I’ve had it with spending my entire vacations wearing only sneakers or uncomfortable shoes that made my feet sweaty, swollen, covered with blisters, or simply dirty from walking. I’m a full time mom with three children aged 3, 5 and 8. I guess you can imagine how restful a vacation for me can be; I always have to be alert, and ready to run after my kids, and that’s not really possible wearing uncomfortable flip flops, or flimsy sandals. But most of the time, it’s too hot for wearing sport shoes, especially when it’s 85 degrees outside.
CUTE WOMEN’S WALKING SANDALS
My sister was the one who spotted this cute pair of KEEN Women’s Rose Athletic Sandals online, so she sent me the link right away. I wasn’t extremely curious, I must admit, especially because I wasn’t in the mood for spending money right before the vacation, but once I saw the price of these lovelies, I simply had to continue reading. Very quickly, I decided to order my first pair of KEEN shoes for my much needed vacation.
They seemed affordable and looked pretty nice – comfortable, stylish enough for me, and what’s most important, they had enough air space for my feet to breathe. There is also a wide range of colors to choose from, which I always appreciate when shopping online. I love seeing that rainbow of color choices appear before my eyes, as I am a sucker for cool color designs.
I never felt lighter wearing these Rose Sandals. They turned out to be perfectly suitable for both walking on the beach, hiking in the nearby forest, and for long walks down the streets of the small town where my family stayed in a villa.
The KEEN Rose Sandals are not heavy at all, about 7.7 oz, and fit great for a woman my size (I’m 5.9 inches and 140 pounds). They provide awesome support for my arch and for my back.
The toe cap is a great thing too. I’ve never had sandals that protect my toes, since most of them are open in the front. Let me tell you that there were many times when my kids would drop a toy, or a bottle right on my foot. That problem is now solved; my toes are safe, because of the AEGIS Microbe Shield. Also, the toe cap keeps my toes safe from stroller wheels, and perfectly clean from dust and dirt.
Another important thing about these shoes – the top of the KEEN sandals is made of hydrophobic mesh lining. This means that water can’t harm them at all. No, I’m not suggesting that you can swim in them, but they won’t be ruined if you step in a puddle, or accidentally get them wet from rain.
Washing Machine Friendly Sandals
Using a washing machine is excellent for them, and actually the seller encourages users to do so. Thank goodness for that, since I really don’t have time to clean them separately. Another thing…they are easily adjustable, thanks to the loop closure and hook, so if I feel like tightening them up while walking with my kids, I just pull the Velcro ankle strap and that’s it.
My feet and my arches feel cradled when I wear them, all thanks to the metatomical EVA footbed. KEEN made a terrific choice by mixing leather and textile when designing and creating these sandals. I did not have any blisters, or swollen feet or ankles, or any other discomfort, thanks to the natural materials.
When comes to the heel, that is another story. I stopped wearing heels long ago, and of course I wouldn’t even dare looking at these beauties twice, if their heel was any higher than this. The 1.25” heel is ideal. I don’t feel the ground, or the pebbles I walk on, and if I need to run, I can.
KEEN Rose Sandal’s sole is made of a non-marking rubber, with tread that keeps me stable on the ground. I really need this, and I believe that even if you don’t have to take care of kids, this support is always welcome. No one wants to feel insecure when walking on slippery surfaces, even if that surface is the freshly cleaned supermarket floor. Now I can walk safely in these sandals without fear that I will lose my balance, especially if I’m carrying my youngest.
I was wondering how would I look wearing my Rose Sandals with a dress ……. my husband loves it. He says they give me a cool, younger look, and I love that! These sandals can be worn with anything; a summer dress, bathing suit, shorts and t-shirt, or tennis skirt. I picked the red ones, and I think I made a great choice. Now, after spending almost the entire summer in KEEN Rose Sandals, I think I’m going to check out the KEEN line of shoes again, just to see what else they have to offer.