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Keen Austin Reviews

366 reviews
total

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"

87% "Felt true to width"

53% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 96 Austin Keen Reviews

 

October 27, 2008

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

I've had these a month or so now, my third pair of Keens in the last 3 years. Overall excellent shoe - great looks, good arch support (I have fallen arches and heel spurs) and fairly light. Still somewhat stiff but breaking in nicely -- I attribute this to being a well made shoe. Only drawback is slight: shoe does not breathe well and can get a little warm.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 16, 2008

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Total comfort - Bought these for my husband to take on an overseas trip. He loves his new Keen sandals, and needed something warmer. Having some neuropathy, he has always had problems fitting his size 14-15 feet, and these 14s were perfect. We would be walking along and he would exclaim how much he loves these shoes-- the spacious toe box and all-around comfort-- NOT a typical thing for him to say! As for looks, well, I don't think they look so big, but he does-- Not an issue, given the extreme comfort. Would love to find a dressier model, then we can clean out the closet. (The sandals he loves are 15s, but these work fine in size 14.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2008

Brion F

from Keller, TX

Looks good with jeans, shorts, and chinos. Wow! Zappos service is excellent! I received shoes next day. I ordered the Brindle, which is slightly darker than in the picture. I concur with others' comments about the short laces. The toe box is comfy-roomy. I like the styling, in that, this is finally a men's shoe that looks appropriate with jeans, shorts, and chinos. Personally, I think we guys look like such posers donning running shoes with jeans or khaki shorts. It's even worse if you're wearing such athletic shoes and you don't run or play tennis. Who plays tennis in jeans?! Save your white shoes for singing with Pat Boone. These shoes have a functional, yet avant garde, look. As to sizing, I have a high arch and medium-to-narrow feet. I also insert Birkenstock Blue Foot beds (orthotics) in all of my shoes. These Keen Austins fit the foot beds nicely for me. I ordered a 9.5 (US); 42.5 (EUR). For comparison to other shoes, I wear a 10 (US); 43 (EUR) in New Balance running shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Briggs/San Antonio; Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 14, 2008

Eric R

from Toledo, Ohio

OUTSTANDING - My total Zappos experience is nothing less than phenomenal. Ordering was a breeze, no hassle returns and exchanges, receiving the product earlier then expected, and the Keen brand is the most comfortable shoes I've ever purchased for the price. Definitely without a doubt I would recommend both Zappos service and the Keen line to anyone as I'll be a return customer without question.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything from the Keen line

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 13, 2008

Anonymous

from Las Vegas

Pretty happy for an internet purchase - The shoes are comfy from the get go, and fit was good. They were a little heavier then I was expecting, but I think I am getting spoilt with Tsubu and Geox. Love the big toe box, and they make my feet look smaller. Very happy all around. And great service as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: mephistos if you can afford them. all time best shoes I have ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2008

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

Shoes that look like feet! I love my new Keens and have only stopped wearing them when I need to wear a more dressy shoe. I bought men's shoes because they don't have women's in my size and they still fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2008

Richard

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

You Wear Them And They Will Look - The Keen Brank offers a wider shoe than most and this is what I need. They have great looks and comfort and you get great looks from other people who will ask you the brand. They also give great support. Keep up the good work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stick with the Keen Brand they are great.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 23, 2008

Marcel L

from Miami, FL

So nice, I bought them twice! I am not usually quick to give an item five stars. I can usually find at least one thing wrong with almost anything. However, these shoes have definitely earned their five stars. In fact, this is the second pair of the same shoe (different color) that I buy. They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I think I've ever owned. The great thing is that they feel great right out of the box. It's almost as if someone broke them in for me. They feel light and spongy when you walk in them. Yet they feel extremely sturdy and my feet feel very protected. You can walk for hours in them with no aches or pains. I would definitely recommend this shoe to anyone who's thinking about buying them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 18, 2008

Matthew

from Milwaukee

Great for Euro-trekking! These were my only pair of shoes while spending a month in Eastern Europe! We did a LOT of walking, including some light hiking, and these were perpetually comfortable! Like most Keens the toe box is extremely roomy, but the shoe still felt secure. I bought them in the Stone Grey color, which looks good with blacks or browns and can be dressed up or just worn with a t-shirt and jeans. These are definitely the most comfortable shoes I have and I plan to get another pair in a different color. Great service and fast shipping from Zappos as always. Highly recommended!

