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  • Hit the streets in the lasting comfort and everyday style of the Keen® Austin.
  • Water-resistant full grain and nubuck leather uppers.
  • Traditional lace-up closure.
  • Protective toe rand.
  • Breathable mesh lining promotes a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable, metatomical, recycled foam footbed.
  • Compression-molded EVA midsole.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

84% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 8% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 3% Felt narrower than marked
  • 11% Felt wider than marked
51% Excellent arch support
  • 51% Excellent arch support
  • 47% Moderate arch support
  • 2% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Hit the streets in the lasting comfort and everyday style of the Keen® Austin.
  • Water-resistant full grain and nubuck leather uppers.
  • Traditional lace-up closure.
  • Protective toe rand.
  • Breathable mesh lining promotes a great in-shoe feel.
  • Removable, metatomical, recycled foam footbed.
  • Compression-molded EVA midsole.
  • Non-marking rubber outsole.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Keen Austin

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 380 reviews.

Top Positive Review

8 people found this review helpful.

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There is something wrong with me. I've never been into clothes or shoes. I usually bought my shoes at JL Coombs in Freeport from the discount rack. Blemished, seconds, whatever. Had a great pair of LL Bean shoes that I resoled and re-soled for a decade. Then my fiancee suggested I get a pair of these hideous looking "Keens". I bought the Austins, black, size 10.5 One year later: I own 5 pairs...I'm turning into the Imelda Marcos of Keens, and I'm a straight guy. I just ordered another pair of sandals, and when the soles started showing wear on my original Austins and they couldn't re-sole them, Keen said I could get another pair. I've never worn anything on my feet so comfortable. I wake up in the morning and I can't wait to put on a pair. How is that for an endorsement?

Read more » « Show less April 26, 2012 by Joe u
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Top Critical Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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I have owned 4 pairs of Keen Austins over the past 6-7 years. I walk about 3 miles per workday on concrete/pavement. I have also used them as my everyday/runaround shoes. My first 3 pairs of Austins were amazing: 1) Great arch support that lasted roughly 1.5 years each pair. 2) Wide toe box is perfect for my feet. 3) Sturdy construction for the type of abuse I dish out due to my gate. 4) Look and feel good for a long time. Unfortunately, my latest (4th) pair have fallen short on the overall quality I have come to expect from Keen. I have owned them for roughly 10 months and this is what I have experienced: 1) 5 months into usage they started to squeak. This is exceptionally annoying and distracting. I can live with squeak because I am a function guy ... but I don't like it. 2) The arch support has fallen dramatically in this pair. I feel as though my feet are being ripped apart. I still own pairs 2 and 3 for yard work and they are more comfortable than pair 4. 3) I have also noticed the stitching is giving way much quicker than the other pairs. I thought that maybe since I have owned 3 other pairs of the Austins that maybe it was a fluke. It isn't. I discovered my father-in-law has a pair of Austins and has experienced all 3 issues I am reporting. I suspect they have made changes to their manufacturing/quality control practices and the end result is a lower quality shoe. I am very disappointed. I also have a pair of Keen activity sandals that are roughly 6 years old. I have been a loyal Keen customer. With my latest experience, I was hesitant to give Keen my business again and moved to another manufacturer and have been very pleased with the decision. My father-in-law is looking to do the same. I have written them about my experience and have yet to hear back... I sincerely hope they look at what detrimental changes have been made with this product and correct them.

Read more » « Show less November 25, 2013 by Anonymous
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8 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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There is something wrong with me. I've never been into clothes or shoes. I usually bought my shoes at JL Coombs in Freeport from the discount rack. Blemished, seconds, whatever. Had a great pair of LL Bean shoes that I resoled and re-soled for a decade. Then my fiancee suggested I get a pair of these hideous looking "Keens". I bought the Austins, black, size 10.5 One year later: I own 5 pairs...I'm turning into the Imelda Marcos of Keens, and I'm a straight guy. I just ordered another pair of sandals, and when the soles started showing wear on my original Austins and they couldn't re-sole them, Keen said I could get another pair. I've never worn anything on my feet so comfortable. I wake up in the morning and I can't wait to put on a pair. How is that for an endorsement?

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  • from maine
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoes for people with wide feet - wide through the mid-sole, very roomy toe-box and adequate arch support. For people with abnormally high arches you may want to undo the laces from the top-most set of eyelets for more freedom in movement. I was also very surprised by the quality of the leather upper of this shoe. Very supple! Wears well with most casual pants (jeans, cargos, cords, etc). Overall a great casual shoe!

I'd also recommend: patagonia, columbia, merrill

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  • - customer
  • from Michigan
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These were my first Zappos purchase and it was a good experience. The shoes were on sale and I ordered three pairs to try on. There was no fuss on returning the other two and the return was processed quickly. I bought these to have good quality walking shoes that were not sneakers. I needed something to handle more casual days at work, some outdoor activity, and travel. These fit the bill. I am flat footed and arch support has not been a problem. There was a little bit of break in time and they are not the most flexible pair of shoes that I have had, but there were no problems getting them on or off. When I first got them they felt too small and my feet would ache after a day. It turned out that the lacing was just too tight out of the box. Once I did a big loosing of the laces the problem went away. They are holding up great for work and outdoors. I just did a last minute cabin trip with some light hiking. For personal travel I am hoping these can be the only shoes that I need to take, as long as I do not need to get dressed up.

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  • - customer
  • from Atlanta, GA
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I absolutely love my Austins! They are the best shoes that I have ever worn. They were a little tight out of the box but I just had to loosen the laces a bit. After that they were perfect! These are very comfortable and are built to last. I have worn them everyday for nine months now and they are still in great condition. My last pair of Sketchers fell apart and had no sole left after just two months. My next pair of shoes will definitely be Keen! Now I just have to work on converting my family and friends to be Keen fans!

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4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Awesome shoes for those of us with wide feet. The boxy toe is really comfortable for walking. I wear these almost every day, and they look almost brand new after 6 months. I can also wear them with jeans, khakis, whatever. I'm currently on my third pair of Austins. I'm really hard on shoes, and they usually last me about a year. That kind of durability is unheard of with other shoes I've worn. On the bad side, they're not substantial enough to wear much in the winter, and are particularly ill-suited for snowy walks.

I'd also recommend: Clarks

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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  • from Wisconsin
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