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Keen Austin Reviews

338 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 68 Austin Keen Reviews

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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February 23, 2008

David

from Arlington, VA

Keen and Zappos ROCK - Keens were a little tighter than we expected on first go-round - Zappos exchanged them with no problem and very quickly. Second pair fits great. Comfortable and supportive shoe. Not to mention funky.

Brands I'd also recommend: any pair of Keens or Borns

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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February 14, 2008

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

Great shoe, but the lacing needs reworked. I bought a pair of the black/mink Austin's a little over a year ago. While I love the shoe it has some drawbacks that need to be pointed out. I first must say, that like all Keen's it's an incredibly comfortable shoe and gives great support. However, the lacing system needs to be reworked. The metal lace holes shred the laces. They also have a tendency to loosen very quickly after cinching up. I thought it was just me but a friend of mine recently got the same shoes and has the same problem. I think in the year I've had them I've replaced the laces four or five times. Again, the shoe is great other than that. Keen might want to rework the construction a bit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Portsmouth

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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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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!

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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January 3, 2008

Scotteegee

from Denver, CO

Hot but HOT!!! A fantastic looking shoe with a nice wide toe bed. I only recommend it for the winter months as it is a bit toasty inside the thick leather. The material inside the heel is better than the Bronx which uses pleather and causes blisters. The ankle cut of this shoe is a little too tall and rubs your ankle bone. It's easily solved by purchasing heel inserts to raise your ankle a little out of the shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 10, 2007

Jonathan

from Seattle

Too Narrow - I ordered these for my husband for an upcoming trip and he tried them on and said right away that they were too narrow. You could see that he couldn't really tie them, they looked weird. Disappointing. I wanted to get him a pair of Keens because I have a pair I love and plan to take them to Europe with us. My husband does not have a wide foot. They also had a weird scuff on the side of the shoes which was strange for a brand new pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 12, 2007

Alex

from Salt Lake, Utah

Excellent shoe, very comfortable after I got used to the great arch support. The shoe seems to be helping with my plantar fasciitis. Excellent service from Zappos also!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 17, 2007

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

Good but not Keens best effort - Keens are one of my favorites because they are wider than the norm and incredibly comfortable. These seemed to be a little narrower than most Keens I have, but they did stretch out and feel fine now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just about anything by Keen

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 3, 2007

Anonymous

from Spokane, WA

Comfort first - Nice shoe, worn for 3 weeks and feels like an old comfortable pair of shoes already. Nice----And Zappos service is amazing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen and Birkenstock slip ons

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 25, 2007

Anonymous

from South Carolina

HAPPY FEET! My husband has the worst time finding shoes that are comfortable. He has a very high instep and a very big foot - size 12. He walks outside a lot on asphalt in all types of weather and needs a sturdy yet comfortable shoe. He is very hard on shoes and wears them out quickly. Since I have 2 pair of Keens and love them dearly, I decided to order a pair for him in the hopes that they would be comfortable and fit well. JACKPOT!! He took them right out of the box, put them on and has worn them nearly every day since. They are VERY comfortable and don't hurt anywhere!! He is very happy with these shoes and so am I. He wants another pair in another color very soon. Thank you for your excellent customer service too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Only Keen

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 16, 2007

Atp

from Jamestown, North Dakota

Will be great for travel and touring - I bought these to go on my honeymoon to Europe. We haven't gone yet, but I am amazed at how comfortable these shoes are. They look a little goofy, the toe is fairly wide. But they have grown on me in the last few weeks that I have had them.

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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