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Keen Austin Shoes - Men\'s


    Keen Austin Shoes - Men's

    The Keen Austin shoes are the ultimate urban explorers, bringing style and comfort to your everyday wear. See details

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    The Keen Austin shoes are the ultimate urban explorers, bringing style and comfort to your everyday wear.

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    The Keen Austin shoes are the ultimate urban explorers, bringing style and comfort to your everyday wear.

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    The Keen Austin shoes are the ultimate urban explorers, bringing style and comfort to your everyday wear.

    • Water-resistant full-grain leather uppers are supple for a comfortable, stylish fit; nubuck leather accents and contrast stitching complement the hip styling
    • Classic Oxford-style lacing secures instep while padded collars and tongues enhance comfort
    • Leather-lined heel pockets and polyester mesh linings in the forefoot area enhance comfort and moisture control
    • Patented rubber Toe Guard and wraparound heels protect feet and uppers against bumps and abrasion
    • Removable Metatomical™ EVA footbeds are custom shaped to provide ample cushioning, rebound and arch support; will accommodate orthotics
    • Compression-molded EVA midsoles support and buffer feet against shock and fatigue
    • Keen Austin shoes feature durable rubber outsoles that supply ample traction in a variety of environments


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    Keen Austin Shoes - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Water-resistant nubuck/full-grain leather
    Leather/polyester mesh
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure

    Keen Austin Shoes - Men's

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    Keen Austin Shoes - Men's is rated 4.125 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely Disappointed I have owned 4 pairs of Keen Austins over the past 6-7 years. I walk about 3 miles per workday on concrete/pavement. I have also used them as my everyday/runaround shoes. My first 3 pairs of Austins were amazing: 1) Great arch support that lasted roughly 1.5 years each pair. 2) Wide toe box is perfect for my feet. 3) Sturdy construction for the type of abuse I dish out due to my gate. 4) Look and feel good for a long time. Unfortunately my latest (4th) pair have fallen short on the overall quality I have come to expect from Keen. I have owned them for roughly 10 months and this is what I have experienced: 1) 5 months into usage they started to squeak. This is exceptionally annoying and distracting. I can live with squeak because I am a function guy...but I don't like it. 2) The arch support has fallen dramatically in this pair. I feels as though my feet are being ripped apart. I still own pairs 2 and 3 for yard work and they are more comfortable than pair 4. 3) I have also noticed the stitching is giving way much quicker than the other pairs. I thought that maybe since I have owned 3 other pairs of the Austins that maybe it was a fluke. It isn't. I discovered my father-in-law has a pair of Austins and has experienced all 3 issues I am reporting. I suspect they have made changes to their manufacturing/quality control practices and the end result is a lower quality shoe. I am very disappointed. I also have a pair of Keen activity sandals that are roughly 6 years old. I have been a loyal Keen customer. With my latest experience, I was hesitant to give Keen my business again and moved to another manufacturer and have been very pleased with the decision. My father-in-law is looking to do the same. I have written them about my experience and have yet to hear back... I sincerely hope they look at what detrimental changes have been made with this product and correct them.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hubby loves! I purchased for my husband. He wasn't crazy about the Keen style of upper at first but now he loves them because they are great for his feet - he has foot problems. They do run a size small. I took the advice from the REI rep & ordered up and he was correct. The gargoyle grey is a greenish grey not like the nice slate grey in photo on web. My husband didn't mind. He's happy with his shoes.
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Feet! I was having a hard time finding shoes that would fit size 12 feet and have a roomy toe box. For me, many brands I tried in 12s cramped my right big toe and the toe box tapered in too much to be able to call them comfortable. REI staff directed me to Keen and Merrell--both had some good options with wider toe boxes. I picked Keen Austin for light weight and excellent comfort for an upcoming Europe trip--but I'm already wearing them everyday to work. I'm not going back to the standard, narrow toe boxes. I applied waterproof "wax" for extra protection against stains and rain.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really comfortable shoe. I had been looking for a pair of Keene shoes dressy enough for work for a while and found these on sale online at REI Outlet. I have two other pairs of Keenes (Arroyo II sandals and Targhee Mid hiking boots)and they are the most comfortable shoes that I own. Keene really has figured out the foot beds. Their shoes don't require the heel cushion/arch support that I have to add to other shoes. The shoes run wider at the front (which I don't mind)and provide good arch support. They have a good tread and were comfortable out of the box and broken in after the first two times I wore them. They look good with jeans and khakis. If you wear them with wool blend socks, you never have foot odor problems. I have had issues with the rubber soles of my Keene sandals delaminating, (nothing copious of glue couldn't fix), but haven't had any issues with this pair so far. The nubuck leather attracts scuffs, but seems to brush out OK. Happy I got them, but I was already a bid fan of Keene.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfortable shoes started making noise after few weeks of wearing ...probably its just me.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprsingly comfortable I have wide feet and also need a big toe box. The helpful salesguy at my local REI suggested these when I told him that I needed something to wear when doing a lot of walking in urban and rural areas in Scotland. They are not the most attractive shoes you'll ever see (and a really odd color), but they were surprisingly comfortable (perhaps more than any other "city" shoe I've owned) and so far have held up well. I can absolutely recommend them to anyone with feet like mine.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer Shoes Excellent shoe by Keen. This is definitely my favorite shoe from Keen. The fit, the toe box is wide, but not too wide. The sole isn't too think either. The heal is not as elevated as some of their other light hiking shoes. The style is a bit less rugged and so goes well with jeans.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! As I have gotten older, my feet have changed. Most shoes are way too tight in the toes especially tennis shoes. Since I have been wearing the Keens, my toes no longer hurt at days end. I like them so much I bought another pair just for work. Hiked Half Dome in their boots for the 1st time in July, 2013 and they were the best boots I have owned.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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