Capitalizing on the customization trend for outdoor gear, yesterday KEEN unveiled their new KEEN Custom program. Starting with the Newport H2 sandal as the base form, you can choose from a variety of colors for everything from the webbing and lining right down to the stitching and laces in order to build your own unique KEEN sandal.
With more than 80 colors to choose from and 65 million possible sandal color combinations, it is almost guaranteed no one will build the exact same KEEN sandal as you. The KEEN Custom website walks you through the design process, prompting you to choose a color for each piece of the shoe.
The entire sandal from outsole to laces can be customized, including the individual webbing straps, bungee laces, stitching, footbed and more. All your hard work can be saved and even shared in case you want to mull over your color choices or seek the opinion of your friends.
Once designed, the custom KEEN sandals ship directly from factory to your door in 2-3 weeks. I wonder if KEEN will ever get to the Timbuk2 operational level where a custom bag has been known to leave the San Francisco factory in the same day as the order received.
The custom KEEN Newport H2 sandals are available for both men and women and retail for $130. You can order multiple pairs of different sizes in case you want to get a matching set for the entire family or your outdoor sports team.