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Keen Rose Sandal

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77%"Felt true to size"

89%"Felt true to width"

71%"Moderate arch support"

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I own literally dozens of Keens in every style. I have never been as disappointed in a shoe as I am in this one. I have very high arches, which is why Keens have always been so comfortable. I was looking for a sandal with a toe bumper that I could wear to walk comfortably during our hot summers. Apparently Keen no longer believes arch support is important. Do not believe the reviews that claim this shoe has moderate arch support. The footbed is completely flat. No more Keen sandals for me I guess.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This sandal is very cute, I have wide feet and it fit perfectly. Unfortunately, the ankle strap is not completely adjustable, it has a fixed nylon strap underneath the adjustable part that was too tight for my high instep. I had to return them.
I'd also recommend:
Birkenstock, Jambu, Dansko
Jessica, Zappos Customer,
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Excellent shoes! The Keen Rose sandals are my first ever "trekking" shoe and I was impressed with the rugged yet lightweight construction of this style. The straps held my feet in place and were comfortable and no chafing or blisters and the foot bed is supportive. It's soft and flexible but I definitely felt the shoe beneath my feet - in other words, the foot bed didn't compress under my weight. I wore these during a week-long sightseeing trip in Asia and spent many hours walking through city streets and up and down stairs, no fatigue! I was actually surprised that my feet and legs felt great after so much walking! My only complaint is that the ankle strap isn't very adjustable. There is a stretchy fabric collar of sorts under the velcro strap, the collar is a fixed size and, for me, was a bit snug. The velcro strap is adjustable but there's not much to adjust when the collar is already snug.
I'd also recommend:
ECCO, Born, Naturalizer
Nicole C, Zappos Customer,
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I love the style of this sandal, unfortunately, I need it wider. They felt great when I first put them on, but after a short while, I realized that they were eventually going to be quite uncomfortable across the top of my foot. I also wish there were a bit more stretch around the ankle. I do like that they don't come totally off with the velcro, but the velcro really couldn't be tightened at all. They were already more snug than I would want. Someone with narrower feet will be very pleased. I had to return them.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Love these shoes. Looking for a similar and fitting pair for fall/winter! Bought them for a 3week trip to Italy and France with miles of walking everyday on uneven terrain, city streets, cobblestones, etc. was worried because I didn't have time to really test them. Not to worry,put them on and never took them off! I have "Princess and the Pea" feet and these were wonderful. And yes I have other Keen shoes and boots...these are my favorites!
I'd also recommend:
Ecco, Dansko and some Clarks
Jane D, Zappos Customer,
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It is very difficult for me to find shoes that I can wear due to arthritic feet. But these shoes are so comfortable! The insole is cushy, it gives as you walk. The toe box is roomy. The only negative is that under the Velcro ankle strap there is another strap that is not adjustable. I took these sandals to a cobbler and had them cut the strap underneath to make them truly adjustable. The picture I included is after I had them modified.
Sylvia, Zappos Customer,
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These are incredibly comfortable. I wore them for the majority of the six weeks I was in Italy, where I walked 8=15 miles a day and my feet never hurt. I had a new (5 month) knee replacement at the time, so that is saying a lot.
Diane F, Zappos Customer,
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I was looking for a closed-toe sandal for my business casual attire that wasn't too industrial. I normally wear an 8.5-9. I bought the size 9 and I am glad I did. The length of the shoe and tightness on the straps is perfect. I have slightly wider feet and had no problems with the width being too small. The strap around the ankle was fine for me as well, but I do have very skinny ankles. However, I did feel the toe box was shallower in height and the toe covering rubbed down on my big toe. It didn't rub raw, but it was annoying the first day. The first day I wore them straight out of the box for 14 hours and walked over 5 miles, 2.5 miles speed walking. At the end of the day, they were broke in and the second day I hardly noticed the toe box. Overall, they are extremely comfortable and more cute than other close-toe sandals and I am very pleased with my purchase!
