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Keen Ambler Reviews

31 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

29 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/14/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love Keen. Great fit, good support, a lightweight comfortable shoe. I work retail so being on my feet all day I need a comfortable, cute shoe.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/16/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is the fourth pair of Keen's that I have purchased. I loved the first 3 pairs but was totally disappointed with this pair of shoes. They were extremely hard to break in and very stiff and uncomfortable. The materials used are significantly lower in quality than I have experienced in the past. Very disappointed Keen customer.

Additional 11 Ambler Keen Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

I liked these shoes a lot, but as wide as the toe box appears it was tight across my "bunions like onions". Too bad, I wanted to keep them.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrill, frye, reiker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 18, 2012

HRD

from Colorado

These are great shoes. I got them before a trip to Hawaii for traveling, hiking, and touring. They felt a little large/wide in the toe box, but I decided to keep them and I am glad I did. They didn't need any time to break in and are super comfy. They also look really nice with jeans or capris. They are sporty and not clunky like other hiking shoes. My feet are average and these were true to size. They would probably work for someone with wide feet too - but I would not recommend to a person with narrow feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asolo, Vaske, Solomon

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 25, 2012

Kathleen L

from Hilo Hawaii

I need a supportive shoe that can take a lot of wear and this is it! This is, like all Keen products, well made and fits my foot to perfection.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Ventura County, CA

Very spacious and comfortable right out of the box except for slight rubbing along outside of right ankle. Made my size 11 feet look even longer, so I returned them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is the fourth pair of Keen's that I have purchased. I loved the first 3 pairs but was totally disappointed with this pair of shoes. They were extremely hard to break in and very stiff and uncomfortable. The materials used are significantly lower in quality than I have experienced in the past. Very disappointed Keen customer.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Northern California

This was exactly the shoe I was looking for -- except it is too narrow! No amount of stretching would get it to where it needed to be. I wear Keen's all the time, but this runs more narrow than their standard fit. Aggravating! Probably will be fine for a B width person, but not a C or wider. Also, for those looking for arch support, this has very little. But that was not a problem for me.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 12, 2013

95033trek

from Los Gatos, California

How a shoe fits is a very personal thing. And Keen, with its wide toe box, gives the best fit for my feet. I've got nearly 600 hiking miles on my Amblers and could do another 600 but I've worn down the heels a bit. With a pair of sock liners and mid-weight smart wool socks these shoes stay comfy all the way to the end of a hot 12 mile hike. Highly recommend 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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are awesome! They fit perfectly and required NO break-in. And they look great, too! I immediately wore them while traveling for a week and had no problems whatsoever. I also wear them every day to work where I spend a lot of time on my feet on hard floors, and they keep my legs and feet from feeling to heavy and tired by the end of the day. These are my new "magic shoes!"

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Japan

Great shoes. Broke them in walking around Tokyo. Kept my feet nice, warm & dry with the 28F (-2C) temperatures.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

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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January 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I've had these shoes for a few months, and am wearing them right now. I absolutely love them. My insoles fit perfectly in them. I wear them as my everyday shoes but also do a lot of city walking and hiking in them. I would definitely buy another pair.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 25, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego

I had been looking for a pair of hiking shoes, going to several stores and not finding anything that fits my wide feet. I love my Keen outdoor sandals and wanted the same feel. These shoes were perfect for me! I have worn them several times and love them, done some great hikes on steep terrain without any problems. I would buy them again!

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

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November 7, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These were my first pair of Keens so I didn't know what to expect, but they are very comfortable! I have been wearing them for about a month 3-4 times a week and I can stand and walk in them for long periods of time very comfortably. They are supportive while leaving room in the toe box, which is why I purchased them. I am happy to have a stylish pair of shoes that I can wear around town, hiking, walking, or whatever. They are pretty stylish and I love the color.

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

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October 30, 2012

Michelle T

from Southern California

I just returned from 19 days in Turkey and I wore these shoes (straight out of the box) every single day. They were perfect for crooked sidewalks, ancient ruins and hours and hours of rambling through the streets of Istanbul. This shoe has a much narrower profile than the usual Keen shoe, but still plenty of room for my toes to spread out.

