This spring, Keen, in addition to updating previously released models of tourist shoes, expanded the Outdoor collection with two models of low sneakers for the city, hiking and easy trekking. The new Nasu WP and the updated Marshall have almost the same design and fit, identical outsole construction, and, apart from the cost and colors, differ only in the type of lining and material for forming the top.
The top of the Marshall model is made of a well-blown and quick-drying mesh, with dense genuine leather as a reinforcement. The toe of the shoe is reinforced with a polyurethane overlay using Keen PROTECT technology. Mesh lining inside. The Nasu WP model uses a denser synthetic fabric with rip-stop reinforcements instead of mesh, and Keen’s signature DRY membrane is used as a lining.
To compensate for vertical loads, a removable anatomical EVA foam insole is used inside, which is complemented by a multi-component outsole. The outsole of both models is absolutely the same and consists of an EVA midsole, a polyurethane arch support and a rubber sole with a universal tread, with a maximum stud height of no more than 4 mm.
The Nasu WP hiking shoes are currently only available in one all-black colorway, while the Marshall is available in blue, grey, green and black. The weight of a pair of medium-sized shoes is 434 grams for the Nasu WP and 400 grams for the Marshall. The recommended price of the models is $130 and $110 respectively.