Keen CNX -> Toward Minimalism

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Keen CNX -> Toward Minimalism

Postby JHern » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:44 pm

Keen stopped by DeLaveaga yesterday with a vanload of their new CNX shoes, and held a putting contest to win free pairs. I think they gave out well over $3K in product, plus a lot of other swag. I had initially gone away from the Keen disc golf shoes since I more recently became a fan of minimalist shoes, and very much enjoying my Merrell gloves. The CNX shoes are a big step for Keen in the direction of minimalism, they look very very nice. Since my Merrells are still newish I won a pair of CNX for my wife, and she loves them. Everyone else who tried them was enjoying them a great deal, and had only good things to say. They seem so good, in fact, that I will probably get a pair for myself after the Merrells wear out.
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Drivers: Starlite Wraith (158g), Gummy Champion Leopard (150g), 1st Run Z-Talon (150g)
Mid-Range: Star Classic Roc (146g), R-Pro Roc (157g)
Putt/Approach: Legacy Protege Clozer (158g), Glow DX Aviar (150g)
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Re: Keen CNX -> Toward Minimalism

Postby keltik » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:09 pm

So are they still "sponsoring" our sport? But they are not making a dedicated shoe?

I thought you moved to Japan...
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Re: Keen CNX -> Toward Minimalism

Postby JHern » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:00 pm

keltik wrote:So are they still "sponsoring" our sport? But they are not making a dedicated shoe?


Yes, they support disc golf. I know they give big donations through their sponsored players to disc golf projects of the players' choosing. We have gotten quite a lot from Keen via Nate, and it was critical for upgrading our courses for Worlds in 2011.

Many of Keen's other shoes will meet the demands of disc golfers, so not sure what is the point of doing a dedicated shoe if the market isn't demanding something hugely specialized.

keltik wrote:I thought you moved to Japan...


August.
Japan bag...
Drivers: Starlite Wraith (158g), Gummy Champion Leopard (150g), 1st Run Z-Talon (150g)
Mid-Range: Star Classic Roc (146g), R-Pro Roc (157g)
Putt/Approach: Legacy Protege Clozer (158g), Glow DX Aviar (150g)
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Re: Keen CNX -> Toward Minimalism

Postby keltik » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:14 pm

word up on all fronts
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Re: Keen CNX -> Toward Minimalism

Postby chunk » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:36 am

i don't want to turn this into another discussion on whether keen's are any good, but just want to say I love my keens and all they do for our support. we need more big companies to recognize our sport and help fund our growth.
what would willie do?
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