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Keen Austin Reviews

418 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

48%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

50% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 123 Austin Keen Reviews

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 22, 2016

Larry J

from Houston, TX

This is the second pair of Keen shoes that I purchased. I bought these because of the comfort of the first. I like the wide toe box, contoured arch support and snug fitting heel. My initial criticism is that the leather uppers retains more heat than the brown colored upper of the first pair.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 22, 2016

Frank

from West Chester

If you have narrow feet, buy some thick sock with these Austins. The sole does wear out quicker than the leather upper. The laces were not meant for long term tuggin'. Could be me getting them tight with my narrow foot. Awesome shoe overall. Good looking enough for a casual office, but hearty enough for a long hike.

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 wider than marked

 

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April 7, 2016

Anonymous

 

Really great shoes. I wear them daily and just love them. I did replace insoles with super feet insoles.

Brands I'd also recommend: La Sportivia

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 15, 2016

Anonymous

 

Keens are so dorky. When all-black, Keens are much less dorky. They may even be cool. I think they are cool. Cool-dorky. Keens make walking and standing for 8 hours a day in a Produce Department easy. They are very wide. If you have narrow feet, expect the sizes to run big. One design flaw. As you tighten the shoe to tie it the top front of the shoe bunches. This creates the most amazing canal for water to slide neatly onto your toes. I am on my third pair.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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February 17, 2016

Erik P

from Alameda, California

Same generous fit. Maybe a glue issue in the toe? I bought a pair of Keen Austins years ago, for the fashion and fit. I wear 11.5 4EEEE, and there weren't many stylish options. The Austin's footlast is boxy in the toes, so when I size up, the fit is generous and comfortable. Fast forward to my last repurchase, and not much has changed. Which is exactly what I was looking for. After a few weeks of wear (10k steps daily, with 20k weekend days), there is a white residue line behind where the toe cap is glued. Maybe it's just breaking in. Maybe the glue is coming apart. I'll keep an eye on it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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February 3, 2016

Anonymous

 

These are very comfortable. I have foot pain from plantar fasciitis and plantar plate tear 2nd metatarsal in both feet. Give these a try. Very roomy in width and in the toe area. My only problem with these is the tongue presses against the top of my foot. I may return these for that reason alone. I'm hoping the tongue will break in because I'd rather keep them. The arch contours are very good for me. I was hoping these felt like my Keen sandals arch support-wise, and they do! Very happy with them expect for the tongue pressure point.

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 wider than marked

 

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December 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Oklahoma

These shoes look and feel great, except for the tongue where its edge touches my ankle; it hurts somewhat there (I have bony feet) so I put a piece of foam with double stick tape around the edge of the tongue; somewhat mitigated the problem. I sometime wear size 9½; chose 10 on this one due to heavy socks I wear; nice fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs

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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November 24, 2015

Ted B

from Los Altos, CA

I was excited to receive these shoes, but when they arrived I knew pretty much right away by looking at them that they weren't going to work. Two things: they're so wide in the front my foot is swimming in them. My foot is a bit narrower than average, and with these shoes being quite a bit wider than average it was not a fit. Secondly is that they don't look the same as in the picture. In the picture there's a brown strip that runs through the lace eyelets, and a secondary beige color in the background. The shoes that arrived had the same brown strip through the lace eyelets, but he background material was brown as well. So instead of getting that nice contrast between the two colors, the shoe just looks like a brown shoe.

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 wider than marked

 

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September 23, 2015

Deb S

from Seattle, WA

These are great looking shoes but they were too big width wise. The other pair of Keens that we purchased in the same size fit much better. I bought them for my husband.

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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Felt wider than marked

 

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February 26, 2015

Eric

 

First day in: These shoes seem well made and sturdy, with a comfortable footbed, and seem to breathe well so far -- my feet are warm, and no perspiration. The collar or neck at the top of the upper feels a bit hard and uncomfortable, especially at the front, but I imagine this sensation will fade. I can see why some wider-footed reviewers are happy with these shoes -- they are certainly the widest D-width shoes I've ever worn, a bit too wide for me. And at size 9.5, they also feel a tad long. I generally wear 9.5 - 10. Hoping that thick socks will take care of this. As for their look, I'm afraid they fall in the Highly Effective Birth Control category, but I plan to wear them only for pedestrian commuting in bad weather, when wealthy heiresses are not likely to be out and about.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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January 5, 2015

Anonymous

 

Great shoe. Have been wearing them for a couple years as a casual walk-around shoe. Have to agree with most of the positive reviews....they're great out of the box, and fit a wide foot comfortably. Downside - the durability issue previously noted is a fact. The leather and sole on my recent pairs deteriorates far faster then in pairs past. That doesn't stop me from buying them, though. I can still get a lot of wear out of them before that happens. Have fun out there.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

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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December 30, 2014

Chris

from NYC

I bought these as a potential shoe to wear while venturing out on a Round-The-World (RTW) trip. I needed something that was fashionable, discreet, comfortable, lightweight, and would hold up over time and against the elements. While I wanted to like them, I simply could not get over how bulky they were. It was as if I was wearing an old school jazz dance sneaker. Also the fact that Keen's production quality has gone down (by gluing on the sole instead of double-stitching) worried me. Great for someone who needs a basic comfortable shoe though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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