Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers would recommend the Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat to someone they know.
  • The shoe is of average price.
  • Several commenters have shared that they would buy this sneaker again and again.
  • Some users have added that this model was the most comfortable one they ever owned.
  • The Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat is durable, some buyers praised.  
  • More than a handful of wearers have been pleased that the sneaker felt warm during the cold days.
  • According to many reviewers, the shoe looks stylish. They liked its classic appeal, which worked well for different activities.
  • A few commenters revealed that they wore the Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat every day.
  • A lot of purchasers loved that the sneaker could be quickly put on and off.
  • The majority of users said that this is a high-quality shoe, adding that it was what they expected from Keen.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers have complained that the Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat fits wide at the top of the collar.
  • According to quite a few wearers, the sneaker keeps on slipping at the heel.
  • A couple of reviewers have noted that they had to wear ankle socks to lessen the abrasion.

Bottom line

A classic appeal is featured on the Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat. At its slightly expensive price, the shoe is full of features that protect the user during wet and cold conditions. It’s also ultra-comfortable and durable, with a slip-on style that offers convenience. 

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Good to know

Men’s sizes in regular width are available for the Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat. It fits true to size. A reliable fit can be expected from the leather upper, while the slip-on functionality makes it easy to slip on and off. It has a low-top collar that provides ankle protection. However, some buyers have complained that the collar is rather wide.  

The Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat offers an all-season and all-occasion versatile style. Its classic leather upper will look good with either jeans or slacks, paired with t-shirts, shirts, or sweatshirts. For the winter season, the outfit can be completed with a jacket or coat. Its waterproof and insulated structure along with a snow-friendly sole that makes it ideal for winter use.

The high-top Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat sports a smooth, full-grain nubuck leather upper that’s also waterproof. The EVA midsole is compression-molded for cushioning. On the front and at the back of the ankle are Keen label pull tabs. Also debossed near the heel is the Keen logo.

Elastic material at the ankle helps in stretching the shoe to put the foot in and out easily. There are 4 mm lugs on the outsole, providing multi-directional traction.  This sneaker is available in two neutral colorways: black/raven and dark earth/mulch.  

American footwear brand Keen was established in 2003 by Martin Keen. The first shoe to come out of the brand boasted a distinctive thick black bumper on the toe. It became a highly favored sneaker among sailing enthusiasts and other outdoor adventurers. Since then, the company has been expanding at a very fast pace, producing casual and weatherized footwear, socks, clothes, and bags.

The brand is known for deftly combining weatherproof structures with stylish designs, creating shoes that are as functional as they are good-looking. As a result, Keen’s outdoor-inspired casual kicks have been lauded everywhere, featuring classic styles that provide comfort, warmth, and other practical features.

Such shoes as the Keen Anchorage III Waterproof Cleat pushes the brand forward in terms of innovation and style. The sneaker continues Keen’s heritage in classic kicks that keep the wearer warm in inclement weather, combining functionality with a stylish appeal. It has the look of a traditional utility cleat but is updated for modern casual use for daily activities, fit for performing one’s routines in the cold season.

  • This shoe has 200 grams of Keen.Warm lightweight insulation technology. The system uses charcoal bamboo to keep the feet warm.
  • Keen.Dry technology gives this sneaker a waterproof and breathable membrane that lets out vapor without letting any water in.
  • On the rubber outsole is the Keen.Freeze system that offers grip for surfaces with snow and ice.
  • Odors are naturally controlled by the Cleansport NXT feature.
  • The footbed has a thermal heat-shield that captures warmth.


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