Khill, Zappos Customer,
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Rubber toe rubbed so my usual size felt too small. Order a 1/2 size larger. Other than that, I loved them.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Okay, these are Keens. So they’re not super beautiful. But they’re the cutest sandal of their type that I found and they feel terrific! They are true to length, but may be too wide if your foot is narrow (mine is not). I did have to return the first pair I bought because the left was strangely wider than the right. Next pair was just right!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is my third pair of these sandals. I love them! I am a frequent out of the country traveler and I always take a pair of these with me because they are so comfortable and versatile. I wear them with shorts, skorts, leggings, jeans and when I put on a little dress. I take them when I'm backpacking & camping and wear them in camp after taking off my hiking boots. I walk in the water with them and wear them kayaking because they dry so quickly. I'm an active person so I like having my toes covered and like that these don't appear clunky like other sport sandals. I have bouts of plantar fasciitis so I only wear shoes that have support and these work well for me. No matter where I am, I always get compliments on these sandals.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I looked high and low for a sport sandal that didn't look too bulky and frumpy and this one seems like a winner. I tried the Keen Whisper and Newport Eco. Both too bulky and unattractive (in my opinion). I loved the Keen Bali Strap -- I liked that the straps were nylon on the Bali Strap (instead of a faux leather on the Rose). Nylon would be better for getting wet. But the Rose has much better treads on the bottom than the Bali strap. Basically, I preferred the styling and nylon straps of the Bali Strap but needed the treads, so the Rose was the winner. I tried the shiitake color first, but I found it to be a little too dark, so I returned for aluminum. It's a better neutral for me. Photos are bali strap vs. shiitake rose and aluminum rose vs. shiitake rose.
April, Zappos Customer,
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I wore these all around my recent trip to Cuba and they were perfect. Stayed on my feet well, protected my toes on cobblestone streets, kept me cool, no blisters, etc. Very happy
Sarah, Zappos Customer,
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I would rather pull out my toenails than look for shoes. Nothing fits or is comfortable. Have never in my life owned cute little shoes. Then saw a lady at Farmers Market with the Rose sandal and saw the Keen button on them. I stopped her and asked if she was happy with them. Yes, she was. I went right home and ordered them. When people say their shoes were perfect right out of the box I never believe it...until now.I have worn them all day, every day, for a week. These are my shoes. I want more colors and will finally have a summer where I can look halfway cool in a nice summer dress or skirt or crop pants. Thank you Keens....please do not discontinue the Rose.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
5 found this review helpful.
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I love, love, love these sandals! The style is one of my favorite of Keen shoes. I can wear them in casual and semi-casual situations. They are so comfortable. I normally have a huge problem with my feet perspiring, but the material used for the sole seems to breathe well and I don't have a problem with foot odor like I do with so many other sandals. As far as the problem with the tight strap across the top that some of the reviews mentioned, I found all I needed to do was close the velcro strap loosely. After a short time, the elastic stretched to accommodate my foot/arch perfectly. I want another pair of these!
Becki W, Zappos Customer,
5 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I purchased this sandal right before leaving for a multi-day trade show, where I would be on my feet upwards of 12 hours a day. The only shoe brand I would trust in this situation is Keen, and the Rose sandal did not disappoint. The only surprise is that is ran a half-size small in my judgement. I own several other Keens (2 other sandals, 3 colors of Presidios, and 2 different hikers) and all are size 10. When my size 10 Rose arrived, it was too small. Thanks to Zappos spectacular customer service, I was able to exchange it for a size 10½ before leaving town. The Aluminum/Neutral color is a putty-like shade that goes with everything (even looks OK with black, thanks to the black toe bump). Although definitely a sport-sandal look, it's slightly dressier and sleeker in appearance than other Keen sandals, and works for a "business-casual" setting with slacks or capris -- probably even with casual skirts/dresses. After wearing them all day, I was able to keep them on to go out in the evening, walking on city streets and uneven pavement. This is a very comfortable sandal, suitable for multiple purposes. I'll likely order an additional color.
