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Keen Rivington Ballerina CNX Reviews

20 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

20%Rated 5 stars

7%Rated 4 stars

40%Rated 3 stars

7%Rated 2 stars

27%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

61% "Felt true to size"

61% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

15 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/13/14
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I really wanted to like these shoes. I was excited to find flats that looked stylish, but would also be comfortable since they were Keens. I disregarded the other reviewers thinking since I have wide feet these would work fine. I even ordered the black and the white because I could not decide which color I liked better. I was so disappointed when I tried them on. I ordered my normal size, 10. They flopped off the heel, but the front cut into the top of my foot. Also, the curved up in the front making them look like a clown shoe. That last part is what made me decide not to return them for a smaller size and just wear them in. Because I thought they were so cute, I was willing to spend time wearing them in. But the clown shoe aspect was the biggest turn off. I returned both pairs, and as always Zappos is the best to work with!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/19/14
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love Keens and I really, really wanted to love these flats. Beautiful color, great materials, good support. And they would be comfortable, EXCEPT the drastic asymmetric curving front does not fit my foot type (second toe longer than big toe). Pooh! What a disappointment!

Additional 0 Rivington Ballerina CNX Keen Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

I love Keens...I have many pairs. I expected this pair to fit like the ballerinas I had before. Not so...constant pain. Have to wear a toe sheath that you get at Fred Meyer for corns...I don't have corns. I even had them stretched to the tune of $10.00.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 19, 2014

CA_mom

from Northern CA

I love Keens and I really, really wanted to love these flats. Beautiful color, great materials, good support. And they would be comfortable, EXCEPT the drastic asymmetric curving front does not fit my foot type (second toe longer than big toe). Pooh! What a disappointment!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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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Felt true to width

 

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June 11, 2015

Molly

from Michigan

These in no way look like a clown shoe when worn. Almost all ballet flats curve up at the toe when not worn. These are light, soft, easy to wear with anything from skinny jeans to skirts. They felt tight over the joint of my big toe on my left foot (which is my slightly larger foot) for a day or two but have since opened right up. Great shoes, would buy them again and again.

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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No arch support

 

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March 15, 2015

Sandra D

from United States

I own every color in this shoe as well as Keens other similar style, the Mercer. I wear them to walk in, dance in, and hang out in. So comfortable - good arch support and the cutest! Always compliments when I wear them and nurses in doctors office usually question me about them as they are always looking for a cute comfy shoe for work!

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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June 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love Keen for my wide feet. Have received many compliments on these shoes even though I bought them for their practicality, first and foremost.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

I've been searching for a shoe that has a nice wide toe bed that allows my toes to splay out so I can walk in comfort. I also want decent arch support and I don't want heel blisters. I walk about 2.5-3 miles a day. I love Keens but the styles have changed a bit from three years ago when I bought my first pair. That first pair didn't wear out--I lost 60 pounds and they simply became too big. I think the Rivington are going to fill the bill. I first need to exchange them for a half-size smaller and test to make sure the toe bed still feels good. I do love the looks--the weathered leather, the ballerina shape, and the sole. The edging feels a little stiffer than I remember on my first pair -- that probably doesn't go away and I'm hoping I can get used to that. A good pair of SmartWool footies may help.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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June 30, 2015

Anonymous

 

I have wide feet so I was happy the shoe fit well. For the average foot, these would probably be wide. The length feels a bit short, they are fine most the day but by the end of the day, the rounded toe feels short. My biggest complaint is that I feel they look dirty. I have only had these shoes 3 months with moderate wear (to office, store-no hiking, beach, dirt, etc.) and I already feel embarrassed to wear them. I ever tried cleaning them but they just look worn. Disappointed they didn't have a longer life.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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May 21, 2015

C. G

from Nashville, TN

I wanted these shoes to work, but they were much too wide and my foot slipped right out of them. Much wider than two other similar Keen shoes I have bought. Cute shoes though.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 18, 2015

Anonymous

from Farmington, New Mexico

Super cute; however, too short. The width was such that if I ordered a larger size the width would swallow my foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 12, 2014

Erin N

from New Mexico

Ok I knew these were going to cause some major scars first time I slipped them on my feet. The top cuts into my foot over the big toe, the back, the rubber toe on the end of the shoe is very hard rubber, and I could see my toes not liking this eventually. The heel does slip off as well. On the plus side, I LOVE the curved up toe and I think it's a very flattering shoe, just wish it was made of more pliable/softer materials. I really wanted to love this shoe, but alas not going to happen. They're going back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 3, 2014

Lah

from illinois

The shoe is very good looking, but way too tight around the bunion area... keen used to use a more relaxed leather, but for some reason lately they have been very stiff.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 19, 2015

Liz

from Texas

I ordered an 8, the shoe is too short. But if I size up, I know my heel will come right out. The shoe is much more grey/industrial than it appears. Nice, but different than shown.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 1, 2014

Heather P

from Northville MI

Major disappointment. Like many others I took a risk on this shoe in spite of the reviews. How bad could it really be? It's keen, right? STAY AWAY from this shoe! In spite of trying to wear this in gradually I developed two blisters on each foot. Miserable. A cute shoe but not well made. The paradise ballerina from 2011 was amazing and I literally wore those out. Wish they'd go back to what worked!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 3, 2014

Flanagan M

from United States

I am trying to understand why Keen took a shoe that was perfectly comfortable, and changed it for the worse. The way they are making the ballerina this season cuts into the foot at the top I cannot imagine why this seemed like a good idea. I haven't found a shoe to replace this disappointment.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 6, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

The version of Keen's Ballarina from a couple of years ago are the most comfortable shoes I have found since Rockport took their manufacturing out of the country. I have spent the last two years trying to match that comfort and style with another pair. I cannot find a flat that doesn't hurt. Why would a company change a last (the form the shoe is built on) of a winner? I can see modifying styles, fashion dictates. But keep the good fit. The brands I associate with good fit and decent styling; Merrell, Keen and Clarke have let me down for 2013 and 2014 and I just keep returning them. The ones I haven't returned--one is required to wear shoes, no matter how much they may hurt--I rotate so the discomfort or blisters form in different locations on my feet. What a drag. Oh yeah, I pulled the now three year old Keen's out of the trash. They do know how to make comfortable shoes, why are they choosing not to?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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