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Keen Austin Reviews

403 reviews
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Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

51% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 158 Austin Keen Reviews

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October 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Ohio

My husband needed some comfortable shoes for a planned trip to Europe. This was his first pair of Keens and he was buying them on my recommendation. He is very happy with them. We did a lot of walking and they were very comfortable for all moderate terrain, and very good on the cobblestone streets of Europe. He normally wears a size 12 and did not have to up a size. As always, Zappos had the shoes on our front porch the next day. And for shoes like Keens that aren't necessarily mainstream, Zappos is a great way to shop because of the good selection of styles and colors and the almost instantaneous delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2009

Eric

from Broadview Hts, Ohio

These shoes are great! I decided to purchase these a few days before a trip to Scotland. I took them out of the box, and they fit perfectly. No need to order up or down, just order your shoe size. They provided wonderful support for the entire 14 days I wore them, 14 straight days of only these shoes. I never once felt uncomfortable; no "breaking in" period, just a great fit from the start to the end. Worth the price for sure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2009

Cat F

from Little Rock, AR

I purchased these for my husband who suffers with peripheral neuropathy. He has to be very careful with his choice of shoes so there is no chance of sores to his feet. Because he has stability issues also, I thought Keens would be a perfect solution. I have a pair of the same shoes and have had no more foot problems when wearing them, especially no pronation. This shoe has been a perfect match for my husband, addressing most all of his foot issues and allowing him to once again be able to walk without falls, sores, or pain! Anyone suffering from diabetes, pronation, weak ankles, etc. should consider this shoe as a fashionable alternative to other designs. Orthopedic inserts are no problem due to the roomy shoe, especially the toe box.

Brands I'd also recommend: We don't believe there is a better brand for the foot issues we have.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2009

Greg D

from Washington, DC

I bought these because I was taking a two-week vacation to Australia and didn\'t have any walking-around-all-day shoes. I ordered them four days before I left, and I was a little concerned because I wasn\'t really going to have time to try them out or break them in before I left. Not normally a smart thing to have done, but I needn\'t have worried in this case. These shoes fit great, right out of the box, and feet never felt tired wearing them. I did, in fact, wear them for two weeks straight while I was on vacation (they were the only shoes I brought with me), and both they and I held up well.\r\n\r\nI like the styling on these, and they have become my go-to casual shoes. They do have the typical Keen styling with the relatively wide toes, but I think it works for these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2009

Matthew C

from Seattle, WA

Yay! I love Keen Austins. This is my third pair, and I doubt I'll ever buy anything else as long as these are still in production. The Austin, like all Keens, have a very nice wide toe for people with wide feet, like myself. These shoes are the most comfortable, accommodating shoes I've ever put on. I just love them more than I can describe. Keen's are durable, American made, and roomy. Worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2009

Anonymous

from Minneapolis

These shoes are awesome! I got these the day before I went on a camping trip in South Dakota. I wore them to hike in Badlands National Park and at Devil's Tower. They fit perfectly from the moment I put them on. I had no chafing on my heels the way I do with most shoes. There is plenty of room for my toes (which is great because I have some toe issues). These shoes were simply the best fitting, most comfortable pair of shoes that I've ever bought!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Illinois

I really enjoy these shoes. They have a distinct look that goes well with jeans or other casual clothing. \r\n\r\nThey are also very comfortable. They provide good structural support, specially for the sole of the foot, without feeling rigid. They are pretty light in weight and can be worn all day long. They are true to size so there is no need to order higher or lower size. They accommodate feet that are slightly wider than normal well. Overall a very nice pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2009

Stan D

from Janesville, Wi

The shoes are great, The price was right. Shipment was very fast. I couldn\'t be more pleased with the service rendered.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2009

James s

from louisiana

The main reason I selected the KEEN Austin shoe was due to the favorable reviews. I think one should order a half size larger for a better fit. I enjoy wearing the shoe, although it is far from being non slip as is advertised. I don't dare wear them on rainy days. I would buy this Austin shoe again only if the shoe was non slip.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 24, 2009

Joseph H

from Jersey City, NJ

This is really the Swiss army knife of shoes. It is rugged, good-looking, subtle, comfortable and very well priced. I wore a pair for two years although I'd really recommend not doing that. I definitely recommend pulling out the Keen insole and replacing it with something more comfortable. With that, you should be able to walk to the moon. I've found with these Keen Austins that I need only pack my running shoes as these serve as a general-purpose shoe and also a business-friendly shoe (definitely wouldn't wear them to anything terribly formal, of course, but meetings and such, sure).Finally, the newer model feels a bit improved as the shoelaces are more durable (some sort of nylon webbing instead of big cotton braiding) and the sole seems different.Simply a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2009

