This shoe runs about a half size large. I would recommend going a half size smaller in this shoe. The toe box is nice and roomy.
Keen Sizing Chart
4.8 out of 5
November 18, 2010
Great shoe, so far I have enjoyed wearing my shoes. In weeks to come I hope to use my shoes a lot.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, Cons: Cost
Excellent All Arounder
January 03, 2012
Awesome all around shoes, can be worn to the office straight to the trails and then to a casual night out on the town. They wear well and are extremely water-resistant. I have them in brown and they match pretty much everything. The laces hold well and the tongue is nicely padded, though sometimes shifts around since there is no tongue holder for the laces, and that can be a bit annoying. The toebox is cut very generously and accommodates my morton's neuroma well, letting my toes separate and wiggle. The toe bumper is also useful and the traction is really excellent on the sole. The insert is also nicely cushioned and is anti-odor. The only complaint I have is I'm in between a 12 and 13, so naturally had to size up to the 13. Only issue is my foot slides around a bit and the creases are a little more pronounced. Most companies don't make a size 12.5 so this problem is fairly common to me. The Austins are probably the most popular Keen model, and the reason is clear: they are extremely comfortable and can be used in nearly every condition!Pros: versatile, water-resistant, comfortable
May 17, 2011
These shoes are perfect - extremely comfortable, stylish, durable, and go with just about anything! I wear these shoes when I'm working outside, wear them to work, wear them to give my feet a break from other not-so-comfy shoes! I would highly recommend them.Pros: super comfortable!, rugged and durable!
Great toe box
September 27, 2010
Very comfortable and they have even more toe room than regular keens and that's saying a lot. Believe it or not, somebody that I work with told me that they make my feet look smaller. LOLPros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Great, (Big) Shoes !
January 07, 2011
Good looking and durable. After loving my Newport 2's, took a chance on Keen's shoes too. Absolutley loved the Austins right out of the box.
February 08, 2011
I purchased these for my husband to replace his old keens, same style. They are stiff at first but break in easily. They are high quality and should 2-3 years like his previous pair! They are nice enough to wear to work on casual days too.
September 30, 2010
These are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I've bought in a while now. Some of the colors are a bit funny but the Woodbury is great if you don't like the orange stitching of the other colors. You won't be disappointed in this shoe. It's everything you'd expect from a quality footwear manufacturer like Keen. It does run a TAD wide though. Not a lot. I have narrow feet and they still work for me.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Cons: Cost
December 08, 2011
I have purchased various shoes from Keen in the past few years and can say with out a doubt they are the best shoes I have ever owned. The comfort, support, style, and durability are well worth the extra coin. The Austin model, in particular, is a stylish do-everything shoe that goes great with jeans or khakis. I wear them all day for work and my feet stay very comfortable. They are also suitable for long walks or easy hiking. I am impressed with the build and foot bed support of these shoes and expect to get a lot of use out of them. They are the most versatile shoe I have in my wardrobe.Pros: comfort, support, style, Cons: pricey
Best. Shoes. Ever!
January 28, 2014
I have bought several of the Keen Austin and I love them! They are the best shoes that I have ever owned. They fit my foot perfectly and they are very durable. Can't go wrong with this shoe! Thanks altrec for the best gear!!!
December 06, 2010
THIS IS THE SECOND PAIR I HAVE OWNED. I WEAR THESE SHOES EVERY DAY AT WORK. ALSO OWN OTHER KEEN MODELS.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use
Not Keen Quality
June 25, 2013
Soles have come unglued after 6 uses to church and home...This issue has become a more regular item with keen soles on their products. I have owned 12-15 pairs of Keen shoes and the last 5 pair have had this issue, time to look for a shoe that will last for the price you pay...In the past the shoe manufacturer has stood by it's products and Altrec has stood by products that they sell but not now, a 100% guarantee means as long as you never wear or put it on they will back your product type of warranty...Would not recommend
Keen on Keen Shoes
December 28, 2010
The shoes look and feel very durable. I got several positive comments on the style. I did have to purchase insoles because they seem a little hard on my feet. They do seem a little heavy also, but I would say that is because they are so durable/well made. I would recommend these shoes.
