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KEEN Clearwater CNX Sandal - Women's
KEENClearwater CNX Sandal - Women's

Low and lean, light and fast.

The light and low-profile KEEN Women's Clearwater CNX Sandal lets your foot move naturally and properly, for all-day comfort while you're walking or hiking up a storm. An arch support and stability shank keep the efficient energy going, and multi-directional grooves on its flexible, durable sole gives plenty of traction and sensitivity on slick or uneven terrain.

  • Super-strong polyester webbing upper keeps your foot secure and is washable
  • Secure fit lace-capture system with 2mm bungee lace delivers precision fit and quick, easy adjustment
  • Metatarsal ridge provides natural underfoot support
  • Midsole drop of 4mm gives foot a natural low profile
  • Proprietary lightweight PU compound midsole provides durable support and comfort
  • Contoured arch support and durable TPU stability shank give all-day efficiency and comfort
  • Featherweight 7.6oz keeps you light on your toes
  • Multi-directional flex grooves allow for flexibility and improved ground contact
  • Non-marking rubber outsole delivers high-performance sure-footedness
  • Razor siping adds traction on slick or uneven terrain
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Wonderful fit!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I had it in my mind that no way would they be comfortable. I have a bad bunion on my one foot so it’s very difficult to find a shoe that works. I never write reviews but I just received them a couple of hours ago and have not taken them off. They are so light and comfortable to walk in. I normally take a 7.5-8 I read the reviews that they ran narrow. I went with the 8 and it was perfect. This is my first pair of Keens I’m going to be buying another pair.


  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Great product that last long and is comfortable. I had to size up half a size.

Great Shoe

    A very light weight and comfortable shoe. Great for hiking or just casual wear. Love them.

    Keen Clearwater

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    This was my first pair of Keens and my shoe sizing ranges anywhere from 8.5 to 10. I initially ordered a 9, but it fit slightly snug. After sizing up to a 9.5 they fit perfect! A little slippery on slimy rocks, but otherwise they are exactly what I was looking for... something to take hiking in Zion and use at boat ramps in Florida! My only major complaint, and the reason I knocked one star off, is that after one wear, the material on the top of the shoe that extends over the toes (not the straps or bungee laces) faded pretty considerably. Otherwise love em!

    Keen clearwater

    • Size Bought: 7.5

    The women version of this sandals is really great! this sandal is more light, very comfortable to wear, and the sandals fit perfect in curve of my feet. The rubber is more light making the sandals a better looking without losing the functionality, keeping the same quality for you go wild! And size is perfect. your size should be the order size, no mistake.

    Love them!!!

      I typically have a horrible time finding shoes that I can wear for extended periods of time, and keens are one of the few that work extremely well with my medium arches. I was looking for a pair of sturdy sandals that would be rugged enough for wading in creeks/rivers and hiking. I originally got a pair of chacos and the first time I wore them (in a rocky creek) I got some severe arch pain that lasted about a month. I also stubbed my toes about 20 times while wearing them. After the pain went away, I thought I'd give them one more chance and the same exactly thing happened again. So I bought a pair of these, they are very comfortable (especially after breaking them in). They have good traction when hoping on dry rocks but, are very slippery on wet rocks. Best of all, the covered toe makes my feel invincible!

      Perfect for all my watery treks

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small

      I love these so far! I had to return the first pair I got and go up half a size because they run narrow. Customer service is awesome! Very helpful and shipped both pairs in two days. I wear these for kayaking and SUP boarding, but I find that I grab them for things like walking the dog and running errands as well. Very soft, comfortable, and light weight. Not quite the arch support I was hoping for, but I'm picky because I wear custom orthotic insoles. Great shoe overall and I'm looking forward to taking them on future adventures!

      Great shoes, ran small for me

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small

      I ended up returning these shoes because they I found them to run smaller than a normal 6.5. If I purchase these again I will size up a half size.

      Great! But...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small

      These are great! But I need need to return to size up. Super comfortable once I got the right size though. Great for summer and using in the water. I have always loved keen shoes so it wasn't a surprise when I was happy with these as well. Great for hiking as well!

      Love the sandals and the deal I got!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9

      Thank you, Backcountry! These are exactly the shoes I needed and what a great price you offered. The reviews were so helpful and helped me decide what to buy. I am going to the Galapagos next spring and need shoes that I can get wet but also hike in. These are comfortable, sturdy and lightweight. They are perfect for my trip. I've already worn and no break-in was necessary. I could not be more pleased. You have a loyal customer who will be back.

      Love 'em, love 'EM, LOVE 'EM!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 8

      My first pair of Keen Clearwater CNX Women's Sandal and I'm in heaven. Comfortable, true to size, and dry quickly. I average kayaking 3 times a week. Pleasure to have these on wading in the water to get in my kayak and after a nature walk, can't wait to get the sandals on for some relaxation. The arch support is fabulous! Thank you for a great sandal! (So true - the tan lines on the feet are really different - ha!)