Brands I'd also recommend: Other 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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September 4, 2008

Bob

from Wisconsin

Great shoe right out of the box! I received my Austin's in 1 day thanks to Zappos' fantastic service! I'm wearing these to work today and after a walk around the plant, all I can say is COMFORTABLE! These shoes require no break in. The fit is very secure but not tight. The wider toe area not only looks cool but fits well. Shoe laces are a little on the short side but not too short for me. This is a great shoe; I will be purchasing more Keens. Thanks again Zappos for your superb service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2008

Alan M

from Wheeling, West Virginia

The Keen Austin - Zappos service, as usual was excellent and I actually received the shoes much sooner than I expected. In every way the Austin’s were wonderful. Other than high praise for the company and the product, the only comment I would share is that the laces were so too short to be easily tied. Zappos made a small price adjustment so that I could buy longer laces without additional cost.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2008

Frank

from New Jersey

Great Shoes, But Trouble With Insoles - I love these shoes, I really do. I walk around NYC all day and that's just what these shoes are made for. Unfortunately, after a week or so I developed a big blister on my right big toe (no problem on the left foot). I believe it was the funky molding of the included insoles, which are raised in areas, as opposed to being smooth like most insoles. I replaced them with new insoles and so far so good... I hope it works out because otherwise these shoes are really awesome.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 6, 2008

Alex G

from Tallahassee, FL

A most awesome shoe - The Austin is not a beautiful shoe by any stretch of the imagination, but most likely the most comfortable new shoe I have ever put on my feet. Time will tell how well it will hold up, but it makes a very sturdy impression.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2008

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

True Love - I used to swear by Borns until I tried these. These are, bar none, the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn, even right out of the box. I'm online now to buy other colors because I'm going to wear this pair out in no time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2008

Anonymous

from New York

A great city walker - I walk about 3 miles a day on hard city pavement and I'm truly impressed with the Austins. They're well made and provide a lot of support and cushioning. I use arch supports and the Austins feel like they were made to accommodate them. They're a very comfortable shoe and they look good.

Brands I'd also recommend: Almost anything else by Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2008

Anonymous

from Flint, Michigan

My left foot is slightly smaller than my right so the support that runs along the toes felt like it wasn't hitting correctly on the left at first. After about two weeks this was no longer an issue. I now find these shoes very comfortable and often wear them around the house for awhile after coming home from a 10 hour work shift. I walk all day on work on concrete covered by a thin layer of carpet and my feet never become sore. My foot never slides forward in these shoes like they did in the Born Toledo's I tried because the anatomical last seems to fit my foot very well and holds it in place. The traction on the bottom of these shoes is the best I have ever had in casual dress shoes! These are like Velcro on carpet and I feel very sure footed outdoors as well. I haven't had them through a Michigan winter yet but I'm sure they will be great. I like them so much I may buy a brown pair so I don't wear these out to fast.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 28, 2008

El D

from Tucson, AZ

Great Shoes - They fit well, and are comfortable. The brown in the potting soil color is lighter than pictured. Shipping was amazingly fast.

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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May 12, 2008

Greg

from Naperville, IL

Great shoe for touring! I got these shoes to take to Italy and wore them every single day. They were very comfortable and fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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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!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style 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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April 2, 2008

Bruce A

from Aurora, IL

The comfortable fit - Just what I wanted. The fit was right and the comfort is incredible. The look is a little getting used to, but overall it's a great shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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