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Keen Austin
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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:

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
84% Felt true to width
  • 84% Felt true to width
  • 3% Felt narrower than marked
  • 13% 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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Customer Reviews

Keen Austin

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 403 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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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my sixth pair of Keens. These are the first all leather Keen shoes that I have purchased. I have only worn them one time so far and I can say the fit is just as I have come to expect and like from Keen. These are very comfortable shoes and despite them being all leather I can tell they will not require a long break-in period, on first wearing as they are comfortable. In the other Keens that I have worn I have had to use arch inlays because I have very flat feet and the Keens prior have not provided enough support. I am going to try these without for a while because it seems there may be a bit more arch support in this pair. Time will tell. Obviously this lack of support has not discouraged me enough to not buy more Keens. I really like their shoes.

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  • - customer
  • from Idaho
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These are very comfortable. I have foot pain from plantar fasciitis and plantar plate tear 2nd metatarsal in both feet. Give these a try. Very roomy in width and in the toe area. My only problem with these is the tongue presses against the top of my foot. I may return these for that reason alone. I'm hoping the tongue will break in because I'd rather keep them. The arch contours are very good for me. I was hoping these felt like my Keen sandals arch support-wise, and they do! Very happy with them expect for the tongue pressure point.

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are great shoes! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the toe box was very wide (I ordered D width). With a bit of arthritis in my big toes, it makes the shoes very comfortable to wear all day as they do not pinch the toe joints when walking. Room for my toes to wiggle around, while holding the rest of my foot snugly. Overall, they are darn comfortable shoes. One slight detractor is that due to the width in the toes, they look a bit mis-proportioned compared to my other shoes (width-to-length ratio seems "off"). But comfort far outweighs looks in my book.

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  • - customer
  • from Chesterfield, VA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I am on my seventh pair of Austins. They are not the most stylish shoes, but what they lack in looks they make up for in comfort and durability. My wife says they look hideous which makes them even more enjoyable to wear. I found that with Austins, I will wear out the laces before I wear out the rest of the shoe.

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  • - customer
  • from Pinckneyville, IL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This can pass for a street shoe, a comparable design not found with other popular hiking and mountain boot manufacturers. The tread is not heavy and pronounced like a hiking boot, but ample for terrain beyond the street. Light, comfortable,with good support, no pressure points, and a removable inner sole for use with an orthotic which is what I do. Sheds and holds up well to moisture but it's probably best not to immerse the shoe above the rubber sole too often. The shoe may be too wide for less than a D width in that the box toe area is spacious and can become a little too spacious, requiring the laces to be pulled extra tight, as the leather stretches with age. I went 5 years with pair #1 and just purchased pair #2. And of course there is the fine Zappos service.

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

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