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Keen Austin Reviews

356 reviews
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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"

Additional 111 Austin Keen Reviews

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May 3, 2008

Gfanz

from Burlington VT

Really like my Keen Austins - These shoes are great b/c they're comfortable and casual, but you can get away with them in more business like settings, if you have to. I was really pleased at the degree of arch support. But it is taking a bit of time to get used to the oversized toe box, which makes them feel very wide in front. I wouldn't say this makes them less comfortable or makes them fit worse, it's just different from shoes I'm used to.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2008

Doug

from El Cerrito, CA

Great walking shoe - Very comfortable footbed, with a nice wide toe box, protected by the trademark Keen rubber toe bumper--maybe not the apex of style, but very practical. The unpolished leather finish is a great casual look, and seems to resist dirt well. The laces are a bit short, which is a bit of a pain.

Brands I'd also recommend: I have Keen hiking shoes, which I love, and a Keen slip-on, equally comfortable to this show

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2008

Will

from Virginia

Great shoe for wide feet! I own 5 pair of Keen and have been happy with all but 1 pair (the Humbolt, need to check spelling on that). They feel apart really fast. All other pairs seem to be lasting a while.

Brands I'd also recommend: asics for running and chacos for thongs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2008

Susan H

from SF Bay Area, Northern California

Great shoe; bought 2 - Bought these for myself. I'm not really a tennis shoe lover, so these fit the bill for me. So comfortable that I wound up getting a pair for my sister AND my husband. Needless to say, they are both thrilled with the purchase. These shoe will wear a long LONG time. Great fit, plenty of wiggle room in the toe. The only negative I could say is that the bottom is a little thin for cold months. Sitting at the football games (in Berkeley) I could feel that cold cement coming up through the shoe. But for mild hikes, walking around, no problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2008

Johnnie Q

from Atlanta

Comfort and style... I only buy Keen. Great shoe for the money, style, comfort, classy shoe. Wore out a bit of the shoe on the streets of San Francisco! Still holding strong… highly recommend any styles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Bass

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 3, 2008

Tbone

from Chicago

Nice shoe - First pair of Keens, so far so good. Very comfortable. The laces are a little short but besides that I really like them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2008

Jeff

from South Lake Tahoe, CA

Great shoe for work or play - This is one tough shoe. I average a pair of shoes every three months but I think this will be the last pair I buy for a while. I’m very happy with the comfort and the overall ruggedness as well as the style. I'm very impressed with Keens and I think I will be buying more of them when I need shoes. They seem like they may run a little big but it's hard to tell as they are nice and wide and have a very good size toe box. There was no break in required, I put them on out of the box and that was it, I forgot I even had them on.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Keens.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2008

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I'm wearing Keen forever - The most comfortable shoe I've ever had. Sucks up to the bottom of my foot in all areas and stays there, providing the exact right amount of cushion and support. What else do you want to know?

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything Keen, Simple, also interesting is the Earth Brand but try those on in a store first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 13, 2008

Wade

from Seattle

The Austin: Great Shoe For Austin - I was in the last stages of getting ready for a trip to Austin, Texas and needed a new pair of Keens. I wasn't able to find the right pair in a bricks-and-mortar store, so I tried Zappos for the first time. Naturally, when I saw the Austin, I knew I had to try it out. It's a great shoe - very comfortable and stylish though a little stiffer at the top than my other pairs of Keens. This makes taking it on and off and tying it slightly harder, but only slightly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2008

Anonymous

from Oklahoma City

Ready for adventure! I bought these shoes for a family vacation to Southern Cal. They performed beautifully! I have a wide foot so the wide toe box is a perfect fit. My Keens went to the mountains for day hiking, spent 2 days at Disneyland in the rain, and handled 4 days in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico without a falter. And I only had them for 2 days before the trip began! My dad is going to get a pair after he saw how these kicks performed. All day comfort and stylish looks. I am a picky shoe guy and if you are looking for a great walking/trekking/exploring shoe for a wide foot - look no further!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Keen product.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2008

Anonymous

from Denver

Nice shoe - Nice shoe, looks good, feels good. A little different.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2008

C. B

from Chicago, IL

Fabulous Shoe! I bought this shoe for my husband who wears a size 14. The shoes fit perfectly true to size, are very comfortable, and, for a wonder of wonders, DON'T look like Frankenstein shoes, which tends to be a problem for large men's shoes. I'll buy them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2008

