I've been wanting a pair of summer sandal/shoes that I can go for long walks in. Something that has some support, but which I don't need socks with and which has lots of air passing through. Most sandals just don't have enough protection and most sneakers make my feet too hot. These looked like they might be a good solution, and they are but it took a bit for me to find the right size. Normally an 8.5 or a 9 at most, I needed these in a 9.5. The 9 fit, but I could tell that the "macrame" was going to be a problem for my big toe after a while. I've never worn a 9.5 in any shoe but decided to give them a try. Perfect. They're airy and comfortable. No more sweaty summer feet for me. Here's what everyone wants to know...Yesterday was my first day in these and I had a little rubbing away of skin on my middle toe (one foot only). I put a bandaid on and today decided to throw caution to the wind as I took a walk for an hour or so just to see how they felt. I figured an hour wasn't long enough to make me miserable if they were really uncomfortable but it was long enough to give these a good enough work out. So far so good. I was very very comfortable in them and absolutely no more skin rubbed off. The footbed feels very natural. I will update this review if anything changes. Now as for whether these are cute or ugly? I guess it's a little bit of both. I've decided to call these cute. You might have different ideas. They kind of look like what you might get if docksiders and huaraches got together and produced babies. in both the yellow and the blue. The blue was a bit too overwhelming for my taste. The yellow was on the edge enough without falling off. Bottom line: if, like me, you hate having hot feet but you like to walk and want more support and coverage than the average sandal, and you don't mind being a bit out there with your footwear, these are an excellent choice.
Felt a half size larger than marked
Felt true to width
Moderate arch support
These shoes do look great and have a nice soul support. It is the lacing frame I am still on the fence about. It it dense and fits snug. After a while it becomes uncomfortable. Hoping it will stretch out a little over time.
Felt true to size
Excellent arch support
These felt like a dream right out of the box! My podiatrist recommended them to me because I have almost no cartilage left in the joint of my big toe. The top of the shoe is wide and non binding, and the adjustable elastic makes for a secure fit. I wore them on a 3 mile hike the first day I bought them. They are so lightweight that you barely know you are wearing them. I'm ordering another pair for gardening as they dry quickly. You can't go wrong. They are the best newly designed shoe Keen has ever come up with.
This shoe is pretty comfortable. It is an odd fit to start with but it gets more comfortable with a bit of wear. I would recommend them.
I love Keens and these are really great. They fit my size 7 foot perfectly, were comfortable right out of the box and have enough support to wear all day at work. They come in great colors but at this much a pair, can't afford to get them all! Too bad.