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Keen Austin Reviews

335 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 290 Austin Keen Reviews

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May 25, 2013

Marla

from Colorado

I wear a 10, but ordered this in 11 because the tongue pushed up against my ankle (which has scar tissue from an injury). But this size is huge! Looks and feels way too big. So I'm going to grade it as bigger than marked. I don't care for the orange. Personal preference, I guess. Very masculine look if you want that.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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Felt true to width

 

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May 25, 2013

Dexter H

from Bloomington, IL

What a great pair of shoes... I have the Keen hiking shoe, but wanted a comfortable shoe I could wear to work. This fit perfectly. It's comfortable, professional enough to get away with wearing to work and I simply enjoy it. Excellent support as usual from 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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 15, 2013

Robert

 

I loved the shoe for about 3 months until the soles started to squeak and peel off. Returned and got a second pair and they started to do the same thing a few months later. They must have a glue issue. Love Keen shoes but this model is bad.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

Like other reviewers have said, the sole became separated from the shoe after about 6 months. Also, even if they had not separated, the sole wore down very quickly. It's a shame as I had been buying this style (similar) from Keen for quite a while and this latest batch/version has terrible durability.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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April 30, 2013

Drew S

from Washington DC

This is my second pair of Keens (the other is an ankle boot). These are great looking shoes, really nice leather texture. Very comfortable (they're Keens!). Haven't worn them long so would have to report back on longevity, but am happy with them right out of the box. A bit pricier than I would like, but if they stay solid after a few years of regular wear, then it'll be worth the cost. Also, Zappos is the bombdiggity. Great service and support.

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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April 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Falmouth, MA

These are my most comfortable Keen shoes, and I have several pairs of Keens because my arches need support. These Austins have just the right weight and fit and they were very comfortable for walking right out of the box.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, Merrill

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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April 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, NM

These are good looking shoes. They are sturdy and well-made. Perfect for work. I will get more Keen brand shoes in the future.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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April 25, 2013

J M

from Chicago

I've had a pair of these (in an older style) for years. They were the most comfortable shoes I'd ever owned, but they'd gotten long in the tooth. I was so happy to find these(new style) on Zappos. AND, my new ones are even more comfortable!

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 narrower than marked

 

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April 7, 2013

Ian H

from San Jose, CA

I've had these shoes for 2 years now, and still use them on a regular basis. Very comfortable even after years of use. This is the shoe that inspired me to buy more Keen shoes for myself, and my kids.

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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March 29, 2013

Aubrey P

from Atlanta, GA

Very nice looking shoe. Not for those who have high insteps, like I do. I couldn't even put my foot in to see how they fit. I was really looking forward to at least trying these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Bellaire, Michigan

I was looking for an all leather shoe for walking and mild hiking. This is exactly what I needed. It is very comfortable and the classic Keen rubber toe serves well on the hiking trails.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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March 25, 2013

Ken B

from NH

I just got my replacement Keen's as the first pair had defective glue and the sole split from the shoe about 1" to 1 1/2" inch by the big toes. I am hoping this first pair was a random defect, but I am unsure based on some reviews. I found they fit just right and the big box toe is comfortable. They broke-in in less than a day on the original pair and they felt great on my feet. I sure hope that these shoes do not carry the same defect as before. Kevin was very helpful when I called about the issue and I can't wait to start wearing the new shoes tomorrow.

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

 

Poor Support

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March 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

Great fit, nice style, but absolutely the worst sole traction I've ever had on a shoe. I own two Keen sandals with great traction. The Austin's are horrible on ice, and bad on wet pavement. I've nearly died 3 different times while wearing these shoes. Very slippery soles. I only write this hoping to save a life. Good luck!