Alexpukinskis

from Boulder, CO

Great shoes - These are my second pair of Austin’s. They're really comfortable. I have wide feet, and they fit me really well; they're actually shaped like my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2008

Jason

from Indianapolis

Keen Austin - The shoe fits true to size. Unbelievably comfortable. Great shoe. Keen has a style and fit that is unique. The heel fits snug and well with a wide toe box (which I love) giving you comfortable roominess. Awesome service from Zappos... from the order to delivery to the follow up on the delivery. Thank you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Keen, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2008

Anonymous

from OC, CA

Wow, so this is what Keen is all about... The second I put these shoes on, I felt like "wow". Feels like a customized platforms for my feet, very protected but cushy, balanced and snugged. No other shoes that I had gave my feet this feeling. They are perfect sized and I love the style, rugged yet formal enough for work or parties. For my age, comfort is taking over look but with Keen, there is no compromise.

Brands I'd also recommend: There is no other like it. Maybe other Keen shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2008

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Great shoes - I got the brown ones and they're super comfortable, the best Keen shoes I have ever worn. Wear them all the time. Good enough for day hiking or city walking. I like the style too. I wear a 12 and these fit fine in that size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2008

Jim

from Saratoga Springs, New York

Keen Austin Black/Mink - Great shoes! This is my second pair because they're still my favorite Keen style. I'm on my feet all day and these shoes keep me comfortable. Highly recommended!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Keen, Tsubo, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 28, 2007

James

from Washington, DC

Great Shoe - I got these shoes last winter and love them. They are not pretty, but are stylish in that really ugly way. Definitely will buy Keens again... very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2007

R. K

from Minneapolis, MN

Work all day in this shoe! Although I am a big fan of Keen sandals, it took me awhile to try out Keens more suitable for Minnesota winters. I work all day on my feet, sometimes walking as much as 7 miles in a day, and this shoe leaves my feet comfortable at day's end. It has great arch support, nice and wide, doesn't squeak on tile floors. A bonus is that it grips better on snow and ice than many shoes. I also like that it makes your feet look a bit more petite, even in shorts!

Brands I'd also recommend: whistler, portsmouth

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2007

Lkph

from Philadelphia, PA

Keen Austin - Army/Earth - I was hoping that these were the "gray" color that I had admired in stores - and they were. Maybe I'm colorblind. My boyfriend wears a size 8.5 to 9 and has high arches so usually needs some kind of insert in his shoes. I bought him the 9 and they fit perfectly with no extra support needed. He wore them hiking on the first day and no rubbing, no blisters, no pain. They look good dressed up or down. I have loved keens for years and now he does too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Earth, Dansko, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2007

Jerry

from KY

Super comfort - I have plantar fasciitis and these shoes have made most of the problems go away. These shoes are the most comfortable shoe I have worn in a very long time. I will be buying another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2007

Lwe

from Little Rock, AR

Plantar fasciitis relief - I am a pharmacist and am on my feet at least 10 hours daily 6 days a week. Having dealt with plantar fasciitis for the last 2 years, these shoes have offered a welcomed relief. I own several pairs of keen shoes but the Austin’s are quite simply the best for the problem I have.

Brands I'd also recommend: any of the keen lace-ups

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2007

Mrs. C

from west of Boston

Fabulous shoe - be hip in your Keens - My husband has only worn conservative track-shoe type shoes, but I made him get these and he adores them. They even accommodate an orthotic although he says they're very comfortable without them. His 35 year old son told him he was very hip in his Keens.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2007

Anonymous

from Seattle

Germany loves the Keen Austin - My boyfriend bought these before his band left to tour Germany. He said they were perfect - comfortable for walking and lugging gear & stylish enough to jump on stage.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 8, 2007

Jazzdork

from Kansas

Keens are Keen! I've lost track of how many Keens I now own...it's really the only shoe I'll wear anymore. The Austin is another great shoe that is comfortable right out of the box. Keens have their distinctive look, which is great, but more importantly, they provide amazing comfort. If your feet are happy, you're happy, right? I wear the Austin for work, and my feet are just as happy when I get home as when I leave for work. And I'm on my feet the majority of the day. I can't give a strong enough recommendation for the Austin as well as any Keen shoe. For the money, Keens are an excellent buy compared to the many high-end shoes that don't come close. And Zappos service is second to none!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Keen and Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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