September 29, 2010
1st pair I have bought of this style of KEEN. The shoe fit perfectly to my foot and felt awesome. There is no break in period for this shoe and it is comfort right out of the box. I will by another pair of these shoes. Craftsmenship looks awesome too. Heavy duty stitching and awesome tred for anti slipping. I work in a restaurant and am on my feet all day. My feet are not tired when I leave at the end of the day AWESOME SHOEPros: Great design, Build quality, Great value
Another Great Shoe from Keen!
April 01, 2011
This is my 6th pair of Keens. My purchases have been different shoes for different uses - light hiking, casual, urban day to day, etc. and have all performed wonderfully. The Austin is no exception. I purchased this as a casual work shoe that I can wear with khakis or jeans around the office, and still offers the comfort for walking to and from work on nicer days. It's a good looking shoe. The contrasting stitching gives it a little dimension in appearance without being obnoxious or distracting. The wide toe box is great for comfort and breathing room, while the support arch support is something I cannot find in any other manufacturer I have tried. Great comfort, durability, and light weight continue to make Keen a great choice for me.Pros: great fit, comfortable, durable, light weight, good looking
November 22, 2010
Love their sandal? You'll love this shoe. Seems to run wide and I question the long term durability, but only time will tell that story. Had these for about a month and I really like them. Gave them a 4 star as I am not sure how they will hold up, but I am tough on shoes. They are a bit on the expensive side so I hope they do!Pros: Great design, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
December 25, 2010
I bought these shoes for my husband... He LOVES them...put them on xmas morning and was very happy.Keen shoes are great,durable shoes. They were true to size, the color was the same as on the web page. Ordering from Altrec was easy and wonderful. Overall a great purchase.Pros: Lasts forever, Ease of use
Great Shoes !!
May 23, 2011
I have a few pairs of Keen's for when I am outside of work and love them; I decided to try a pair for work. I knew I would love them and I do. I am on my feet for 8-9 hours a day and they are like wearing running shoes. This pair also keeps my feet dry when washing vehicles at work. Since getting them a few other co-workers have tried them and also find them to be great shoes as I did.
My third pair of Keens
October 06, 2010
This is my third pair of Keens, very comfortable shoes. I used them mainly as a work shoe. Great to wear in a business casual or casual weekend setting. Looks great with a pair of jeans.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
December 05, 2010
I have purchased my fourth pair. I use them for hiking, casual and up on roofs and ladders estimating roofs for my crews. The soles are soft fro traction on the steep roofs. Great traction on rocks for hiking whether it is just trails or above the timer line. They run a little wide and that is fine with me.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Flexible Footwear for Travel
October 22, 2012
I have worn these shoes on trips to Israel, China, and Argentina. My trips were a mix of business and pleasure. These shoes were fantastic in every way. They are comfortable enough for city walking. They are durable enough for light hiking. And they look good enough for more "business casual" meetings. I just bought a second pair so that I don't get caught without. In my opinion, best travel shoe out there.Pros: versatility
Keen on Keens
October 07, 2012
The Keen Austin shoes are comfortable, practical for kicking around the house or working outside on projects. But also stylish and fit for a casual night out with friends. I love the soles with the broad rubber toes that never get scuffed. One of the most versatile shoes I've owned. The fit is a little on the narrow side which is great for me since I am a C width. I would recommend these to friends and foes alike.Pros: style, fit, good traction in wet
Best price on the web
October 04, 2010
I love these shoes! I bought a pair at a factory outlet in Las Vegas in January, but had a very limited color choice. I enjoy wearing them so much, that I bought a black pair to wear to work as I stand all day long.
December 05, 2010
I have had multiple pairs of Keens, but never the 'Austin' style. They do not disappoint in comfort, quality or style. Good shock absorption and support. Though my pair is relatively low on miles I expect the durability to be consistent with other pairs on Keens I have had which have been very solid. I look forward to getting another pair asap.
October 07, 2012
my 3rd pair of keen austins (different colors). they're a very comfortable shoe, and versatile as well...I wear them to work and casually. highly recommend.
