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Keen Austin Reviews

376 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

52% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 281 Austin Keen Reviews

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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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

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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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Fit Rating

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch 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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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

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Felt true to width

 

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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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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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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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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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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