I bought these for an odd reason, and only after searching a gazillion places for surf boots or shoes that did not work -- I finally saw these on the REI Outlet deal of the week, so you can't beat that. I wear a size 15 narrow, but I needed larger shoes to wear with chest waders for surf fishing. The 17 fits snugly so the shoes don't fill with sand; it leaves room for the waders and thick wool socks. I have always liked Keens, and these work perfectly for standing in the surf, or walking down the beach all "geared up."
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend