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Few things scream summer as clearly and nostalgically as spending time in the water. Whether splashing around your local community pool, paddling around the lake, or floating a nearby river, time on the water is its own special brand of laid back outdoor fun.
In celebration of this—or more specifically, river culture and rivers themselves—Topo Designs and footwear company KEEN Europe have teamed up for a capsule collection that brings together each respective brand’s best qualities: Topo’s bold colors and user-friendly design, and KEEN’s practical but delightfully kitschy UNEEK sandals.
Made from recycled nylon made with plastic bottles and featuring eye-catching turquoise and dandelion yellow color, the collection includes a backpack tote and a new rendition of Topo’s perfectly cute Taco Bag that we love so much. But it’s the UNEEK SNK Sneakers that steal the show.
Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes, the new sneaker version of the UNEEK utilizes the original sandal’s two-corded design to give a snug fit that still allows for freedom of movement and breathability. A high-traction rubber outsole with razor siping and air-injected insole ensure that each step is cushioned and comfortable, as well as providing reliable grip on slippery river bottoms, dusty trails, or city sidewalks.
Another stand-out from the collection is the Subalpine Hip Pack. Small and compact with handy features like an accessory pocket, attachment points, and adjustable straps that attach the bag firmly to your body, it’s a great take-along for hiking, climbing, and around town exploring.
The collection is now available directly from Topo Designs, with prices ranging from $19 to $140—the latter being the Men’s and Women’s UNEEK SNK Sneakers.