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Keen Austin Reviews

366 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

53% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 121 Austin Keen Reviews

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February 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Colorado

Good looking, solid, but stiff so far... These are solid shoes and look great. However, so far, they are very stiff, hot, and proving tough to break in. I think they will break in after a few days (I really haven't worn them much yet, and I have low tolerance for breaking in shoes), but, FYI, they are hot and stiff so far. I do like them though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 24, 2009

Tim

from Portland, Oregon

Good but not spectacular - These shoes are relatively comfortable and look OK, but they definitely are not going to become an every day pair for me. The toe box is very generous and allows for ample room, but the rest of the shoe starts to feel a little constricting after a full day. The footbed is cushioned but has very little arch support which only worsens fatigue after a full day. The shoes are very lightweight and the colors are great (except for the rather prominent black rubber toe cap that really breaks the visual lines on the non-black versions), so they fill a good spot in your lineup...just not en every day player.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Doc Martens

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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January 24, 2009

P D

from Connecticut

Keens are the best. I wear mine everywhere: to the office, to walking my dogs, and through any kind of weather. These shoes always keep my feet warm and dry. Zappos was great in getting them to me in a very short amount of time. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 23, 2009

Anonymous

from Missouri

Nice shoe... Unique looking shoe and good with jeans. Very nice and noticeable arch support. They broke in quickly which is good because they are a little stiff out of the box. The shoestring length is a little ridiculous (too short no matter how tight you pull them) but overall, it's a nice shoe. The wide toe allowed me to order a half size smaller and they fit great.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 12, 2009

Anonymous

 

My winter alternative - I pretty much only wear Sanuks on a regular basis. However, living in Minnesota and dealing with our winters, Sanuks just won’t do. These Keens are very comfortable and not too bad a price. I ordered a half a size up and am good to go.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 12, 2009

Anonymous

from Salinas, CA

Loved these shoes & the service - I bought these for my husband and he loves them and I absolutely loved the ease with which I ordered and received these shoes. Thank you, thank you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2009

Jesse F

from Milpitas, California

For many months I had been searching for the perfect boots that looked great with jeans. I’ve been to many shoe stores, department stores, and online stores, but was only disappointed. I had to return all my online purchases until I saw this one. The quality of the boots are very well reflected by its high price tag. They really look high end. I love to just cross my legs and show them off. The color looks great with jeans and they are comfortable, too. I did not feel any discomfort even wearing them all night long at a club. I especially love the style and the feeling that I am wearing the right shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 8, 2009

Carla

from Pella, IA

My husband LOVES this shoe!! I had bought my husband his first pair of Keen sandals this summer and he wanted to wear them all the time - even in the winter. He really loves the comfort of Keens. I saw this shoe in our local shoe store and tried to buy for Christmas but they did not have his size. I searched on the internet and found Zappos - The price was cheaper and found that they would ship free of charge. I ordered this shoe and the next day I received. I could not believe it - WHAT SERVICE!! I was impressed. My husband opened this gift and was very excited for a closed toe pair of Keens (to keep his feet much warmer). They are very comfortable and fit his foot so well as he has a little wider foot. I don't think he will ever go back to another brand of shoe. Good JOB Keen and Zappos!!! I will be back again for another order in the near future!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 8, 2009

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

5th pair of Keens - The Keen Austin is my 5th pair of Keens. That in itself speaks much to my enjoyment of the Keen products. The Austin was a bit stiff at first and I actually considered returning them. However, my history with Keen products convinced me to give them a break-in period. After a few days I'm finding that expected solid foot wrapped feeling so unique to Keens is there as usual. Still a Keen fan. Thanks for another great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: sandles and hikers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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January 7, 2009

Anonymous

from Silver Spring, MD

Can't go wrong with Keens! In 4 years of buying Keens, every pair has been awesome! Consistent in size and quality, easy to purchase and wear without a hitch! Runs a size larger than other brands, but consistently so!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mion

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 7, 2009

Anonymous

from San Diego, California

AMAZING - I have discovered Keen's about four months ago and already have purchased two pairs for myself and one pair for my boyfriend. We are both ecstatic. I've recommended these shoes to at least a dozen of friends 6 of whom I KNOW bought them and wear them religiously. It just has to be the most amazing shoe (comfort and style wise that I've ever had) I wear them with skirts, pants, hiking, excursive and work (I work in a professional environment). I can keep raving about them forever. The only thing that I notice is that I am a size 8 and size 7 was perfect for me. My boyfriend is size 11 and size 10 was perfect for him. We both had to exchange them for one size smaller. I would suggest just going a full size smaller than your reg. size.