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

 

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October 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Somerville, MA

I love these shoes. They are adorable but more important my feet love them. My knees love them and I have bad knees. These shoes are stable, you can't twist your knees wearing these shoes. I put them on the first time and walked a few miles feeling like I stood straighter.

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

 

October 9, 2012

Dana F

from Denver

I love Keens because the toe box is big. This shoe has a HUGE toe box...it might be too big for some, but I thinks it's comfortable. The inside could use a little more (or firmer) arch support.

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 wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Round Lake Beach, IL

I have used the shoes for some moderate hikes and they have worked out very well. I got them delivered very fast, and no issues with the product.

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

 

September 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bought this shoe for my summer honeymoon in Iceland it came through for me! It's very comfortable right out of the box, works well on all sorts of terrain, and as other reviewers have noted, is very cute and not bulky. It even kept me dry in some drizzle. But it isn't waterproof, so if you want something that'll protect you from puddles or snow, you might want to look for a different Keen shoe, or something with a higher ankle to keep your feet warm in chilly weather.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Surprise, AZ

An avid hiker...and I have 3 other pairs of Keen sandals. I was excited to try a hiking shoe. I love them! Felt good on my feet right off and wore them straight out of the box. The only thing for me was that I've had to add a little extra support in the arch. It just wasn't quite enough for me. I bought my usual size too.

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

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August 3, 2012

Anonymous

from No. CA

Comfortable from day one! I wear 9.5w or 10m, and Keenes are just right for toe space on irregular terrain. Couldn't be happier with this pair, especially since it was also discounted.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

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

 

February 18, 2013

Tiffany T

from Chicago, IL

I have several different types of Keens. These are excellent for hiking year round. They are very comfortable, durable, and they keep your foot warm and dry. I wear wool hiking socks in the snow, and they are great with snow pants. The color was good, but I am not really into brown shoes. After years of torture in heels and screwing up my feet, these are the most comfortable shoes for hiking, errands, and just hanging out.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 31, 2013

Nanette

from wi

These Keens are actually true to size. I wear an 11 in most Keens and took a chance on reading others reviews that the 10.5 might work for me and it did as that is my usual size. They could use a smidge more arch support and are not as comfy as my Targhee's but I wanted a lowcut shoe instead of boot so these are perfect. I wore them last night for 9 hours and they passed the test. The reddish color is very fun indeed. The Targhee and Voyageur shoes always seem to slip in the heel so I only get the mids in those and these do not slip.

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

 

December 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

This is the second pair of Amblers I've purchased. The first pair were the mesh and they were great. I am loyal to this brand for its performance and my Physical Therapist, Physiatrist, and Podiatrist all recommend this brand as being good for my plantar fascitis. Keen accommodates my Superfeet insoles perfectly. I use them for walking, light trail hiking, and performing massage. I have a narrow foot, and this Keen has the narrowest profile of all other trail-to-street shoes I've bought from them, while still maintaining room in the toe box. They provide excellent traction for most surfaces. They are flexible and do not require any break-in. I'm slightly disappointed with how quickly the traction nubs at the ball of the foot wore down, but that didn't stop me from ordering another pair. They also have a low profile around the ankles, so if you're on a trail, it's a bit easier for a little stone to get in your shoe.

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

 

November 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Girdwood AK

Nice wide foot box, very comfortable, true to size. I wear them around for about everything including step aerobics. I recommend them.

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

 

November 15, 2012

Kerry

from United States

I found these shoes to be about a half size too big. They are a bit clownish but don't look as much like hiking shoes as some of the other keens. I wasn't totally impressed with the color. Decided to return and ordered Susanville.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 20, 2012

Deanna T

 

This is a good looking shoe and comfortable except there is not enough of an arch support for my feet and also tends to rub on my ankle. I love this shoe but have decided that there are other Keens that are more comfortable for my flat feet and bunions. If you have feet without a lot of problems, then this shoe will most likely work for you.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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