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Keen Catalina Boat Shoe Reviews

65 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

56%Rated 5 stars

44%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt true to size"

74% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

61 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/3/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Let me say first that over the years I have worn a total of seven pair of Keens...and at 78 years, they are still my favorites and are still like new. So I ordered the Catalina Boat shoe and was so surprised that it did not present the perfect fit. Its stitching rubbed both of my small toes so I couldn't wear them. I tried to fix the problem by taping black duck tape and it still managed to irritate my feet. So I called to ask if I could return them and was amazed with the response I got. The Customer Service woman credited my account and then said I should donate them somewhere because I had taped the insides...wow! I am very impressed with the wisdom at Zappos. Someone will be able to wear them and they are great looking shoes. I feel badly that they didn't fit and I don't really have a wide foot. Traditionally, I wear a size 8B in Keens shoes but for what ever the reason they just weren't going to work. The thing is Zappos is the very first store that has decided to share their wealth in this practical way to make the shoes work for someone. Thank you for that. I will try again to shop with you...like your attitude!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/7/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I think these are peculiar looking. The heel is strange and the fit is not like a glove. I would look at many other Keens first.

Additional 45 Catalina Boat Shoe Keen Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are such great shoes! Total Keen comfort but with a nice sassy appeal. I ordered them in both brown and red and have received multiple compliments on my red ones already.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

May 24, 2012

Casey K

 

These are a pretty nice shoe and almost as comfortable as a keen sandal! Only downside...I would have liked them to stay a little wider in the toe box area like a keen sandal though. I wear them everyday with my khaki pants for work and they are great.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 17, 2012

Ellen M

from Harpers Ferry WV

I was a little concerned when ordering this shoe that it would be wide enough as I have a very wide foot. The shoe fit fine, so if you have a wide foot, don't worry about that. Just order your regular size. However, it is very flat, almost like a barefoot shoe, and that will not work as well for me. It's cute, but will have to go back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Princeton, NJ

I love boat shoes and have a few pairs of Sperry TopSiders, but these have a more stylish look to them, with many different solid color choices! I bought them in the tan, and absolutely love them. The only downside is that they chewed up the backs of my heels every time I have worn them, but hopefully that will pass in time. I love that there is rubber on the toe, so that when I stub my toe (and notice that I say "when" not "if"), the shoe will not wear too quickly in that one area. They are also super breathable, my feet don't sweat terribly in these shoes. I also feel as though I could wear them to work (I work in a hospital) and also wear them on the weekend and have them fit in both situations. They're pretty true to size, but if you have wider feet, don't be afraid to get a size up because they get narrower toward the toe. Overall, a really great price for a high quality shoe. I expect them to last a very long time and stay very comfortable all year-round.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Patagonia, Clarks, Chaco, Sperry

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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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

These shoes are extremely comfortable and perfect for summer! Not too casual and perfect for walking around town (great alternative to sneakers for vacation/touring). I took others' advice and ordered down a half size. Depending upon the shoe/brand, I move between 9 and 9.5. The 9s I ordered will work, but I think a little more room in the 9.5 would have been perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Camper, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought these shoes in a size 8 and they were perfect. Normally Keen styles seem to be half a size too small, but not this time. The shoes are very comfortable and the leather is high quality. They were exactly what I wanted and I am very pleased. They do not provide much support but I did not expect that in moccasins. They are really cute shoes!

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  

May 23, 2012

Toni C

from Boston

I liked these so much, I got the black ones too. I prefer those because they don't have the contrast stitching, but these are the perfect boat shoe - stylish, cute and comfortable. They look great with shorts, leggings or jeans, I may even get the navy. Like all Keens, they're very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Mystic, CT

I have barely taken these shoes off since they arrived. I wanted a non-skid sole for sailing, but have discovered that these are great for everyday wear as well. Totally comfortable and really cute looking. I have the navy and am sorely tempted by the red.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Patricia H

from Spartanburg, SC

These shoes are delicious! I love the soft leather and the handsome design. I followed the other viewers recommendations and ordered a size down. Unfortunately, they are too short so they are going back. Hope they have the right size because these shoes are a keeper!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 13, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

These take some breaking in but are very cute. Watch out for them rubbing on the back of your heel - I had to use moleskin a few times and then BodyGlide until they got softened. I've had several compliments on these. The leather is really nice, great color and great proportions. I don't think they look too wide like other reviewers claimed. They don't have a ton of support so I wouldn't do anything strenuous in them but they're good office/errand/around the house type shoes. If you're trying to decide between two half-sizes, I'd choose the larger.