Anonymous

from Glendale, AZ

Zappos is awesome! I ordered these shoes a while ago and the day I ordered them I got an email stating that they bumped my shipping up at no charge. The next day I was in these, talk about service! The shoe itself is freaking amazing. My friend turned me on to Keens. So i picked up a pair of the Newports at a local retail store (they were on sale) and, man, never in my life have I had a shoe that was like walking on a marshmallow while at the same time being extremely durable and supportive. My only real beef with them is that the shoe laces aren't that long, but it's not really a problem. I'm just used to "gym shoes" that have longer than normal laces.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2009

Anonymous

from brooklyn

Am a huge fan of Keens and have been wearing them for years. I think this is my fourth pair. And as always I like the big toe box and general comfort of the shoe. For some reason this pair has been a little slower to break in than their predecessors (the top of the shoe is rubbing my ankle a little lower than the others did) but am sure in a week or so it will all be fine. My one ongoing grievance with Keens are that they wear down in the heal pretty quickly. Other than that, I love em.

Brands I'd also recommend: Simple, but don\'t buy Simples b/c they are terribly constructed shoes and fall apart way too quickly.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 14, 2009

Brad

from Brooklyn, NY

These are very comfortable shoes. The arch support is spot on for my feet (high, but not overly hard), the toe box is amazing (larger than your average toe box), and the quality, while too early to say for certain, seems high enough to last a long time. If you have arch problems, or need a lot of support like I do, then these are an excellent choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2009

David G

from Las Cruces, NM

I recently took a trip to the UK and when I went to my closet a week before hand to grab my favorite pair of walking shoes, I found that the sole had deteriorated and fallen apart. Oh no! What should I do? I was leaving in a few days, the shoes were not repairable, and it's hard to find a decent selection of good shoes locally. I quickly went to Zappos.com and started looking for a replacement shoe (well, at least a "fill in" for the time being). Since I would be in UK for 3 weeks I wanted something waterproof, or at least water resistant, or leather so I could treat them myself while I was there. And since I anticipated wearing the shoes for upwards of 12-18 hours a day, I didn't want a shoe with a waterproof membrane (come on, do any of them really breathe?). I also didn't want to spend a hefty chunk of dough on a pair of shoes that I couldn't actually try on ahead of time. I chose two shoes by two manufacturers. The Keen Austin I picked because of all the favorable reviews and it seemed like a versatile shoe. I own a pair of Keen Wasatch Crest trail running shoes which I found to be about perfect for my use (dog walks, hiking, running), so I gave the Austins a shot. The shoes arrived within 2 days (thanks Zappos!) and I was able to try them out for a day before I left on the trip. The fit: the shoes are true to fit -- the 11.5 fit perfectly (my Wasatch Crest running shoes run a 1/2 size small, so their size 12 fits perfect -- too bad they've canceled that model!). The toe box is typical of Keen shoes: wide and sort of goofy looking from above (two words come to mind: Mickey and Mouse). The heel cup holds nicely without being too snug or short. The leather is nice and and the stitching and slight color differences add the needed detail and style. I was amazed at how light weight the shoes were -- they actually felt like my running shoes. That also alarmed me, because I figured that they wouldn't be all that long-lasting. One minor con is that the shoe comes up a bit too high on the front of the foot (where the upper eyelet is), making it a bit difficult to slip on and off easily (think airport security on/off here). This slight problem might actually be a key to helping the heel cup hold the foot in place. I'm a pretty skinny guy and didn't have a problem with it, but someone with "cankles" might be a little cautious. The shoe: the shoe performed wonderfully for me in England and Scotland. They kept my feet dry during a few rainy days out, and they were supportive and I was able to wear them all day without any problems. My feet never once felt worn out or tired even after standing in place on concrete for what seemed like days to see the Changing of the Guards, listening to speakers in Hyde Park, walking paved paths and city sidewalks. The shoes were versatile enough to use for minor trail walks and also going out to dinner. The semi-athletic fit made me feel that I could even go for a short run in 'em if I wanted. The style is sort of an "either hate it or love it" type. I was looking for a utilitarian shoe with just a touch of style and these fit the bill. I did eventually receive one positive comment on the shoes from a baker in Scotland.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Brooks (running shoes)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 5, 2009

