Keen Springwater II Biking Shoes - Men's


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Looking for flex and comfort in your cycling shoe while still maintaining just the right amount of rigidity for support?—Well, look no further than the Men's Keen Springwater II Biking Shoes. Constructed with a leather, synthetic and mesh upper that offers protection and breathability, these bicycling shoes come fully equipped with a hook-and-loop closure, full-length SPD compatible plate (on the outsole for cleats) and a non-marking rubber outsole with tons of traction. For a sturdy pair of commuters, or something that will last you miles and miles along singletrack, the Keen Springwater II Biking Shoes for men have got you covered.


  • Upper: Leather, synthetic and mesh
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • Full-length SPD compatible plate
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: EVA
  • TPU cleat cap plate
  • Removable metatomical footbed
  • Use: Cycling, water shoes
  • Outsole: Non-marking rubber
  • Fit Tip: Keen advises this style runs about a 1/2 size small
  • Weight: 18.72 oz

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Review Summary

4.4 out of 5

20 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Great design: 2
  • comfort: 1
  • Ease of use: 1

  • Bad design: 1
  • fit: 1
  • heavy: 1
  • much narrower than normal keens: 1
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Comfort: 4.2 / 5
Sole Flex: 2 / 5

20 Ratings & Reviews

BikingStyle: Downhill / 5
from south lake tahoe
45-54 yrs

Keen shoes
June 21, 2011

Very comfortable, well built mtn bike shoe. Walks like a shoe but rides great. good grip on slippery surfaces. Holds heel in place and actually comes with a decent foot bed.

Runs Small
June 24, 2009

An exceptionally well contructed bicycle touring shoe. Looks almost completely waterproof too. Velcro staps keep laces away from chain rings and bottle cages. The 11.5 fits more like an 11, so I am exchanging it for a half size larger.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
SoleFlex: 2 / 5
from Charlotte, NC
45-54 yrs

excellent cycling shoe
January 21, 2011

Bought these shoes for indoor cycling classes that I take 2-3 times a week at the Y, primarily because I own a pair of Keen sandals with which I'm very pleased. After only 2 weeks, I can already tell that these cycling shoes will be equally satisfying. The shoes are very comfortable, easy to put on, & easy to take off. Ventilation is great, reducing the amount my feet sweat during class & improving drying time. Performance & feel while cycling is great, too. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 2 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
BikingStyle: Road / 5
55-64 yrs

Fit was a problem
August 29, 2012

Neither the size I normally take nor one size larger proved to be a good fit when I removed the supplied insoles and tried the shoes on around the house with a custom full length orthotic. Perhaps they would have felt different if I'd installed the cleats and used them on a bike - but I decided instead to send the shoes back and to go with a Shimano SH-MT33L model. I think the issue is that the toe box needed to be a little wider for my needs, which typically is something I have been able to count on from Keen, but not this time.

Cons: fit
BikingStyle: Cross country / 5
from high desert of western Colorado
45-54 yrs

My two cents.
November 09, 2011

Arrived promptly double-boxed in good condition. Style/appearance- very cool in dark-grey color with black trim and yellow accent. Comfort/fit- feels like a slightly stiff regular street shoe or light-hiker. 3 adjustable velcro straps are easy to use. Stiffness- not the most rigid shank, but does a decent job transferring pedal power. Uppers- appear well made keeping the dust, dirt and water out. Warmth- my feet did not get too hot or too cold on a late Fall day here in western Colorado. Weight- comparable to what's out there.

Pros: uppers, Cons: shank stiffness

May 20, 2009

A good shoe for the money. I just bought this pair to bike in. I like the ease of putting these puppies on my feet. Overall, these fits well but the sole is stiff and may cause fatigue when hiking.


May 17, 2011

I love my Keen Springwaters. As a bicycle patrol officer, my footwear is very important to me. The Springwater shoe allows me the flexibility and comfort I need, working on and off my bike. Energy is efficiently transfered into my pedals via the rigid lower of the shoe, while my feet are kept well cushioned and cool by the inside. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a versatile bike shoe. I do, however, wish that they came in all black. That would place them as the PERFECT bike patrol shoe.

Lives up to Keen quality
December 01, 2009

I have been cycling with LOOK compatible shoes for years; a purchase of a new bike changed me to SPD compatible. In preparation for major touring next summer I researched many SPD shoes and decided on the Keen Springwater for two reasons: Keen street shoes are perfect for my feet; though I ride a road bike the Springwater's aggressive tread would better meet my touring needs. The shoes fit well, though my heel can slip a bit if the straps are not tightly secured. Ventilation is adequate but not excessive. The shoes feel heavy out of the box but once clipped in and spinning they feel more comfortable than any cycling shoe I've used in the past. If you've had a positive experience with other Keen shoes you'll love these.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Santa Barbara, Ca
35-44 yrs

Very happy
December 04, 2010

I bought a pair of these for a five day tour last summer. Since then I have also used them as my perfered shoe for my daily bicycle commute and also mountain bike rides. They are very comfortable, stiffness is perfect compromise for walking/riding and they have held up well. Velco straps make tightening while riding a snap.

