About Keen A86 TR Trail Running Shoes (For Women)
Closeouts. Trail runners Editor's Choice as best minimalist trail shoe, the A86 TR is ultralight, highly breathable and aggressively lugged for blazing speeds off pavement.
Specs about Keen A86 TR Trail Running Shoes (For Women)
- Upper: Mesh
- Lining: Mesh
- Midsole: Polyurethane
- Outsole: Rubber
- Weight (pair): 14 oz.
- Made in China
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- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Whippet Fan from West VIrginia on Saturday, September 20, 2014Picked 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Versus from USA on Friday, September 12, 2014Would buy these again. Light and airy on my feet. I really don't like tennis shoes for casual wearing around but these are excellent!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sea the World. from North Carolina on Saturday, July 26, 2014If 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, 2014I 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by KittyMom from Chesapeake Beach, MD on Monday, July 14, 2014Takes getting used to the slender structure of the sole. Able to do daily route withour discomfort. Love the look too. Definitely minimalist.
Question & Answer
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“Are these okay to use in the gym, as in cardio training?”
I would believe so. My girlfriend hasn't used them for cardio training but wears them on a daily basis. They breathe very easily and have enough cushion for support.
Yes, you can use these in the gym if you choose to.