Rated 3 out of 5 by MITravlr Had to send back
My husband really gave these an honest try, wearing them around the house for a few evenings before deciding that they just weren't comfortable enough to keep. Not sure if it was him or the shoe, but only one shoe was giving him problems. He doesn't typically have this problem. He owns a pair of Keen water shoes and loves them.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooks57 Great arch support
A true hybrid of a hiking and casual shoe. Solved my plantar fasciitis.
April 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by CoSpgsWalker 3 months in, already falling apart
I use these shoes for morning walks with the dog. The rest of my workday, I wear other shoes, so I really only use these for about a half hour or so every morning. Nothing strenuous. City sidewalks. Bike paths from time to time. I've only been wearing them for about 3 months in this fashion and was surprised to find today that the soles are falling off them. Not kidding. Just started on the right shoe as far as I can tell. Don't want to pick at the left one. Otherwise, I really liked them. Fit great. Very comfy. Still - can't pay this much money for shoes every three months.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickywa Great shoes!
Keen makes great shoes. They're comfortable & durable. This is my 2nd pair of Keens and I could not be happier with them.
February 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HotDogJohnny Nice but no fit
The quality of the shoe was excellent. I generally wear a 11-1/2 but these were a good 1/2 size too big for me. I also found these to be very wide and heavy. I think they would be great with a heavy sock perhaps. I sent them back and decided they may be too wide for my foot but would love to have a pair that fit well.
February 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by shoelessinCt didn't fit me, had to return
Tried another pair on in the store which seemed to fit but I wanted to look around prior to purchasing. I ordered the same style and size as what I tried on in the store but the pair that I got didn't fit as well. The instep wasn't comfortable.
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by slowmoverPensacola Excellent shoe for the money!
My first Keen shoe purchase, and I am delighted.
My shoe size varies from 10 to 10.5, so I ordered the 10.5 and held my breath as I tried them on. They're perfect!
Although the new shoes are comfortable as is, I added a pair of Powerstep Pinnacle inserts for additional arch support and heel cushioning, and I can tell after just one day that these will be my go-to shoes for casual and everyday wear.
Extremely satisfied with this shoe choice AND L. L. Bean's exceptional service.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TiminPA Solid construction and Stable fit
Enjoying my second pair of Keen shoes. The reason I bought another pair, is because of the wide toe box that is a "standard" with Keen. The fit and feel is excellent and the styles are cool and different.
I can confirm that Keen shoes last a very long time - bought my first pair of Keen "Bandon" back in 2009 and they are still in use today - granted, I'm not hard on my shoes, but they have been in all sorts of weather.
One thing to keep in mind is that like some Keen shoes, they will keep your feet warm, and you won't want to wear these during the hottest days of summer. For all other seasons, you will be glad that you are wearing them.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitlover Comfortable!
My husband wore these sturdy shoes while on vacation. We did a lot of walking and he found these shoes comfortable. He said they fit well and were quite satisfactory. Believe these shoes will be used quite a bit in the Fall and Winter months as well.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GalliJ23 Like an old friend
I was looking for a new work shoe to replace a cheap pair of shoes that had long worn out their welcome. I wanted something that could be described as sporty casual that could be worn on the production floor, to the board room and on the weekends with a pair of jeans. Not asking too much right? Well, I feel like the Keen Austins fit that role perfectly! They look good with slacks and go great with jeans and are as comfortable a shoe as I have ever had.
They did take a few days to "break" them in, but after about a week of daily wear, they wear like an old friend. I look forward to slipping these shoes on in the morning as they provide excellent support (and I do have an average arch) along with great cushion. I can walk all day long on concrete and am gently reminded that I do have shoes on, and don't wince at the thought of going to the gym after work due to any foot pain.
The toe box is very wide, but I like the feeling of freedom for the widest part of my foot. Now because the front is wider, I was sort of reminded of wearing clown shoes at first, but once they broke in, I couldn't care less.
If you are looking for a sporty, casual shoe with very specific requirements for a daily shoe work or play, I would recommend you take these shoes for a test walk.
July 30, 2014