Keen, the outdoor footwear maker, has some cycling inspired goodies set to release for the new year. Its spring/summer 2010 Pedal Collection will include more stylish shoes made with comfort, socks and commuter bags. The footwear manufacture has made a good impression on the cycling industry thus far, giving riders a stylish shoe specced for cycling. “KEEN knows that cycling is a key part of any HybridLife, which is why we’ve expanded our Pedal collection for SS10 . . . choosing to travel by two wheels doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort and performance”, said James Curleigh, CEO at KEEN Inc.
Incorporating the very same technology Keen was made famous for is Keen’s Austin Pedal shoe. The shoe is equipped for on and off the saddle use. It features waterproof leather, an Oxford lace design, and a recessed SPD plate underfoot.
For you lady cyclists, Keen has its Presidio Pedal shoe satisfying your urban cycle footwear needs. The Presidio Pedal shoe looks a lot like your typical hiking shoe, only with a bike skew on thing. The leather used in the construction of the Keen’s latest collection is both comfortable and waterproof with fashionable stitching.
The Cornoado Cruiser by Keen will release for both men and women. Its urban appeal has city life on a beach cruiser written all of it. The eco-friendly shoe is made from recycled rubber, soft leather, and breathable canvas material. The sole was designed around the bicycle pedal, allowing for a comfortable ride.
Keen’s first pair of bike socks will make the pedal collection. The Springwater Low Cut Tab Ultralite socks by Keen vow to wick sweat away, reducing the chance of blistering. The breathable socks will also be left and right foot specific, making for the ultimate fit. Under the forefoot and ankle of the sock, a cushion for added comfort was implemented.
To tie the collection together, Keen is offering the world of cycling a commuter bag of its own. The Keen Commuter features a brown color scheme that has been widely adopted by the urban rider. In addition to its hip style, Commuter features a 15-inch padded laptop sleeve. For the safety of your carried goods, it features water-resistant material. And to keep its riders out of danger, reflectors are strategically positioned throughout the bag.
The Steel Bridge by Keen fits a 17-inch laptop in its padded weather guarded compartment for your daily commute. Keens day pack also includes two side-pockets for water bottles and several small zipper pockets. The bag features safety reflectors and comes with a removable hip belt for added support.