In preparation for China, we purchased some Keens. We needed shoes that could take on the Great Wall, the rainy season and heat of Chongqing, nicknamed "Furnace City" and Guangzhou, which is farther south than Furnace City. They are "ergonomic", waterproof, and since I can't stand wearing socks when it is over 60 degrees, I think that these are a good choice. PLUS! Of course we got them on sale!!
Here is what the website said about the ones I got - the WHISPER. I don't understand half of what this says, but it sounds pretty impressive! HAHA! Patented toe protection- Washable polyester webbing upper with Aegis microbe shield™- Secure Metatomical strap design- Quick draw elastic cord lace- Metatomical EVA molded footbed with Microban™- Compression molded low profile EVA midsole
HYBRID.OLOGIES:AEGIS MICROBE SHIELD Aegis Microbe Shield controls the bacteria and fungi that cause odors, stains and product deterioration. Aegis technology is free of environmentally harmful substances. METATOMICAL FOOTBED DESIGN This internal support mechanism is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot. KEEN.PROTECT Can a sandal protect your toes? The answer is yes. The reason is KEEN Patented Toe Protection where the shoe outsoles wrap up and over the toes for ultimate protection.