KEEN to Introduce KEEN.DRY Fabric in 2009

June 30, 2008

While I'm a huge proponent of eVent Fabric, sometimes it makes sense to bring things in-house. KEEN is doing just that for 2009 with the introduction of KEEN.DRY breathable, waterproof membrane for their footwear. Select hiking boots and shoes will come with the new KEEN.DRY fabric, which has a 2-year guarantee! From KEEN: "Each KEEN.DRY bootie is subjected to rigorous testing before it leaves our factory. KEEN guarantees that all shoes featuring KEEN.DRY will be 100% waterproof for up to two years from the date of purchase--and will replace any defective pair." Quite a nice warranty... something not offered by others that I'm aware of. Again, I'm not a huge fan of GoreTex liners for shoes, but eVent has been much better than GoreTex because it breathes 100-times better than Gore. It looks like KEEN.DRY should allow KEEN to develop their own shoes and liners to save time, money and development efforts moving forward. Look for KEEN.DRY in boots such as the KEEN Targhee Mid II sometime in early 2009. More Info: Visit Buy Now: Search for Keen Footwear in the Catalog

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