tacoma boots they try on.

    The Tacoma Series is available in stores this July. The Tacoma Truck promotion can be found at participating retailers starting in October 2016. For more information and to view the entire line of progressive work footwear, visit www.KEENUTILITY.com

    About KEEN Utility

    KEEN Utility, a leading industrial and service footwear and accessories brand, successfully exceeds footwear safety standards and combines advanced durability and innovation with the same comfort and unparalleled classic fit offered by KEEN. KEEN Utility footwear is grounded in protection with the goal to make better boots for every job. Discover more about KEEN Utility at www.KEENUtility.com, Facebook: KEEN Utility | Twitter: KEEN Utility | Instagram: KEEN Utility

    Media Contact | Lauren Grimm | Punch PR | lauren@punch-pr.com | (414) 892-8895 ####

  • Portland, Ore., (May 18, 2016) Joining a collection of innovative safety styles for Fall 2016, KEEN UtilityTM introduces the Warren collection, a series of medium-duty safety boots well-suited for the unique challenges of the railroad industry as well as other environments where a durable, stable boot is often the first tool needed on the job site.

    “The Warren boot offers great all-around protection, comfort and fit for Fall ’16,” said Mark Reilly, senior director product development for KEEN Utility. “It answers a demand we were hearing from railroad workers while still delivering a versatile and hardworking safety boot well-suited for a number of working environments.”

    Leading the charge, the Warren WP features supple, Nubuck waterproof leather in a classic, six-inch lace-up silhouette with padded collar for comfort. The Warren features a 90-degree, 5/8” heel which maximizes support and stability and together with its six-inch all-leather silhouette, satisfies the unique safety requirements of the railroad industry. This defined angle creates more room underfoot, offering a better grip on curved or uneven surfaces such as ladders, poles and rough terrain and is well-suited not only to railroad workers but also linemen, loggers and a variety of other hard-working industries. As a second line of defense against slips, trips and falls, the boot also features a KEEN.Grip® oil- and slip- resistant non-marking rubber outsole, which satisfies ASTM Mark II non-slip testing standards.

    A new feature for Fall ’16, the Warren features a Cleansport NXTTM lining that employs natural microbes bonded to fabric to produce enzymes that break down odor on contact, offering natural odor control for the life of the boot. A TPU shank offers lightweight yet rigid support for the midfoot, while a removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed provides comfort that contours to every inch of the foot. Left and right asymmetrical steel toes reinforce this style for ASTM-rated crush and impact protection.

    The Warren is also available in an electro-static dissipative (ESD) version as well as a soft-toe option. For more information, please visit www.KEENUTILITY.com.

    Keep up with all things KEEN Utility at www.fb.com/keenutility or www.twitter.com/keenutility and connect with us using #keenutility.

    About KEEN Utility

    KEEN Utility, a leading industrial and service footwear and accessories brand, successfully exceeds footwear safety standards and combines advanced durability and innovation with the same comfort and unparalleled classic fit offered by KEEN. KEEN Utility footwear is grounded in protection with the goal to make better boots for every job. Discover more about KEEN Utility at www.KEENUtility.com, Facebook: fb.com/keenutility | Twitter: twitter.com/keenutility | Instagram: Instagram.com/keenutility.

    Media Contact | Lauren Grimm | Punch PR | lauren@punch-pr.com | (414) 892-8895

  • Portland, Ore., (May 18, 2016) Assembly at the KEEN® factory in Portland is picking up speed. Established in 2010, the KEEN factory has shown steady and strong growth both in the number of SKUs produced and also the quantity of footwear shipped from its Swan Island location each month. KEEN Utility domestic production has increased 20% from 2015 to 2016, with now roughly 30,000 pairs of shoes being shipped monthly and the continued expansion of the American Built safety footwear line.

    “We understand the value customers place on buying American products and are proud to play a part in bringing footwear manufacturing back to the U.S.,” said Mark Reilly, senior director product development for KEEN Utility. “We look forward to continuing to support the local and national economy while delivering increasingly innovative safety products to the market.”

    Assembled with pride using the finest materials from around the world, all KEEN Utility American Built styles feature KEEN’s signature Million Step Comfort midsole. The unique PU direct-injected midsole resists breakdown and compression, ensuring long-lasting, shock-absorbing comfort, protection and stability. Combined with superior comfort, fit and performance, KEEN Utility American Built safety footwear is versatile, innovative and ready for whatever the work day puts in your path.

