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Keen Utility PTC Oxford Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

62% "Excellent arch support"

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/28/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I bought these shoes for my husband as work shoes. He works in an industrial bakery (12 hour shifts). He definitely needs a durable, comfortable shoe and he puts this one to the test every shift. I ordered him a full size up. He's a 13 and I got him a 14. He has no complaints about the size or fit at all. He's had no problems with blisters and hasn't had to put in extra inserts like with the other shoes he's tried. They are comfortable at the end of his shift and he doesn't complain about his knees bothering him anymore. They are non-slip, which is a plus. He's had them since December and they have held up very well. I highly recommend them. They were well worth the money we spent. Zappos service is excellent as usual!

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/4/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

My husband and I both have 7 pairs of Keens between the 2 of us, and this pair of Utility Keens were the first Utility pair he tried. He doesn't like them, and says they're very stiff and the soles feel too hard. It's too bad because they look really nice, but comfort is key. We'll be returning them for regular non-utility Keens.

Additional 19 PTC Oxford Keen Utility Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2011

Tony B

from Tustin,ca

Love my comfy Keen shoes and I love Zappos fast shipping and easy returns. These shoes help my feet and back survive the workday on my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Hands down the best shoes I have ever purchased for work. Those who work in the restaurant biz know that shoes are very important. Slip resistant and hugs my feet. Comfortable from the very first day. Won't wear anything else from now on and am considering another pair of Keens for outside of work, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2011

John R

from Benton, Arkansas

This is by far the most comfortable work shoe I have ever owned. I am on my feet 6-10 hours per day and my feet stay comfortable all day long wearing my new Keen shoes. Thank you Keen.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoe for food service! Firm, crisp strike with all day cushion. Definitely order from Euro size chart. Will be a little wide in toe box, but that gives nice stability in tight turning areas. I wear this with both shorts and pants and pound doubles in comfort. Also my left arch/fasciitis has improved since wearing this Keen. I'm picky about footwear and love this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 22, 2011

Jeremy F

from Enter ZIP or City, State

Very comfortable, great arch support. Upper is easy to clean. Rubber toe offers good protection. Dirt & grime does get stuck easily in the no-slip tread.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 26, 2010

CHARLES W

from SHEFFIELD, ALABAMA

Pretty good shoe! One of the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn to work. I work on a delivery truck, and deliver an average of 150 stops a day. The shoes were very comfortable right out of the box. They seem to be very durable also. It rained the first day I wore them and my feet stayed dry. Not real crazy about the large toe though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 24, 2011

Anonymous

from NJ

These are a high quality, sturdy shoe. Support is good but I expected more cushioning consider they list a memory foam footbed. They feel more like wearing a work boot than kitchen shoes. I won't buy another pair.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 1, 2011

Leon

from CT

These are a beautifully made shoe. I wanted something better built than the SFC I've been wearing, but with a non-slip sole. However, these shoes will beat your feet up! They are super supportive, but have no cushioning. I live in my Targhee II, but even after extra gel sole inserts they are still too hard!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 4, 2011

Tara J

 

My husband and I both have 7 pairs of Keens between the 2 of us, and this pair of Utility Keens were the first Utility pair he tried. He doesn't like them, and says they're very stiff and the soles feel too hard. It's too bad because they look really nice, but comfort is key. We'll be returning them for regular non-utility Keens.

Brands I'd also recommend: North Face and Salomon

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2010

John L

 

I stand a lot for work and thought that this would be a good shoe. The toe box is quite roomy if you like that sort of thing. I returned it because the insole had a wierd ridge on the heel that created a pressure point. Not good for a shoe supposedly designed for comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 21, 2012

Thomas M

from Horn Lake

I am an auto technician and so far I love this shoe. Shoes were comfortable from the first day and they don't slip on wet or oily floors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Knapp

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2012

Anonymous

 

My husband loves these shoes and this is probably his 3rd or 4th pair. He is on his feet most of the day but needs a polished looking shoe. Although they aren't overly dressy, they work well for his needs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2012

Alexander W

from Chicago, IL

I love Keen shoes, However, this pair out of the 6 I have was made very poorly. I like that the bottom is non slip. But the inside of the shoe is falling apart. All of the interior seams have a lot of every fabric making the shoes uncomfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: KEEN

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Fort Mill, SC

As always Keen has done it again and provided another great pair of shoes. I am on my feet 12 hours a day and these shoes are the best. Plus Zappos is now the only place i purchase shoes because of the amazing service and selections. It doesn't get any better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Connecticut

I had been wearing a pair of Keen shoes to work for almost 2 years. Most casual dress shoes only last about six months for me because I walk a lot. So, when it came to getting a new pair of shoes I went back to the place I bought my Keen's. They didn't carry them anymore. I wouldn't normally order shoes without trying them on first because I have a high instep and wide feet. But because I had purchased Keen's in the past, I figured I could just order the same size and I would be fine. Fast service/good fit! The only negative is that I need to replace the laces. With that high instep that I mentioned, the laces that came with the shoe were barely tie-able.