Mary, Zappos Customer,
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Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I wore my first pair of Keen Rose sandals on a trip to New Zealand two years ago and stomped my way through North and South Island. Loved them! I stopped wearing a pair of Teva's I had bought for the trip. So this year I bought a new pair of Keen Sandals for my trip to South Africa and lived in them for two weeks. I even have them on now as I write. The foot bed is both cushy and yet supportive enough to wear for medium hiking trips and rubber front bumper protects your toes. Our guide for the safari stopped and asked me about my sandals and that guy sees a lot of sandals! So,going out to a restaurant, no problem! Street wear: good for that too! I wore them on the 20+ hour trip with my support stockings. I can find no fault with these sandals and there isn't much they can't do...maybe not for walking in soft sand since they tend to scoop it up and keep it. And not snow. No snow.
Anna, W, Zappos Customer,
3 found this review helpful.
Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
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I gave this sandal 5 stars even though it was not the right sandal for me. It was very cute and seems like it would be comfortable for lots of walking. However, I have narrow feet and while this sandal in medium width fit quite well, I decided to go with the Keen Venice H2 instead because it can be cinched up. My foot was a little too loose in the Rose and it's not adjustable. Also, there was a weird issue with the piece of fabric across the toe; it is at the exact location to catch on the toenail of my 4th toe when I walk. Maybe I just need to keep my toenails shorter, or maybe this is only a problem because I have narrow feet, but my goal is to have shoes that are comfortable for many hours of walking on vacation. The Venice H2 won out, even though the Rose are much cuter.
Julie S, Zappos Customer,
3 found this review helpful.
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Lots of compliments when I wear these sandals! Comfortable, light-weight, stylish. This sandal addresses three issues I have with most sandals. My feet are odd shape (this shoe helps shape from toe to ankle), I can't afford pedicures (the toenails don't show and I can take care of the rest of the foot care myself), and my feet tend to sweat a lot (these sandals really do somehow keep my feet from having "stinky feet syndrome"). I highly recommend these sandals, just suggest ordering 1/2 size larger than you normally wear.
Becki S, Zappos Customer,
3 found this review helpful.
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I absolutely love these sandals. They are comfortable with fun style. Out of the box, they fit well with no uncomfortable areas. I have worn them while doing errands as well as for walks without any rubbing. True sizing for length. They run longer than Keen's Venice H2 (needed half a size larger in that style).
I'd also recommend:
Keen, Merrell, Born
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
3 found this review helpful.
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Such a disappointment because the strap around the ankle doesn't adjust like it appears. The strap doesn't open and is a set size with elastic. On top of that strap is one that could tighten if loose, but if your ankles are big and then swell, you would be very uncomfortable.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These sandals are just what I was looking for, something to protect my toes, yet nice enough to wear with a skirt.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
2 found this review helpful.
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Absolutely wonderful. Walked 17 day through Spain with the shoes. They were comfortable even on cobbled streets and uneven steps. They also cleaned up and still look great.
Melva G, Zappos Customer,
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I needed a walking summer sandal, mostly for city streets but also for the beach. I have a narrow heel and wide toes—the Keen Rose Sandal fit perfectly! I ordered the beet red first, liked them so much also rded the Indian Teal so that I can rotate and wear each pair every other day or even switch in the middle of a very hot day. Wore these sometimes mornng till night. Strolled cities, toured museums and walked on sandy beach. They stayed comfortable and offered lots of stability: I think the closed-toed style adds to that comfort.
I'd also recommend:
Teva, Ecco
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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Best shoe I have! I ordered these for our African safari and I can't say enough about the comfort and fit. I have feet that are never happy long in one shoe, but I was able to wear these with no rubs, blisters, aches or pains for 10-12 hours a day over terrain that varied from sand and water to bush veldt. They required no breaking in, which is so unusual for me! They dried quickly, kept my feet warm enough in the cool mornings and cook enough in the hot afternoons. I give this an 5 stars!
Sarah H, Zappos Customer,
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