Lives up to the Keen name
November 25, 2010
Another great pair of Keens. I think that makes 5 or 6 pair for me. The Austins are my second favorite so far. The Briggs2 seem to be a bit lower and softer around the collar. That said, these Austins are great looking, super light, and still extremely comfortable. Every pair of Keens I've bought has lasted for more than a year of daily wear. Well worth the money.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
Superbly Comfortable Shoe
November 23, 2010
I had foot surgery earlier this year and was a bit apprehensive about trying my first pair of Keen shoes. I was pleasantly surprised at their excellant fit and comfortortable firmness. They felt broken-in right out of the box. I have been walking considerable distances each day and have yet to feel either foot fatigue or tenderness. They feel just right with either a single sock or a medium bulk sock and liner. The quality of the construction appears to be equal or superior to the fine shoes that I usually wear, but at substantially less cost. I will be putting them to the test in Europe soon and I will be better able to comment regarding durability. To date, I am very well pleased with my purchase.Pros: Build quality, superior fit and comfort
Have not taken them off!
November 24, 2010
Since arriving I have been wearing these non-stop. First off I only wear Keens & my original green pair were worn out (10 years old). I love these and it looks like Keen made the toe cap slightly smaller so they look a little less casual. I am on my feet all day & Keen's are the only way I survive.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
February 13, 2011
I only wear Keens, period. I have owned Keens for 5 years now, I love the feel, the comfort, the light weight and durability of Keens. I used to have knee pain and once I started using Keens the pain went away. I would and always find my self recommending them to people :)
Love these shoes
October 16, 2010
I have a wide foot and Keens fit me well. I bought the Keen Briggs shoes and liked them and recently bought the Austin shoes and like the fit of them even better.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Worn for 2.5 Years!
December 07, 2011
I was looking for the perfect shoe, combining comfort and style, when I came across these Austins. I bought them from Altrec.com and day one I was very well pleased. I walk around all day at work and they helped my feet with what seemed liked "feet hugs". These shoes did just fine for me, so well in fact that I wore them everywhere I went, even hiking. I liked these shoes so much that i wore them just about every day for two and a half years, I finally upgraded because the soles simply lost grip. Get these shoes!!!
April 17, 2011
Great shoe, great price, great service. I would recommend both the shoe and the site. The shoe fits true to size and is fairly lightweight. It's good on a trail and in the city.
December 05, 2010
Bought the Austin shoe for my husband, it's a great everyday comfort shoe. He wears them all the time as a casual work shoe. The quality and quality are excellent.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, comfort
Great for work
July 28, 2012
My Keen Austin shoes have always made my feet feel great! At work I am on my feet a lot, so I am always looking for a good comfortable shoe with firm support. About 2yrs ago I discovered these shoes and have been extremely happy with them. I now have 5 co-workers that have tried them because of my recommendation. Each one of them is very pleased with thier shoes as well. One common comment that each has shared with me is how comfortotable they feel from day one. Buy them...You can work happy in these shoes.
May 31, 2010
The Austin shoe was just as amazing as I had expected. I own several pair of Keen shoes/boots and love them all. They were comfortable right out of the box although they were a little stiff at first. Within a few days they softened up and they feel great. I wear either a 9 1/2 or 10 depending on the shoe--I ordered a 10 and they were perfect. You won't be disappointed, they are worth the cost!!!!!!!!!
June 04, 2010
This is my second pair of Keen Austins. I have a brown pair that I have worn for a year, they are incredibly comfortable and are still in excellent shape. I ordered a pair of black ones from Altrec so I could wear them as part of casual business attire at work. Why shouldn't I have this comfort and home and work? Altrec was great and got these to me in NYC in about 3 days.