Very good shoe
December 17, 2009

Over all this is a very well made and comfortable shoe and worth the money. It does run a half size smaller; I usually wear a 9.5 but had to return for a size 10. The best part is that I can replace the inner foot pad with my orthotic.

from Virginia Beach, VA
35-44 yrs

Great shoes as expected!
July 28, 2011

I ride mountain bikes an beach cruisers for a hobby. I bought the shoes mainly for my obsession for with my nightly spin class at my gym. I have used them about four times now and they work great. A little tough to get used to if you have never owned clip in shoes but worth the investment. The fit was true with no break-in required for comfort. I own a couple of pairs of Keen shoes for kayaking and various other outdoor activities and again I was impressed with the brand as I always am. They were made to use and last under any condition you put them in. I am a Keen fan and will remain so without question.

Pros: durability, fit

Good pair of shoes.
September 13, 2009

I don't have a ton of experience with biking shoes, but I really like these. They are easy to put on and take off and the stiff soles seem to be well suited for mountain biking. I like them.

Seemingly the Best Cycle Touring Shoe Out There!
January 18, 2010

Cycle touring, more than any other type of cycling, dictates that clipless pedal shoes be equally comfortable on and off the bike. It helps too that they kinda look like casual shoes for when cavorting around town. These Springwaters seem robust and have already lasted twice as long as the Cannondales they replaced.

BikingStyle: Road / 5
35-44 yrs

These shoes rock!
January 22, 2012

I'm new to biking and had been looking for shoes that I could afford for months. I have been a huge Keen fan for along time and was blown away that they made a bike shoe. I'm thrilled! They fit perfectly and will continue to recommend them.

BikingStyle: Cross country / 5
from Coeur d'Alene, ID
35-44 yrs

Lovin' my Keens
August 03, 2011

This is my first pair of bike shoes. I commute to work on my mountain bike 10 miles each way and decided it was time to get some shoes to help w/ the hills, efficiency etc. I looked at lots of shoes in stores and online, but you can't go wrong with Keen, so I went with Keen. Other reviews said these tend to run 1/2 size too big - this was NOT true for me. I wear a UK 8, US 9 and so I ordered the 9.5 - but Keens are generally bigger than other shoes and I had a full finger of space between my heal and the back of the shoe. I returned them and got the 9 instead - MUCH better! Installing the cleats was a cinch, it was learning to ride w/ them that took me a while. I like these shoes a lot and would recommend them.

Great shoes!
December 04, 2009

Keen makes a great cycling shoe. I ride in all kinds of weather and these shoes keep my feet warm and dry. They have ample toe room, which has kept my toes from falling asleep as they have done in some road shoes. I agree that they do feel heavy in the box, but I haven't noticed the weight when I ride.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BikingStyle: Road / 5
from washington
45-54 yrs

happy feet
January 29, 2011

Bought these cycling shoes for the spin class I attend, was very happy with the fit and that I can go from the street to class with-out having to change my foot wear. I also like ALTREC return and warranty policy.

Pros: Great design, Performance
Comfort: 2 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BikingStyle: Downhill / 5
SoleFlex: 2 / 5
from Colorado Springs, CO
25-34 yrs

Good shoes, but not the normal Keen fit
January 06, 2011

I have many pairs of Keens because I have a wider-than-normal forefoot which fits perfectly in all my other pairs of Keens. Unfortunately, the Keen Springwater do not fit the same as other keens. It is much narrower, and oddly feels like it comes to a point at the toes. It's much too bad because I really wanted them to work out. I returned the shoes and found a brand called Lake which makes cycling shoes in EE width which fits my feet perfectly.

Pros: Build quality, Cons: Bad design

Great Keen Fit!
March 21, 2010

The fit is perfect except for the left shoe toe box. The signature Keen rubber toe is depressed down and pushes / rubs on my big left toe. I plan to return them for the same size. I have never had this issue with Keen's before and am sure it is a one off issue. Other than that this shoe is exactly as I expected - fits great from a length and width perspective and looks great.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
BikingStyle: Cross country / 5
from Connecticut
55-64 yrs

I'm Keen on Keens
April 17, 2013

I started wearing Keens 2 years ago because they have the best toebox to accomodate the arthritis of my great toe joints. I live in my Newport II sandals and Alamosa hikers. When it came to my next pair of cycling shoes, I was looking for one thing - COMFORT! I didn't even know Keen made cycling shoes until I saw them on Altrec website. Knowing the product name, it seemed a logical choice to try them even though I had never put them on in a shop. When they arrived, I was not disappointed. They were as comfortable as my other Keens. I already knew to order them 1/2 size larger than my street shoes. They are heavier than high performance bike shoes, but I don't notice that when clipped into my mountain bike or Cannondale CAADX. They are a little stiffer than traditional Keens, but that is expected from a cycle shoe. When off the bike, they are very comfortable walking around. I am sure they will last forever as do other Keens. Removing the sole plate and attaching the clip is very easy. If it's in the right position, you will not feel a pressure point. I also cover the inner plate with a piece of duct tape. Most important, I can now ride forever without my toes hurting!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, comfort, Cons: heavy

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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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