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Keen Austin Reviews

337 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

78% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 292 Austin Keen Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 22, 2006

Anonymous

from Northeast PA

Good shoe - This shoe looks different from the picture. It laces higher on the foot than other Keen shoes. After all that is said the shoe is great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Keen shoe, have traveled and wlaked all over Europe in these 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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Monterey County, Caliornia

The only shoes that I don't have to wear an orthotic. Last forever.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Really like the shoes and they seem to hold up during long hours at work 8-10 hours on feet everyday. Get a lot of cokmpliments on the looks as well. Run wider than actual size but not too much slipping in the 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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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 18, 2011

Chris V

from Albany NY

I was disappointed in these compared to my last Keens (Oslo). As other reviewers noted they are quite stiff, without much flex in the middle of the shoe. More like a boot than a sneaker. Also if I tighten the laces too much, the corners on the sides of the tongue dig into the front of my foot and I have to loosen them. They are also quite difficult to get on; I have to loosen the laces about halfway down the eyelets before I can get them on. I have worn the shoes at this point for about 6 full days.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Whitt

from chicago

I love Keen shoes. Have never had anything but positives to say, but this one kind of cuts into my ankles unless I wear thick socks.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

These were great shoes for everyday use. Two things changed. They stopped stitching the sole to the shoe (starting to use an inferior glue) and the rubber used for the sole wares out in under 6 months. Not worth the money.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have owned 4 pairs of Keen Austins over the past 6-7 years. I walk about 3 miles per workday on concrete/pavement. I have also used them as my everyday/runaround shoes. My first 3 pairs of Austins were amazing: 1) Great arch support that lasted roughly 1.5 years each pair. 2) Wide toe box is perfect for my feet. 3) Sturdy construction for the type of abuse I dish out due to my gate. 4) Look and feel good for a long time. Unfortunately, my latest (4th) pair have fallen short on the overall quality I have come to expect from Keen. I have owned them for roughly 10 months and this is what I have experienced: 1) 5 months into usage they started to squeak. This is exceptionally annoying and distracting. I can live with squeak because I am a function guy ... but I don't like it. 2) The arch support has fallen dramatically in this pair. I feel as though my feet are being ripped apart. I still own pairs 2 and 3 for yard work and they are more comfortable than pair 4. 3) I have also noticed the stitching is giving way much quicker than the other pairs. I thought that maybe since I have owned 3 other pairs of the Austins that maybe it was a fluke. It isn't. I discovered my father-in-law has a pair of Austins and has experienced all 3 issues I am reporting. I suspect they have made changes to their manufacturing/quality control practices and the end result is a lower quality shoe. I am very disappointed. I also have a pair of Keen activity sandals that are roughly 6 years old. I have been a loyal Keen customer. With my latest experience, I was hesitant to give Keen my business again and moved to another manufacturer and have been very pleased with the decision. My father-in-law is looking to do the same. I have written them about my experience and have yet to hear back... I sincerely hope they look at what detrimental changes have been made with this product and correct them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Hubby asked me to order this for him; loves the fit, look and support. Wide enough at the toes, which he loves! The price was a little steep for our budget, but well worth the investment. Love Keens for the boys, and Zappos delivers them pretty fast!

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Excellent shoe, looks good and great for walking. Gives lots of arch support, walked throughout Europe and never had sore 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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 3, 2012

Anonymous

from maine

These are the first Keens that I ever owned and they are still the best. They have the best fit, best construction, style, comfort. I own two and am going for a third. They are absolutely the most comfortable things that I have ever put on 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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 3, 2012

Tim g

from chalfont, pa

I am a massage therapist, thus I am constantly on my feet. I need shoes with a wide base that cushions while I work. These shoes are great! I hope they last for a while.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 22, 2012

John C

from Brown County, Indiana

Shopping only online, I obviously had not seen these shoes before purchasing. I was immediately, and still am, impressed by the quality and overall fit-and-finish of the shoes. They are much nicer than the impression I got from the photos. I was expecting something a little more casual. However, they are in no way too formal and are equally comfortable wearing them to work or a nice dinner. The fit is perfect and the sole is very comfortable, almost gel-like, yet supportive. The sides feel a little stiff still, but they are slowly becoming more pliable as they break in. I would highly recommend and will buy Keen's from Zappos again. Thanks for the super-fast delivery Zappos, next-day!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicagoland

This shoe is made for me...an avid walker with feet wide at the toes, narrow at the heels. Two of my sons wear them too! My sixth pair of Keens, third pair of Austins...and I think this style has improved over time...more heft in the outer soles (I wear an extra inner sole.) As always, Zappos treats me like their most important customer...so I keep coming back!

Brands I'd also recommend: Only Keens are made like Keens...try their insulated hikers.