December 29, 2010
I picked these shoes out for my husband. We're from Portland so we like the idea of buying shoes made in Portland. I originally ordered the olive color and they were a little more "olive" than they appeared online, so we exchanged them for the brown color which he likes better (Altrec was great with the exchange process!). The sizing was just what he expected. They've been comfortable they past few days that he's worn them around. They're casual enough to wear around town but nice enough for him to wear to work. He loves them; overall great gift and great shoes!Pros: Great design, Build quality
Keen Men's Austin
March 13, 2011
These are great shoes except for outsole wear. It may be me as I live in a big city (Shanghai) and I weigh 190 lbs. I walk everywhere in Shanghai and I suffer from plantar faciitis. I have found a method of avoiding pain buy wearing the Austin (and Briggs) shoe from Keen with a Birkenstock heel insert. I can walk for hours, pain free, as the shock absorption on these Keen shoes are great. The only problem I have is that I need to replace them every 6-8 months as the outsole wears thin in the heel. I guess I am a heel striker. Great shoe but I wish the heels would last longer since the rest of the shoe is like an "old glove". I will keep buying them despite the wear to keep pain free. I have tried many shoes, barring no expense, to enable my 2-5 hour walks and this combo is the only one, plus an occasional foot massage, after all this is Shanghai, that keeps me pain free. I tried Finn Comfort (also great) but the cushioning is not as good when logging +4 hours. Buy and enjoy.
July 27, 2010
Great material, color and style goes with a lot. Very comfortable I can wear them anywhere. No problem with the sizing.
Great, (Big) Shoes !
January 07, 2011
Good looking and durable. After loving my Newport 2's, took a chance on Keen's shoes too. Absolutley loved the Austins right out of the box.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Men's Austin Shoe
October 04, 2011
I am a 40 year old man in pretty darn good health. Recently I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus and my left knee hasn't ever really felt quite the same for obvious reasons. From October of 2009, I have had to make a small change in footwear in that I am now always wearing quality shoes...no more cheapo's. I have found the Keen's Men's Austin Shoe is by far and large the best on e out there. I swear buy it. Both for fashion and for comfort.
November 28, 2010
I purchased the Keen Austin (potting soil color) after reading reviews. I received the shoes within a few business days after the purchase and was very pleased with the look /color of the shoes. This is my first pair of Keen shoes. I am on my feet about 50% of the time for work, in and outdoors. I have been wearing these shoes for about two weeks now. It took them about a week to get broke in-- not that they were uncomfortable at first, just much better now. They seem durable and have kept my feet warm so far in mild weather. I am very pleased with these shoes and would without hesitation make the purchase again.Pros: Great design, comfort
I love these shoes.
December 02, 2010
I bought them just as dog-walking shoes, but I wear them all the time. They're so supportive on your entire foot. Super-comfortable. And stylish, too. My last pair of Keen shoes lasted forever, so I'm hoping these will as well.Pros: Great design, Build quality, comfort
February 07, 2011
The shoe is super comfortable, and is right on in sizing. Hip looking, but still a workhorse. Keen shoes are worth the money. The Austin is a simple looking design, but has a padded insole, and great traction. Won't look out of place when you are out with folks, and like all of Keen's stuff performs great when hiking or just exploring nature in your own backyard. Highly recommended.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Great shoe, great price
June 29, 2010
I am on my feet for up to 14 hours a day and this shoe is always comfortable. The only thing I have worn for the last three years.
June 21, 2010
These are my second pair - now I have both black and brown. They fit perfectly and are so comfortable. And, they look great.
August 12, 2010
Comfy and work well for work or play. As w/ most Keene's, expect a bit more room in the toes. Otherwise, snug fit and rugged build.
Nice Casual Shoe
January 05, 2012
These keens were for my husband -- he wears a large size, so after trying them on...he felt that the front of the shoe made his foot look really large. He thought they were really comfortable, but we did return them for a pair of sketchers from here.
April 28, 2010
Good looking, comfortable shoes - what I expected from Keen.
Great all day shoe
March 07, 2012
My job requires me to be on my feet for 14 to 16 hours a day. This shoe provides excellent support and comfort to keep me going! This is my second pair of this style. The shoe is very durable and hold up well.Pros: durable, Cons: none
January 12, 2011
This is my third pair of Keen shoes - yes, the toe is exaggerated and they may look a little funky but they are extremely confortable. So when my friends refer to them as those 'clown shoes' all I can do is smile and tell them they don't know what they are missing. If you are going to be on your feet, you might as well be comfortable. Shoe build and durability are excellent.Pros: Build quality, very comfortable
December 14, 2011
Exactly what I was looking for to serve as winter wear with jeans. Very comfortableand great support. Service was very fast and the price competitive for what I was looking for. A great choice.
