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Keen Austin Reviews

336 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%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 266 Austin Keen Reviews

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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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January 8, 2013

Noreen F

from Bellingham, WA

This is one of several pairs of Keens I have purchased for my son - and he loves them. He's a teacher, and says how comfortable they are, as he's on his feet much of the day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

Most comfortable shoes I've owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2012

Bart C

from Indianapolis

First pair of Keen's that I have owned and they are great. Really comfortable, supportive, and a great shoe. I like how they are rather light, even though the picture makes them look heavy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketcher, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These are great everyday shoes. Extremely comfortable and look great. Good enough traction for moderate hiking in a pinch. They are waterproof, but not sealed around the tongue, so if you slop water up near it, it will come right in. However, for a casual shoe still good. The soles seem to wear a bit around the heel if you do a lot of walking on pavement, but not too quickly. As with any well fitting outdoors-style shoe, they aren't an easy-on, requiring the laces to be loosened to get them on.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Tulsa,OK

A great shoe! I bought a pair to replace the same shoe I had purchased and worn for over two years. The old shoe was still as good as ever but it no longer looked new. I work on my feet in a busy office for 40 hours/week and I have many pairs of shoes but these are my favorite.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born's or Clark's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2012

Christian D

from Boise, Idaho

This shoe is comfortable from day one. I ordered the shoe to take on a trip to India where I knew I would be doing a lot of walking on a variety of surfaces. This shoe performed very well. It has sufficient traction for walking on mist covered rocks near waterfalls to support when spending hours on concrete during work. My only complaint is the glue between the upper and lower isn't consistent and I've already got separation (after less than 2 months) at the sides of the toe box.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Bridgewater, New Jersey

Love Keen shoes, I own many pairs. The new Austin is a good shoe, I own an older version. This new version has less padding around the ankle and is a bit more stiff that the older version. It takes a few times to break in the shoe as oppose the older version which felt more like a running sneaker. The older version the sole wore out very quick, I can't comment on tear and wear yet on this one but I hope the sole is more durable. Still a great looking shoe and I will keep buying Keen!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Rockport, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've had a few pairs of these and I agree with the critical review about the glue on the sole and the grade of the rubber. My first pair lasted maybe three years. My last pair only lasted half that. I've had the sole come apart because of the poor glue (although Keen honored the warranty on that beyond their standard 1 year), and the sole wore down much more quickly on that last pair.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 9, 2012

John

from Germantown, MD

These shoes have been very good. They are comfortable, warm, have good traction and most importantly, they stay on my feet. I have narrow heels and most shoes slip in the back. These stay on my feet without slipping but they don't feel narrow. They just have good padding around the heel and hug my feet well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 3, 2012

ALVIN C

from VIRGINIA

I have owned many pairs of Keens and find them to be the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. I love this new chocolate brown color. These are great walking shoes. I walk at least three miles every day and these are even better than sneakers for long walks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2012

JenB

from Occidental, CA

These are heavy duty shoe. Maybe a hiking shoe. The inserts are great, arch support and stabilizing on both sides. They have the Keen classic, original toe box (wide enough for human toes). The problem is they are pretty high and tight around the ankle considering it's not a boot. The heel, like many newer Keens is high without a dip, so I would anticipate blisters within 30 minutes of walking. No amount of stretching is going to fix that. Bummer that Keen has not kept the old design (Bronx) while adding so many new shapes. Now either the toe box is too narrow or the heel is a blister making torture device or both. And my last 2 pairs of Keens lasted less than 6 months, a fraction of the time my first 2 pairs have.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 25, 2012

