KEEN Utility™ Safety Footwear for Women Gains Traction on the Job Site

Portland, Ore., (May 18, 2016) – Women in the construction and manufacturing industries are often faced with the challenge of finding safety footwear that fits as well as it protects. Built on a last specific for women and designed with the needs of women workers in mind, styles from the KEEN Utility™ women’s collection take the guesswork out of choosing a safety boot that gets the job done.

“We work hard to produce a variety of innovative footwear options that meet the needs of all types of workers,” said Mark Reilly, senior director product development for KEEN Utility. “Women are a vital part of the workforce and shouldn’t have to adapt to work boots that don’t fit as well as they should. That’s why we’ve built a distinct collection of versatile safety styles built for the shape of a woman’s foot, while providing the same superior performance features that KEEN Utility is known for.”

From light industrial to general contracting, the women’s styles combine outdoor-inspired designs with innovative safety solutions to create a collection of work footwear that transitions seamlessly from work to weekend. Some highlights include:

Atlanta Cool ESD Soft Toe

Crafted with a leather and mesh upper with full mesh liner in a low-profile silhouette, the Atlanta Cool delivers exceptionally lightweight, breathable protection, perfect for light duty and manufacturing environments. The boot features electro-static dissipative (ESD) construction, reducing excess static electricity by redirecting the charge from the body to the ground. An oil and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole provides increased durability and stability, and a torsional stability shank delivers lightweight support. Built for workers who do not require reinforced safety toe caps, this new soft toe silhouette still features the iconic KEEN toe-bumper offering additional toe-protection and unmistakable KEEN style. The Atlanta Cool is also available in two other unique colorways that are complete with asymmetrical steel toes for heavier duty protection.

Detroit Mid

The versatile, hiking-inspired silhouette of the women’s Detroit-Mid offers a sporty look to a work boot without sacrificing safety. Crafted from durable waterproof Nubuck leather, the boot features a removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed and compression molded EVA midsole for lasting comfort. A KEEN.Dry® waterproof membrane together with a hydrophobic/hydrophilic lining repel moisture and maintain breathability, while a Cleansport NXT™ liner delivers natural odor control through natural microbes that produce enzymes to break down odor without heavy metals, pesticides, perfumes or hazardous chemicals. KEEN Utility asymmetrical steel toes offer superior contoured toe protection and satisfies ASTM safety requirements. The women’s Detroit is also available in a low silhouette in several colorways.

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