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Keen Gypsum Reviews

34 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

41% "Felt true to size"

74% "Felt true to width"

53% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 14 Gypsum Keen Reviews

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July 2, 2014

Steve H

 

This shoe had a great rating on Zappos.com so I decided to purchase them. I needed them for trip to Greece where I was anticipating doing a lot of walking. An excellent purchase, very comfortable through 8 hours of walking by way of rocky historical sites. Worth every dollar.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 19, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great hiking boot with typical Keen comfort and rugged construction. Unlike all other Keen shoes I've owned, this pair actually felt true to size -- I first ordered a pair 1/2 size up and they were way too large. Even though the right size fits and feels great, I definitely have some heel slip -- even when laced-up too tight for comfort -- which is what holds me back from a five-star rating. Otherwise, I'm impressed!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Baltimore, Maryland

These are my fifth pair of size 12 Keens and I am deeply disappointed by this pair. They fit right at first but over a days worth of wearing them they stretched out. I had to retie them so tight just to keep my foot from sliding all around. After a day of wearing them tied as tight as they could go, I got blisters the balls of my feet and had pain in my arches and calves. I really hope Zappos will take them back. They are painful shoes I paid top dollar for.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Teva, New Balance

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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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

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October 9, 2013

Anonymous

from iowa

I enjoy the comfort of Keens and has the support that I need for my arch. I do find that they do run a little large. I tried another style the Keen: Targhee II. I felt like I was swimming it it. Very thankful for the Zappos return policy.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2013

David B

from Newton Falls Ohio

Have had these shoes for over a year. Best boots I have ever owned. Totally bullet proof after many many miles. I am ordering another pair when the soles go on these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

July 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Virginia

This shoe looks great, but is smaller than actual size, so when I go the right size will get all my shoes from Zappos. Some times you just have to try them on before you really know what size to buy...but no problem with this company. I will get all my shoes from Zappos as long as I live. Thanks Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything you have in your warehouse!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 1, 2013

Molly W

from Pine Flats NM

I ordered these for my boyfriend who has had foot problems in the past. He broke both feet in a motorcylce accident several years ago and since the accident he's had a difficult time finding comfortable shoes. These fit the bill. I have 7 pairs of Keens and he now has 2 which is a lot for him.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2013

Herb G

from Long Island, NY

I use this shoe for work spraying lawns and trees and it is as comfortable as it is dry. Excellent arch, roomy toe and perfect heel make Keen my new favorite brand. I wear a size 14 Timberland boot but size 15 for these fit better.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Illinois

These were purchased for my husband for a trip to Alaska. He was very happy with the shoes. He said they gave great support and thought they were nice looking with his jeans. We had heard they ran short so we ordered a half size larger and they fit 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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 18, 2013

Motty

from Brooklyn NY

More comfortable then a traditional work shoe although less then a regular sneaker so really it depends what you are buying it for. I bought mine for work so it's great since its a lot stronger then a regular sneaker and more comfortable then a regular work boot/shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 1, 2013

Anonymous

from NC

This is a heavy duty shoe made for big feet, not thin, narrow feet. Overall I like the shoe and it appears durable, just doesn't hug my feet like my other keens. Length is true to size. Zappos delivery was within 1 day.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 23, 2013

Tris F

from Bothell, WA

These are great comfortable shoes for winter hiking, being as they are waterproof and warmer than other Keen shoes. However, I needed to order one size larger than my usual size due to my toes hitting the end of the shoe inside. The toe cap is very hard and therefore had no flex. So, I had to make a couple returns to Zappos, first with a half size up, then the full size. That being said, now that I've got the sizing right, I would definitely get another pair of these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 23, 2013

Greg B

from PA

I am a huge fan of Keen. I have 7 pair. I really like how these look. But after wearing them I hate how they lace. Not enough eye holes means if you want them tighter you cut circulation off to your foot. Right on top of your foot it gets way too tight. Almost to the point I don't want to wear them. Very disappointed I must say.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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

 

February 19, 2013

Lawrence T

from Los Angeles, CA

I was searching for a light hiker and the Keens were ideal for me because they run just slightly wide. I chose the Gypsum over the Targhee II because it's a bit more stable and the design looks a bit more durable. The waterproofing seems decent and my only worry was the Achilles notch behind the heel, which felt a little high. However, throughout my hikes, I've had no problems with the notch or anything else. I see this and other Keens as very good options for people with feet in between normal and wide.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 9, 2013

Jeff O

from Prescott, AZ

I'm trying out the Gypsum to replace the Voyageurs I've worn out. The Gypsums seem to be a little beefier and I was having trouble with stone-bruising and the midsole seems a little stiffer in these. I have been very impressed with the build quality of the Keens recently, they have improved dramatically. That being said, I have to echo some of the other reviewers...these run at least one half size small. I ordered size 12 and had to return them for 13's, which are slightly too big. I put my old insoles in under the new insoles which not only took up some space but added additional bruise protection in the forefoot. They are working out very well!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, but Keens fit me better

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 2, 2012

Mark s

from Ripon Calif

At first I ordered a size to small, but Zappos sent out my correct size before I returned the incorrect ones. The shoes are nice but it looks like I am still going to have a problem with the toe wear when I am playing disk golf.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 21, 2012

Clayton

from Andover, KS

Service from Zappos was superb. Hit the enter button and the door bell rang. Well, not quite, but close. The shoes were accurate in fit and true to picture. My feet are a different size so any shoes are iffy fit. These will work, comfortable and appear well made. Wish they were made in USA instead of China!

Brands I'd also recommend: Neil M. casual or dress shoes

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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

 

November 21, 2012

Anonymous

from St. Paul, MN

Very comfortable. Roomy width for to toes. Love the look. I would recommended buying 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 25, 2012

Nikodimos

from Afghanistan

These shoe are very comfortable with excellent arch support. I wear them in Afghanistan and they are perfect for the job because my employer require me to wear a shoe with some type of toe protection and these pair have that. One thing I noticed when I first put them on was they were a little wider than I though they would be. Bottom line they are good and they get the job done but I wouldn't buy another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lasportiva, Oakley and PRL

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 17, 2012

Jesse K

from United States

Did not fit. Were a size smaller than the shoe stated. Have other shoes 9.5 size and all fit. This did not fit, what a waste.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

These fit true to size. They a little high than a hiking shoe and may offer more support on longer trails. Time will tell.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

August 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

Excellent shoe for the rocky Mohave Desert! Laces too long but that's an easy fix.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

July 3, 2012

DJ

from Texas

Comfortable; well-suited for their purpose: knocking about at the farm (mowing, tractor operation, etc.).

Brands I'd also recommend: My second pair of Keens.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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

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February 18, 2012

Todd b

from san diego

Great hiking shoe! I took it out for a long tough hike first time out and it was so comfortable. I even had to walk through a river completely submerged and feet stayed dry! They got cold from the water but dry! I would buy again.

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

 

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 17, 2012

Ernest H

from Taylorsville, Utah

I am returning these nice shoes for a size 11 1/2. And a different color Gargoyle Yellow. I cannot wait to receive the exchanged pair of shoes. Go Zappos you're awesome!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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