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Keen Austin Reviews

420 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

50% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 250 Austin Keen Reviews

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September 13, 2015

Dale w

from Sarasota

I have wide feet and the Austin fits me. Got a pair that chafed me, sent it back, got a new pair which are great. No problems, no questions asked. Hard to hate this company. Easy to love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: dont know any

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

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September 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh

I wear a size 9 and that is what I ordered. When I tried them on they felt a little tight but comfortable. I believe they will be perfect once they are broken in.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 26, 2015

James K

from Madison, Mississippi

Received these shoes from Zappos about 3 weeks ago, have been wearing them every day to work (as a locksmith I spend most of my time on my feet) and I couldn't be more pleased. They look great, they are truly some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn (that was my main goal) and they seem to be holding up just fine (though it's only been 3 weeks). No squeaking, no white ooze, no falling apart. I own a pair of Keen Bronx Mesh shoes. Bought them 11 years ago. They literally went through Hurricane Katrina, after which I cleaned them up and kept wearing them. Though they're looking pretty ragged, I still wear those shoes a lot. They are the reason I bought the Keen Austin. It was the closest available match. I almost didn't buy them because of the few negative reviews I read. I'd advise ignoring them. These are my 4th pair of Keens and they continue to be my favorite brand of shoe. The first day I wore my Austins I had a coworker ask me where I got my shoes. He's the type of guy who you'd think pays no attention to other men's clothes (loves Rush Limbaugh, etc, etc.) I think he asked because they're perfect shoes for locksmiths. (Don't ask me to explain that comment, but it's true. They're perfect shoes for locksmiths.) A few days later I made a comment to another coworker, our receptionist/accountant, about having walked my "arse" off on that particular day. Showing no sympathy (she sits in air conditioning all day), she says, "So. You're wearing those comfortable shoes. You'll be fine." So another coworker noticed my Austins. And she was right, they are comfortable. There was no breaking in period. I started wearing them to work the day after I received them and I didn't have any negative issues with them at all. They stayed comfortable all day. Because my job can get dirty sometimes (a lot of hole sawing and key cutting) I've been using a shoe brush to clean them off after work. An easy clean, and they still look new. Except for some of the trim, most of the shoe is a type of suede, so I'd recommend keeping some suede cleaner on hand. I have something called Lincoln E-Z Cleaner, which I already had on hand. Haven't had to use it yet, but the time will come. So, yes, I highly recommend the Keen Austins. And I have no ties to Keen, Zappos, or anyone in the shoe business. I just like these shoes and want to share my experience. I will say that I emailed Keen about issues I read in a few comments regarding these shoes, namely the squeaking and the durability. They responded quickly and thoroughly. They are an environmentally conscious company and try to use materials and processes that are environmentally friendly. I really felt that their response was BS free, which is pretty good considering our world is about 95% BS. The guy who responded to my email said he happens to own 2 pair of Keen Austin, and because of the details he gave me, I believe he was telling me the truth. Just the fact that a human being actually responded to my questions promptly and thoroughly says a lot. There wasn't much he could say about the negative comments, though if the shoe is worn for, say, rock climbing, it might not hold up for as long as you'd like. I wouldn't recommend it for a jogging shoe either. But for a comfortable, casual, everyday shoe, the Austin Keens can't be beat. This is a purchase I'm very glad I made. And they're cool looking. Unique, but not freaky unique. Enough.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Timberland, Clark

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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July 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Memphis

My initial reaction is that I like the style. It is not your typical looking boring office shoe. It is spacious. In most shoes I wear a 9.5W or a 10. I still have plenty of room in a regular 9.5 to wear some thick socks if needed. After a couple days of wearing them to work they have been comfortable with no hotspots or blisters.

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 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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July 2, 2015

Jon S

from Philadelphia

It's my pleasure to offer a review of the Austin shoe. Most comfortable shoe, ever. Big toe box for wiggle. Great support. I'm hoping for a sale and will buy more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

June 20, 2015

Anonymous

 

I like the shoe for comfort. It feels very wide at the toe but overall it's a great shoe. I will buy more Keen in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 12, 2015

Jim B

from Near Denver

Went to my doc with foot pains. He told me it was my pointy toed shoes. "Get some clown shoes like mine." He told me they were Keens. Went home and ordered a pair of Austins. Two weeks later, I ordered the 2nd pair. Any questions about my liking them?