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 wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 12, 2012

DBM

from Orlando

I love the shoe. I am not used to shoes with that much arch support... Took a few days to get used to it. Now fit is great and very comfortable. I ordered 8 1/2. I have a wide foot and fit is snug. Someday, I would like to try a 9 to feel the difference. I love Keen shoes! Zappos seems great company. First order.

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 12, 2012

Patrick

from Chicago, IL

These shoes are great! Keens are true to size! This is my third pair of Keens and my son is on his second pair and we could not be happier with the quality and fit of these shoes. I would recommend the shoes to anyone. I will be a buyer of Keens again! Also, Zappos did it again...they promised the shoes would be there on a Wednesday and they came a day early. It was a nice surprise. A great company! Thank you!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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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1 person found this review helpful  

July 23, 2011

Jason

 

These are great shoes, I totally love them. They are stiff out of the box, so they some break-in time. Sizes were spot on on this.

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 true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 15, 2010

DVIII

from San Diego

I have had these shoes for over a year now and they are my most worn pair of shoes. They are very comfortable, temperature, arch support, sizing. Just marvelous. I had a different pair of Keens that I wore through in a year, but these seem to have much more time to go. The issue for the other pair was simply a thin rubber sole. This shoe has a much thicker sole and I don’t worry about wearing through them. I would recommend these shoes for any type of activity other than athletic sports. They fit perfect out of the box, and even after one year of wear, they still fit great. They are my favorite 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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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 8, 2009

Ken H

from Chambersburg, PA

This is the second pair of Keen Austins I have purchased and they are my favorite shoes. Very comfortable and eye catching. In fact I spotted these shoes on a man in a rest stop while I was travelling and that is how I got hooked on them. I am ordering some for my son for Christmas. Zappos is a wonderful shoe source.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 4, 2009

Wendy

from Kansas

Love these! Very comfy right out of the box with great arch support. I usually can\'t wear shoes without removing the inserts and adding my own arch supports, but these were perfect without them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2009

Anonymous

from Basking Ridge, NJ

Very comfortable out of the box. They really do fit and feel like a shoe version of my Keen sandals (which are a summer staple). The style is a bit less conservative than my other shoes, so are not great for a business casual office. Great weekend/knock-around shoes. I can easily imagine how these would be a great travel shoe (as other reviewers have commented).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Ohio

My husband needed some comfortable shoes for a planned trip to Europe. This was his first pair of Keens and he was buying them on my recommendation. He is very happy with them. We did a lot of walking and they were very comfortable for all moderate terrain, and very good on the cobblestone streets of Europe. He normally wears a size 12 and did not have to up a size. As always, Zappos had the shoes on our front porch the next day. And for shoes like Keens that aren't necessarily mainstream, Zappos is a great way to shop because of the good selection of styles and colors and the almost instantaneous delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2009

Eric

from Broadview Hts, Ohio

These shoes are great! I decided to purchase these a few days before a trip to Scotland. I took them out of the box, and they fit perfectly. No need to order up or down, just order your shoe size. They provided wonderful support for the entire 14 days I wore them, 14 straight days of only these shoes. I never once felt uncomfortable; no "breaking in" period, just a great fit from the start to the end. Worth the price for sure!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2009

Cat F

from Little Rock, AR

I purchased these for my husband who suffers with peripheral neuropathy. He has to be very careful with his choice of shoes so there is no chance of sores to his feet. Because he has stability issues also, I thought Keens would be a perfect solution. I have a pair of the same shoes and have had no more foot problems when wearing them, especially no pronation. This shoe has been a perfect match for my husband, addressing most all of his foot issues and allowing him to once again be able to walk without falls, sores, or pain! Anyone suffering from diabetes, pronation, weak ankles, etc. should consider this shoe as a fashionable alternative to other designs. Orthopedic inserts are no problem due to the roomy shoe, especially the toe box.

Brands I'd also recommend: We don't believe there is a better brand for the foot issues we have.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2009

Greg D

from Washington, DC

I bought these because I was taking a two-week vacation to Australia and didn\'t have any walking-around-all-day shoes. I ordered them four days before I left, and I was a little concerned because I wasn\'t really going to have time to try them out or break them in before I left. Not normally a smart thing to have done, but I needn\'t have worried in this case. These shoes fit great, right out of the box, and feet never felt tired wearing them. I did, in fact, wear them for two weeks straight while I was on vacation (they were the only shoes I brought with me), and both they and I held up well.\r\n\r\nI like the styling on these, and they have become my go-to casual shoes. They do have the typical Keen styling with the relatively wide toes, but I think it works for these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2009

Matthew C

from Seattle, WA

Yay! I love Keen Austins. This is my third pair, and I doubt I'll ever buy anything else as long as these are still in production. The Austin, like all Keens, have a very nice wide toe for people with wide feet, like myself. These shoes are the most comfortable, accommodating shoes I've ever put on. I just love them more than I can describe. Keen's are durable, American made, and roomy. Worth every penny!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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