Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • A decent number of customers, including one with arthritic knees, feel that the sneaker is comfortable. 
  • The majority of its wearers have stated that they got a lot of compliments while wearing the Keen Jasper. 
  • The lightweight construction of the sneaker has made a number of its buyers very satisfied. One commenter says that “it weighs about as much as flip-flops."
  • There is a purchaser who is particularly fond of the silver mink color variant because he thought it has a classic vibe to it.
  • Its insole has been commendable for a couple of customers. They say that it works even after long hours of walking or standing.
  • Some of its wearers are quite satisfied with its great fit. “Fits like a glove” is how a user describes it, even for his wide feet.
  • A few of the purchasers advise that the Keen Jasper is viable for light hikes or rock climbing.
  • A number of testers state that it provides good traction on wet surfaces.
  • Its climbing-style lacing has been a nice aspect of the shoe, according to a customer.
  • The cushioning feature of this low-top is satisfactory for some of its wearers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Its arch support may not be as impressive as other Keen footwear, as per a number of casuals and Keen regular buyers.

Bottom line

Keen is steadily making grounds into being one of the quintessential brands for outdoor enthusiasts and casuals alike. One of its latest models, the Keen Jasper, positively contributes to the cause with its all-purpose features.

Comfortable and lightweight, the low-top provides the essentials whether doing outdoor activities or casual endeavors. Overall, the qualities of the Keen Jasper make it a deserving footwear for anyone’s shoe collection.

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Good to know

The low-top Keen Jasper is available in both US men’s and women’s sizes. Keen acknowledges the sneaker’s sizing inaccuracy. It suggests adding half a size because the sneaker runs smaller than the usual size.

Secured wear is possible due to the lace-to-toe extended lacing enclosure while the suede leather upper offers flexibility and a lightweight feel.

Offered in various color schemes, the Keen Jasper ensures that anyone will be able to appreciate its distinctive silhouette. Its climbing-inspired profile consists of a suede leather upper, toe cap protector, front lace-up enclosure, and pull heel tab.

It is recommended to pair the sneakers with shorts for men and leggings for females to bring out its outdoor-style charm. Complete the ensemble with a plain shirt and wayfarer sunglasses.

The recycled PU (polyurethane) and cork footbed provides cushioning and conforms to the shape of the foot. Its non-marking rubber outsole provides grip and traction. 

The shoe brand Keen was established in 2003 by Martin Keen in Alameda, California. Being relatively new to the sneaker industry, it quickly gained notoriety because of its marketing strategies and being labeled as a brand on the rise by the publication Footwear News.

Throughout its existence, Keen has been mostly known as a women’s brand. Its affordable and high-quality slip-on shoes and sandals certainly helped in establishing that notion. Recently, the brand made strides on its appeal to male consumers by offering versatile casual shoes. One of the recent additions to the brand’s lifestyle collection is the Keen Jasper, which is available for both men and women.

  • The color schemes currently offered for men are silver mink, Cathay spice/Orion blue, black, bluebird/autumn glory, and green/red/purple.
  • Women’s color options are black, Cathay spice/Orion blue, and silver mink.


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