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Keen Ferno High Boot Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

51% "Felt true to size"

64% "Felt true to width"

56% "Moderate arch support"

31 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/27/12
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I'm keeping these size 9 boot for style, function and comfort. Relative to the Keen normal sizing (which perhaps generally runs a bit large), I think these boots run normal. I'm 5'11" with 14.5" calves. I have 8.5-9 sized feet that are narrow with a high arch. I love the comfortably supportive and snug fit on my foot. I don't want to take these boots off! The shaft could be higher for my height, but the height of the shaft looks okay as is. I do wish the shaft was about an inch narrower at the top to fit closer to my calf, but again, it is just close enough to get by without looking too gappy to keep. I bought black. Leather is very nice quality with matte finish. Design of the foot portion makes feet look smaller than they are. They look cute with casual dresses, skirts, leggings, skinny jeans. I think they will have great utility over the winter as well. Photo doesn't do the boots justice. If you want comfort, quality, utility and reasonable style that is more sporty than dressy, these are cuter in person than they look in the photo. For me, a good find, finally, after trying probably a dozen other black boots this fall!

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/22/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Not what I expected from Keen. The toe box if very narrow. I have a wide foot and have been able to wear Keen in the past, however, I recently sent back two different pairs of boots because the toe box was to narrow. If you need a wider shoe/boot I would not buy these boots. To bad, because otherwise they are nice boots.

Additional 19 Ferno High Boot Keen Reviews

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April 12, 2013

Ashley

from United States

I usually wear a 10.5 with a high instep but ordered an 11 based on other reviews. This was the right choice -- even the 11s were a bit snug across the instep, but after wearing them for a couple of days they adapted very nicely to my foot. I do wish they were a bit higher, but at 6' I wish that about almost all my boots. My one comfort issue is that the heel is pitched just a tiny bit higher than I want for all-day comfort. If it were 1/2" lower, these would be my water-resistant, walk-all-day zombie apocalypse boots. As is, though, they're still pretty comfortable and I'm glad I bought them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I LOVE these boots! I have worn them everyday since I bought them, no joke! In windy, cold Chicago they're perfect for commuting around the city in wintry weather. I find them very comfortable and attractive. They're supportive too! Nothing fancy but a little heel is always nice. :) I've seen a number of reviews commenting on the soles being slippery. I DID NOT have any such problems. In fact I found them to be very good even in rain, snow, and ice. Slippery conditions were no concern! Very good traction and stable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

The speed of this delivery was awesome--less than 2 days! The boots fit well, except the right ankle sometimes feels pinched/irritated. I have worn several times & have walked a lot in them--sometimes having this irritation in the right ankle. I will try to stretch this area by stuffing with material, as I do really like the look and the comfort of everything else about the boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrel, soloman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

Not what I expected from Keen. The toe box if very narrow. I have a wide foot and have been able to wear Keen in the past, however, I recently sent back two different pairs of boots because the toe box was to narrow. If you need a wider shoe/boot I would not buy these boots. To bad, because otherwise they are nice boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love Keen and always wear a size 9. In over 15 pairs I have had over the years. These, however, were a full size smaller, and very narrow. Also, and the reason why I won't be returning them for a larger size, is that the back heel area gave me a full on blister from just trying them on. The materials collect in a strange way, directly behind the heel. I tried on one boot, and don't even stand and walk in it. I felt it was too snug, and when I took it off, I had a blister peel on my heel. Put them right back in the box for a return. Love Zappos and the speedy delivery...this pair just didn't work!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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September 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

Couldn't tell how they fit. I couldn't get my foot into them! The zipper doesnt come down far enough in the ankle area, making it too small to pass through.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 2, 2013

Jessica L

from Virginia, United States

I love these boots! Excited for cooler weather so I can wear them all the time! My only observation is that in warmer weather (70F or above) my legs get pretty sweaty and a little uncomfortable. Knee socks or knee high stockings both help with this issue. Otherwise, these boots are fantastic!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2013

Cheryl K

from Tucson, AZ

LOVE these boots. They look great and are super comfortable too. This is my first pair of boot and I'm so excited. Most boots that I have tried on are enormous at the leg, these are not. They are a great price for the style and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2013

TW

from Louisiana

Soft leather. Interesting stitching on the top of ankle--it's different from they typical cowboy boot stitch typical to most tall boots. The shaft could be adjustable as it is kind of big. Haven't worn them yet since it's summer, but they felt to be the most comfortable boot I've ever put on so I kept them. 6', size 10.5 fit well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 17, 2013

Ruth

from Australia

I absolutely love these boots. My last pair were Merrell Tetra, which were also fantastic. They are comfortable from the first step, and they provide great arch support, which is important for me as I have high arches. They are a little wide around the ankle and calf (which is common for me, as I have really skinny ankles) but I can see myself using these as a go to pair of boots whenever I am going to be out walking all day.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merril

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, NM

These boots are adorable and much more stylish than I could have imagined a winter-ready boot to be. Sadly, I have 13-in calves and I was swimming in these even with jeans tucked in. The footbed was very comfy and I love the balance of style and function.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love the style, not too fancy for tromping around outdoors, but you can also wipe the mud off and wear them out. Need serious breaking in, order 1/2-size up if you have normal or wide feet and be patient.

