I had the distinct pleasure to attend a media event at the KEEN Utility factory in Portland, OR in August 2017.
I’ve been on many factory tours over the past twenty years and this was the BEST ONE ever.
First, it’s a smaller factory with about eighty people working diligently to make some of the best work, hiking and casual shoes I’ve ever worn. Read my review about one of their boots I own.
Another reason it was a great tour is we were allowed to help make actual boots and shoes that you might wear! Yes, I got to put an upper on a form at the beginning of the line, I got to put a sole in the machine before it gets bonded to the upper and I got to trim off the urethane flash that oozes out the sides of the lower part of the upper after the boot is made.
KEEN – Made in the USA and you’ll LOVE them. They make them for women, men and kids!
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