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Kenneth Cole Reaction Key Note Reviews

48 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

44%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

45 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/5/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered these sight-unseen for my husband as he has really liked KCRs in the past. It's a great shoe, and the only one that we kept. It's very comfortable although you may want to invest in a pair of gels for an even softer ride. Very nice. Great job, Zappos!

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/23/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Worn in the house one time. It says in the show it is 100% leather upper. This is not true. The trim stitching is synthetic and scratched off into papery bits. Polish does not restore because it is not leather. Also the soles are very soft and thin. I expect they will last 8 months tops. If on sale half price would keep, but not worth the original cost for dress shoes. Fine for occasional club use (no one would notice) - not good for formal office wear.

Additional 28 Key Note Kenneth Cole Reaction Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 25, 2009

Stephen S

from Philadelphia

The shoes were extremely nice looking and I'm very happy with them. I would say there are three things that folks need to be careful of: 1) The shoes felt a half-size smaller than what they were marked. 2) The shoes felt slightly narrow, but bearable. 3) The bottom of the shoes are very smooth and can be a bit slippery. Overall though, I do like them very much!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2009

Anonymous

from Chandler, AZ

Kenneth Cole Reaction Key Note - Just got them in. Great looking shoe that would look great for any occasion. Pictures don't do it justice. Design on bottom Sole and Heel is very nice. Shoes are an 11.5 and they fit me just a little larger than that. It is so-so in the comfort dept. yet overall a very stylish pair of shoes, well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2008

Anonymous

from Maryland

I bought these shoes for my husband and he just loves them! They work as both casual and dress shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2008

Arroz C

from Cambridge, MA

Sharp, versatile shoe - I love this shoe. First bought the brown one, which is my favorite and looks great with dress pants or jeans. Liked it so much I returned to buy the black one. Not as sharp as the brown but still solid. I have owned them for a couple of months and so far so good. I plan to buy more after wearing these out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 3, 2008

Vicky M

 

The most Greatest Shoes! They are really beautiful and look just as great. My boyfriend has been looking for brown shoes and these were the perfect ones!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 6, 2008

Matthew S

from Kentucky

Awesome shoes! I received these shoes for my birthday from my sister-in-law and I love them! They can be dressy or casual. An all-around great shoe! They are comfortable and they are true to size in my book. Highly recommend this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 8, 2008

Jack

from Indianapolis IN

Good looking shoe. A bit narrower and longer than it appears in the picture but still a very attractive shoe. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2008

Vanessa P

from Miami

Perfect!!! Beautiful shoe, great comfort my husband loved it. They fit perfect. Super fast shipping, great service...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2007

Anonymous

from Walnut Creek, California

Great Shoes!!! These are by far the greatest and the most comfortable shoes I wore. I have probably 30 pairs of shoes and I can honestly say that these could substitute for them all. They look just as good with jeans as they do with a gray or navy blue suit or the less formal pants/blazer combination. Brown color is fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2007

William H

from Omaha, NE

Much pleased - One thousand words would not be sufficient to express my satisfaction with your product. I plan to purchase an additional in black. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2007

Gus

from Miami, FL

Great Shoe. Would Recommend!!! This is a very nice shoe. It felt true to size and very comfortable. Very light weight and excellent shoe to wear with dress pants. They look very nice, sleek, and professional. And the best part of it all was the free overnight shipping as promised and the shoe box came sealed brand new never tried on by anyone before not like most stores, and also you save time and money. Thank you very much Zappos!!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2007

Cesar

from Mcallen, Tx

Awesome looking shoes - The best formal shoes I’ve ever had. Also the most fashionable. By the looks I thought they would be painful to wear, but it was the exact opposite. I'm very pleased with this pair and would definitely recommend anyone to buy them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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April 20, 2007

Daniel

from Seattle, WA

Wow! These are really great shoes. I've been told to stay away from KC shoes because they are a bit chunky, and it's true - lots of them are. I ordered these on a whim thanks to Zappos excellent return policy and instantly fell in love. The Key Notes are sleek, elegant, and very hot. I have the lighter of the two browns. They look great with jeans, and can be dressed up with slacks. If you have the guts to do it, I think they would look good with a dark grey suit - it would be a bold black/brown statement. Comfort-wise: I have big feet (14) and they pinch a tiny bit in the toe, but I think it will get better. They're slippery at first, too - you might want to get some rubbery things for the bottom.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 14, 2007

Anonymous

from Miami Beach, FL

Handsome, elegant shoe - Great shoe looks great with dress pants or designer jeans. I'm really a 12 1/2, but the 12 fits perfect. Only complaint is the sole is slippery, but that's common for this style of shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

I just wanted to contribute that I got this shoe 1/2 size bigger than usual based on feedback, but I found that too big, so in my opinion, this shoe is "true to size."

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Berkeley

Have had one year and wear them a few times a week to work. They are still decent.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 30, 2011

JOSE I

from MIAMI, FLORIDA

Beautiful shoes! I love them. They are very stylish and people have noticed them. One thing I wish was different is that they are a bit delicate. Wore them out on the weekend and the stitching lost some of it coloring. Beside that, very happy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 10, 2010

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Great-looking shoes that are a good deal for the money. The sole is slim, so there isn\'t much room for padding, and this makes them less comfortable to walk in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 25, 2008

Anonymous

from Chicago

Great Shoe - First pair of Kenneth Cole Shoes I've bought and I've enjoyed them every time I have worn them. The brown leather color was a little darker than I expected, but the color has been growing on me. They feel great, and I almost always get some complements when I wear them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 23, 2008

Anonymous

from Scottsdale, AZ

Nice shoe - Very nice shoe, comfortable, stylish, goes with many different looks. Just pinches a little on ankle process, but other than that, great shoe; 4 out of 5.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 7, 2008

Rich H

from Seattle, WA

Great with Jeans - Not so much a dress shoe for business casual, but a knock out with long flared jeans and a sport coat. No break in required, Kenneth Cole is typically comfortable right out of the box.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2007

Thomas C

from SF Bay, California

Yeah - The shoe is a good looking shoe, I wouldn't of bought it if it wasn't. The only issues I'm finding with the shoes are that the sole is kind of slick. The shoe isn't suitable if you're going to walk around in wet weather. I also tend to slide at times. So wearing these shoes to a club is not recommended, but otherwise for work, formal gathering, and dates the shoes are very suitable. The shoes are good and get more comfortable as you walk in them more often.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2007

Anonymous

from Vancouver

Too big! I'm not sure how 68% of people said these fit a size smaller than marked, I've found them to fit 1/2 size too large. I'm usually 10.5, these in 10.5 are a bit loose and since they're leather will only stretch. Anyways, they look GREAT and from trying them on my only complaint is they're really slippery on carpet and well, my office is carpet, so I'm going to break my neck. Other than that I'm ordering a half size smaller tonight and can't wait ‘til I can wear them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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 true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 26, 2007

Anonymous

from Reno, NV

Love my Kenneth Cole - Wearing day 1 feels very comfortable although slightly larger than I expected. I had to put on socks. Looks FANTASTIC! Feels great! These will compliment from jeans to suit attire.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2007

Dundem

from Miami, Florida

Review - Looks good. She is a bit on the narrow side and felt kinda tight. I'd recommend getting a size bigger if you can. Overall I 'm happy with the shoe and I got them in less than 24hours.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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