PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Keen Tucson Brings Protection, Functionality to Jobsites This Fall


Founded on the idea of creating multi-purpose hybrid footwear that combines form and function, KEEN understands that life extends from work to play and everywhere in between. The KEEN Utility line was a natural extension of that idea, bringing versatile and progressive work footwear that stands on its own to men and women everywhere.

This fall, KEEN Utility takes this idea of hybrid footwear to the next level with the introduction of the Tucson. The outdoor-inspired silhouette is reminiscent of a much-loved hiking boot while blending all the innovative work boot performance features KEEN Utility has developed and incorporated into the entire collection.

“Each season we strive to innovate both within our product line as well as the industrial footwear industry,” said Mark Reilly, Division Director for KEEN Utility. “The love for outdoor adventure and active lifestyles runs deep in the KEEN DNA. The Tucson allows us to blend that outdoor look and comfort with the functionality of top-notch protective footwear.”

Hitting select retailers this month, the KEEN Utility Tucson work boot features an outdoor-inspired silhouette with all the technical features required for a hard day on the job site. Crafted with a waterproof, nubuck leather upper the boot features a sleek, low profile midsole and open mesh inserts to increase air circulation. A KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane lets moisture out but never in and a hydrophobic/hydropholic two-zone comfort technology lining helps to keep feet cool and dry.

The Tucson features KEEN Utility’s signature asymmetrical steel toes that are contoured to the natural shape of the left and right foot, providing ASTM-rated protection with a roomy toe box for maximum comfort without sacrificing safety. The oil- and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole exceeds ASTM Mark II non-slip testing standards, proving the Tucson is one boot ready for whatever the workday puts in its path. Available in mid and low heights with steel and soft toes.

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