Application to test Keen Newport Sandal
- I am submitting this application to test the Keen
Newport H2 sandal (color plum). I have read the BGT
survival guide v. 1202 and agree to comply with the
requirements. My Tester Agreement is currently on
file. Thank you for the opportunity to apply.
Name: Laurie Corbin
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Shoe size: 8.5 US
City, State: Cumming, GA
Date: May 1, 2004
I began backpacking and hiking in college and, after a
hiatus, returned when I could no longer ignore the
call of the outdoors. I am a four season backpacker
and avid dayhiker who tries to get out three to four
times a month. Because of an old ankle injury, I have
been forced to adopt the lightweight approach to
backpacking. I am sure the ankle would appreciate
ultralight more but I do enjoy the bug-free comfort of
a tent. I currently hike in Montrail Excellerace XCR
lightweight dayhiking boots, but find my feet get very
hot. I hike mostly in the Southeast U.S.
If selected, I would test these sandals on trails
throughout Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee. They
would also be used on whitewater rafting trips and
general day to day walking around. In the spring
through fall, I usually wear my Teva sandals all the
time. A toe guard would be a welcome addition. I
maintain a section of the Appalachian Trail here in
Georgia and would welcome these on maintenance trips.
I recently began hiking in lightweight boots and think
the sandals would be the next step toward really
1) Durability�Can these sandals stand up to almost
constant use during the test period without fraying
stitches or cracking soles?
2) Fit�Are they, as Keen claims, a perfect fit out of
the box? Will the toe guard or ankle straps rub
blisters? Will trail debris be a problem forcing me
to wear socks?
3) Traction�Do the outsoles provide sufficient
traction on river crossings, wet, mossy rocks and
Thank you for considering my application.
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