Last year, Keen's Newport H2 gained popularity among boaters and anglers for its durability, traction and peculiar patented toe protector. This year, the Venice H2 debuted as a breezier alternative. Like the Newport, Venice has polyester webbing that's easy to clean and quick drying, an EVA footbed and midsole with microbe-shield lining (that means reduced bacteria and smell), plus a nonmarking, siped-rubber outsole. But the Venice has fewer straps, which lightens the shoe and offers improved ventilation in steamy climates. Besides its effective deck performance, Venice also works as a wading shoe on sandy or rocky bottom, as I witnessed in Florida's Indian River in June. Men's sizes range from 7 through 14 (half sizes through 12); women's sizes range from 5 through 11 (half sizes through 11). Retail cost is $89.99. For more information, visit www.keenfootwear.com.