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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Moderate arch support

 

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March 21, 2013

Ken B

from New Hampshire

I bought my first pair of these in January 2013 and they fit great. However, today, less than 3 months later, the sole split apart from the shoe as the glue deteriorated. The shoes also still have full tread so it is not as if they were "over used." I called Zappos today and they are sending me a new pair due to a defective product and I am hoping that they have fixed the problem. Overall they are great shoes and very comfortable and broke-in in less than a day.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Upper Midwest

I bought these shoes for my husband to replace a pair he had just like them several years ago. He has wide feet and a high arch and he says these fit both of those features perfectly. He says these shoes haven't changed and everything he loves about the ones he had about 5 years ago are still there - although I don't know exactly what those "things" are. If you are a general Keen enthusiast (like my husband and I) then these will not disappoint.

Brands I'd also recommend: Simple - but they don't make them anymore :(

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

I purchased these for my 18 year old son six months ago. Since he usually does not wear out shoes fast, I was surprised to look at the how fast the soles have worn out and that these shoes have a horrible stench now. I would say that he and I are a bit disappointed in the durability of these shoes. Other than that, he reports that they have been comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 22, 2013

JW

from Memphis

I have plantar fasciitis as well as arthritis in the metatarsal area of one foot. These shoes offer the necessary arch support and enough rigidity in the metatarsal to allow me to walk without pain. Wonderful so far. I also like the wide toe box, even if they look a little funny.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these and a pair of Keen Finlays to try out for an upcoming vacation that would involve a lot of walking. I returned both pairs. This is my first experience with Keens. My impression is that these are very well made shoes and are pretty comfortable. The wide toe box and well shaped insole feel good. These might be really great for casual wear, but I would not expect them to be good for lots of walking for a couple of reasons. The first is that despite the fact that they are comfortable, the rubber sole is hard. Except for a tiny bit of padding in the insole there is no cushion when you put your foot down so the effect when walking is similar to wearing a dress shoe. Second, the shoe is stiff. I'm sure they'll soften up a bit but the impression is that they are not exactly made for long walks. Overall, I like this shoe but not for my purpose.

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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February 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

These were once great shoes. But the last pair I bought were narrower than has been normal. Let's hope it was an aberration; they were not comfortable and were returned. The other issue mentioned by someone else is that the soles on some of my pairs have begun to separate from the shoe before the shoe is worn out. Inferior glue and soles not stitched to shoe. That is no good.

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

 

Poor Support

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February 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Dallas

These shoes seem like they would be comfortable but I won't wear them long enough to know since they are huge at the toes. My 9 year old daughter told me that I could keep them and become a clown. They literally look like clown shoes with the huge rounded toe. The front of the shoe is about 50% larger than the rest of the shoe.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Utah, Mtns

I've forgotten how many Keen's I've owned now. I prefer their toe shape and overall comfort. I think they run a tad short in the toe so I round up from my expected size. They are usually fair quality, but this particular shoe has some issues in the stitching. I had to send the first pair back for replacement after less than a month. The replacement pair turned out only slightly better. Eventually, I expect the glue between the leather and sole to fail as that has been my most common problem, although it usually takes a few months. Overall, I wish Keen would increase the quality level as I expect a bit more out of shoes for their prices.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 27, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Awesome shoe overall that is super comfy all day. It can either be dressed up or down and looks good both ways. Also its a great shoe for crummy weather in general but still looking good.

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 16, 2013

Jason

from Iowa

These shoes are very supportive and comfortable. I am a teacher and my knees get very sore from shoes I wear. I bought these before I went to a conference in London and walked miles in them. Once they are broken in, they are great!

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Rockford, Illinois

The perfect everyday shoe. This shoe is extremely comfortable, and stylish. I look forward to taking off my work shoes and slipping these on. Thank you Keen as well as Zappos! Great customer service!

Brands I'd also recommend: born

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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January 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Bensalem, Pa.

I bought these as a gift for my son and he loves them. They are so comfortable he has worn them every day! Other family members have tried them on and are planning on placing an order for a pair because of their comfort. They look great and are a real winner! Service from Zappos was awesome.

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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