GEAR | Keen Men’s Evofit One Sandal – Review

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We put the new KEEN Evofit One Men’s sandal to the test and discover they are the perfect summer shoe for active, outdoorsy types. Read on for the full review!

KEEN Evofit One Men's Sandals

What are they?

Men’s Evofit One Sandal
£79-£99 from KEEN
Buy them here

Features

  • Minimal waste construction
  • TPU reinforcement for added durability in key zones
  • Evolved performance lace-capture system
  • PFC-free durable water repellent
  • Cleansport NXT™ for natural odor control
  • American Built: Assembled with pride in Portland, OR, using the finest materials from around the world
  • Several different colour combinations available
  • Aquagrip rubber outsole maximizes traction
  • PU midsole for comfort
  • Removable, metatomical PU insoles with arch support
  • Machine washable

KEEN Evofit One Men's Sandals

The Verdict

As the proud owner of a superbly comfortable pair of Keen Galleo walking boots, I couldn’t wait to give the new Evofit One sandals a try. I’d been looking for something light and airy but with enough grip and support for summer walks. I specifically wanted something that would keep my feet cool and that I could use for things like kayaking if I wanted to.

Right out of the box the KEEN Evofit One sandals looked interesting and funky, but looks aside, would they fit comfortably? The opening that you put your foot into is fairly tight (but not in a way that cuts off your circulation!), and having loops on the front and back certainly help pull the shoe onto your foot.

Once in place, they are a bit like wearing a very supportive sock and the toggle and bungee lacing system is great, making them really quick to tighten once you’ve got them on.

KEEN Evofit One Men's Sandals

It’s easy to wear them all day long and still not want to take them off. They really do fit like a glove, or should that be, a really comfortable sock? Either way, they are exceptionally comfortable. The shaped footbed provides a good amount of arch support and due to the design, they are very easy to adjust and make loser or tighter to find the perfect fit.

It’s worth noting that the grips on the bottom are excellent, so after kayaking and having to scramble out of the water and up a small bank, they provided ample traction. The other thing to mention is that they have removable footbeds.

The perfect summer shoe for active, outdoorsy types.

I found this out after a couple of months of use as they were starting to get a bit smelly, so I took the footbeds out and gave them a bit of a scrub in a solution containing tea tree oil before letting them dry, whilst I put both shoes minus their footbeds, in a 30º wash, and they came out looking perfect and smelling clean and fresh again.

KEEN Evofit One Men's Sandals

Final thoughts

I’ve been wearing them for the last 3 months, and I can not get enough of them. In my opinion are the perfect summer shoe for active, outdoorsy types. I’ve worn them for things like summer walks and for kayaking, but they have fast become my go-to shoe for everyday wear too.

For holiday use especially, when you don’t want to pack too many pairs of shoes in your case, these are perfect – from exploring a city to chilling on the beach, these sandals provide a highly flexible solution and in the summer months, you won’t need or want to wear anything else!

Thank you to KEEN for supplying the featured product for us to test. We were not paid for this review.