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Keen Austin Reviews

338 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

316 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/26/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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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22 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/28/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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.

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 16, 2011

Kevin R

from Dayton, OH

This is a great shoe for work and leisure. I spend the weekdays in the office and weekends at amusement parks. These shoes handle both with style. These shoes really grip wet pavement which is a nice feature. They also look very nice with a pair of khakis or jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2011

Kerry T

from Allen, Texas

Austins are the only shoes my husband likes to wear away from work. They are perfect in his eyes! He's on his 3rd pair and the fit is consistent. They cup the heel nicely while providing arch support and ample room across the widest parts of the feet and in the toebox. He used to wear running shoes for all-day trips to Disneyland. Now he wears his Austins!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan "Air Adams"

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Redding, CA

Typical excellent Keen quality. Very comfortable right out of the box. Not a dress shoe but OK for everyday causal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2011

David P

from Wisconsin

A perfect fit direct from the box - literally put them on and wore them an entire day - and they felt great! Spiffy looking shoes that make a statement with jeans, but can also come off the bench and pinch hit on casual dress day at the office. I personally am a fan of the look of "wide" lacing across the tongue - and it gives the wearer a lot of options to snuggle up the fit. I also have Keen Targhees (they're terrific) - so ordered the Austin's in the same size - and that worked out fine. I'll soon order the black version of the Austin. Again, it's a comfortable shoe, yet stout and well-crafted. These Austins completely embarrass the Eastland casual shoes that they replaced -- sorry, Eastland. Superb transaction with Zappos! Go with the Austins - you won't regret it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Targhee

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 24, 2011

Anonymous

from california

Great shoe for daily walking. Zappos has upgraded shipping with each purchase. That rocks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2011

Kacey L

from Port Orchard, Washington

The oiled leather look is great. The comfort is over the top, yet another fine shoe by keen that I would recommend to anyone anytime. I LOVE ZAPPOS!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2011

Jesse

 

These are the best shoes that I have ever owned, in any style. They are comfortable, well-built, will last forever and look good. Seriously... they are awesome.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Mel D

from Albuquerque, NM

We are a Keen family and this shoe doesn't disappoint. Sizing same as other Keen shoes - since my husband has several pairs it arrived and fit great. Great shoe, solid, good for a variety of activities.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Here's the deal: These Keens are comfy, durable, waterproof, and cute. I wear these shoes everywhere: to work, out hiking, running errands around town. The only thing that would make them better is if they brought back the version of this shoe with even more orange stitching. Until then, this is the shoe for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Fargo, ND

Great shoe. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a nice looking shoe that can actually stand up to the elements.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2011

Anonymous

from philadlephia PA

For people who are on their feet, these are comfortable right out of the box. I convinced my husband to toss his 2 pairs he worn out over 3 yrs, and this is the replacement. I also bought a slip on Keen which he likes a lot as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2011

Matt L

from Charlotte, NC

This is my second pair. I love them. Great with a pair of jeans and comfortable and dressy enough when I was on my feet teaching all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2011

Eamon C

from D/FW, Texas

I originally purchased these shoes to wear to work (warehouse/shipping company); however, I ended up wearing these almost all the time. They lasted me five years! I mean, they showed signs of use, but I still have them and wear them as a chore/fishing/"outdoors" shoe. The laces could be replaced, and they need to be cleaned so, I decided to get a second pair. They are well worth the value and what I would give a "bomb proof" rating! I hope the new pair last as long as the old pair are lasting. These are actually my third pair of Keens. I also wear the Waimea sandal. I find Keen provides great fit, quality, value, and this maybe the best shoe I have ever bought.

Brands I'd also recommend: sanuk, salomon, dr marten, adidas, asolo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 4, 2011

Charles V

 

I love this shoe. Casual and hip enough to wear with slacks. I love the wide Keen toe box. I'm planning to buy more Keens.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Davis, CA

Great fit, plenty of room. Wear well. This is my second pair. I bought them so I could have an extra pair at the office on the days I ride my bike to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2011

Anonymous

from WI

My husband gets a pair of these every 6 months, so needless to say he loves them. He finds this style fits him the best. He's on his feet all day- he can also slip his orthodic in without any issues.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoes with a very nice fit. I have narrow feet and love the way these shoes feel. I wear them daily as my work shoes and have zero complaints. They are my first pair of Keen shoes, but certainly not my last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2011

Bob H

from SE MN

Love these shoes. Just a tad wider than medium but work for me. Walked 4 miles out of the box with no problems...so far great shoes. But will have to walk another 20 to be certain. Might just acquire another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cannot say, Move from NB due to quality issues with those shoes. These seem the ticket and Zappos service makes that even better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 24, 2011

James

from Middletown MD

Shoes came really fast thanks Zappos. I was a shoebuy customer but I think I'll stay with Zappos. About the shoes. They were really comfortable out of the box. The stone gray look to be more olive; other than that I'm satisfied. I'll update on the durability some time down the road. I had a pair of the Keen Targhee 2. They were the most comfortable boot ever. I am a Keen fan now.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, redwing, danner

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2011

Mark B

from United States

These are great! I work in a lab and stand up all day, so I need an everyday shoe that not only supports the top of my foot but also my arches. I have really wide feet and very flat feet. These shoes allow me to work all day and come home and not have to complain to my wife about my feet hurting. She says they look pretty cool, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Marten

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2009

Anonymous

from Oregon

I got these for my husband who prefers either hiking sandals in the summer, or hiking boots in the fall/winter. We're going on a trip to Europe and I wanted him to have something in between hiking boots and tennis shoes. These are perfect! He loves them. They were, as everyone said, comfortable straight out of the box. He's worn them exclusively ever since they arrived, except for last night when he went on a trek through deep snow. I love them because they are stylish yet comfortable enough that they've instantly become his go-to shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 6, 2009

Anonymous

from Johnson City, TN

Excellent Boyfriend Shoe - I ordered these as a gift for my boyfriend and he LOVES them! He is a runner and has terrible feet, and he says these are roomy, comfortable, and run true to size. Fabulous replacement for those nerdy black sneakers your man won't discard! My only beef is that the picture makes it look like brown with a black stripe (would have been absolutely perfect), but it's really brown with a darker brown stripe. And replace the laces - they are too short and a weird color of brown that doesn't quite match the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 31, 2007

Anonymous

 

Great Shoe - I love this shoe, it is true to size and the quality is excellent. The only complaint I have is the arch. I have normal arches but the Austin’s were too high. I replaced the insole and all is well. I e-mailed the Co. but have not received a response. :( Hopefully I will hear from them soon. I also have a pair of Keen Arroyo II sandals which are great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2007

Gary

from Georgia

Pain free at last - My doctor told me to look for a shoe with a wide toe box to help alleviate by ball of foot pain. A friend suggested Keen shoes so I decided to try these. Unbelievably comfortable. No pain for the first time in months. Plan to add more of these shoes over the next few months. Lots of room in these shoes after removing the removable insole and adding my custom orthotic.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 4, 2007

Chuck

from Destin, FL

Perfect fit - First time I tried them on they fit just right. Great support and light weight, but well built.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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