Reviewed by frankie from Boston on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I was thrilled to get these on sale at $40.00. I would never have paid the $70+ retail for such minimal footwear, but I thought I'd "invest" in Keen for the comfortable, solid, quality reputation they supposedly have. I must say that irritation with this shoe grew to near fury after less than 2 weeks. The main thing is the strap on the back doesn't hold. It gave way within a few days and continually did so every time I wore them. In addition, the strap across the top of the foot loosens within a few footsteps. On top of that, the footbed doesn't breathe, so my feet felt hot -- even though they were 75% exposed to air! Terrible, terrible design -- I find it hard to believe this went through ANY quality testing at all. This is a strappy sandal that relies on velcro to hold the shoe on. It barely held up for a few days. For the prices Keen charges, using a very strong velcro should be a no-brainer.
I bought these while on vacation in Canada and had moved on from the town where I bought them when I realized how utterly useless they were. I was told that I could return them within 30 days, but had to file some sort of claim with Keen corporate since I couldn't get my money back from the original retailer. I just boiled about it and called it a loss as it was a busy time of year and didn't have the time to do it within the remaining 10 days of the 30-day window. I kept trying to give them a chance because I wanted them to be the "barefoot" experience I longed for, but now...nearly 3 months later I am driven to write this review because I end up nearly blowing a fuse whenever I have them on for more than 10 minutes, and it surprises me that a company that specialized in outdoorsy, rugged footwear would let this level of poor design happen...and then charge more than $70 because of its "name." Shame on Keen. It's the second pair of Keen's I've purchased. The first pair were oddly fitting and didn't allow my feet to breathe, either -- despite the open web design. So this is the end of my Keen experiment. I have no problem investing in a good shoe, but it absolutely infuriates me when companies seem to reach some level of "preciousness" and charge ridiculous prices for lazy design.
Reviewed by Whitney from Montana on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I have this shoe in black/grey and they are very comfortable. Length is true to size but I found the webbing meant for a slightly wider foot. When I tighten the ankle strap other parts of the shoe are still loose and the heel moves around. I don't think it is a big enough problem to dislike them though. For $20 I cant complain.
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