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 30, 2015

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

A solidly made shoe. Roomy. I work at a standing desk in these shoes and they're comfortable for many hours of standing. I replaced the liners with SuperFeet and it only made a minor difference (the liners are better than I thought they were).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 16, 2015

Anonymous

from United States

Husband loves these shoes! He has wide feet, and these are always his go to shoes. Great balance between casual and dressy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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April 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

I bought this shoe because I was getting sore, tired feet. I read reviews and saw that these would be good walking shoes, especially in a more urban environment. They seem to be working well. Pros: Nice wide toe box good styling Look decent with shorts and jeans Cons: Can hear squeaking when you walk in a quiet area

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 7, 2015

Carl G

from Maine

I love these Keen Austin light hikers as I'm a big Keen footwear fan. My feet always feel comfortable and don't tire when I wear their footwear. Nice simple design and well constructed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 12, 2015

Gustavo R

from Now in Dallas, Texas

They have an odor that bothers me, only these, because I have 3 more pairs sandals, hiking, etc. and don't have this problem with them. Too bad because I really like them.

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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February 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Madison, Wisconsin

I have bought this same style of shoe three times since 2009. If they ever stop making them, I will be very sad indeed. Comfortable for walking all of the city on vacation and nice enough looking to wear to work. I love this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 22, 2015

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. First pair I got were defective, but of course Zappos took care of that. Nice and 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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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December 29, 2014

Jessica g

from prior lake, mn

I bought these for my husband for Christmas and he loves them! They look awesome too - but the quality is visible and he said they are super comfortable too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Charleston WV

Love these shoes. High quality, comfortable. I got the gargoyle color. Don't let the picture fool you. These are charcoal gray. I would recommend getting a full size smaller than you normally wear. Another winner from Keen!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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December 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are great shoes. They run true to size. Perhaps a little wider than normal at the ball of the foot but Keen tends to design their shoes that way. I have a pair of their sandals and they are the same way. The inner sole felt a little hard when I first wore them but they quickly became very soft and comfortable. These are my everyday casual shoes and I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 16, 2014

Charles B

from Atlanta, GA

I bought these shoes for adventuring around Europe. I've been breaking then in, which didn't take long and they are extremely comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 24, 2014

Joe

from San Francisco

Do you have bad feet? Search no longer these are the ticket! Great shoe for work, walking, hikes. Not the best on slick floors FYI. Took me one day for them to break-in. It was just a little stiff around the ankle in the front. No big deal and worth it in the end.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 23, 2014

Ken Y

from SLingerlands, NY

I have been wearing a pair of Austin's in a brown nubuck for 1.5 years and my feet love them! They are a little frumpy looking and go best with jeans. My new pair are the black full grain leather. These required more break in time, but they look much dressier. The full grain leather also seems to offer more support. They are a great shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 25, 2014

Jim R

from United States

Currently dealing with plantar fasciitis I ordered these shoes because my Keen sandals were the only shoes I could walk in without too much pain. Plus I noticed that walking in my Keens began to allow my feet to heal. I was hoping these shoes would provide the same comfort. I am not disappointed. Now Ecco has dropped to second as my go to shoes. Keen is number one for me. I could not be more satisfied. I marked "felt wider than marked" as a positive. I usually order EE, but rarely find them on the internet, or anywhere else, in order to get them in normal delivery time. They fit very well for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 22, 2014

Jim B

from Bend OR

Zappos delivers! You place your order and it is on your door step in 2 days, and if it doesn't please you send it back and shipping is free both ways...got to love that. I have placed many Keen orders via Zappos and have never been disappointed. I only wear Keen's as the toe box is wide to help with my custom orthotics.

Brands I'd also recommend: I am partial to Keens!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 10, 2014

Bigfoot

from Ohio

I have a wide foot (bunion), these shoes were perfect. I actually ordered 1 size smaller than my regular shoe size due to the extra large toe box. These shoes are extremely comfortable, suitable for work or casual, and are rugged enough to last about 10 years. Highly recommended! Customer Service was absolutely legendary.

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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July 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

My second pair of these. The first lasted several years, and I came back to them because they are probably the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. They seem to be running large now, though. This time, I went down a full size from my usual in other brands to get the right fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 23, 2014

Mark W

from Evanston IL

I love these shoes so much that I just bought a second pair. They're supportive around the mid-foot but there is loads of room for the toes. They feel solid and after a month of wear, they still look and feel great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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