Reviewed by N. from West VIrginia on Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picked these for sentimental reason -- recently lost 10.5 yr old brindle boxer dog, call name "Keen." Goofy, but felt I was supposed to order these shoes. They fit well & I find them comfortable for errands, but I need a LOT more padding for pounding pavement. The zig-zaggy lacing looks funky but works well to keep shoes snug w/o having to be super-tight. Crippled myself pushing a disabled teen in a charity run while wearing my very worn out, but only, pair of running shoes. Tried on DOZENS of shoes locally & everything hurt. In desperation, ordered 6 pairs from STP -- kept 3 pairs. Extravagant, yes, but I sooooo needed new shoes & figured I might stay sound longer if I could rotate types. I'm 5' 10" & 122 lbs & never had any foot trouble before. Ordered half size larger & use the purple Dr Scholl's arch supports in these.
Reviewed by Sea the World. from North Carolina on Saturday, July 26, 2014
If you are looking for a barefoot runner that has a typical shoe- like make just with a lower heel to toe drop, then this might be the shoe for you. I personally was looking for something more minimalist with less fabric and a more barefoot feel than this shoe offered me so I sent it back. It looked too much like a court sneaker to me personally. Also, the colors didn't suite my preferences. But I could see it being a great shoe for so many people. It felt comfortable, breathable, and light.
Reviewed by Suzy from PA on Saturday, July 19, 2014
I love Keen.....I have a pair of oxford style casual I wear to work, and a pair of sandals.....this is my first Keen sneaker (as well as first minimalist) and I love them! Honestly from the first time I wore them, they almost felt like a pair of house shoes. They have great traction. The curved laces really do feel great...and my aqua/grey pair look pretty cute and not too funky-bright. They are minimalist, so do not expect tons of support, but there is still some arch support there. I do tend to get a bit of foot pain after walking a long way in them but it is known that this can happen because our feet have been trained to walk in cushions. But I do love how flexible and comfy they are...no blistering or rubbing spots.
The toe box is a big pointed, and not the typical rounded Keen look.....but it hasn't been a problem for me and I think it's cute. I always order a half size up in Keens...regular size is 9.5 so my Keen size is 10. I would absolutely buy these again.
Reviewed by beth from Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, May 15, 2014
These shoes are lightweight, cool, and the curved lacing makes a very comfortable fit across the top of my foot. The sole provides great traction. However, the minimal cushioning doesn't work for me. I bought a 1/2 size larger to allow for a cushioned insole, but I still have ball of foot pain. Normally, the square-toe style of most Keen shoes fit my feet well, but these shoes have an almost pointed toe, which for me is less attractive/comfortable. Also, the current fashion trend for shoe color/designs doesn't appeal to me, and I would not have purchased shoes this season if I didn't need to.
Reviewed by sjwt from Saint Louis, MO on Monday, May 12, 2014
The shoes fit great and I love the color pattern but they are of minimal support and it felt like I was walking barefoot. Not good for me but if that's what you're looking for then go for it. I gave it a high rating even though I returned them because the shoes were described perfectly; they're just not for my feet.
Reviewed by LiLi from Madison, WI on Sunday, April 27, 2014
I love these shoes, love the colors and love the fit. I am only giving the shoes 4 stars because they have little to no support, which surprises me being a Keen shoes. Once I replaced the insole with a more supportive one, they are perfect. Since I broke a bone in my foot and then had surgery to remove it, I need a shoe with a lot of support so minimalist shoes are not the best. I like the shoe when I saw them so buying a more supportive insole was an easy fix. I would recommend these shoes to a friend.