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Keen Austin Reviews

354 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

76% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 84 Austin Keen Reviews

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider 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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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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!

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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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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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

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to width

 

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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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