    American Built highlights include:

    Leavenworth 400G

    New this Fall, the Leavenworth 400G expertly maintains comfort and protection in cold weather environments. KEEN.Warm® 400-gram insulation, along with a thermal heat shield, captures and retains warmth while providing a supportive barrier that blocks cold and provides protection from the elements. Moisture control is also a highlight of this heavy-duty boot, featuring a full-grain waterproof leather upper as well as a hydrophobic/hydrophilic lining allowing vapor out without letting water in. Signature KEEN Utility left and right asymmetrical steel toes deliver ASTM-rated protection in a contoured, roomier fit. The rugged treads on

    the oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole offer better grip and traction on slushy or snow covered grounds, delivering increased stability in challenging environments.

    Mt. Vernon

    The Mt. Vernon provides exceptional protection in an outdoor-inspired silhouette. Crafted from supple waterproof leather, the boot features a KEEN.Dry® breathable waterproof membrane with hydrophobic/hydrophilic 2-zone comfort lining to keep feet dry. Asymmetrical steel toes offer superior crush protection, while a non-marking oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole satisfies ASTM Mark II non-slip testing standards and provides increased stability on slick surfaces. A direct attach PU midsole delivers lightweight comfort and support that lasts throughout the work day. The Mt. Vernon is also available in a mid-height silhouette and as a soft toe option.

    Braddock

    With versatile safety features, the Braddock is an excellent all-duty safety silhouette for Fall. Crafted with Nubuck waterproof leather, the hiking-inspired six-inch work boot features a KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane and hydrophobic/hydrophilic 2-zone comfort lining for superior moisture control improving air circulation during wear. The Braddock features a KEEN.Grip® oil- and slip-resistant non- marking rubber outsole delivering better grip and traction while satisfying Mark II non-slip testing standards. Signature KEEN Utility asymmetrical steel toes provide ASTM-rated protection from job site impact and crush injuries while the new Cleansport NXTTM lining

    provides superior odor management helping to break down bacteria caused by sweat. The Braddock is available in an all-leather silhouette as well as in mid and low heights with soft toe options.

    For more information, please visit www.keenutility.com.

    Keep up with all things KEEN Utility at www.fb.com/keenutility or www.twitter.com/keenutility and connect with us using #keenutility.

    About KEEN Utility

    KEEN Utility, a leading industrial and service footwear and accessories brand, successfully exceeds footwear safety standards and combines advanced durability and innovation with the same comfort and unparalleled classic fit offered by KEEN. KEEN Utility footwear is grounded in protection with the goal to make better boots for every job. Discover more about KEEN Utility at www.KEENUtility.com, Facebook: fb.com/keenutility | Twitter: twitter.com/keenutility | Instagram: Instagram.com/keenutility.

    Media Contact | Lauren Grimm | Punch PR | lauren@punch-pr.com | (414) 892-8895 ####

  • Portland, Ore., (May 18, 2016) Women in the construction and manufacturing industries are often faced with the challenge of finding safety footwear that fits as well as it protects. Built on a last specific for women and designed with the needs of women workers in mind, styles from the KEEN UtilityTM women’s collection take the guesswork out of choosing a safety boot that gets the job done.

    “We work hard to produce a variety of innovative footwear options that meet the needs of all types of workers,” said Mark Reilly, senior director product development for KEEN Utility. “Women are a vital part of the workforce and shouldn’t have to adapt to work boots that don’t fit as well as they should. That’s why we’ve built a distinct collection of versatile safety styles built for the shape of a woman’s foot, while providing the same superior performance features that KEEN Utility is known for.”

    From light industrial to general contracting, the women’s styles combine outdoor-inspired designs with innovative safety solutions to create a collection of work footwear that transitions seamlessly from work to weekend. Some highlights include:

    Atlanta Cool ESD Soft Toe

    Crafted with a leather and mesh upper with full mesh liner in a low- profile silhouette, the Atlanta Cool delivers exceptionally lightweight, breathable protection, perfect for light duty and manufacturing environments. The boot features electro-static dissipative (ESD) construction, reducing excess static electricity by redirecting the charge from the body to the ground. An oil and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole provides increased durability and stability, and a torsional stability shank delivers lightweight support. Built for workers who do not require reinforced safety toe caps, this new soft toe

    silhouette still features the iconic KEEN toe-bumper offering additional toe-protection and unmistakable KEEN style. The Atlanta Cool is also available in two other unique colorways that are complete with asymmetrical steel toes for heavier duty protection.

    Detroit Mid

    The versatile, hiking-inspired silhouette of the women’s Detroit-Mid
    offers a sporty look to a work boot without sacrificing safety. Crafted
    from durable waterproof Nubuck leather, the boot features a removable
    metatomical dual density EVA footbed and compression molded EVA
    midsole for lasting comfort. A KEEN.Dry
    ® waterproof membrane
    together with a hydrophobic/hydrophilic lining repel moisture and
    maintain breathability, while a Cleansport
    NXTTM liner delivers natural
    odor control through natural microbes that produce enzymes to break
    down odor without heavy metals, pesticides, perfumes or hazardous chemicals. KEEN Utility asymmetrical steel toes offer superior contoured toe protection and satisfies ASTM safety requirements. The
    women’s Detroit is also available in a low silhouette in several colorways.

