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  • 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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Best Use Casual
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Water-resistant nubuck/full-grain leather
Lining Leather/polyester mesh
Midsole EVA
Outsole Rubber
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great casual shoes, good toe box room I've had these shoes for almost a year, and am really high on them. I tend to wear them every day, and they're really rugged. I need a lot of room in the toe box because of nerve damage due to old back injuries, and this shoe totally works. The insole fits and supports my medium-high arch well. The brushed leather rapidly acquires "character" anywhere it touches other surfaces, something you either like or not; I found that suede cleaners only remove some of the discoloration ,but the shoe is great with jeans, shorts, and trail pants. I would buy another pair, and I'd also buy an extra pair if Keen would make it in black smooth leather that could accept polish or a leather dressing.
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shoe! I have a job that requires me to be in my feet for at least 8 or more hours a day and these make a great companion while at work. They provide excellent arch support (coming from someone with flat feet) and they are very comfortable and well they look pretty good as far as I'm concerned. Very comfortable to wear around town as well as walking around all day. They look great with jeans and are just all around a good shoe to wear whether you are going to be in a casual environment or out to dinner, and can even be dressed up a bit for a more dressy situation.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, comfortable work shoe. I get the black ones for work because they are so comfortable for walking and being on my feet for long stretches on hard surfaces. This is my second pair. I'm a fan of Keen shoes and have had several pairs of their low and mid hiking shoes. They have bit too much toe room for hiking, particularly downhill, but these are perfect for work. I don't usually buy shoes online because I like to try them on. But since this was my second pair, and my local REI did not have them in black, I ordered same size online. Not disappointed at all. Just wore them for first time through a 9 hr shift and my feet were very happy. No break-in required.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Stars In My Book! As an aircraft mechanic I require shoes that are durable, meet uniform standards, comfy for those long nights on the tarmac and non slip soles. As a runner with a wide toe splay I needed a wide toe box. My wife has the woman version of this shoe and assured me I would like them, and I did. They are an excellent comfy shoe for my for my work needs and if you need a wide toe box as I do that conforms to your feet with little to no break in time this is your shoe. The only down side and not really a downside at all, is that the tongue is a little stiff till broken in. Sizing is true to size, I wear and purchased a 9.5 US. I highly recommend this shoe to everyone! I'm going to purchase another pair in grey for casual use.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toe Room! I have wide feet and most shoes are uncomfortable. With my new job fast approaching I needed a good shoe to fit my feet. In come the Keens! I am literally on my feet for 12 hour days for a month long *sometimes longer* and my Keens have been with me every step of the way. They did take a little longer to break in than what I originally had in mind but when they did oh boy! I had a blister or two at the start of the "break in" period. After the second month of my 12 plus hours in my shoes i did have to put inserts in. I will be buying myself a new pair of Keens in the near future! The upper material and soles are rugged and can stand a beating. They are an awesome shoe for dress code standards!
Date published: 2015-08-11
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: 2013-11-25
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: 2013-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I am disappointed with the quality of the shoes, actually just the left shoe, as the rubber toe is coming apart from the leather (see photo. This happened shortly after I started wearing them, and has increasingly gotten worse. I plan to take them back, and see about exchanging for a new pair, possibly of the same shoes.
Date published: 2016-08-18
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Are these (and all KEEN shoes) made in the US?

Asked by: danwood
This item is made in China. Please keep in mind the country of origin can change over time and some items are sourced from multiple countries. Not all of Keen's boots are made in the USA.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-14

What's the best way to clean / maintain these shoes. I need a non-pressurized container as I travel overseas

Asked by: Rick THE RUNNER
We recommend Nikwax products for shoe care and cleaning:​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-11

Do these shoes come in wider widths, I was told in the store I could order a wider version online?

Asked by: Electricman1955
As of November 2016, we do not carry this shoe in wide sizes and are unable to find a wide width Austin on Keen's website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-22
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