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Keen Austin Reviews

354 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 84 Austin Keen Reviews

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December 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

Solid shoe with a ton of room in the toe box. Runs large, esp vs earlier Austins, and it quite stiff on first wearing, but breaks in nicely.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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September 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great look and feel to this shoe. However, the side hit my ankle at just the wrong spot and I wasn't sure it would "stretch out" enough to be comfortable. Unfortunately had to return.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 14, 2014

Tony H

from Salt Lake City, UT

Durable shoes! My fourth pair of Keen's. The toe box on the right food has a piece of rubber that rubs into my big toe. I can live with it but this pair does not fit as well as my previous pairs. I should have worn them inside only for a while and then returned them for another pair. Hindsight. Not fair to ask about the arch support because I put Superfeet inserts into all my shoes. Deliver is wonderful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 6, 2014

Chris

from United States

I love these shoes, and am on pair #3. That said, I've had to take every pair I've bought to the local shoe repair guy around the third month of wearing them to have the rubber sole glued back onto the shoe. It's not an expensive fix, but it's a little frustrating. Keen: You make a beautiful shoe. Please use a glue worthy of it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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March 6, 2014

Don

 

Good shoe...comfortable. I have had them for about nine months now and they are holding up well. I don't wear them every day as I switch them off with a pair of Merrells but I do like them for the comfort and traction. They are worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrills

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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March 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Las Vegas

I have trouble with my feet because of a toe injury several years ago and these shoes have been amazing for me. Would highly recommend them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 1, 2014

Anonymous

from llinois

My boyfriend likes these, and they are reasonably attractive. He hates boots. These are nearly waterproof and the closest to boots I can get him to wear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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November 26, 2013

Rocco p

from manitoba

Not What They Used to Be: Quality of Keen's has gone down, the uppers separate from the sole, and worst, they have become narrower, with less toe room, and the heel is shorter.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 18, 2013

Ken D

from Ocala, Florida

There is separation where the soles meet the leather on the sides of the shoe. These have not worn well at all

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoes, very comfortable, but seem to run a little big. I have a heel slipping so I added a cushion, much better. Overall, highly recommend but suggest trying on several sizes before purchasing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 25, 2013

Ken B

from NH

I just got my replacement Keen's as the first pair had defective glue and the sole split from the shoe about 1" to 1 1/2" inch by the big toes. I am hoping this first pair was a random defect, but I am unsure based on some reviews. I found they fit just right and the big box toe is comfortable. They broke-in in less than a day on the original pair and they felt great on my feet. I sure hope that these shoes do not carry the same defect as before. Kevin was very helpful when I called about the issue and I can't wait to start wearing the new shoes tomorrow.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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February 22, 2013

JW

from Memphis

I have plantar fasciitis as well as arthritis in the metatarsal area of one foot. These shoes offer the necessary arch support and enough rigidity in the metatarsal to allow me to walk without pain. Wonderful so far. I also like the wide toe box, even if they look a little funny.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these and a pair of Keen Finlays to try out for an upcoming vacation that would involve a lot of walking. I returned both pairs. This is my first experience with Keens. My impression is that these are very well made shoes and are pretty comfortable. The wide toe box and well shaped insole feel good. These might be really great for casual wear, but I would not expect them to be good for lots of walking for a couple of reasons. The first is that despite the fact that they are comfortable, the rubber sole is hard. Except for a tiny bit of padding in the insole there is no cushion when you put your foot down so the effect when walking is similar to wearing a dress shoe. Second, the shoe is stiff. I'm sure they'll soften up a bit but the impression is that they are not exactly made for long walks. Overall, I like this shoe but not for my purpose.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

These were once great shoes. But the last pair I bought were narrower than has been normal. Let's hope it was an aberration; they were not comfortable and were returned. The other issue mentioned by someone else is that the soles on some of my pairs have begun to separate from the shoe before the shoe is worn out. Inferior glue and soles not stitched to shoe. That is no good.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 2, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These are great everyday shoes. Extremely comfortable and look great. Good enough traction for moderate hiking in a pinch. They are waterproof, but not sealed around the tongue, so if you slop water up near it, it will come right in. However, for a casual shoe still good. The soles seem to wear a bit around the heel if you do a lot of walking on pavement, but not too quickly. As with any well fitting outdoors-style shoe, they aren't an easy-on, requiring the laces to be loosened to get them on.

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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Felt true to width

 

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November 9, 2012

John

from Germantown, MD

These shoes have been very good. They are comfortable, warm, have good traction and most importantly, they stay on my feet. I have narrow heels and most shoes slip in the back. These stay on my feet without slipping but they don't feel narrow. They just have good padding around the heel and hug my feet well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 5, 2012

Robert P

from Fremont Ca

Very good everyday shoe. Good in every respect except long term wear. After a year or so sole tends to separate from shoe. Some shoes last much longer than others, with about the same useage. I would still order this shoe for comfort.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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September 5, 2012

Bob B

 

Ordered one pair, fit perfect. Second pair were one size small... The ones I do wear are NOT waterproof. Not sure if I will take chance on third pair. Will see...

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure...

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 21, 2012

Michael

from Seattle

At first I was very happy with these shoes. After about 3 months, the insert started staining my socks black. Now, after just under a year of having them, the sole is coming off the shoe. Also, the laces were constantly coming undone and I had to retie them a lot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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October 5, 2009

Gerry H

from Wisconsin

I picked these up from Zappos to replace my old work shoes. I had a pair of Keen sandals and decided to try a pair of their shoes. Thanks to Zappos amazing service I had them the next day! The shoes are fantastic. They are so comfortable and I wear them all the time in place of sneakers. Keen makes a great product.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 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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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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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 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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