Keen A86 TR Running Shoes - Men's


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When it's time to hit the trails and go fast and light, do it in your Men's Keen A86 TR Running Shoes. Winner of the TrailRunner Magazine Editor's Choice Award for 2011 this feather light, neutral, performance shoe will wrap your foot in comfort and protection. A breathable mesh upper joins the moisture wicking liner to keep your feet cool, dry and sweat free. The removable high-rebound EVA footbed provides lightweight flexibility and exceptional cushioning, and is placed atop a denser, long lasting polyurethane midsole. The outsole is made from non-marking rubber with 3 mm multi-directional lugs for excellent traction on a variety of surfaces. Cinch down the asymmetrical lacing and tear through the dirt in a proven winner, the A86 TR Running Shoes for men from Keen.


  • Winner TrailRunner Magazine 2011 Editor's Choice
  • Upper: Breathable textile mesh
  • Asymmetric lacing
  • Lining: Moisture wicking textile
  • Midsole: Ultralight compression molded PU
  • Footbed: Removable high-rebound EVA
  • Stability: Neutral
  • Outsole: Non-marking rubber with 3 mm multi-directional lugs
  • Weight (1/2 pair): 9.2 oz

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

5 Reviews

  • drains well: 1
  • lightweight & flexible: 1
  • superb traction: 1
  • very flat & stable: 1

  • durability/construction concerns: 1
  • narrow toe box: 1
  • too much padding in tongue: 1

5 Ratings & Reviews

from Arkansas
25-34 yrs

Great shoes
July 03, 2012

One of the best shoes I have worn. They are super light very breathable and have really great tread. They also dry very quick. My feet usually get hot but they are so breathable it's not a problem

from St. Louis, MO
25-34 yrs

almost perfect
May 20, 2011

i like the A86's alot--i was suprised that Keen's initial entry into the world of 'minimalist' trail shoes is so well conceived. the new balance MT101 has been my everyday trail shoe ever since it came out, but i find myself turning to the A86's more & more as i'm about to head out the door. are the things i like about the shoes: they're extremely light & flexible, traction is superb in all conditions, they drain very quickly, and the low heel-to-toe drop provides a nice flat, stable platform. there are only a few negatives for me that prevent this from being best trail shoe i've ever worn: toe box is kind of narrow adn squeezes my foot a little too much, the tongue is very thick and has more padding than necessary, and i have some concerns regading construction/durability. i wear an 11 in all my running shoes and the a86 in size 11 was the right fit, but i also removed the insole which has helped give a little more breathing room in the forefoot area. really excellent shoe and if they could just tweak it a bit to accommodate a more natural forefoot spreading (that's the one area where the MT101's are superior), i would give it a 5 star rating instead of a 4.

Pros: superb traction, lightweight & flexible, drains well, very flat & stable, Cons: narrow toe box
25-34 yrs

summer shoes
June 19, 2011

I was worried about how the lacing would look, but it's nice! great summer shoe. light weight and breathable. I normally wear a 10 and the keens fit perfect.


from Florence, Oregon
45-54 yrs

Love our KEENS
March 19, 2012

I purchased these shoes for myself and once my husband saw them he wanted a pair. I purchased his a 1/2 size up as we always do with keen and he Loves them. They are so comfortable! Extremely Light yet has great arch support. Will use for all working out, walking and just FUN! Got the brown and gold. Great looking!

from Brooklyn NY
45-54 yrs

Super comfy shoes!
February 03, 2013

These Keen A86 TR Running Shoes are great! Super light and totally comfortable. I wear them almost every day and just got another pair!

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10, size 10.5, size 11, size 11.5, size 12, size 13, size 14 and size 15: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15.

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