Harristj

from Chippewa Falls, WI

I bought these for my husband. Very few stylish and comfortable shoes come in a 17. He loves them, some of the most comfortable shoes he owns!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are fantastic! The look good and are very comfortable. I ordered a size smaller than my running shoes and the fit is right on the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I bought these because I love my Keen Sandals, and I want the fit an comfort year round. They fit great and since my feet tend to pronate my feet need the arch support and theses shoes provide that. If you are not sure just try them you will love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I will give this review two parts, first for the shoe and second for Zappos. Keen Austin: I ordered this shoe with the ambitious goal of finding a shoe that can fill multiple roles for me and essentially be a single shoe I can travel with. My hopes were to find a shoe that could handle moderate hiking, snow, all day comfort, still look nice dressed up with jeans or khakis and be high quality / built to last. This was almost the correct shoe. This shoe can certainly handle moderate to serious hiking and snow. It looks nice enough but maintains a more rugged look than I expected from the pictures. Unfortunately it did not meet expectations on comfort or quality. While the shoe is comfortable it is definitely built rugged, if you are going to be using this mostly for hiking/trails, then it is a good shoe; if you are going to be using it mostly for everyday use with occasional trial wear, I would look elsewhere. My biggest disappointment was quality. Within a few wears the right shoe began to squeak loudly due to the rubber sole beginning to separate from the leather near the outer toe where the shoe flexes. Noticed water leak into the 'waterproof' shoe from this spot as well. Poor build quality. I have seen this from other reviewers also. Not sure I would buy from Keen again. In the end it was not the shoe I was looking for. I ended up with a pair of Merrell Mountain Diggs which (so far) seem to be much more in line with my needs. Built well, look great, much more everyday comfort and can still handle the trail if I need them to. Zappos: What can I say, they are amazing! Ordered two sizes originally, shipped one back, all went smooth and easy. Before I noticed the defect in the product my job took me to Korea for a few months where I started having the squeak and separation issue on the shoe. I contacted Zappos to see how we could handle a return for the defect given that I was out of the country, did not have the original packaging, and it would be very expensive for me to ship the shoes back. They immediately credited my account, no questions asked and told me not to worry about returning the shoe! Amazing service that you just don't see from many places these days. Thanks Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 13, 2012

Heidi T

from Oregon

I purchased these for my boyfriend. He says the shoes are very comfortable for working on your feet all day. However, after less than a year of use, some of the tread is separating from the rest of the sole making the shoes garbage. It's unfortunate because the rest of the shoe has held up perfectly.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 5, 2012

Robert P

from Fremont Ca

Very good everyday shoe. Good in every respect except long term wear. After a year or so sole tends to separate from shoe. Some shoes last much longer than others, with about the same useage. I would still order this shoe for comfort.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

There are not many shoes that I've worn out and bought again. My old pair lasted for four years of heavy use. Once again they are my go-to shoe. Great for work and walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 19, 2012

Isaac S

from Lubec maine

My all time go-to shoes. Wear them when traveling. You can walk all day and wear them to a nice restaurant with no worries.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 5, 2012

Bob B

 

Ordered one pair, fit perfect. Second pair were one size small... The ones I do wear are NOT waterproof. Not sure if I will take chance on third pair. Will see...

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure...

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 4, 2012

Anonymous

from California

They look great and they're very comfortable. I definitely would recommend them to a friend.

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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August 24, 2012

Dale H

from ND

These shoes feel and look great, but the soles separated from the uppers after three months. I work in a IT office job so I would expect a lot better life expectancy. Zappos has a replacement pair on the way. I hope they hold up better.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 21, 2012

Michael

from Seattle

At first I was very happy with these shoes. After about 3 months, the insert started staining my socks black. Now, after just under a year of having them, the sole is coming off the shoe. Also, the laces were constantly coming undone and I had to retie them a lot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 18, 2012

Kevin

from Dallas

I wore these to the Teotihuacan pyramids outside of Mexico City. I walked up the Pyramid of the Moon, then across to the Pyramid of the Sun, and up to the top of that. These shoes were amazingly comfortable. They have great support, and though they're not as "cushy" as a sneaker, I think they did much better than a sneaker would have because of their excellent support. My feet just don't seem to get tired in these shoes. I'm thinking of ditching my sneaker habit (New Balance) for some more Keen shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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