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  

May 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, OH

I found this shoe to be very comfortable. I am a teacher and am on my feet all day. From the first day, this shoe was great. I never felt I needed to change shoes, even though I had brought an alternative pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

Just what I was looking for! Really nice looking -- the leather looks expensive and style is spot on. Easy to slip on and off. Not much arch support, so can't use these for long walks, but great for around the house and short errands.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Frederick, MD

So cute and comfy, but give support, also. The heel is reinforced so it doesn't slip down like some moccasins, and they have a little arch support, too. I love them! They were perfectly comfortable right out of the box, but now that I have been wearing them for a month, even better.

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  

April 15, 2012

Marilyn

from Michigan

I always wear an 8 1/2 in Keen. With this shoe I ordered my usual size and they were huge so I'm sending them back and reordering in size 8. They are super cute, the red isn't a bright red more of a muted red which I really like too! As always love Zappos!

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  

April 9, 2012

Anonymous

from West Virgini

These shoes are beautiful. The red isn't as garish as it seems in the picture. It is deep and sophisticated. When I wear them, I think of old money and class. They ran a little wide, but a slightly heavier sock took care of that issue. Nothing is as comfortable as the Briggs II, but these are fine for normal daily walking, etc.

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  

March 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia,Pa

Love them! Comfortable and cute. Looking for a different boat shoe as Sperrys become more popular with non boaters and these fit the bill.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Southern California

This shoe is pretty comfortable and very durable. It runs somewhat true to size but, as with all Keen shoes, it is quite wide. The only complaint I have is regarding the shoe strings. They are constantly coming untied. Maybe after they break-in a bit the leather will soften and they will stay tied.

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

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 4, 2013

Jeanne O

from Idaho

Cute shoe, didn't work for me because the sides spread. Shoe was a little big for my normal Keen size. Their sizing has become inconsistent lately 1/2 size up and down on some styles. Really wanted this shoe, just didn't work out.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 28, 2012

Katie D

from Brooklyn, NY

Super comfortable. These felt more like slippers than shoes when I tried them on because of the lack of structure. Mine were a little small. I could have still worn them without socks, but I wanted that option, so I returned them.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Diana

from Moon Township, PA

Loved the shoes, but they are going back. I usually wear a 6.5 to 7 in most shoes, but in these, the 7 felt like a 6. When deciding which size to order, it seemed odd that reviews were all over the place (almost an equal number said "runs small" , "runs large" or "true to size"). I am thinking of trying the 8, but they might be too wide (the 7's seemed to have a bit of a gap on each side of my foot). Nice looking shoe though! And seems like they would be very comfortable in the right size.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 29, 2012

KB

from Central PA

Very cute shoe! Too bad the sizing is off. My normal size 8 was definitely too short, and 8.5 was long enough, but too wide. Bummer.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Shoe was very soft, in fact too soft for me. No real side support or heel support. These would be great for someone looking for a moccasin type shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

Great comfortable shoe! I had to go up 1/2 size to get it long enough, but it is just right for me and very cute. I've gotten many compliments. Could have a better insole with a little more arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: LL Bean, Born

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

These were pretty comfy and cute, but the seams of boat shoes just won't work with my foot. I need a wide toe box (these are pretty good) but I also have really sensitive joints and the seams pressed in all the wrong places. Sad to send them back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 8, 2012

Jess

from Baltimore, md

Very comfortable but slightly more narrow in the toe than expected. They come untied a lot but great Keen quality and they look cute!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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