KEENDaytona Sandal - Men's

Take a walk on the wild side.

Hop into the KEEN Men's Daytona Sandal and head into the wild unknown. The rugged leather Daytona features a hydrophobic mesh lining to keep your feet cool and dry from the jungle to the bush, while the leather-covered cork footbed cushions and comforts your foot when the trail winds on longer than expected.

  • Sturdy sandals for hiking in warm or muggy climes
  • Rugged uppers keep their fit and feel after many an adventure
  • Mesh lining offers cool, breathable comfort
  • Cleansport NXT provides natural odor control
  • Drawcord closure for an easy, secure, adjustable fit
  • Reviews
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Really comfortable and well-built

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8.5

Overall a great sandal. I haven't used these nearly as much as the other reviewers so I'd read their reviews to get a better sense of how they fit.

Love them!!

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

Bought these for myself to take on a family vacation to Disney. Wore them all day every day at the parks from 7am to 12pm. Never had a problem, and very comfortable.

Keen Daytona sandals

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 11 1/2

I am a Keen sandal fan but the Daytona sandals are junk. I have two pair of older Keens that are great sandals. Both size 11. These are 11 1/2 and still too small. They are hard as a rock and not very comfortable and heavy. Very disappointed.

Nice looking sandals, sturdy,..

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

Overall these were nice but if you have wider feet as I do then the rubbing can cause some pain and sores if used for more than a few miles at once.

KEEN Daytona Sandal

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 13

My husband loves these sandals so much, he was desperate to find a replacement for his original pair (3+yrs old of everyday in the summer wear - pulled apart). He wears them everywhere but to work and more formal functions....so just about every evening and weekend - rain, shine, in the lake when putting the boat in, walking the dogs.

Thanks to BackCountry, we were able to purchase another pair for him and he is a happy camper again.

Did the Job.

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

These did the job for a weekend backpacking trip through creeks and streams. I had no foot issues, or blisters. we did about 10 miles. I do believe I got them to big, and that would be most of the issue with my foot moving on the foot bed so much. they are comfortable, more so dry then wet. I did like the leather/cork foot bed. I Really put them through the wringer on this trip. We went up inclines and declines, rock faces, and creeks and steams. traction on Granite rock faces is POOR! best to remove them if your walking up and down the rock face. As the soles are a harder rubber and really don't give you much traction.

Did the Job.

Durable and Comfortable

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

This sandal has served me well over the last couple of years. I find it comfortable to wear both wet and dry with the lining under the leather straps. These don't dry out very quickly when soaked but are not stiff or uncomfortable after being dried out later.



How I use them: I have worn my Daytona Sandals through rain or shine and while walking around town or at the beach. I also commonly wear them when on short (<10mi) or relaxing bike rides and on short to moderate hikes across various trails (<10mi).

Father's Fav's

    These are my father-in-law's favorite sandals. Great quality construction and leather. He got them in his regular shoe size and they fit perfectly. Now, if I could just convince him that socks and sandals is never a good look...

    Great Sandal

      I love these! They fit my sensitive feet perfectly; no rubbing, or straps hitting in the wrong spot. The cinch on the cord holds (which doesn't always happen on other brands); these are "keen" through and through!

      One darn good sandal

        I wear a size 10. I bought these in 10 1/2 because I read in a review to buy a size up. Good move. They fit me perfectly. I wear these every other day. They feel great on my feet. Some may not like the feel when they get wet though with the leather sole. However, that said, I would buy these again and again if and when they wear out. Well constructed, light and very comfortable. As another wrote, the elastic pull lace is a bit long but tucks nicely under the rest of the lacing. SUPER SANDALS.

