Caring for KEEN Products


Sandal Washing Instructions

All KEEN water sandals (both leather and polyester webbing upper) are machine washable and have been treated with AEGIS Microbe Sheild, antimicrobial technology that helps prevent odor, staining and deterioration. We've also taken great care to develop leather uppers that will not crack, shrink or stretch when washed. Even KEEN leather Newport sandals are machine washable. Use a small amount of detergent, wash on gentle cycle and air dry.


Caring for Leather

We've carefully selected leather uppers designed to last. Then again, if you're wearing your KEENS daily, they won't always be scuff and dirt-free. To treat day to day wear and tear, especially on lighter color leathers, we recommend using a nubuck leather cleaner and conditioner (Nikwax is a brand we use) found at most better footwear dealers and outdoor gear shops.

Waterproof/Breathable Technology

Caring for Waterproof/Breathable

KEEN's Targhee and Targhee Mid feature waterproof-breathable technology to keep your feet dry and comfortable. To enhance product performance, we recommend cleaning your footwear in cold water with mild soap or detergent and air dry with no heat.


Caring for Synthetics

Many of KEEN's Trailhead and Waterfront performance styles utilize synthetic fabrics. We recommend cleaning these products with mild soap and cold water. To remove excess dirt of spot clean, use a stiff brush or soft cloth. Let shoes air dry with no heat.


Caring for Footbeds

Many of KEEN's styles feature removable footbeds. After extended use, we recommend you remove the footbed, wash by hand using a soft cloth and light detergent and air dry.