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Keen Austin Reviews

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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

51% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 310 Austin Keen Reviews

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August 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Illinois

I really enjoy these shoes. They have a distinct look that goes well with jeans or other casual clothing. \r\n\r\nThey are also very comfortable. They provide good structural support, specially for the sole of the foot, without feeling rigid. They are pretty light in weight and can be worn all day long. They are true to size so there is no need to order higher or lower size. They accommodate feet that are slightly wider than normal well. Overall a very nice pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2009

Stan D

from Janesville, Wi

The shoes are great, The price was right. Shipment was very fast. I couldn\'t be more pleased with the service rendered.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2009

Joseph H

from Jersey City, NJ

This is really the Swiss army knife of shoes. It is rugged, good-looking, subtle, comfortable and very well priced. I wore a pair for two years although I'd really recommend not doing that. I definitely recommend pulling out the Keen insole and replacing it with something more comfortable. With that, you should be able to walk to the moon. I've found with these Keen Austins that I need only pack my running shoes as these serve as a general-purpose shoe and also a business-friendly shoe (definitely wouldn't wear them to anything terribly formal, of course, but meetings and such, sure).Finally, the newer model feels a bit improved as the shoelaces are more durable (some sort of nylon webbing instead of big cotton braiding) and the sole seems different.Simply a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2009

Anonymous

from Glendale, AZ

Zappos is awesome! I ordered these shoes a while ago and the day I ordered them I got an email stating that they bumped my shipping up at no charge. The next day I was in these, talk about service! The shoe itself is freaking amazing. My friend turned me on to Keens. So i picked up a pair of the Newports at a local retail store (they were on sale) and, man, never in my life have I had a shoe that was like walking on a marshmallow while at the same time being extremely durable and supportive. My only real beef with them is that the shoe laces aren't that long, but it's not really a problem. I'm just used to "gym shoes" that have longer than normal laces.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2009

Brad

from Brooklyn, NY

These are very comfortable shoes. The arch support is spot on for my feet (high, but not overly hard), the toe box is amazing (larger than your average toe box), and the quality, while too early to say for certain, seems high enough to last a long time. If you have arch problems, or need a lot of support like I do, then these are an excellent choice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2009

Anonymous

from USA

These are great shoes. I've been looking for a shoe to replace my very well worn Juneaus, which Keen does not make any more. I wanted a nice black leather shoe without all the insulation of the Juneaus (read: better for summer :). I actually ordered about 6 pairs from all different manufacturers, but as I suspected Keen just makes the best shoes. These need to be broken in a bit. It's nice that my orthotics fit, but it does cause a snugger fit, especially to put on. My feet are not the same size so the left is a bit less comfortable with the tongue rubbing the front of my ankle a bit. A little on-the-foot adjustment and a few minutes of walking makes that settle down. I can wear these shoes standing for hours and they still feel great. The style, color (black) and look are perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: None, Keens are the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2009

Chris C

from Los Osos, CA

I'm not into shoes. I buy one pair and wear them every day for everything until they are worn out. This is my 3rd or 4th pair of this exact shoe (though I did go crazy and change up the color this time!). They are sturdy enough for hiking, and dressy enough for any meeting I go to. I usually buy them from REI, but this time my secretary said "Try Zappos!" Everything came as promised. Shoelaces were a little short, so I swapped them out from an old pair. It's all good!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 21, 2009

Gerald

from Michigan

These shoes fit great and are very light. Keens are about all I wear now. I have wide feet and these shoes are shaped like a person’s foot. Easy to keep clean and the toe protector is a good feature in my line of work, truck parts sales. The sole started to separate on my first pair shortly after I started to wear them. Zappos return process couldn't be easier. Had my replacement pair the next day and dropped the defective pair off at the UPS store. I call that service!!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any brand with a similar shaped shoe...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2009

Anonymous

from Kansas

These are excellent shoes. They're durable, yet light enough not to make it feel like bricks are attached to your legs by the end of the day. Like other Keens I've worn, these feel like they're broken in out of the box. These are easily one of those most comfortable pairs of shoes I've ever owned. My only complaint is that the sole on the first pair of Austins I ordered came unglued from the upper after a few weeks. Zappos replaced them immediately.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Florida

My son turned us on to Keen's and these are the first try for a hubby on his feet all day in a physically challenging job...and they are a hit! No more foot pain whining when he gets home. So, they are keepers and making me think I might try a pair too!

