Keen: Although they'll never be classified as "chic," Keen warrants the K slot in our comfortable shoe ABC's. Not all styles are equal in the comfort department, but here are three Barking Dog favorites:
- Keen Bali sandal: anatomical footbed, roomy toe box, quick-dry webbing, customer favorite.
- Keen Venice H2: same comfort and support as Bali sandal, stays on foot better. We love the adjustability.
- Keen Emerald City Sandal: If I only had a comfortable sandal...New for Spring '11, the Keen Emerald City line is as chic as Keen gets this side of Oz.
Lifestride: Fairly comfortable shoes for around $50-60; available in three widths. Not having kept up with the brand since associating them with blue-haired church choir ladies, I was pleasantly surprised to see the youthful Cardigan style featured below.
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