Although these sandals are a tiny bit on the tight side - what you get for buying them online when they’re listed in American sizes - it’s not enough to make them uncomfortable. They’re great for bushwalking and I’ve even taken to wearing them at my local swimming hole as they’re more comfortable than walking barefoot on the rocky bottom.
These Newport sandals are wider and thicker in the sole compared to the CNX. I bought both, thanks Amazon for some great prices. The CNX type is cooler to wear if that is a consideration, but don't have same level of support as the Newport. The Leather style has more flex and give than this particular model, easier to get on and off etc. I do the CNX for active and the Newport for just knocking around in. Sizing I found is spot on and thanks again Amazon for great prices so good I bought double and have sandals for next 15 years ! Signed, Sandal Man.
This is the one of the many pairs of KEEN Men's Sandals that I have bought up-to-date. This "KEEN Men's Newport Hydro-M Sandal" seems to be BROADER at the front than the Newport H2 Sandals which means that no "breaking in" is required!!! I am VERY HAPPY with these sandals. Will BUY AGAIN. TQ Amazon AU for fast delivery & very good price. Highly recommended.
In the short time I have owned the sandals they have worked well. I am hoping that they are long lasting. It would be nice if they had a couple of small drain holes in the front of them for when you wade through water whilst fishing etc. I had a similar pair and they were good - that's why I bought these.
Very comfortable and suitable for all terrains including slippery water crossings. Ideal warmer weather hiking sandal that provides comfort and protection from stubbing your toes with the front bumper.