KEEN Utility Brings Innovative Safety Footwear to Sears Department Stores

KEEN Utility Brings Innovative Safety Footwear to Sears Department Stores

November marks the beginning of a new and exciting relationship between retail powerhouse Sears and the innovative work footwear brand KEEN Utility.

Outfitting families for generations, Sears has become known as a go-to gear destination for DIY’ers to professional craftspeople and everyone in between. New to the safety footwear field, KEEN Utility has quickly carved a place for its leading-edge work footwear in the market, proving that work boots are just as important as any other tool— in this case, tools for your feet.

Beginning November 1st, 2013, Sears patrons will now have access to several KEEN Utility safety styles for men and women at 50 doors throughout the U.S. and online at and These styles incorporate the iconic KEEN toe-bumper silhouette with advanced performance and safety details including asymmetrical safety-toes, the distinctive KEEN.Welt construction and oil- and slip-resistant outsoles.

“This country was built by hard workers, many of whom have counted Sears as a trusted retailer for generations,” said Kevin Kious, KEEN Utility Sales Director. “To be able to present a selection of our safety offerings to the Sears customer is an exciting venture that will allow even more people to experience our unique safety product.”

Available men’s and women’s styles at select Sears locations will include safety and industrial styles that incorporate proprietary comfort, safety and fit technologies to improve long work days from the ground up.

Built in the U.S.A. in KEEN’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, the men’s Portland PR boots feature puncture resistant midsole plates and lightweight asymmetrical aluminum toes for added protection. A Waterproof full-grain leather upper is supple and flexible while 3M reflective piping adds additional safety visibility in low-light conditions. A KEEN.Dry waterproof, breathable membrane and Dri-Lex lining provide excellent air circulation and waterproof protection making this one boot perfect for heavy work that require safety footwear that goes the extra mile.