Keen Utility Detroit Mid Soft Toe Reviews

81 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

57% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 76 Detroit Mid Soft Toe Keen Utility Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 1, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Great boot! No need to break this one in. I wore it for a week of hiking in Zion and Bryce national park. They kept my feet dry until we hiked in the river at waist deep water. To my surprise the boot self bailed once we got to dry land!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

My husband loves these boots. they're comfy, they keep his feet dry, and it's an overall good boot.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

January 18, 2015

John

from Northeast USA

As a paramedic I am by no means gentle on boots. I have been looking for a comfortable and durable boot for a long time. These Keen boots are what I have been looking for. From snow, ice and water. Sand, dirt and grass. Concrete, pavement and wood. All those things can happen in 1 shift. These boots can handle it all with no problem. Even though they are not insulated they are pretty warm in the winter, even without thick socks. I have worn them for 20 hours straight and my feet are dry and comfortable. They run true to size and the regular width offers plenty of room in the toe box. I can't attest to the durability or breathability as of yet but so far I am very happy with this purchase and I will be getting another pair in the future. Well done Keen.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

January 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Oregon

I am on my feet 8-9 hours a day at work. My work environment often has slippery floors and hours standing in one place. I have ordered three pairs so far. They last about 9 months of rugged wear. The only drawback to them is that they can't be re-soled. The shoes stay together, but the squishy sole eventually flattens. But 9 months is very good compared to other boots I've worn for work. Do yourself a favor: when the insoles wear out, get the Dr. Scholls work inserts. Between Keen's superior construction, and the squishy gel heel of the Dr. Scholl's inserts, my knees and back are happier.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 31, 2014

Emily G

from Alabama

My partner chose these as a work boot - he is a tile contractor which means lots of water, lots of sharp things and lots of balancing on his toes. He wears through boot toes before the soles. He loves them. "They feel like slippers, worked great during an ice storm, may be buying a case pack to last the rest of my life." He bought a half size up to accommodate thick socks.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

December 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I purchased these boots for my husband. Although he wasn't please with the look of them and said he would have never picked them out himself, he loves them. He says that they are extremely comfortable and a perfect fit. I got him a size 9 wide. He wears them 3-4, 12hr work shifts a week. He's on his feet the entire time and has yet to complain about hurting or tired feet. He says they have good grip and never worries about slipping at work.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 27, 2013

Mike

from Kentucky

Usually I get hiking boots to work in due to the fact their waterproof. This time I found a reasonably priced work boot that is waterproof as well in the Keen Utility Detroit soft toe. After 1 day on the job, they're amazing. My feet had no fatigue and felt like walking on air yet with plenty of support. I'd recommend to anyone. Great boot Keen and great service Zappos.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 19, 2013

Kacey L

from Gig Harbor, Washington

I work a delivery job and run up and down a serrated aluminum ramp for 14 hour days, a pair of tennis shoes lasts me a week, other boot last a couple months either slip and slide in wet conditions. KEEN answers all of my prayers comfort for long hours, last for about 6 months *a very long time in my line of work* I've never been happier and am on my 7th pair and would not think of ordering anything else.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

February 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern VA

I've traded in all my other boots for these and so far, I'm really happy. They are high-functioning boots that look good. Size 15 feels true to size.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

January 11, 2013

Barb G

from Evansville, IN

I bought these shoes in both colors for my brother who fell from a roof and crushed his heel. He has a large orthotic and also needs the ankle support to keep his foot in alignment. His gait is much improved and by mid afternoon, he is no longer limping. They have been a life saver!

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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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 30, 2012

Bruce B

from Houston Tx

I work long shifts on construction sites and these boots were comfortable from the moment I put them on. I wore them for 12 hours the first day with no problems. No steel toe so they are light weight. My other work shoe is a Timberland Pro series with composite toe. They are not as comfortable as the Keens but some days I need a safety toe shoe. I am happy with the Timberland shoe as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland Pro series. Low cut for a safety toe shoe.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

September 28, 2012

Steve V

from Crown Point, IN

For me, this is the boot for the ages. I love the style and the support it gives me. Makes you feel like getting out on the move. My only slight complaint and this is a boot complaint in general is that the laces really get caught in the top hook. I envision me really wearing the laces down in that spot with everyday removal. Just ordered my second pair even though my first is only a few months old. This is only because I have a policy that when I find something really good, I always order two. I hope this stays in the line up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

Always the best in service, received my shoes the next day, thought it would take 3-5. Zappos is the bet.

