Keen Austin Reviews

433 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

50% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 287 Austin Keen Reviews

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November 25, 2011

Larry D

 

I purchased these shoes and took them on a two week vacation. There was a leather binding defect next to the toe of the right shoe. Many miles of toe pain due to rubbing from this on my toe.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 28, 2011

James

from Middletown, MD

OK I said I'd update on the durability, Well the sole lower is coming apart. I received the shoes on the 25 of August; so these shoes look like they won't last me as long as expected. Shame on you Keen.

Brands I'd also recommend: Redwing, Danner

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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June 18, 2013

Beverly H

from Charlotte, NC

I bought these shoes for my husband in December (Christmas) and they already fell completely apart! The outsole has come off from the rest of the shoe. These used to be great shoes, but the last 2 pairs (in 1 year) have been of a much lower quality.

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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Felt true to width

 

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November 18, 2016

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Kevin C

from New York, NY

I am coming back a year after purchasing these shoes to review them because they are still in incredible shape. They are not only more durable than any pair of shoes I have ever owned, but they are also more comfortable. The style is a bit 'unique' - you won't win any fashion awards for wearing these around town. But you will be very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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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October 30, 2016

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JG

from California

Very comfortable shoe. Nice wide toe box and quite durable.

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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Felt true to width

 

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October 30, 2016

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Anonymous

 

After an injury, these are the only shoes my husband will wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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October 28, 2016

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Anonymous

 

Great shoes. I love Keens, I've bought this pair of shoes twice now. I like the darker color grey better.

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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August 9, 2016

Anonymous

 

great shoe, good support and quality

Brands I'd also recommend: Taos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 2, 2016

James H

from Traverse City, MI

These are great shoes. I have had many pairs. Zappos did an amazing job here. Had a problem with the first pair and the second pair was at my house the next day. I would recommend these to anyone for work or for pleasure.

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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July 27, 2016

Steve S

from Genoa, Nevada

Comfortable walking/hiking shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarke, 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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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 2, 2016

Tom D

from North Carolina

I just bought my second pair of Keen Austin shoes. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 18, 2016

Michael T

from Seattle

This is my third pair of these shoes. I absolutely love them. Most comfortable shoes for folks with big toes.extra wide up front. You will not regret buying these shoes.

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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May 13, 2016

Stanley R

from Phoenix

I bought my first pair of Keen shoes a few years ago at REI. They were wonderful from the start. As they wore out I worried about a replacement pair. Couldn't find these at REI so tried Zappos. Took a while to identify but did and immediately ordered. Next day delivery and I discovered the same great fit and wear as my first pair. Well done.

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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May 7, 2016

John

from Denver, CO

Great shoes! Very comfortable, well made and sturdy. I had purchased the same pair a couple of years ago but wound up returning them because they squeaked terribly when I walked. These are much better, no squeaking and you can see the materials used to make these shoes is of high quality. I also had these same shoes in brown a few years ago and they really hold up and will last for years without showing a lot of wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

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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May 1, 2016

Anonymous

from Northport, NY

This is my husband's second pair of Austins. He has the brown and wanted a black shoe equally as comfortable, so it was great to find they come in black. Comfortable right out of the box. He'll be wearing these daily on an upcoming trip to France and he expects them to be as excellent as his first pair. Durable, comfortable, easy on joints after long days of active travel. Perfect service from Zappo's. Every retailer should strive to achieve this level of service.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 28, 2016

Dianne

 

Great shoes. Comfortable, great support. My 2nd pair of Keens. I love them!

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 22, 2016

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Both my son and my husband have these shoes and they love them. Keens are a staple for my husband.

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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April 17, 2016

Anonymous

from Florida

Buying shoes for my husband is always a nail biting experience: I could write a horror movie about it. But though I ordered these with trepidation, it turned out to be one of those shining beautiful moments when it all worked. Keen Austin is unusually roomy through the toe box (a plus), and the lacing structure enables him to accommodate a very high arch while still giving him the support he needs. The low profile sole (no heavy lugs) works well for him, as does the wide heel stabilization. I ordered two additional shoes, the brown leather was equal to the black shoe, but the Gargoyle color for some reason didn't make his feet happy. Two out of three? Hurrah!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

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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February 12, 2016

John Y

from SE Minnesota

I ordered these shoes about 2 weeks ago and have been wearing them since. They are very comfortable and have plenty of width for my feet. My toes have room to stretch out, it's like Kramer's luxury lanes for my feet. So far I'm very happy with these shoes. I'd recommend them to others.

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 4, 2016

Steve R

from Idaho

This is my sixth pair of Keens. These are the first all leather Keen shoes that I have purchased. I have only worn them one time so far and I can say the fit is just as I have come to expect and like from Keen. These are very comfortable shoes and despite them being all leather I can tell they will not require a long break-in period, on first wearing as they are comfortable. In the other Keens that I have worn I have had to use arch inlays because I have very flat feet and the Keens prior have not provided enough support. I am going to try these without for a while because it seems there may be a bit more arch support in this pair. Time will tell. Obviously this lack of support has not discouraged me enough to not buy more Keens. I really like their shoes.

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 25, 2016

Dan M

from Chesterfield, VA

These are great shoes! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the toe box was very wide (I ordered D width). With a bit of arthritis in my big toes, it makes the shoes very comfortable to wear all day as they do not pinch the toe joints when walking. Room for my toes to wiggle around, while holding the rest of my foot snugly. Overall, they are darn comfortable shoes. One slight detractor is that due to the width in the toes, they look a bit mis-proportioned compared to my other shoes (width-to-length ratio seems "off"). But comfort far outweighs looks in my book.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 20, 2016

Jeff

from Pinckneyville, IL

I am on my seventh pair of Austins. They are not the most stylish shoes, but what they lack in looks they make up for in comfort and durability. My wife says they look hideous which makes them even more enjoyable to wear. I found that with Austins, I will wear out the laces before I wear out the rest of the shoe.

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 14, 2016

Anonymous

 

This can pass for a street shoe, a comparable design not found with other popular hiking and mountain boot manufacturers. The tread is not heavy and pronounced like a hiking boot, but ample for terrain beyond the street. Light, comfortable,with good support, no pressure points, and a removable inner sole for use with an orthotic which is what I do. Sheds and holds up well to moisture but it's probably best not to immerse the shoe above the rubber sole too often. The shoe may be too wide for less than a D width in that the box toe area is spacious and can become a little too spacious, requiring the laces to be pulled extra tight, as the leather stretches with age. I went 5 years with pair #1 and just purchased pair #2. And of course there is the fine Zappos service.

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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Runs Wide

 

December 13, 2015

Cheryl B

from Palmer Alaska

I wear wide in women's. I buy men's shoes because they just fit me better. They are great for wide feet and orthotics. This is my first pair of Keens. I found them when looking for an alternative to New Balance sneakers. I had worn them for years because they were very comfortable. The last two pairs were worn out after a short time. The Austin has a nice big toe box, which I love. I have been wearing them just a few hours, and they feel like they are going to be my favorite shoes. They feel a little stiff, because I have worn nothing but sneakers for years. The full grain leather looks good and leather always softens after a bit of wear. I walk in the snow allot so the waterproof is going to be a plus. Also, the soles look like they will give me some good tractions.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort and Rockport

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 7, 2015

John t

from Denton texas

I have had several pairs of these sandals. These shoes have same footbed and are totally great. I love these shoes!

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