Empowering Adventure with Keen Footwear: A Journey for Outdoor Enthusiasts


When the call of the wild beckons, and every trail is an open invitation to adventure, the right pair of shoes can make all the difference. Keen Footwear has etched its place in the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts not just as a trusted gear provider, but as a companion in every step through the rugged paths of life. This blog is a celebration of Keen Footwear, a brand renowned for its commitment to quality, durability, and style that resonates with hikers, walkers, and nature appreciators worldwide.

Durability and Functionality

When you’re out on the trails, the last thing on your mind should be shoe maintenance. Keen’s footwear is built to withstand the elements and the test of time, crafted with the finest materials and the most cutting-edge technologies.

Weather and Terrain Resistance

Keen shoes are designed to tackle any terrain and any weather with resilience. From the iconic Newport sandal to the Targhee hiking boot, each pair is crafted to provide the protection and support needed for a worry-free trek.

Technology That Moves With You

The secret to Keen’s success lies in its technology. Take, for instance, the metatomical footbed design, crafted to provide excellent arch support and accommodate the natural contours of the foot. Or the Keen.Dry membrane, which keeps water out while letting perspiration escape, ensuring your feet stay dry and comfortable.

Style and Design

Functionality doesn’t mean compromising on style. Keen has mastered the art of blending form with function, creating looks that not only perform well but also stand out.

From Trail to Town

Keen’s designs are versatile, transitioning seamlessly from the trail to the city. With a focus on clean lines and a contemporary aesthetic, Keen footwear matches well with all casual wear and activewear, making it an ideal choice for those who want to leave one pair on their feet, from morning commute to sunset hike.

Community Engagement

Keen Footwear is firmly engaged with supporting the very communities they serve. From nature conservation projects to the creation of programs that promote outdoor wellness, Keen is about people.

Coeur d’Alene Connection

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is more than just a location; it’s a part of Keen’s DNA. It’s where the brand’s headquarters is based, and where the community and landscape have been integral to the brand’s growth.

Life in the Lake

The beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene is mirrored in the values of Keen. The employees at Keen live and breathe the spirit of adventure, and in this close-knit community, work isn’t just a job but a calling to make the best gear for people who live for the outdoors.

A Hike Worthy Community

With trails that wind through the majestic mountains and forests, Coeur d’Alene is a haven for hikers. It’s this daily immersion in the outdoors that fuels the innovation and passion behind Keen’s products, making them an authentic part of the adventure community they serve.


With every product and every initiative, Keen Footwear invites you to step a little more into the adventure of life. From their origins in the unlikeliest of settings to now being an indispensable part of every traveler’s wish list, Keen’s ethos hasn’t wavered. It’s a brand for those who hear the call of the trail and know that the best journeys are those that are shared with the ones you can trust.

At Finan McDonald at the Lake, we stand proud to be associated with Keen. Visit our store in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to not only find the perfect pair of Keens for your next venture but to become part of our growing ‘adventure family.’

“Where will your next steps lead you? With Keen, you’re always ready for the thrill of the unknown.”