Anonymous

from USA

These are great shoes. I've been looking for a shoe to replace my very well worn Juneaus, which Keen does not make any more. I wanted a nice black leather shoe without all the insulation of the Juneaus (read: better for summer :). I actually ordered about 6 pairs from all different manufacturers, but as I suspected Keen just makes the best shoes. These need to be broken in a bit. It's nice that my orthotics fit, but it does cause a snugger fit, especially to put on. My feet are not the same size so the left is a bit less comfortable with the tongue rubbing the front of my ankle a bit. A little on-the-foot adjustment and a few minutes of walking makes that settle down. I can wear these shoes standing for hours and they still feel great. The style, color (black) and look are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: None, Keens are the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2009

Chris C

from Los Osos, CA

I'm not into shoes. I buy one pair and wear them every day for everything until they are worn out. This is my 3rd or 4th pair of this exact shoe (though I did go crazy and change up the color this time!). They are sturdy enough for hiking, and dressy enough for any meeting I go to. I usually buy them from REI, but this time my secretary said "Try Zappos!" Everything came as promised. Shoelaces were a little short, so I swapped them out from an old pair. It's all good!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2009

Jayson

from Cape Cod

I’m on my 4th pair of Austins in 2 years. I’m hard on shoes and tend to replace them early. I’ll keep buying them as long as they make them. I also own other Keens (water shoes, sandals, and hiking boots) as they fit me the best and last a while. I’m very pleased with their fit and wide toe box. I have a narrow heal and they don’t slip off like a lot of shoes of this style. My only complaints are short laces (on the latest pair) and my feet tend to get hot due to the all leather construction (including foot bed) and I wear Smart Wool socks that wick, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 21, 2009

Gerald

from Michigan

These shoes fit great and are very light. Keens are about all I wear now. I have wide feet and these shoes are shaped like a person’s foot. Easy to keep clean and the toe protector is a good feature in my line of work, truck parts sales. The sole started to separate on my first pair shortly after I started to wear them. Zappos return process couldn't be easier. Had my replacement pair the next day and dropped the defective pair off at the UPS store. I call that service!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any brand with a similar shaped shoe...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2009

Anonymous

from Kansas

These are excellent shoes. They're durable, yet light enough not to make it feel like bricks are attached to your legs by the end of the day. Like other Keens I've worn, these feel like they're broken in out of the box. These are easily one of those most comfortable pairs of shoes I've ever owned. My only complaint is that the sole on the first pair of Austins I ordered came unglued from the upper after a few weeks. Zappos replaced them immediately.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Florida

My son turned us on to Keen's and these are the first try for a hubby on his feet all day in a physically challenging job...and they are a hit! No more foot pain whining when he gets home. So, they are keepers and making me think I might try a pair too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Similar in comfort to Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2009

Joe A

from San Francisco, CA

I've loved Keens since my first pair, and these may be my favorite. As you'd expect, they're super-comfortable, and ugly-in-a-good-way that is characteristic of Keens. The sole is also nice and grippy. My one complaint is that the laces are a little too short, and are of a material that tends to slip out of knots. But that doesn't happen too often, and eventually, I'll get around to getting some different laces. Still, though, I'd buy these shoes again.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 11, 2009

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

2 pairs worn out and counting - I've worn through 2 pairs of these shoes through the heel. I keep buying them because they are truly the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. After a week of wearing they become even more comfortable. Cons: Both pairs have developed strange "farting" noise while walking once worn in. Need stronger/thicker sole; as I mentioned have worn through 2 pairs in 8 months. I do however walk a lot!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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May 4, 2009

Chuck D

from Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR

I only wear Keens - After a lot of years of wearing shoes that hurt my feet, I found Keens. I have a very high arch and all the foot discomfort that goes with that condition - especially as you get older. Of the several different types of Keens I own, the Austin is the most comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Targee

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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May 2, 2009

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Comfy and hip - My husband ordered these shoes for something to wear on the weekends when going out and as a dressier alternative to running shoes and his Keen sandals that he adores. He also wanted to branch out and find something a bit more hip/funky than some of his more traditional shoes. He tried them on at a local shoe store and really liked the fit but they didn't have the color he wanted. I convinced him to buy them from Zappos and he was incredibly pleased with the free, expedited shipping. They rubbed just a bit at the ankle bone when he first got them so there was a bit of a break in period. Otherwise, he loves them and wears them all the time. Thanks, Zappos, for making my husband a happy customer!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen sandals, Merrell, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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April 25, 2009

Marc

from Virginia

Very Comfortable and roomy - I bought these after a motorcycle accident that left me with a smashed foot and orthotics. These shoes have a lot of toe room which is great for me as my left foot is quite a bit bigger now then my right. These are the only shoes I have found so far that really accept my orthotics good too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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