        Exellent sandals

          So far, used them several times during hot spring days, and absolutely happy about a purchase. Nothing comparable with all those cheaper sandals in comfort.

          killer sandals

            I usually buy the cheaper flops at sporting good stores but i decided to get a nice recreational pair and the daytonas have been all that and a bag of chips. These are my go to sandals on a daily basis as well as for the beach, river, lake, and base camp when i get back from a knarly hike. I also wear them mt biking on occasion as well. They are superior in comfort as well as quality craftsmanship to anything i have ever owned. i have flat out abused these sandals and they barely show the wear. Granted, i have only had them since Jan. 09 but they have already been to padre island nt seashore, guadalupe nt park, and numerous st parks, lakes and rivers in the surrounding austin area. Having a solid water proof sandal in this neck of the woods is a must. And i have yet to have any odor issues with them, although i do take measures to make sure they dry out properly after they get drenched. If you want a multi purpose sandal that still looks good enough for a night on the town these are defininely for you. bomb proof for sure.

            Love Them

              I have wide feet (4E) and was concerned that these would not fit. Turns out they have plenty of room and I'm very happy!

              I'm in the same boat with the Fred Flintstone feet and wholeheartedly agree, these fit like no other. I tried on ten pairs of similar sandals and kept going back to these for their superior fit and comfort.

              Very comfortable shoes

                My 12 year old son FINALLY found a pair of sandals he thinks are comfortable. I wore them around for a while and have to agree.

                Hate spending that much on shoes for a 12-year old, but then again he has just a handful of shoes.....

                If you are looking for comfort, and like the style, these are great.

                Best sandals I've worn

                  First of all, Backcountry.com is awesome. This was my first purchase from them. Prices are good and the shipping was fast.

                  Now to the Keen Daytona sandals. I wear a size 12 and these fit perfectly. I also have wide feet and normally get a 4E in a regular shoe so I was concerned about width. Not a problem with the Daytona's. They are a bit stretchy on the sides due to the way they are built. Very comfortable! They also seem well built and look very nice.

                  Very comfortable

                    These are great all-around sandals. The footbed is very comfortable, and they provide good support. They seem to fit true-to-size. As compared with many sandals that have just two straps, these cradle your foot much like a shoe would, but they are (obviously) much cooler. There are no real pressure points. The lacing system allows you to have them loose for just kicking around, or to tighten them down so that there is very little slippage (e.g., if you are going hiking). Because of the leather, they are not designed as a water sandal, but they do work fine if you get them wet (even though they take a while to dry out). If I were going to be needing sandals for serious scrambling, I'd get one with toe protection, but for an everyday, very comfortable and wearable sandal, this one is sure hard to beat!

                    Keen Daytona Sandals

                      Great Sandals. I was skeptical buying these without trying them on first, especially made of leather, but they were very comfortable. It has a poly fiber on the inside, so no leather actually touches your foot. Very light and comfortable. Well made product. Sizes run pretty true. I am normally between an 11 1/2 and a 12, so I ordered an 11 1/2 and it fit perfectly. No blisters from wearing them a full 10 hours the first day I wore them, walking constantly. Backcountry.com is a great company to order from as well. Fast shipping from coast-to-coast, great communications to their customers, and offer the ability to return the item.

                      OMG, I now wear sandals?

                        Ok, I couldn't resist trying these daytonas. I usually / ok never wear sandals. I found my self in need of some for my trip to Cancun. I put these on and I swear I was wearing my reboks. The fit great size chart is right on. The support is as good a my tennis shoes. Fit and finish is near perfect and they are waterproof. There was absolutely no break in as there isn't a toe strap. If ya don't like them you can email and complain to me.

                        Awesome sandals

                          Ive had all kind of sandals from Oakley, Teva, Birks, and Keens. I would honestly say that Keens are the best. Newports (which I also have) gets a lot of love but personally other than a covered toe these Daytonas are much more comfortable.I prefer this leather than the synthetic h2 but that's just me. Also order a half size larger for better fit.

                          Backcountry's price is awesome and so is the service. I'll definitely be back for more. Thanks.

                          great service as usual

                            Keen sandals are the best out there. Thanks for getting these out so quickly, I'll be back.