Size and fit

The Keen Austin is exclusively offered in men's sizes that range from 7 to 17. Ladies who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. Most customers find this style true to size but note that the leather upper requires some break-in period.

This pair uses a classic oxford lace-up design for its closure that provides a secure, lockdown fit. It also features a Metatomical footbed design for an in-step support system that is engineered to provide excellent arch support and contours after the natural shape of the wearer's foot.

KEEN Austin Style

The Keen Austin's style incorporates the perfect balance between a hiking shoe and a casual lifestyle pair. Its full-grain and nubuck leather combination exude a fusion of sophistication and ruggedness perfect for people who love a mature, adventurous look. Its subdued colorways make it easy to work the shoes into any ensemble, from casual to smart casual. Pair it with jeans or walking shorts with a polo shirt for a casual stroll around the city or dress it in slacks, a belt, and a button-down polo for a meeting or a special occasion.

Notable Features

According to shoe users, the kick's best feature is its spacious toe box, durability, comfort, and water-resistant upper. Its functionality is what sold this pair to most purchasers. Aesthetic-wise its overall casual ruggedness gives it character and personality and aptly represents the brand. Stitching details serve a dual purpose as it provides added durability and stylish texture to the shoe. Last but not the least, the overextended midsole in the toe part offers protection against bumps and abrasions.

KEEN Austin History

Keen is an American footwear company that was initially established based on the question "can a sandal protect your toes?" Founded by Martin Keen, a sailor and outdoor enthusiast who loved wearing sandals during these activities set an agenda to create a company that manufactured sandals that protected toes. Hence the Keen Newport sandals were born. It became such a success that the company became a household name in the US.

Today the company has grown and has inevitably expanded its product range. The brand now offers hiking and heavy-duty work footwear for men, women, and kids. One of their many offerings is the Keen Austin, which is a men's exclusive lace-up kick that's designed for urban exploration. It is available in a number of neutral, earth-toned colorways that will make pairing a breeze.

Additional Info

  • It is offered in Medium width.
  • The lining is crafted from a mesh
  • The footbed is removable.
  • It features a non-marking rubber outsole.
  • Gently brush your footwear with a soft-bristled shoe brush to get rid of loose dirt and debris. Stains can be removed by lightly rubbing a specialty shoe gum eraser in circular motions.


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