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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March 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Hershey PA

These are fabulously comfortable. They are very functional boots that can be worn under pants, skirts, or with leggings tucked inside. These feel great to wear all day long!

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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March 7, 2013

Gloria J

from United States

And the winner is...Keen Ferno! I have had a ridiculous search for boots this winter! Waited too long so could not get Keen Bern Baby Bern, my fave in size 8 so will "settle" for the Ferno. These are great stylish boots. Normally a 7.5, got these in 8, plenty of room for thick socks, yet good with tights. Comfy to walk my dogs, dry and warm, even without thick socks! Keen fits my 59 year old thighs. I can wear these with my skinny jeans, my denim skirt and my black dress. I'm pleased! Oh and they are priced less than the other ones! Love Keens, and love Zappos! Is there a 12 step program for Zappos shoppers?

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Uggs, Merrill, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Poetry, Texas

I am almost 50 and through a podiatrist discovered I had a heel spur. HOLY OUCH BATMAN! After seeing all of my shoes/boots we decided this boot was the one. We added orthodics and i have been living daily in this boot for 4 months. the zipper finally gave way yesterday which is why i'm on here buying a new pair. I have become an extreme fan of this boot. It goes with everything! I highly recommend them for comfort with style. I am a notorious tough-to-please in footwear person. I had the boots 2 years total. Not bad for all the wear I gave them, although my friend who had a pair also noted that her zipper gave way (started popping) after a few years. Anyway, I'm buying another pair. They've become like a pet to me.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Ferndale, Washington

I spent months buying boots, trying them on, and sending them back. I am sure that Zappos was sick of me! Finally these boots are everything they look like in the picture. They run really small so definitely order at least a half size up. They are fantastic boots though! Great quality! I will definitely be looking at Keens from now on!

Brands I'd also recommend: Hush puppies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Tomah, Wisconsin

Keen makes great boots for women with wider calves. The Keen Fernos fill perfectly. They are stylish enough to wear with dressier clothes and great with jeans as well. I bought a second pair of these since I love the first so much. Make sure you order a half-size larger since Keens run short.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 30, 2013

Karen B

from Oregon City Or

The best...extremely warm...cuddles your foot. Totally waterproof. If I wear them out to the chicken coop, I wash them off and can easily put on a dress and they look great with that. I am a real Keen fan but these exceeded my expectations.

Brands I'd also recommend: I fancy Old Gringo!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 29, 2013

Jeanne N

from Seattle

I love these boots. They are as comfortable as sneakers. They are waterproof and look great with a skirt.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Anna B

from United States

I found that this boot ran at least 1/2 to one full size smaller than listed. I usually wear a 9, and I could only get my foot into the boot with full, standing up force in a size 9. I sized up to a 10, and while that finally fit with a little bit of wiggle room for my toes, the shaft of the boot was just a bit too wide for my taste, which also means that ladies with a slightly wider calf might have an easier time with this boot. It reminded me a bit of rain boots in terms of calf space. The leather, though, is very soft and smells absolutely wonderful, and it feels like it would be quite durable. The foot of the boot is also a bit more streamlined than Keen shoes sometimes are, which I thought was neat.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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April 13, 2013

Lisa H

from Pocono Mts (PA)

I have been searching for comfortable/dressy black boots for about 2 years. I am in advertising sales and have walk a lot for work - but still look good. I actually bought the brown version of these last year and love them! After trying many different brands (Merrell, Dansko, etc) for black ones, I came back to these and so happy I did! They are not as "dressy" as I was looking for, but a little black polish, buffing and water proofing - they are great and just as comfortable as the other pair - definitely worth the money!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell, Brooks, Nine West

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 6, 2013

Stacy

from Michigan

Nice boot, beautiful leather, comfy foot bed. Slightly hard to get on the zipper could come down a bit more to make it easier. Overall fantastic boot!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 30, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I agree with previous reviewers. These are the perfect boots for someone looking for narrower shaft and tighter ankles. I happen to be one of them. If you are between sizes, I recommend ordering half a size up.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very cute looking boot. Top was too wide for me. Looked like I was swimming in this boot. Foot area was comfortable, and cute overall look, just too big at top for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Denton, TX

Cool looking and great quality of leather...however, the size 10 was too tight and all of stock on the 10.5 so on the boot search again.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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