Brands I'd also recommend: Similar in comfort to Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2009

Chuck D

from Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR

I only wear Keens - After a lot of years of wearing shoes that hurt my feet, I found Keens. I have a very high arch and all the foot discomfort that goes with that condition - especially as you get older. Of the several different types of Keens I own, the Austin is the most comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Targee

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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May 2, 2009

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Comfy and hip - My husband ordered these shoes for something to wear on the weekends when going out and as a dressier alternative to running shoes and his Keen sandals that he adores. He also wanted to branch out and find something a bit more hip/funky than some of his more traditional shoes. He tried them on at a local shoe store and really liked the fit but they didn't have the color he wanted. I convinced him to buy them from Zappos and he was incredibly pleased with the free, expedited shipping. They rubbed just a bit at the ankle bone when he first got them so there was a bit of a break in period. Otherwise, he loves them and wears them all the time. Thanks, Zappos, for making my husband a happy customer!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen sandals, Merrell, Born

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, 2009

Marc

from Virginia

Very Comfortable and roomy - I bought these after a motorcycle accident that left me with a smashed foot and orthotics. These shoes have a lot of toe room which is great for me as my left foot is quite a bit bigger now then my right. These are the only shoes I have found so far that really accept my orthotics good too.

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 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Okinawa Japan

5 Stars - My Husband loves them! He has wide feet and these are always very comfortable and he likes the styles...He is one of those mans man so it can be hard to shop for him.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Sandles

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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April 13, 2009

Anonymous

from Mississippi

Great! I love these shoes. They are very comfortable and nice looking for casual wear. I can wear these all day without feeling the urge to take them off. If you've never tried Keen shoes, you owe it to yourself.

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 12, 2009

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Just purchased my third pair. Absolutely great! True to fit on each. Last forever and keep getting more and more comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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November 12, 2007

Alex

from Salt Lake, Utah

Excellent shoe, very comfortable after I got used to the great arch support. The shoe seems to be helping with my plantar fasciitis. Excellent service from Zappos also!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 25, 2007

Anonymous

from South Carolina

HAPPY FEET! My husband has the worst time finding shoes that are comfortable. He has a very high instep and a very big foot - size 12. He walks outside a lot on asphalt in all types of weather and needs a sturdy yet comfortable shoe. He is very hard on shoes and wears them out quickly. Since I have 2 pair of Keens and love them dearly, I decided to order a pair for him in the hopes that they would be comfortable and fit well. JACKPOT!! He took them right out of the box, put them on and has worn them nearly every day since. They are VERY comfortable and don't hurt anywhere!! He is very happy with these shoes and so am I. He wants another pair in another color very soon. Thank you for your excellent customer service too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Only 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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August 20, 2007

Bryan

from Long Beach

I bought these because I'm on my feet all day long and I was having some serious feet/back pain issues from bad shoes. Since I've started wearing them, I have seen a marked improvement. It’s just too bad they are so ugly. I use them for work, but I would never wear them otherwise.

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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August 15, 2007

Anonymous

from Fort Wayne, Indiana

These are Ooooh sooo comfortable - Very comfortable and great for walking around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 1, 2007

Ritch I

from Sioux Falls, SD

Austin’s are awesome! I usually wear a 12, but a 13 in Keens except Austin, still a 12. Great comfort, style and traction when riding my Harley!

Brands I'd also recommend: Mephistos, Allen Edmonds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 10, 2007

Steve T

from Nebraska

Great shoe - This is my most recent purchase of a Keen product...as with all of the others, it is a wonderful shoe! Great fit, great quality. I am on my feet several hours a day, at construction sites, and I never feel any fatigue at all. The leather uppers are very rugged and hold up well to all conditions, and provide a clean look at the same time. Feel confident buying these shoes - you won't regret it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of the Keen line

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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June 5, 2007

Marvin J

from Suitland, Maryland

Keen is a keen shoe - What caught my eye with this shoe is its unique & distinctive style. When I put them on they felt as good as they looked. They are comfortable, good for walking or whatever. I have another style on order I like them that much.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks or Timberland

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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June 1, 2007

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Keen Austin - Love them! (or my husband does, I should say) They're ever so comfortable and can be work for work and leisure.

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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