Size and fit

Fit & Sizing

The Keen Brixen Waterproof Low shoe is solely available in men’s sizes. According to most reviewers, it fits true to size but might feel a little tight around the opening at first that would eventually loosen after the break-in period.

This pair is lined with wool felt lining for added comfort and retention of heat. Apart from having a well-cushioned footbed, insoles also feature thermal heat shields more known as the KEEN.WARM.

KEEN Brixen Waterproof Low Style

With the Keen Brixen Waterproof Low’s simple aesthetic, one wouldn’t know right away that it comes packed with efficient winter-ready essentials. The shoe’s simple yet chunky silhouette bathed in neutral colorways provides a versatile looking shoe that could be paired with a wide array of winter outfits. Dress this sneaker up with a pair of straight-cut denim jeans with thermal under clothes for extra heat and topped off with a thermal longsleeved top and coat for a casual day out in the city.

Notable Features

Apart from this shoe’s laidback and simple style, the Keen Brixen WP Low shoes come with an abundance of winter-ready features which most consumers think is its vital characteristics. This sneaker features patented toe protection called KEEN.PROTECT to keep toes protected from bruises and bumps. This feature wraps up along the toe area and continues through the outsole. For rear support and protection, a shellback heel support is applied in the shoe’s heel counter.

The brand’s KEEN.DRY technology provides a covering of protection to keep water and liquids from going inside while the KEEN.WARM feature helps retain heat inside to keep feet cozy and warm despite harsh conditions outside. Lastly, a TPU stability shank is placed in the midsole to provide support, comfort, and stability on uneven surfaces.

KEEN Brixen Waterproof Low History

The Keen company was born out of the question of whether a pair of sandals can provide comfort and toe protection. Established by Martin Keen in 2013 he was known to be an avid sailor and outdoor enthusiast who preferred to wear sandals during his adventures. These passions of his created the Keen Newport sandals and affirmed the idea of protective and supportive sandals for the outdoors. The Newport sandals became the catalyst for the brand’s popularity and success.

Keen’s philosophy in creating new products is hybrid innovation which aims to create unique merchandise that offers practical and efficient features. Today the brand houses more than just sandals and expanded their product range to include accessories, apparel, and footwear for kids, women, and men.

One of their offerings is the low-top Keen Brixen Waterproof Low, a slip-on sneaker designed to protect and keep feet warm amidst the winter’s chilly conditions. This sneaker is offered in two colorways: Slate Black/Madder Brown and Black/Gargoyle.

Additional Info

  • This shoe’s insoles are detachable.
  • This model belongs to the brand’s Brixen collection and comes in different variations.


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