67 users: 3.6 / 5
Base model: KEEN Glenhaven Sneaker
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keen Casual Shoes

Verdict from 5.8 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • A very good number of users expressed satisfaction with the Keen Glenhaven Explorer because the shoes provided a high degree of comfort. The insoles are surprisingly cushioning despite how thin they are.
  • The low-top shoes have a ‘really cool vibe” that is great to strut at work in the office or during casual days, according to several reviewers.
  • The Glenhaven Explorer has good color schemes with shades that look remarkably sharp, some people noted.
  • A few individuals reported that the sneakers are built sturdy and have durable soles that can handle any type of ground, from clay to pavements. One tester commented that the shoes performed admirably even when countless miles are put upon it.
  • Two purchasers were happy to find that the low-top sneakers felt lightweight.
  • A couple of consumers were happy about the price of the Keen Glenhaven Explorer. They felt the shoes gave more value compared to their price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Plenty of users complained that the Glenhaven Explorer is quite narrow.
  • The shoes don’t provide much arch support, several customers reported.

Bottom line

Sturdily built yet fashionably stylish are these Glenhaven Explorers from Keen. The shoes have a ruggedly-handsome look that would not feel out of place in any setting. The soles are durable enough for walking miles on various surfaces, and they provide surprisingly ample cushioning for a comfortable ride.

The shoes are narrow and the soles quite flat. They do not come with much arch support, but custom insoles should fix this issue quickly. Retailing for $120 with a value higher than the selling rate, these sneakers are a steal.

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The Keen Glenhaven Explorer is a silhouette for men with offered sizes ranging from 7 to 15. Hiking-inspired D-ring eyelets and round laces provide the wearer with an easy and secure way to adjust the fit. The shoes are true to size but have a narrow fit. The removable molded soles do not provide much arch support but are otherwise comfortable.

Giving off a rustic vibe, these low-top sneakers look right at home in the urban jungle just as they would in the outdoors. Play up the Glenhaven Explorer’s rugged good looks by pairing them with tan chinos, a dark brown shirt, and a denim jacket. You can also match these with jeans, a striped tee, and a tan leather jacket.

The Keen Glenhaven Explorer is a strikingly handsome silhouette that combines function and style quite effectively. The shoes feature well-cushioned insoles that mold to the feet for a comfortable feel all throughout the day, whether you’re walking, running, or standing up. The metatomical EVA footbeds also contain the Cleansport NXT treatment to keep feet odor under control while canvas and leather uppers provide ample medial and lateral support for all your everyday activities.

The Keen company was established in 2003 by American, Martin Keen. The accessories and footwear company grew rapidly and was cited by Footwear News to be one of the hottest brands to watch out for. The company also got named “Launch of The Year” by that same trade publication.

The brand is quite known for their culture of giving back to the community and doing the correct thing. One of the most pivotal points in the company’s history was the devastating 2004 Asian tsunami wherein the brand diverted all of their $1 million advertising budget into relief operations.

From manufacturing toe-protecting sandals, the brand has grown to produce safety footwear and lifestyle shoes as well. One of their lifestyle models is the Glenhaven Explorer silhouette that carries the brand’s signature comfort and style. Designed as an urban explorer, the shoes have a rugged look inspired by hiking yet geared for the busy city landscape. A low-profile cut mixed with sturdy canvas and leather uppers round off these sneakers.

  • The Keen Glenhaven Explorer also features PU midsoles, integrated heel cushions, and non-marking rubber outsoles.

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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.