Have An Artistic Side? Design Your Own Sandals (Sort of)

Outdoor footwear company Keen makes their sandals customizable


Don’t you hate it when you’re enjoying a nice afternoon on your favorite trail and you pass another hiker wearing the exact same sandals as you? No?

Well, you still might have fun goofing off with outdoor footwear maker Keen’s new online sandal customization app.

The new app lets you choose from a palette of colors for nearly every visible component of Keen’s popular line of Newport H2 sport sandals.

Want your webbing straps to be different colors? You have 20 choices for each one. Want bright stitching to accent your muted lining? Thirteen more choices are at your fingertips. All told you can customize the straps, stitching, bungee laces, outsole, lining and more.

By the end of the design process you’ll have had your choice of 80 total colors and 65 million potential combinations, according to Keen. Your custom design will arrive in two to three weeks, according to the website, and retail for $130. (Shipping is $20.)

Keen is following in the footsteps (pun intended) of larger brands including Nike and Reebok, which have their own sneaker customizing apps.

Check out yours truly’s proof-of-concept design below. I’m sure you can do better.

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