An American company, Keen was founded in 2003 by Martin Keen and Rory Fuerst who developed a sandal that would also protect the toe - The Newport. Keen footwear now offers shoes, boots and sandals for many outdoor pursuits and activites as well as more casual shoes.
Keen are known worldwide for producing high quality and technical footwear to assist the wearer in their outdoor activities as well as a line of bags and socks. Keen are extremely active in supporting charities and good causes around the world. In 2004 they donated their entire marketing budget to the Asian relief efforts and are currently involved in many other causes including getting children into the outdoors, protecting land for its environmental and recreational value and to giving bikes to kids in need.