263 users: 4.2 / 5
Base model: KEEN Austin
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keen Casual Shoes

Verdict from 5.8 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • Many were quite pleased that the new version of the KEEN Austin Casual Slip-On retained the simple and straightforward style.
  • One who owned several pairs of KEENs particularly liked these sneakers because its silhouette is not as chunky. 
  • A high number of consumers, including one suffering from Morton's neuroma, particularly liked the wide toe room that this lifestyle shoe possesses. 
  • One said that these are an excellent slip that can endure most seasons and weather. 
  • A large percentage of reviewers commended its footbed as it provides support and comfort all day and for long walks. 
  • An avid Merrell sneaker user found pleasure in wearing these sneakers because of its sturdy and quality materials.  
  • One user shared that he only planned on purchasing these for the winter but ended up liking it so much that it ended up as his daily shoe. 
  • Several KEEN enthusiasts found another reason to love the brand because of these sneakers. 
  • A couple of reviewers find that the soles and every component of the KEEN men's Austin Casual Slip-On are well-crafted.  
  • A small number of testers gave the cushioning system plus points.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Those who were able to experience the older version preferred it than these. 
  • The all-new elastic system injected on the shoe's features is not loved by a high number of consumers. Many complained about having a hard time slipping the foot in. 
  • A high percentage of users were disappointed with its sizing and dubbed the pairs as not symmetrical.

Bottom line

Casual may be inculcated on its name, but wearing these sneakers exude luxury. The KEEN Austin Casual Slip-On sports an uncomplicated styling that fits a gentleman's everyday style.

Its sizing maybe inaccurate and its new elastic system maybe deemed disapppointing but the shoe is still worth considering by any John Doe who’s always on the go. Versatile, easy-to-wear, well-crafted and comfortable, its pros clearly outweigh its cons.

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The men's KEEN Austin Casual Slip-on, one of KEEN’s lifestyle footwear, is available in sizes 7-17. A slip-on that is assisted with elastic goring, convenience is not only what is essential but a secure and flexible fit as well. 

A work shoe that lets you tackle the urban challenges is what we all want and what the KEEN shoes men's Austin Casual Slip-on provide. Sleek with just the right amount of ruggedness, these nubuck/leather sneakers can transition from an adventure weekend to work weekday, without a hassle. Pair these with cargo shorts for a quick hiking trip or with dark-washed jeans for a meeting in the office. Either way, both will look stylish.

Even though it is not entirely a performance shoe, the KEEN Austin Casual Slip-On takes some of its outdoor heritage characteristics. Comfort for all-day and everyday wear is one of the qualities that it boasts, thanks to its metatomical footbed which hits the right spots of the foot. 

A bold statement, "Necessity is the mother of invention," KEEN spurted from a sandal to what it is now today. Seemingly an overnight success, the brand only soared because of the effectiveness of its products. Founded by Martin Keen who was a former designer of footwear brands like Merrell and Saucony, he utilized his knowledge and fascination for sailing in designing and producing a sandal that provides protection and comfort on the outdoors. 

Since then, the sneaker-sandal hybrid has branched into different designs, including the Austin Casual Slip-on which is more formal compared to its predecessor.

  • The KEEN Austin Casual Slip-On is infused with Cleansport NXT which controls foot odor. 
  • These sneakers are available in Chocolate and Black hues. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.