Brands I'd also recommend: just about anything Keen's make.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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December 29, 2008

Tim

from NJ

Great comfort - I was again amazed by the shipping speed at Zappos. It's a pleasure to order through this company. The Kean Austin is a great shoe with lots of comfort. I have had them about 1 week and now choose this shoe over other brands in my closet. I feel I could walk all day without any discomfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 22, 2008

Jerry G

from Kentucky

Good shoes - The right shoe was a little tight for the first week, the left was fine. For some reason the shoe strings become frayed. I think the eyelet has a rough spot in it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 17, 2008

Merlosso

from Washington, DC area

An all-around great pair of shoes - I typically have a hard time finding shoes that fit me properly because I have very narrow heels. I was looking for a pair of waterproof shoes that were warm and suitable for everyday wear. Unfortunately, most shoes that fit that description are boots designed for serious mountain climbing or hiking, neither of which I do in the city. These shoes really surprised me. They are very comfortable, my feet do not get cold, and they stay on my feet. Right out of the box they were very comfortable and didn't require much break-in at all. I ordered my normal size, a 9.5, and they are a perfect fit. The laces are not as long as most other shoes but they are not too short, at least not for me. I'm really happy with the fit but I would be cautious if you have really wide feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 16, 2008

Js

from New Jersey

Maybe defective, maybe not. The shoes we're doing fine but suddenly after a month the sole started to peel away from the shoe. Maybe I got a defective shoe but I wouldn't take the chance on another one. I like Keens so I think I'll just exchange them for another style... 1 year warranty!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 15, 2008

Anonymous

from Tucson, AZ

Laces Too Short - This is my 3rd pair of these shoes. They are always comfortable; however, I swear these are a bit different than the last pair. The laces are definitely shorter and they may be a bit narrower or perhaps my foot is just wider? Keen is a great company and they make a comfortable shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 15, 2008

Goooglyman

from Omaha

100% Satisfied - High quality shoe. Great fit true to size. Extremely comfortable yet rugged. Great support. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 3, 2008

M. T

from Camas, WA

Great shoe - I'm on my feet all day, and need a good arch support and a wide, comfortable toe. These shoes are great. They do seem to run a little small. I buy a size larger and have no problems at all. My wide foot has plenty of room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Great Support

 

November 27, 2008

Jb

from Chicago area

Sweet relief - I have terrible feet, as in painful, and lately I've developed fasciatis. Nothing seems to help. After reading a couple of reviews from people saying their Keen shoes relieved it, I tried these. Its been a few weeks now but its actually working! These shoes are so comfortable right out of the box, just the right amount of arch support, wide toe box allows your toes to spread as you 'step off', I can't say enough about them. I bought 2 more pairs. And yes, the shoelaces are too short if you have a very high instep like me, but who can quibble about $2 for a pair of good bootlaces when you've found great shoes? I love these shoes, and love Zappos. They are THE best shoe site hands down, and they set the standard for customer service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Honestly, Keens are unique. I like Earth shoes, too, but they are completely different from Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 27, 2008

Anonymous

from Sarasota, Florida

My second pair, the fit is perfect for me. I wear these for long days on my feet. My first pair wore out in less than a year (outside heel area wore through) but the comfort is worth it to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 19, 2008

Winenut

from Raleigh, NC

Winter Birkis at Last - I wear Birkenstock Arizona sandals as long as I can, resorting to heavy wool socks in cool weather. But, winter is here and I'm thrilled to discover that Keens offer nearly as much support for my very high arches. Plus, they are warm, waterproof, and great for walking on pavement and trail. Caution: I have found the width to vary by up to 1/4" in different colors of the same style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 18, 2008

Valorie

from Ocala, Florida

The first 2 days of wearing my feet were sore. The shoes are a little stiff initially. After that, they broke in nicely and I find I am picking them over all my other shoes to wear now. Very comfortable, and I like their look. I have received many complements on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 17, 2008

Andrew M

from Brooklyn, NY

Best Footwear for Urban Exploration - I bought the Keen Austin for its "urban exploration" capabilities. I wander around NYC and walk about 6 miles a day and these shoes are exceptional. I'm sure I'll be wearing them for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 12, 2008

Susan W

from Clovis, California

My son loves these shoes - I was so impressed when I received these shoes THE VERY NEXT DAY I ordered them. I did not pay request or pay anything extra for special delivery. My son at first felt pressure around his ankle with these shoes, but then they stretched and adjusted, now he says they feel perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Keen shoe has been great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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November 8, 2008

Anonymous

from Phil PA

Compliments - Sometime, I get the feeling this shoe looks a little like a bowling shoe, but I get lots'n'lots of compliments on them and they're quite comfortable. They run a tiny bit large, so keep that in mind when ordering.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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