So Comfortable I Don't Have to Wear Orthotics
June 04, 2012
I'm really pleased with all aspects of my purchase of Keen Austin shoes from Alltrec. Delivery was super fast and I saved over 20% on the shoes. The shoes themselves are extremely comfortable...so much so that I don't need to wear my orthotics. I have very flat feet and no arches so the arch support and padding in the Keen Austins really helps my feet feel great. Plus, the sole is very rigid so they feel very comfortable in terms of overall support. They even look cool too! Get em...your feet will be happy too!
May 03, 2010
If you need a durable walking shoe with a wide toe and good cushioning in the sole, this is it. On my trip to Peru I used them for a 50 mile hike through the Andes and, despite being a low-cut shoe, they held up well and gave me adequate support. Although the Fit Tip says the shoes run large, I found this not to be true.
April 28, 2010
The most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and I love the styling!!!
Keen Austin, 4th pair
June 25, 2012
These shoes are great (sort of). I have 2prs for about 8yrs before finally wearing them out. I bought 2 more pairs and hope to get another 8yrs of use. They are comfortable, and waterproof. The only problem is that one pair that was sent was defective and lacked the glue that held the sole onto the shoe. In no time, it was falling off. However, these were replaced quickly with non-defective shoes. I've had the second set for about 4mos and all is good. Keen Austin's are great.Pros: price, waterproof, material, comfort, durability, Cons: too popular
New Standard for Comfort and Durability
March 03, 2011
My buddy turned me on to Keen's Mens Austin shoe and it has become my go-to show for casual as well as light gardening and hiking. The generous "toe box" and the arch support make the Austin both comfortable and supportive. The six eyelets in the lace system coordinate with the arch and footbed insert to prevent foot problems. These shoes are realy tough but hardly any break in is needed. I like to have two pairs on hand - one for casual wear/hikijng and one for gardening and messy weather. Good selection of colors. Only recommendation for improving the shoe would be to be able to replace the insert if necessary.Pros: value, versatility, fit
Extremely Comfortable & Durable
January 28, 2013
I have been buying Keen shoes for my son for a long time already. They have really nice and tough kids shoes/sandals. This is the first time I bought a pair of Keen shoes for my husband. He loves it! These are great walking shoes with good support. He thinks that they are extremely comfortable, light, and durable. In addition, It is water repellent too! I am thinking of getting another color for him as well. Overall, a very well made pair of shoes with all the quality I expect from Keen.Pros: super comfortable, durable, waterproof, high quality material
casual and that's it
December 10, 2012
absolutely a great shoe for wearing around the office in a pair of slacks or walking in the city in a pair of jeans, but that's about where it ends. no real practicality to "off the beaten path". too rigid for uneven terrain but a good looking shoe for almost every other occasion. for such a low profile shoe, it's a bit heavy. and the hard leather take a pretty long time to break in. Keen's protective front is a favorite of mine, since I own several styles ranging from sandals to boots.
February 13, 2011
I only wear Keens, period. I have owned Keens for 5 years now, I love the feel, the comfort, the light weight and durability of Keens. I used to have knee pain and once I started using Keens the pain went away. I would and always find my self recommending them to people :)Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Excellent Casual Shoe
June 09, 2010
Very comfortable right of of the shoe box. They are true to size and I like the wide toe box.
Steel toe shoes
January 27, 2011
Good Shoes. I will recommend to all of my friends. It is hard for a tall man like me to find good shoes at a good price. This is my second time ordering shoes from this site. I will tell all of my friend about this site. ThanksPros: Great value
Great shoes, great price
March 16, 2011
This is my 2nd pair that I've owned and have not had any complaints. My 1st pair took 4 years of abuse before they finally wore out and this impressed me enough to want to buy another pair. Altrec had the best price that I could find and my shoes were delivered within a few business days.