Brands I'd also recommend: Oboz and Merrell for hiking

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 8, 2013

Millie

 

I bought a pair of these three years ago and loved them for their comfort and their quirky style. I was hoping that these were the same shoes - but unfortunately they were not. The style has changed, they seriously look like shoes for someone who needs special shoes for some sort of condition. What a bummer. However, I am sure they are still comfortable - and long lasting - so maybe this isn't a problem for you. Keen, fire the redesigner!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2013

Hank

from Atlanta GA

I finally found what I was looking for! I am a chef and have had problems over the last year and a half (Due to excessive overworking, high arches. bad genetics, hammertoes and poor shoe choice). The slip ons never worked for me. All of them (Dansko, Crocs, Birki's) I have tried them all. I now have to wear custom orthotics and finding a work shoe that meets all the criteria I have been looking for seemed like it might never happen. In a search for a slip resistant pair of shoes that are deep enough to accommodate my insoles, good leather, a nice size toe box, a little extra width, and laces I FINALLY hit the jackpot. If you need utility shoes that will keep your dogs from barking this is the pair. Trust me I have tried them all. I hope your hunt ends here just like mine did. P.S. I never write these reviews. This is the first one I have ever written. That is how much I love these shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 11, 2013

Scott S

from Port St Lucie, Florida

Great shoes, true to size. These shoes have been comfortable from the first wearing. I work as a meat cutter and the slip proof soles have been excellent on our slippery floors. They have proven to be waterproof and comfortable after a month of constant use. I would purchase these shoes again.

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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July 16, 2013

Jeff G

from Cambridge,WI

These are great shoes, I love Keens for the toe area room. But have gotten a few pair that were narrower than other Keen models and cannot wear those all day. I wish all styles with in a size would have the same toe space.

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 4, 2013

Chris I

from New Jersey

I've been a bartender for 30 years. These are the most comfortable shoes that I've ever worn for my job. They aren't the prettiest things in the world but they sure do feel good. I'm on my third pair and I'll keep buying them as long as Keen makes 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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May 31, 2013

Alistair S

from Bath, England

I've worked in kitchens for the last 15 years and have always struggled to find shoes that work for me in that environment. Finding a shoe that is comfortable, well made, and easy to keep clean isn't easy, and I've tried a lot of them. The Keen Utility PTC Oxford is a fantastic kitchen shoe. The most supportive and comfortable I've ever owned. It's well constructed and the leather is easy to keep clean. I'll definitely be buying more of these in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

I work at a restaurant and am on my feet all day and needed some comfortable shoes that I could use and that would be slip resistant. And these shoes were perfect! Great pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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April 19, 2013

Devin S

from Visalia, CA

I work in a fast paced restaurant, 5 days a week, all year long. These shoes last me one year before the soles wear this enough that safety becomes an issue. The non-slip soles work wonders for wet kitchen floors and potential slip hazards. The only thing I would suggest, and have, to Keen, would be a breathable upper. I have yet to find an ASDM certified non-slip shoe with a breathable upper for keeping your feet ventilated and cool while you work.

Brands I'd also recommend: 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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March 20, 2013

Trevor K

from Littleton, CO

I am a fan of Keen shoes and this will make the fifth pair that I have owned. The cush insoles are amazing. I had thought my previous Keens were comfortable until I had bought some of their slippers with the cush insole. Coming home from work I would throw those on and my already happy feet would would thank me for doing so. I work on my feet all day in a retail/food environment. With this in mind and needing work shoes with a non slip outsole I decided to go for these. Do it, you will not be sorry. When you put them on the first time they are going to be stiff, more so than many other shoes. Do not fret, it is all padding that will pack in after a few wears. In fact they will probably be almost perfect after the second full day of wear. There is zero break in discomfort. Having owned Keens in the past I have had issues with sizing, some too small and some large with the same size labeling. These are true to size so buy with no worries.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2013

Taylor

from Atlanta

This is my third pair of these. I have to wear treads safe shoes for work and could never find a durable/comfortable pair until I found these. They are great work shoes, I'm tough on shoes and on my feet all day and these are the only non-slip shoes that can keep up.

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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