      The best Keen sandal yet! Hard to fit.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 10

      I wear these sandals daily year round. I have several foot problems: neuropathy, feet pronate, prone to have heel spurs, weak arches and ankles and the CNS sandals have solved most of my walking problem. I had been wearing for at least 6 plus years the Newport H2 which are great but the CNS are so much lighter. I could use a little more impact thickness but I would not want to lose the light weight. I only wish they came in more colors and combinations of colors to make them more stylish. Tie dye would really make me happy. website for tie dyes below https://www.google.com/search?q=tie+dye&biw=1920&bih=911&tbm=isch&imgil=ZZ87Js8OSb3ZCM%253A%253BwjsP205gmBoamM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwallpaper-kid.com%25252Ftie-dye-background.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=ZZ87Js8OSb3ZCM%253A%252CwjsP205gmBoamM%252C_&usg=__mdNQL6fE43xdMyvGa67pvR-N7hI%3D&ved=0CDcQyjc&ei=oyYMVeuKJ8yrgwSN5oPwDw#imgrc=ZZ87Js8OSb3ZCM%253A%3BwjsP205gmBoamM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn.playbuzz.com%252Fcdn%252Fc72b91d7-963d-4492-890c-4057c6a65f08%252F7e04451c-d222-46d3-9665-09999c87c43d.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwallpaper-kid.com%252Ftie-dye-background.htm%3B3648%3B2736


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I bring these keens everywhere. Usually backpacking so I can rip off my hot heavy boots and relax while prepping the tent. I can stuff them anywhere cause they are light and compact. Sometimes I even clip them to the outside of my pack...and it doesn't bother me at all. They keep my feet fresh. Comfortable as heck with or without socks. Terrible tan lines though.....

      I've even hiked in them. Loose rocks here and there but nothing major. The hard toe is a huge benefit cause I'm heavy footed and tens to stub my toes.

      Must buy. Quick dry. True to size. Comfy. Light!


      KEEN Clearwater

      Love these shoes and customer service!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I love these shoes! They are light and comfy but also durable for running around outside! I wear them constantly. The customer service is also incredible at backcountry! A dog chewed through my shoes the second day I had them and the customer service rep was so kind and easy to work with! They helped me get new shoes no charge to me! I will definitely be purchasing from here again! THEY ARE INCREDIBLE!

      Best closed toe sandal!!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Recently bought these from EMS, and I've been in love with them since! I would recommend trying a 1/2 size up if you have a wide fore foot. They are extremely comfortable and I love how little they weigh. Wore them for an entire day around DC and never once had an issue with foot fatigue! Used to have the Newport H2, but this is way better! Less bulky, better overall fit, better toebox area. I would like it if the fabric was waterproof though like the H2.

      Still in USE!

      Still using these for the second summer season.

      Used them to bike/hikeabike on a 4 mile dirt/rock track to get to some hotsprings yesterday. Once there, they helped provide great traction on the slippery rocks!

      Definitely feeling this was a good investment.

      I had a hard time with blisters at first - but I think I just needed to break them in. I don't experience any problems now.

      Still in USE!

      What happens if you click your heels together and say, "there's no place like home, there's no place like home". :)

      hahahaha ummmmm good question!

      I would like to say that unicorns pop out of the forest to begin a merry prance around me in a circle, but I can't honestly say I've tried! I'll test this out and update my review accordingly.

      I'm very 'KEEN' on these sandals...

      I'm very 'KEEN' on these sandals...

      Love this little guy!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      This is a killer!! I dislike many KEEN shoes because of the awkward big toe box but this shoe is different its actually cute! I take these all over the Wasatch. They make a great day hiking shoe, awesome for running in and out of the rivers and lakes. I have had to run off the mountain a few times to beat the storm and they do just fine. I love these, you can hike in them, take them on the rive, or just wear them around town. Very versatile. True to size. I would recommend these to anyone!

      Love this little guy!!

      So Far - So Great

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I received these as a random surprise. I've always coveted Keens, but my Backcountry budget never really permitted me to splurge. I was first off struck by how incredibly lightweight this pair is. They are feather-weight, I was quite surprised! Construction seems tough and durable.

      I used these for a quick trail run and started to get some red hot spots, but I think that is because it was insanely hot out and my feet got to sweating. I'll try again on a cooler day.

      I've found they are absolutely perfect for paddleboarding down rivers, I assume the same holds true for rafting or boating. They have nicely grippy soles, and enough protection to safeguard your toes and soles from rocks.

      These are very comfy and relatively easy to slip on.

      I myself, am somewhat of a PINK fanatic, but even I was rather shocked at how TRULY PINK these shoes were. It would undoubtedly be a unicorn's favorite shade and intensity of pink. Just make sure you're ready for that...

      I have a size 6.0 (I'm normally between a 6.0-6.5) and they fit great.

      My only complaint is that they take a pretty substantial amount of time to dry. I've gotten cold feed when paddleboarding because they material doesn't dry quickly. They leave my feet feeling pruny and cold if the sun isn't shining!