Fast, Free Shipping & Returns

Keen Utility Atlanta Cool Reviews

173 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

166 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/17/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am picky about my steel toe shoes. I run marathons so sore feet after work is not something that I can have. Shoes have to be comfortable and durable since I am on steel reinforced concrete for 10 hours per day. I have owned Wolverines, Carolinas, Docs, Dunhams, Pumas, Red Wings and more and these shoes have been the most comfortable I have owned in the first few months of use. Keen makes a great shoe and when I found out they made a composite toe shoe I got a little excited. After wearing them I can say they are worth the money. Easy break in (barely any other than a tight toe box). No hot spots. Very good cushioning. They fit in at a meeting or out on the shop floor. The lacing system is not the greatest, but can be fixed by cutting the loop in half or by tucking the end in the shoe. Certainly not a deal breaker. I have no complaints other than the sizing being about a quarter size larger than usual. I wear 11 in everything, but the 11s were just a little too sloppy. The 10.5s were tight for the first week, but broke in nicely and are now where they should be. Don't hesitate to buy this shoe.

vs

7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/25/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These are the worst shoes I have ever owned! Very poor quality! I'm throwing them away after two months.

Additional 153 Atlanta Cool Keen Utility Reviews

1 2 3 4 5 ... 7

2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Bob

from Johnston,RI

The shoes are just what I was looking for. Size was just right, the toe had lot room in it. The arch support was good. I stand all day and they felt good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 20, 2012

William g

from san diego

Most comfortable steel toe ever. I used to wear the Timberland Mudsil, but this one is ridiculously comfy. Feels like I'm wearing work slippers. Love the quick closure. Real comfortable around the ankle. No break in. We will see about durability in time. I know how to beat up a shoe at work.

Brands I'd also recommend: timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

January 15, 2012

Geoff G

from Flossmoor, IL

These fit well for me providing all day comfort. They are a bit heavy but reasonable for steel-toe. I could not tell if they have puncture resistance on the footbed and I am unwilling to test it. My regular Keens say "Anti-odor" footbed and they really stay fresh. These do not advertise it and I have not had them long enough to really tell. I really enjoyed buying from Zappos after wasting time driving to several brick & mortar retailers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

November 14, 2011

Mark B

from Nashville ,TN

I was a little worried when other reviews had said that these shoes had rubbed their feet. I needn't have worried - they are as comfortable as every other pair of Keens I've owned (this was the first from their Utility range).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2011

Jacob

from Los Angeles

Very comfortable, easy on and off. Truly non-skid on wet tile and teraflex floors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 3, 2011

Chris

from New Haven, CT

These are the best Steel Toe Shoes I've ever owned. I don't like to wear steel toes because they are bulky, uncomfortable and hot. These are still a little warm but far more breathable than other shoes I've worn. It has been a long quest to find the perfect steel toe shoe and I believe I have found it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike Air, Simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

July 25, 2011

Grizz

from Illinois

I'm a Foreman at a local Landscaping Co. and I must say these shoes are 5 star for spring, summer, haven't got to fall or winter, yet I would say no for winter or cold weather but these just may be the best shoe I've ever bought in my 15 years of landscaping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

July 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Sarasota, Fl

Fit was fantastic. No break in, they were comfortable right out of the box. Floor at work is concrete and oily and I have no problems slipping. Will definitely buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

July 3, 2011

Ken

from milwaukee

Great shoes. I use them for work and they are fantastic. I work in A hot environment and these shoes keep your feet cool. They are also super comfortable. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

June 24, 2011

Anonymous

from upstate ny

Incredible summer work shoe. Steel toe for protection, but cool to work in, with Keen's signature ventilation and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 3, 2011

Judy B

from NW Ohio

This is my first pair of Keens. I have worn these shoes to work every day since I got them. I took my old shoes just in case these needed 'break in' time. Not an issue. I have to say they are the most comfortable steel toe shoes I have ever owned! I used to change shoes as soon as I got to the car, but I actually wear these home & forget to change sometimes. I will be buying another pair. Wish they made this exact model minus the steel toe - I like the way they look! My first purchase from Zappos as well - excellent service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

May 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Texas

I use this shoe working as a merchandiser at a wholesale store. Great foot protection and comfort. Grip feels good on slick surfaces and the steel toe is very nice. The bungee laces only made it 3 months of work and had to be replaced, which Keen doesn't make easy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

2 people found this review helpful  

May 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Chestertown, MD

Ordered these for my husband who is a builder. He says they're comfortable, easy-on, easy-off.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

May 24, 2011

J C

from St. George, UT

Very comfortable and well made. A little heavy in the toe box due to the steel toe, but you get used to it quickly. Keens are great shoes. Buy these, you will love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2011

Anonymous

from New orleans

This shoe provides hours of comfort and protection walking the arenas and amphitheaters near and far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