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 19, 2012

Kathy

from Portland, Oregon

I wear these boots everyday doing Landscape work. They feel like slippers and take all the abuse from the outdoor elements.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Felt broken in right out of box. Hiked 15 miles in them the week I got them!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Keen is a great brand of shoes! Sturdy, comfy, nice-looking. The higher tops than regular shoes are very supportive for me. Great price! So far the size has been right on-haven't needed to return any pairs.

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Harry S

from Land of Salt Lake

Amazing fitting boot. Fit's exactly as marked. Breaks in extremely easy. These boots have me excited to hit the hiking trail or to conquer a long day at work. Very stylish and good looking. I love these boots. Only downside is they are now Hecho en Chino.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern CA

Keen has got it together with these Utility Multi Purpose Wide boots. These boots can do it all, for all you wide feet people. These are boots that you can truly wear all day. Get a pair you will love them!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Arizona

I bought these for my Dad who has had both feet severely broken in a car accident years ago, he's in his 80's and they are the only shoe he can wear and be pain free...says a lot for Keen having a supportive, comfortable boot! By the way Dad wears a 14 double EE and is six foot three, no pipsqueak and still going strong thanks to Keen boots!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 5, 2012

Chris F

from New Orleans

Seem to be a solid pair of boots. I work outside, in wildly differing climates and environments. 2 months on the ground, in the weather, mud, etc and they seem fine. If the soles can last me more than 3 months (unlike every other shoe I've had on the least 2 years), will upgrade review.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 4, 2012

MS

from NM

I ordered my son 3 pairs of hiking boots, planning to return the 2 pairs that fit him poorest. This pair had the worst fit. My son is 13 years old. He is a Boy Scout and will be participating in several overnight camps this summer as well as several back packing and hiking trips. He liked these the least because he said they didn't feel or look like hiking boots. They were "soft," moving towards a sneaker in looks and feel to him. He has narrow feet and these were difficult to adult in that area, as well. To me, these looked like fairly good boots, and they have received many good reviews, but they weren't good for my son. Returned them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vasque, North Face, Colubia, Spyder

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 28, 2016

Anonymous

 

Keen shoes are great. Their ergonomics make them walk so easy it's almost like you don't have shoes on. Gotta try them. This particular boot has a nice padded collar and even though the quality materials and construction are strong, they form to your feet very quickly. Fitting suggestion... go up 1/2 size and if you are a wide you might want to try 1 full size larger. Just be sure to get a good ball of foot fit with plenty of width and you'll love them. For the narrow foot they might feel a bit sloppy. Just put a bit of toe filler material in the toe box and you'll be fine.

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

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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October 17, 2015

Charles g

from marble canyon arizona

I am very pleased with these boots. I have a small wide foot in these hiking boots fit like a glove. Delivery was very prompt.I give the highest recommendation!

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

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 8, 2015

Rick

from Texas

Pretty comfortable shoe. Good ankle support although it seems like the laces loosen over time. Overall a great pair of work shoes. I'm on my feet and knees as a repairman all day so it's nice to have good support as well as rubber toe coverage to protect 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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 22, 2015

Joseph

from Chicago, IL

I recently started a job as a delivery driver and two weeks into it I developed a foot injury to my achilles and had been limping around trying to do my duties. I thought perhaps it had to do with the shoe I was wearing which was a low top trail running shoe. I ordered the Keen Utility based on the reviews a week ago and have been wearing it on and off duty. My limp is completely gone perhaps due to the ankle support this shoe offers. When I'm not driving I am constantly walking on broken and uneven pavement and crouching and stooping frequently. These shoes are a definite live saver in regards to keeping your feet in good shape and the pictures don't do them justice style-wise. I originally thought they looked very gaudy but when the shoe arrived I changed my opinion. If you have ankle/foot problems, work on your feet often and want a capable shoe, please consider the Keen Utility Detroit Mid Soft Toe!

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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