A very comfortable, stylish shoe
July 16, 2010
I thought the initial "look" of the shoe was weird but Now I really like them. They fit well so sizing seems to be accurate. They clean up with a damp cloth. The laces stay tied and I've gotten compliments. Overall, a really nice shoe. I now have three pairs and three colors!
Very comfortable, questionable quality
July 23, 2010
Very comfortable, great arch support, good looking. However, the soles are not stitched and the glue started to separate after less than 2 months of use. And I mean use (in the office) and not abuse.
January 03, 2012
These are very comfortable shoes. They are exactly what I need being on my feet all day. I highly recommend them! You can't go wrong buying from Altrec or buying Keen's!
Great looking Comfortable shoe
August 14, 2010
They are a nice looking shoe but more importantly have the trademark Keen comfort and feel. I'm new to Keen, this is already my 2ed pair of shoes along with my Newport sandlas Love em.
June 07, 2010
I work at a restaurant and the shoe is not only comfortable but it works well in a full service environment. The shoes fit perfectly and I expect that they should last a long time since I had one a few years ago that lasted for at least a year. Good to get back into another Keen.
Mens Keen Austin Shoe
August 08, 2012
I own a pair of Keen Targhee hiking shoes and really like the orthotic fit. I saw the Austin model and was hoping it was as comfortable as the Targhee while looking more casual. I am pleased with the fit and look. they feel like they were made just for my feet. I will wait and see how they hold up. I purchased the shoes from Altrec as soon as I saw the sale price. Good shoes from good companies.
December 25, 2010
I bought these shoes for my husband... He LOVES them...put them on xmas morning and was very happy.Keen shoes are great,durable shoes. They were true to size, the color was the same as on the web page. Ordering from Altrec was easy and wonderful. Overall a great purchase.Pros: Great value
Men's Keen Austin, Best walking shoe
March 21, 2012
I have had several pairs of Keen shoes and they never fail to be the best shoe for fit and comfort. I don't wear tennis shoes and these are a step up from tennis shoes but not quite a dress shoe although they're pretty close. I find the fit to be spot on. I wear a nine, have a wide foot and Keen always fit perfect. I also have plantar fasciitis on one foot and these really help a LOT as the arch on these shoes is very pronounced and wonderful for me as I walk a lot. I go to New York City a lot and these are great for walking all day.Pros: great fit, nice a wide, last a long time, look pretty dressy with a pair of jeans, Cons: none
Nice & comfort
November 16, 2010
They look different from the picture, but I like them and fits me perfect, for me it is difficult to find comfortable shoes because of my narrow feet.Pros: Great design, Build quality
September 27, 2010
Very comfortable and stylish. I wear them to work everyday. They are casual but look good with a pair of khakis. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a pair of comfortable shoes that you can wear to work in an office or classroom. I am a teacher and I walk around my classroom and school all day.
Best Casual Shoe
February 01, 2011
This is my second pair of Keen Austins. I had to finally throw the others out after 4 years of abuse. I live in Minnesota and wear these constantly. The fit and comfort are excellent and the durability is unmatched. You will not be disapointed!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value
Keen Austin Shoes
August 11, 2010
I bought these shoes and really like them. I have had other keen brand named shoes and they all were great! These shoes feel really comfortable and are made with great material. I would buy another pair.
Keen on Keen Shoes
December 28, 2010
The shoes look and feel very durable. I got several positive comments on the style. I did have to purchase insoles because they seem a little hard on my feet. They do seem a little heavy also, but I would say that is because they are so durable/well made. I would recommend these shoes.Pros: Great design, Build quality
Keen Austin. Great for walking & light hiking.
January 16, 2011
Three years ago I bought my first pair of Keen Austins on an impulse as I was going away on a vaca where I'd be doing lots of walking. That week I wore them throughout Busch Gardens, and never stopped wearing them for any casual walk, light hike or chore. I wear them after work and all weekend, on chores, through the woods on light hikes, to the beach with shorts, to casual restaurants. Finally more than three years later, the sole started to wear through, so I found my replacement pair on Altrec.com, which offered the lowest price on the web. I'd recommend these shoes to anyone.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Really "Keen" shoe!
