One of the greatest thing about these shoes is the way they look. When I look at my feet, I want to make sweet love to them. I should disclose I'm becoming a Keen
junkie. I tried a pair of Merrill
Moab ventilators originally, and the Moabs had no arch support
. I exchanged for the Zion's, and the arch support
is much better. It's not perfect yet as I've only worn them a couple days but light years better than the Moabs.
I also have Keen
Austins, and recall they took a while to break in, so am for now expecting a break in period for the heel. The top of the shoe at the heel is currently rubbing, and hope that goes away soon. I expect it will.
The other thing to be aware of is the width. Keens
have a way of having a roomy toe box. For a Keen
, these shoes are a little narrower than other Keens
. That being said, my toes have space, but it's not like my Austins where I can literally spread my finger like toes apart.
Overall, I like the shoe, right now they need some breaking in on the heel, but look great, support my foot well, and I can still wiggle my toes a bit. I gave them a 4 on comfort solely based on the need for breaking in.