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8 reasons to buy

  • The KEEN Brixen II WP is a very comfortable shoe, according to most owners.
  • Several wearers noted that this sneaker is warm inside and can hold during the winter season.
  • Some sneakerheads felt that this shoe is sturdy and well made.
  • A couple of commenters liked the rugged look of this shoe.
  • Few purchasers noticed that there are some features found on this KEEN sneaker are similar to Merell and Targhee shoes, including the waterproof upper and warming insoles.
  • This kick is better looking than the previous KEEN Brixen shoe, said some reviewers.
  • One person mentioned that this shoe has nice support.
  • Another individual appreciated the aggressive sole of this shoe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The KEEN men’s Brixen II Waterproof runs small, based on several comments.

Bottom line

The second iteration KEEN Brixen is a comfortable shoe that is built for the cold winter season. The materials used are well made and can provide the warmth and support that you need during wet days. It also has a rugged look that has captured the hearts of a few consumers. 

On the other hand, the sizing of this sneaker generally runs small. But if you are on the lookout for a waterproof sneaker that has an aggressive outsole, this shoe is a good option. Plus, it looks better than its predecessor.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keen Casual Shoes
Closure: Slip-on
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Season: Winter
Features: Waterproof
Price: $130
Small True to size Large
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This low-top sneaker is available in standard sizes for men only. It runs small for most wearers. Thus, it is recommended to size up in order to get the best possible fit. Being a slip-on shoe, it comes with side gore panels making it easy to put on and off.

The Brixen II WP from KEEN features a sleek upper construction with a waterproof nubuck leather upper. Its overall slip-on design makes it suitable for both work and casual wear. It looks great with denim shorts for a sporty casual look.

 The KEEN Brixen II WP comes with a KEEN.DRY™ waterproof membrane that is effective in keeping the foot warm and dry during the cold season. Also, this kick features a breathable mesh lining and the Cleansport NXT™ technology that promotes natural foot odor.

KEEN was founded in 2005 by Martin Keen, but its first shoe was invented two years prior. Despite being relatively new to the market compared to its competitors, this American footwear and accessories brand is a fast-growing company. Thanks to the ready market in sailing, water activity, and lifestyle shoes. 

KEEN also manufactures casual and winter footwear as well as bags, socks, and clothing lines. With the wide variety of products offered, it is no wonder that this company had an estimate of $140 million in sales in 2009. One of the many successful products of this company is the KEEN Brixen. It is a dual-climate shoe in a slip-on style.

  • This shoe uses the KEEN.FREEZE rubber outsole and a dual-density EVA midsole.
  • The KEEN Brixen II WP has a thermal heat-shield footbed that maintains the warmth of the foot without absorbing cold from the ground.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.