The Keen Austin is a classic oxford style shoe with a sleek athletic twist. It would be considered a casual shoe with extreme comfort and support. The lace-up feature with a lightly padded ankle and tongue allows you to secure the shoe firmly to your foot. The support of the shoe allows for all day, everyday wear. The water-resistant leather allows this to be a great shoe for any weather condition.
The Keen Company started in 2003 with a sandal designed for toe protection and comfort. From there they were inspired to enter the casual shoe category offering their patented toe protection with a timeless style to be worn daily. They knew exactly what to focus on to create this with the Austin casual shoe. The support, durability with the versatile style make this a shoe anyone can wear.
This shoe comes in a variety of colors and has the detailed stitching that provides an extra design detail to dress up the shoe. The detail in the design is not just in the look but it also has the quality materials that come to be expected from the trusted Keen Company.
Comfortable and supportive
Require a little break-in time
Not available in ½ sizes
Caring for the Austin shoe is simple but will help your shoe looking like new. Use a gentle brush or hand towel to remove debris. If you do have any stains they can be removed by rubbing a gum eraser and wiping. For tough stains use a water and vinegar mixture with a cloth.
Size and Weight
The combination of the rubber sole and the formed footbed give a supported, comfortable step and gives a spring back. The cushioning is comfortable without being so overly padded that your stride isn’t natural. Other types of shoes with padding can actually throw your gait off which can create other problems later on. The shoes are great for travel as they are versatile for style purposes and they can be used for the long walks to quick errands. It makes it an easy choice to have in your bag.
Support and Balance
The flat shoe without a heel provides a firm foot placement providing balance. The engineered form fitted footbed moves with the rubber sole of the shoe so it gives you stability in any position your foot is placed in. The form fitted footbeds allow for even disbursement of pressure at the same time providing extra support in the arch and in the big toe region. For those that do not know, your toes are a part of your balance system, so the extra toe support only adds to the total balance you get from the Austin shoe. From crouching down to stepping on a ladder the shoe provides a secure placement for balance.
The lace colors and stitching match the shoe color perfectly to give it a little texture and contrast. They stay in the same family of tone yet add a little pop to the style. The only exception is the black shoe with the black laces. This is perfect for those that require a solid black shoe to be worn for work to stay compliant. There were several users in the medical field that are able to wear these as they are in compliance with their facilities uniform requirements.
-Molded EVA mid sole
-Non-marking rubber sole
The casual shoe is available in a variety of colors to match your style preference. The range of colors is in tones that are versatile to wear for a casual Friday at work to walking shorts with a polo for a casual backyard gathering. The colors and style make a statement of something a little more than a pair of tennis shoes will.