In the rapidly growing niche of hybrid outdoor footwear, Portland-based shoemaker KEEN is making great strides. Outdoor footwear used to be the exclusive domain of hiking boots, but the huge uptake of adventure pursuits has led to the development of a hybrid sneaker/hiker - a shoe with all the comfort of a classic sneaker but with the rugged go-anywhere functionality of the hiking boot. The aesthetics are not everyone's cup of tea, but these are shoes designed for performance. KEEN's raison d'etre is to produce hard-wearing super comfortable shoes that can handle anything, from a Sunday morning jaunt to the coffee shop, to running up Snowdon.
The Jasper collection is the perfection embodiment of KEEN's approach to the outdoors - it's a hybrid trainer designed in the mould of a traditional bouldering shoe, only with a super-soft cushion bed, making it perfect for everyday styling or serious activity. At Oliver Spencer Studio this season, we've curated two styles with modern urban life in mind, styles that you can pair with classic workwear shapes right through the week and into the weekend.
The Jasper Rocks style has been updated with a bungee-lace system for easier on and off, while the cork in the footbed and cushioning around the ankle makes for extreme comfort. Switch out the bungee for the included laces whenever you feel like a change, plus, two sets of laces let you switch up the look.
In addition to being available on our website, Keen are also stocked in our Oliver Spencer Lambs Conduit Studio store.Shop Keen