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Lightweight Comfort-Centric Sneakers

KEEN and Garbstore Shine a Spotlight on the Shanti Shoe

— May 19, 2022 — Lifestyle
London-based label Garbstore works in collaboration with KEEN on a comfort-centric Shanti sneaker silhouette. It sits on top of a foam footbed for lightweight sensibilities and has a visual that is inspired by outdoor footwear. The Shanti also features textured details by the footbed to massage the feet whilst being worn.

It is paired perfectly with an EVA molded technology to ensure additional comfort for all-day wearing. It comes in a black and dawn blue color palette for the season and to showcase the new collaboration, Garbstore unveils an editorial that also unveils other KEEN looks. This includes the bright Togui Arts Clog, the UNEEK II Slide, and the Jasper which boasts a climbing theme.

Image Credit: Garbstore
Trend Themes
1. Lightweight Footwear - There is an opportunity for companies to create more lightweight footwear options, incorporating foam footbeds and EVA molded technology for added comfort.
2. Outdoor-inspired Aesthetics - There is an opportunity for companies to embrace outdoor-inspired aesthetics in their footwear designs.
3. Textured Footbeds - There is an opportunity for companies to incorporate textured footbeds into their footwear for added comfort and massage benefits.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - The footwear industry can explore opportunities in creating more lightweight, comfortable, and textured footwear options with outdoor-inspired aesthetics.
2. Outdoor Retail - Outdoor retail companies can incorporate footwear options with outdoor-inspired aesthetics, lightweight materials, and massage benefits for an innovative and appealing product.
3. Fashion - The fashion industry can experiment with incorporating outdoor-inspired footwear designs into their collections, keeping comfort and functionality at the forefront of their designs.
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