May 16, 2011

Jon

from Hockinson, Wa

So it's been about 1 month since my purchase. I work on tile and concrete floors. I stand about 6 hours and sit 2 hours on a normal day. For a composite toe shoe it is very comfortable. at first they were stiff as one would expect for a new shoe. They have a funky draw string with a plastic tensioner thingy that I quickly removed. I simply tie them like a normal shoe. They are lightweight with a supporting arch. If you work on uneven ground I would probably recommend a more ankle supporting shoe/boot. The toe box is very nice. I don't feel the composite cap at all. They seems very durable too. The only question I am still waiting to find the answer to is how they breathe in warm weather (70+ degrees). They have a neoprene type lining that holds in heat real well. Might need to carry an extra pair of socks to change into by days end...we'll see. Overall - I would recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2011

Kelly

from atlanta ga

Awesome shoes comfortable and and your customer service can't be matched. I wear size 10.5 to 11 in all my running shoes so I would say they run just a little big. I have other Keen shoe products and ordered same shoe size for these which was a 10 and fit perfect. Thanks!

Brands I'd also recommend: reef sandals and addidas running shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 19, 2011

Caleb D

from Maine

Before buying these Keen's I bought and returned 3 pairs of Steel toed shoes in the $50-$100 range. These are so much more comfortable than any of them were. I've always had bad luck finding good steel toe shoes, but based on the comfort of these, you could not tell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2011

Aaron T

from Afganistan

If you are looking for a lightweight comfortable shoe these are the ones you want. They breathe well, and fit well too. After trying the Timberland Pro Mudsil, I went straight to these. The Timberlands were way too narrow even in wide width. After about a week, these shoes will be pretty broken in and loosen up just a little, which is nice. They are so comfortable that these will be the shoes that I wear for travel back home from Afghanistan. You will not be sorry after buying these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've been a merchant marine for 12 years. For those that don't know, being one requires hours on hot, unforgiving steel that's thick coated with anti-slip material we call non-skid. Most deployments are on parts of the planet that reach temps in the 100-130 degree range. My feet and I have become tired of suffocating and drowning in stiff, dark and heavy boots. Imagine a dark-lit cave somewhere in the muggy, hot jungle where the air is stiff and the walls are of ancient lava tubes. This is what it's like wearing boots or safety shoes. Thank you Keen (and Zappos) for delivering these "shandals." They are a lifesaver and a joy to wear. I have never felt the wind blow through my toes while wearing steel toe anythings. The best part is they are ANSI approved! I read other reviews and heeded to the repetitive half size too big comments and purchased a size 9. Perfect!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

A. S

from New York, NY

I wear these on a daily bases for work. They are very comfortable for a steel toe. They fit a lot like other Keens, but they are not quite as comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

February 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Colorado

These fit well. I am usually a 10½EE in other brands. The regular 10½ fit well in these shoes. They have a nice roomy toebox. The lacing tightener is a slide lock clamp and it leaves a long tail which flops around. I will probably cut it off. The shoes are stiff and so the low heel, which is unpadded, slides a lot. I needed these for occasional use at work so they are decent. I do not know if I could wear them all day but they are less less fatiguing than some steel toed alternatives that I have tried.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2011

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

Following the other reviews, I purchased the smallest size available. I wish these came in women's sizes, there are few cute and comfortable steel toe shoes -- plus Zappos doesn't have a very friendly search engine when it comes to locating steel toe work shoes for women. My only complaints about the shoes are that they have a drawstring type closure which slips, making the shoe slide around if you are doing anything physical (to include walking), and the rubber soles are very soft -- I've only had these a couple of weeks, but the caster deck has already caused some tearing on the nubby protrusions on the sole. Still, a super comfortable shoe. The triangular plastic part at the end of the laces can be removed to shorten the amount of slack in the laces by trimming them, these shoes don't need much to be able to slip them off and on due to the design. Even with the foot movement, I don't think I'll have the same problems with the liner developing holes from rubbing like with the Timberland Pros I was using before.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 20, 2011

R P

from Houston, Tx

This is the second pair of similar Keen shoes that I have. The first was the same design without the hard toe and a little lighter. These are a little harder to get used to, but seem a little more durable.

Brands I'd also recommend: merril

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2011

Ray

from Bagram, Afghanistan

For being steel toe shoes, these are way more comfortable than I thought they'd be. They don't feel heavy and cumbersome like some steel toe boots I've tried before. After a day or two of travel and work (in Afghanistan) my feet don't feel as tired as they did in my old boots. They seem about a half size too large, though. If you've been walking for a while the pull tight laces might loosen up a bit. Also the laces were way too long, but you can pull off the plastic pull tab and cut them shorter if you need. I've been walking though lots of puddles and rocky terrain and so far they live up to the manufacturer's claims.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, The North Face

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Zappos Family Core Value:

10. Be Humble