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8 reasons to buy

  • The heel of the Keen Elsa II Quilted sneaker fits really well and doesn’t cause any rubbing, according to some commenters.
  • The toe box of this shoe is wide, which is great for some who have chubby or wide feet.
  • The Elsa II Quilted by Keen is of good quality and holds up well, especially for feet with high arches, according to a good number of wearers.
  • The majority of users have said that they feel comfortable wearing the shoe for long hour shifts or long walks.
  • There are a handful of comments on the durability and excellent traction of the soles of this shoe.
  • Several reviewers like that the tongue of the Keen Elsa II Quilted sneaker has some stitching along the edge.
  • Numerous buyers are impressed by the shoe’s sporty-, street-style look because it goes well when paired with casual outfits.
  • Some have stated that the price of this sneaker offers good value for the money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This shoe is a bit stiff and tight in the midfoot area, according to some reviewers. 
  • A few have mentioned that the Keen Elsa II Quilted sneaker seems heavy for them.

Bottom line

The Keen Elsa II Quilted hiking footwear is suitable for fall or winter season. Its sporty, cozy, and stylish look makes it ideal as well to be worn on city streets even for other periods.

This trendy sneaker, paired with thick socks for the sweater-weather style, has a quilted nylon upper, traditional lace-up design, and non-marking high-traction rubber outsole. It includes a thick, removable footbed distinguished for orthotic arch support.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keen Elsa
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Nylon, Others, Rubber Sole
Features: Orthotic friendly | Vegan
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, Green, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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This shoe is available in US women’s sizing. It’s offered in medium width B and fits true to size. It uses aluminum eyelets for a secure fit; heat-reflective Strobel board for added warmth; removable, fleece-wrapped PU footbed for all-day underfoot comfort; and vulcanized midsole for elasticity in every movement. Keen Elsa II Quilted sneaker is a great fit for those with wide feet as they can splay them out naturally, feel nice, and grounded.

The low-top Keen Elsa II Quilted sneaker can be paired with any casual attire or shorts that can give prominence to its appealing upper design. It shows a breathable textile lining, heel pull loop for ease in sliding the foot, and synthetic sole. This shoe looks so sporty that it can be a go-to footwear for every random activity.

Like the first Keen Elsa sneaker, this is also an option for a non-marking outsole and vegan shoe. The Keen Elsa II Quilted footwear’s vulcanized construction sets its durability and the Cleansport NXT feature naturally breaks down odor in sweat.

Released in October 2018, the Keen Elsa II Quilted sneaker is one of the best sellers of Elsa’s collection of classic, practical shoes for women. With a simple yet sporty appearance and support elements, most wearers find it fascinating. More versions of the Elsa sneakers have been released due to its outstanding quality and comfort.

Keen was launched in 2003 by Martin Keen in Jamestown, Rhode Island. After producing its first model, Newport sandal, Keen got into the outdoor and lifestyle categories. Its lifestyle shoes have functional look yet artistically designed. In 2006, after moving its headquarters in Portland, Oregon, the brand ventured into utility cleats production and has then been noted as a fast-growing label. Keen has been keeping its manufacturing in the United States.

  • The Keen Elsa II Quilted shoe comes in martini olive, stormy weather/wrought iron and black/steel grey colors. 
  • It has a quilted nylon upper.
  • It comes with a removable, fleece-wrapped PU footbed for underfoot comfort and warmth.
  • The shoe weighs around 311 grams.

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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.

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