    For more information, please visit www.KEENUTILITY.com.

    Keep up with all things KEEN Utility at www.fb.com/keenutility or www.twitter.com/keenutility and connect with us using #keenutility.

    About KEEN Utility

    KEEN Utility, a leading industrial and service footwear and accessories brand, successfully exceeds footwear safety standards and combines advanced durability and innovation with the same comfort and unparalleled classic fit offered by KEEN. KEEN Utility footwear is grounded in protection with the goal to make better boots for every job. Discover more about KEEN Utility at www.KEENUtility.com, Facebook: fb.com/keenutility | Twitter: twitter.com/keenutility | Instagram: Instagram.com/keenutility.

    Media Contact | Lauren Grimm | Punch PR | lauren@punch-pr.com | (414) 892-8895 ####


 Products

  • Tacoma WP
    For heavy-duty jobs you need a heavy-duty boot, and this one can't be beat. Composite safety toes offer the strength of steel without the weight, while waterproof leather and a slip-resistant sole make it ideal for outdoor work....

  • - 100% Non-metallic construction
    - 90 degree heel
    - Cleansport NXT™ for natural odor control
    - Full-grain leather upper
    - Goodyear welt contruction
    - KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane
    - Left and right asymmetrical composite toe
    - Oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole
    - Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
    - TPU stability shank

    - Meets or exceeds ASTM F1677-96 Mark II non-slip testing standards
    - Meets or exceeds ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH standards

  • KEEN Utility Tacoma XT
    The award winning KEEN Utility Tacoma XT is a heavy-duty, metal-free work boot with exceptional safety and performance features....

  • KEEN Utility’s Tacoma Series features the Tacoma XT CSA, a heavy- duty, non-metallic safety boot featuring asymmetrical composite toes, metal-free eyelets and an undetectable and lightweight puncture- resistant midsole plate. Ready for the messiest or most caustic of environments, the Tacoma XT is crafted from barnyard-proof leather that resists the damaging effects of oleic acid, urea, sodium chloride and ammonium hydroxide, extending the life of the boot and boosting performance. The Tacoma WP delivers rugged and durable performance featuring a Goodyear Welt construction, asymmetrical composite safety toes and durable design details.

  • KEEN Utility Warren
    The KEEN Utility Warren is a medium-duty, leather safety footwear with a 90-degree heel designed for construction, railroad and more....

  • The Warren WP features supple, Nubuck waterproof leather in a classic, six-inch lace-up silhouette with padded collar for comfort. The Warren features a 90-degree, 5/8” heel which maximizes support and stability and together with its six-inch all-leather silhouette, satisfies the unique safety requirements of the railroad industry. This defined angle creates more room underfoot, offering a better grip on curved or uneven surfaces such as ladders, poles and rough terrain and is well-suited not only to railroad workers but also linemen, loggers and a variety of other hard-working industries. As a second line of defense against slips, trips and falls, the boot also features a KEEN.Grip® oil- and slip- resistant non-marking rubber outsole, which satisfies ASTM Mark II non-slip testing standards.

    A new feature for Fall ’16, the Warren features a Cleansport NXTTM lining that employs natural microbes bonded to fabric to produce enzymes that break down odor on contact, offering natural odor control for the life of the boot. A TPU shank offers lightweight yet rigid support for the midfoot, while a removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed provides comfort that contours to every inch of the foot. Left and right asymmetrical steel toes reinforce this style for ASTM-rated crush and impact protection.

    The Warren is also available in an electro-static dissipative (ESD) version as well as a soft-toe option.

  • KEEN Utility Braddock
    The a hiking boot-inspired fit and feel, the KEEN Utility men's Braddock series is assembled with pride in Portland, Oregon and includes superior comfort and safety features for the longest days on the job site....

  • With versatile safety features, the Braddock is an excellent all-duty safety silhouette for Fall. Crafted with Nubuck waterproof leather, the hiking-inspired six-inch work boot features a KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane and hydrophobic/hydrophilic 2-zone comfort lining for superior moisture control improving air circulation during wear. The Braddock features a KEEN.Grip® oil- and slip-resistant non- marking rubber outsole delivering better grip and traction while satisfying Mark II non-slip testing standards. Signature KEEN Utility asymmetrical steel toes provide ASTM-rated protection from job site impact and crush injuries while the new Cleansport NXTTM lining

    provides superior odor management helping to break down bacteria caused by sweat. The Braddock is available in an all-leather silhouette as well as in mid and low heights with soft toe options.


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