Loading pallets, repairing factory machinery, or assembling pre-fab electrical panels; not all jobs require bulky, high-top work boots. Designed for the demands of light industrial work, our collection of women’s KEEN Utility work shoes have the protection and reliability required to get jobs done, but with the fit and support of sneakers.
Hard-working tradeswomen deal with slick floors, uneven ground, and wet surfaces daily. That’s why our women’s work shoes come standard with an oil- and slip-resistant, EH-rated rubber outsole that’s Mark II and SATRA-certified. To keep your feet protected and feeling good on the job, KEEN Utility work shoes have asymmetrical toe protection engineered specifically for your left and right foot. Whether you go with a KEEN.PROTECT soft toe to safeguard against minor impact or a steel, aluminum, or carbon-fiber safety toe for protection against heavy impact, it’s easy to find the right level of safety for your jobsite.
Built for a woman's foot
Designed to support the biomechanics and unique foot structure of women’s feet, all of our women’s work shoes have a snugger heel and a more spacious toe box. To ensure our footwear is meeting and exceeding the rigors of hard work, it’s wear-tested by women across multiple trades and backgrounds. When you see our Tradeswomen Tested logo, you’re seeing a stamp of approval from hard-working women just like you.
Which work shoe is best for your job? Choose the statement that aligns best with your needs:
“I’m always on the move at my job, so keeping the energy up is key.”
Our most athletic work shoe yet, our women’s Flint II Sport shoe is all about energy return during long, busy shifts. The lightweight KEEN.ReGEN compression-resisting midsole returns energy so you can easily power through your workday. An external stability shank and KonnectFit heel-capture system keep feet supported and secure as you move skids or pick orders. The non-metallic carbon-fiber toe helps protect against dropped materials or forklift accidents and is 15% lighter than steel. A mesh and synthetic upper and moisture-wicking lining let your feet breathe as you work. If you prefer a leather upper, check out our entire Flint II collection, which includes steel toe or soft toe boots and shoes.
“I work 12-hour shifts on concrete in a production job and put on an average of 9 to 13 miles a day. These shoes are simply the most comfortable shoe. They have a nice wide toe box that allows for your foot swelling during long shifts. They hold the foot snug everywhere else without uncomfortable pressure points.” - Schneider
“The lighter the work shoe, the better.”
Lightweight from the aluminum safety toe to the KEEN.ReGEN compression-resisting midsole, our women’s Sparta shoe is made for hard work without work boot weight. Whether you’re a terminal manager walking back and forth across the building or a machine operator standing in place for hours at a time, the nylon shank and ergonomic insole provide a great feel and essential support. If you’re after a lightweight option with an ESD-rated outsole, we recommend our women’s Sparta ESD shoe constructed to reduce excess static electricity. For a highly abrasion-resistant version, check out our women’s Sparta XT shoe.
“Best safety shoes! I cannot believe how great these shoes feel. I can hardly tell that they are safety shoes. After working 10 hour days my feet still feel good. After having heel spurs removed on both feet and a broken ankle within the last 3 years, the light weight of the shoes have allowed me to get back to a normal life.” - Debbie M.
“I need support and stability but don’t want to wear a big work boot.”
Our women’s Vista Energy shoe has a breathable mesh upper and an energizing KEEN.ReGEN midsole. This lightweight midsole provides 50% more energy return than EVA, helping you feel light on your feet as you stand in place directing traffic, or climb ladders to refuel aircraft. This work shoe keeps your feet secure as you twist, turn, or crouch with the locked-in feel of a KonnectFit heel-capture system and a nylon shank that supports the midfoot. The lightweight carbon-fiber safety toe won’t weigh you down and will protect against impacts. For worksites that require an ESD-rated outsole, our women’s Vista Energy ESD shoe helps reduce excess static electricity by conducting the charge from the body to the ground.
“I work 10-hour shifts walking on concrete floors, and so far this shoe has been super comfortable. Very lightweight and sturdy as well.” - Diann Q.
“My feet tend to run hot, so I need ultra-breathable shoes.”
Whether your feet run warm naturally or it’s just a hot summer day in the warehouse, our women’s Atlanta Cool II ESD shoe is made to breathe. The mesh and leather upper combines with a moisture-wicking lining to help keep feet cool as you work. One of our bestselling work shoe styles, it keeps you feeling supported throughout the day thanks to a KEEN.ReGEN cushioning midsole and a secure lacing system. The steel safety toe protects against falling or rolling objects, and a siped outsole adds increased traction on slippery prep-kitchen floors and slick truck loading ramps. The ESD-rated outsole helps reduce excess static electricity with every step.
“Love them!! I walked all day in the warehouse, perfect for summer weather and concrete floors.” - Patricia
Designed specifically for a woman's foot, our collection of KEEN Utility work shoes are built for safer, more comfortable days on the job. Lace up a pair, and feel the difference for yourself.