Keen UNEEK Snk
Leading sneaker brands such as Nike and Adidas are increasingly investing in research into eco-friendly manufacturing methods and designing products made from recycled materials. This « green » trend has been developed by an American label called KEEN since its creation in 2003. This committed brand notably offers new generation sneakers, mixed and environmentally friendly, in a variety of colours : the « Keen UNEEK SNK ».
The KEEN brand designs items for outdoor living. In total connection with nature, the creators of this label felt the responsibility to protect and conserve the natural heritage that allows us to live, play, create and work. The aim of this brand is to be a driving force for change for the good of Mother Nature, as a leader of the cause and a maker of difference, and in pursuing the fundamental values of respect for the environment. The idea is to raise awareness and leave a better world for future generations. The 3 principles of KEEN are : Give Back, Act and Reduce Impact on the Environment.
Also, since its creation 17 years ago, this brand has donated more than $15 million to non-profit organizations and causes around the world. And this is just the beginning, the label intends to help even more.
KEEN’s slogan for these sneakers is « a shoe that is good for the environment ».
The shoe consists of a breathable knitted upper made of recycled PET plastic bottles. To provide optimal comfort, the fit is adjusted and adjustable thanks to cords, also made of PET plastic, present throughout the sneaker. The breathable mesh inner lining adds value to the pair, making it ideal for long walks in the wilderness with peace of mind. The lacing system is easily tightened and held in place with the lock laces. In terms of details, the shoe has a heel strap and the brand name « Keen » appears on a fabric strip sewn over the laces. To unify the design, the laces are the same colour as the upper. The colorways chosen to make these sneakers are varied. Some remain natural and sober : white, black, beige and grey, while others appear two-tone or multi-coloured. With bright colour accents ranging from purple to pink, green, orange or deep blue. To complete the lasting comfort, the shoe has an EVA insole with arch support. The whole is based on a high rebound EVA midsole offering strong cushioning and a non-marking rubber outsole with superior traction.
These eco-friendly Keen UNEEK Snk shoes are available in a variety of colorways on https://www.keenfootwear.com/uneek/ website for 120€.
The brand offers other models for all family, as well as textile items. Feel free to have a look at the products of this committed label.