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Keen Austin

  • 5 stars
    66%
  • 4 stars
    17%
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    9%
  • 2 stars
    4%
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  • Made for urban exploration, the Austin is rugged with sneaker styling and broken-in comfort.
  • Waterproof leather upper.
  • Classic oxford lace design.
  • Removable metatomical EVA footbed.
  • Leather and moisture-wicking synthetic footbed.
  • Patented toe protection.
  • Non-marking, anti-slip, oil-resistant carbon rubber outsole with semi-aggressive lugs.
  • 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:

85% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 8% Half size too Large
  • 85% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
87% Felt true to width
  • 87% Felt true to width
  • 3% Felt narrower than marked
  • 11% Felt wider than marked
53% Excellent arch support
  • 53% Excellent arch support
  • 45% 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.)
  • Made for urban exploration, the Austin is rugged with sneaker styling and broken-in comfort.
  • Waterproof leather upper.
  • Classic oxford lace design.
  • Removable metatomical EVA footbed.
  • Leather and moisture-wicking synthetic footbed.
  • Patented toe protection.
  • Non-marking, anti-slip, oil-resistant carbon rubber outsole with semi-aggressive lugs.
  • 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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Customer Reviews

Keen Austin

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 362 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

2 people found this review helpful.

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These were great shoes for everyday use. Two things changed. They stopped stitching the sole to the shoe (starting to use an inferior glue) and the rubber used for the sole wares out in under 6 months. Not worth the money.

Read more » « Show less November 28, 2011 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great shoes. First pair I got were defective, but of course Zappos took care of that. Nice and comfortable.

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Moderate arch support

Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Great shoe. Have been wearing them for a couple years as a casual walk-around shoe. Have to agree with most of the positive reviews....they're great out of the box, and fit a wide foot comfortably. Downside - the durability issue previously noted is a fact. The leather and sole on my recent pairs deteriorates far faster then in pairs past. That doesn't stop me from buying them, though. I can still get a lot of wear out of them before that happens. Have fun out there.

I'd also recommend: New Balance

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Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I have had four pairs of these shoes. I get them because they are very good for wide feet. But the quality is inconsistent. My second pair look better than my third pair but the sole has come loose on my second pair. The leather on the toes my third pair wrinkled and look older than my second pair. So, for comfort with wide feet I like them, but I wish they were of better quality.

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  • from CT
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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I bought these as a potential shoe to wear while venturing out on a Round-The-World (RTW) trip. I needed something that was fashionable, discreet, comfortable, lightweight, and would hold up over time and against the elements. While I wanted to like them, I simply could not get over how bulky they were. It was as if I was wearing an old school jazz dance sneaker. Also the fact that Keen's production quality has gone down (by gluing on the sole instead of double-stitching) worried me. Great for someone who needs a basic comfortable shoe though.

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Excellent arch support

  • from NYC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these for my husband for Christmas and he loves them! They look awesome too - but the quality is visible and he said they are super comfortable too.

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from prior lake, mn
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