Collaboration Supports Room to Read®
MODESTO, CA (Sept. 24, 2019) — Sherpa Adventure Gear, the socially-conscious company specializing in technical travel apparel, is excited to announce the release of its shoe collaboration with KEEN, Inc., (KEEN). The KEEN Innate X Sherpa hiking boot is now available and can be purchased exclusively on keenfootwear.com. For every pair of KEEN Innate X Sherpa hiking boots sold on keenfootwear.com, ten dollars will be donated to Room to Read® to help support child literacy in Nepal from 9/08/19 and 11/15/19 (US sales only). Room to Read® is a non-profit that seeks to improve literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries around the world. KEEN will donate a minimum of $2,000 up to a $5,000 maximum.
“We are so pleased to partner with a company that shares Sherpa’s values and has an interest in working to foster a better future for the next generation,” commented Sherpa CEO Kelsie Costa. “We are very excited about the impact this collaboration will have on children in Nepal and the changes to their lives as a result.”
The KEEN Innate X Sherpa limited-edition boot (MSRP $160) features an endless knot embossed into the waterproof Environmentally Preferred Leather upper. The boot also features the KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane and a subtle Nepal flag inspired detail to the laces and heel loop. The KEEN All-Terrain rubber outsole and four millimeter multi-directional lugs allow for higher traction grip for better stability. The stability shank and compression molded EVA midsole deliver lightweight support and cushioning. The breathable mesh lining and removable EVA footbed with arch support means all-day comfort and dryness on the trail.
“KEEN is excited to be partnering with Sherpa Adventure Gear on a product that will not only make a difference to Nepalese children’s literacy but also a product that is more environmentally sustainable. With PFC free water repellency, Eco-Anti-Odor control and Environmentally Preferred Leather, this product is consciously created to be kinder to our planet,” said Lisa Demarkis Business Unit Director Lifestyle.
Sherpa Adventure Gear is focused on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment, quality working conditions, and educational opportunities for future generations.
To purchase the KEEN Innate X Sherpa boot, visit www.keenfootwear.com.
To learn more about Sherpa Adventure Gear and its products and mission, visit www.sherpaadventuregear.com or visit the brand on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter at @SherpaAdventureGear.
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About Sherpa Adventure Gear
A small brand can change the world. Sherpa Adventure Gear crafts purposeful gear for all who seek adventure and who care about their impact on the world. With each purchase, you are helping reach our goal by providing opportunities through education and employment in Nepal. Sherpa Adventure Gear based in Modesto, CA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Innov8 Partners, LLC and distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers worldwide. For more information, visit sherpaadventuregear.com.
About KEEN: Driven by a passion for life outside, KEEN is a values-led, independently owned brand from Portland, Oregon, that’s on a mission to create original and versatile products, improve lives, and inspire adventures outside. Founded in 2003, it launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the introduction of the Newport adventure sandal and has continued to launch disruptive products and establish new standards for performance, comfort, and design. As a family-owned company, KEEN has made doing good part of doing business since day one. By working with non-profit partners, consciously constructing its products, providing grant funding to grassroots organizations, and activating communities and individuals to protect the places where we work and play, KEEN puts its values in motion to leave the world a better place. Learn more at https://www.keenfootwear.com/keeneffect.