Friday, September 9, 2011

Me-oh-my

I am becoming more of a hippy and granola gal by the second. Maybe not fully, but I told myself when I moved from Texas that I would never drive a Subaru. Well, now I do and am totally in love with the practicality of it being in the PNW.


Now, Keens. Me-oh-my. These just make me laugh. I just purchased my first pair of Keens (and have yet to pull off the tag as they are a slight stretch for me) from REI as Seattleites swear by them. And, in all honesty they will be perfect for my trekking in Thailand. That will be the real test ;) I was modeling them for Gabe last night, and he said I looked like a triathlete with them in addition to my attire.


Bam, they are intense. I've been told after hiking, camping, and doing anything in water, i will never go back. Those "granola" gals got nothing on me .... As I will never wear them with socks. Yes, many do!!!


Do you wear Keens?!

32 comments:

Lindsay said...

My aunt has Keens and she LOVES them!!! She wears them everywhere. She is very outdoorsy and has a sailboat, so she never takes them off.
Yes they are a bit goofy and my cousins ssay they are totally granola too LOL but if they protect your feet and are good for your soles, then by all means I am more than positive you can pull them off without looks goofy :)

MCW said...

OK. I get the reason for them. However I am not sure if I would ever wear them. You are a brave girl :)

Meghan said...

I don't have any but I was just in Hawaii and really wished I had them for hiking and scrambling all over lava rocks. Let us know how you like them!

Kristen said...

I don't own any Keens, but I sold a whole lotta them when I was working at a sporting goods store during college.

I have tried them out many times and they are definetly comfy and perfect if you do a lot of outdoor activity!

Jessica said...

One of my good friends has a pair and SWEARS by them!

Linda said...

I love my Keens. Mine are mary jane style. I'm not a fan of the "sandal" type.

Roxanne said...

they seriously are the bomb. but WITH SOCKS? what the....

Rachel Larson said...

I am a chaco gal but keens are good too! I liked Chaco's bc they have a life warranty on the soles.

Elliott and Cherry Wood said...

Nashvillians are in love with Keens, too! Lofton has a pair, and he rocks them fairly well, but I'm in love with my Chacos. I think you'll look great in them as long as you don't wear them with socks!?!? That is crazy!

Tanya said...

hahhaha as long as you're not wearing them with socks, it's all good. my co-worker wears them year-round (with socks) and he did the breast cancer 60-mike walk in them, so i think it's safe to say they'll be great for places like Thailand!

Emily said...

I would love a pair! And yes please don't ever wear them with socks ha

Annie said...

I dont wear them....but my sister does...and she is a TOTAL hippie!! She dies a subaru as well :) (just sayin :))

The Palmertons said...

Best kayak shoes ever! Keens are also great for walking in the river with my golden :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

They are awesome and I'd say perfect for thailand, hiking etc... That's probably it.. i'm not too granola for every day wear

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

You are an official Seattle-ite! I actually don't have any, but I think you are right, they would be great for Thailand! Actually if I had been more forward thinking I totally would have looked into them for our trip!

Ashley Auld said...

OMG I want Keens!! I look forward to your reviews.

Cari said...

I do wear them! They are so comfortable and lots of people wear them in my area.

I love a great pair of heels like the next gal but Keens are very comfy!

Kendra said...

I have not even heard of these. I can only imagine how comfy they are! Enjoy!

Jane @ In the Pink and Green said...

I felt the same way, but since marrying my hubby who is from the PNW and now living out in Boulder, CO I feel like I am definitely getting more granola-y and I'm surprisingly ok with it! I have a pair of turquoise Keens and I love them! They are so comfy yet tough, and so so versatile!

BTW I cannot wait to hear all about your trip to Thailand!!

Bobbi said...

I've never heard of Keens before. And to be honest, I'm kinda glad. :)
Not sure if I would ever wear those but to each their own.

Jamie said...

Yes, I'm a keen lover - http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/ss11/shoes/women/waterfront/bali/brindle!regal%20orchid. These are my favorite right now. I purchased my first pair when we lived in WA ... :)

arsenalfamily said...

I got my Keens originally for hiking in Panama and they were amazing. And now Gooner has a pair! You will love them AND I totally wear them with jeans and socks in the fall!!! I bet you do too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raven said...

I love it!!! I too find myself getting that way, I thought when I was a mom, I would still be a super strict, iron fist kinda parent, but now I find myself being more like "oh, just go wherever the wind blows you, create your own identity, paint on the walls, color on the hardwood, just do whatever your heart desires haha!!!

about the keens, my hubs loves them. super functional. if not a little hippy and granola :)

Lil' Woman said...

Get your granola on girl :)

Sandi said...

I love Keens. I have been wearing them for over 5 years. I wear them hiking, fishing, boating, on the beach, etc. My husband and two girls also wear them. They are also so easy to clean if you ever get them muddy. Most importantly, the are comfy.

Robin Smith said...

Kelsey,
I have a pair of Keene and they are fabulous for walking, hiking etc., ugly but very, very comfortable. You will be hooked.

Jax said...

I LOVE them! I've never even heard of them!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

My hubs has tried to get me on the Keens or Chaco's wagon and I have been majorly resisting. But you look super cute in yours :)

LG said...

Can't wait to hear what you think! We lovingly call those "lesbian shoes" ha but I did just buy my boy a pair of them!

Cheryl said...

keens are a staple here. LOVE them...we all wear them, enjoy! A great purchase!

Midwest Mrs said...

I admit; they are CRAZY goofy but I LOVE them!I wore them in Africa and they are so comfy. My only regret is I got tan which is a little clunky looking. The black looks cute! You will be over the goofy look pretty quick when you are still standing after walking miles!

Preston and Morgan said...

Love it! I moved to Seattle and bought a Prius - I think that is up there with Keens :)

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