December 20, 2010
Nice shoe. I own many versions of Keen shoes and purchased this on the good experiences and fit of those products. I have wide feet with a 'high instep' and this shoe fits just right. In a non-Keen shoe I wear 10 EE or EEE sizes, and this 10.5 fits nicely. Construction is pretty solid except on one shoe, the stitching was frayed at the ankle where the eyelet section is sewn on to the ankle cushion. Can't speak to the durability so the 'rating' is based on my experience with other pairs of Keens! Keen also makes this same version in a casual cycling shoe (soles with cutouts for SPD cleats). I like these enough that I will be ordering a pair of those for cycling around town!Pros: Great design, Build quality
Waterproof and tough
April 06, 2012
I got this show for my everyday use. Though its not a hiking shoes, I have used it to hike and treks a little bit and this shoe has performed very well. This is waterproof leather and very tough non-marking outside. Very comfortable and non-sweating. Highly recommended.
Comfortable and solidly built shoes.
October 15, 2010
Earlier this year I looked around for a set of multi-purpose shoes that I could wear daily but that would still be suitable for going out to dinner or going for a short hike. The Keen Austin seemed a good match with its solid leather construction and good looks. Day to day use These are the shoes I wear to work most days and they work as well with shorts as they do when dressed up more to meet with clients. I find them to be very comfortable to walk around in and have no problems with wearing them for the entire day. My only slight complaint is that on hot summer days they get a bit warm inside, but not enough to be an issue. Hiking use Originally I was planning for these to be city shoes that were only used for hiking on rare occasions. That has not turned out to be the case and these have seen a fair amount of trail use ranging from camping in the Sierras to hiking on lava in Hawaii. Overall they have held up well, though they do not look as nice as they did new, volcanic dust probably had a good bit to do with that. I do have a problem with edge of the rubber sole separating from the leather body on one shoe, which was caused by dragging my foot on a zipline. Overall These have been great shoes and have exceeded my expectations. I tend to be tough on shoes and these have held up well, especially since many times I've worn them when I should have probably switched to my hiking boots. My only complaint is that in this kind of "dual use" setup they get a bit beat up and don't look as nice around town, but the easy solution to that is to buy a second pair, which I'm doing today.
July 12, 2010
I wear a size 11 Nike Air Max sneakers and I got the size 10 in these Keens. They fit like a glove. The first time I wore them the top of the shoe dug into the front of my ankle but each time after that, the shoes have been perfect. Very light, good looking and comfortable.
April 27, 2010
I have worn a variety of Keen sandals and shoes for years. The Austin is as supportive and comfortable as all the rest. True to size and supportive fit. I'll continue to buy Keens. Wish they were made in the USA.
Best price on the web
October 04, 2010
I love these shoes! I bought a pair at a factory outlet in Las Vegas in January, but had a very limited color choice. I enjoy wearing them so much, that I bought a black pair to wear to work as I stand all day long.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, nice & wide
Best pair I ever bought
September 04, 2011
I saw a pair of Keen's Austin shoes on one of my co-workers. I liked the style. When I got my own, I put them on right from the box and went off for a full day of work, I felt like I had them for months no break in required. I'm sold on these shoes!Pros: there is no break in!
Very happy with these shoes
February 28, 2011
I had been wearing the same kind of shoes for about 10 years and I finally decided to buy a nicer, stylish brand of shoe. Keen shoes are awesome and I am very pleased with this pair of Austin Keen's. They fit great, look good, and seem very durable. I'd be comfortable wearing these around the city or taking them out on a hike. Overall a great purchase!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Great casual shoe!
September 12, 2010
The Austin is a great casual shoe for wear with jeans. It has the customary Keen fit that I like -- roomy in the toebox yet the shoe grips my heel nicely. With all of my Keens, I size up a half size over my dress shoe size.
Black Olive, Black/ Mink, Chocolate Brown, Gargoyle, Midnight Navy/ Chestnut, Neutral Gray/ Gargoyle, Potting Soil, Stone Grey, Army/ Earth, Brindle, Driftwood/ Shale, Walnut/ Ember, Woodbury and Black.
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, size 15, size 16 and size 17: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.