Keens are well-made, wear smoothly, and wash if they get too dirty.
Get prepared to be amazed by how long these things will last. They might not look brand new after awhile, especially if you wear your shoes hard, but they do hold their own in the aging process no matter how tough you are on your feet.
Keens fit nicely. They hug the foot snugly, but not enough to cause blisters. The sandals also breath well, which is nice on cutting down foot odor.
The rubber of the toe and sole does feel a bit bulky at first, but the design does an excellent job of protecting your feet. Plus, it doesn't take that long to get used to, and after awhile, you'll feel grateful for the buffer between your bare foot and some of the terrain you walk on.
No matter how much you walk in Keens, they grow more comfortable with each step. You can literally traverse islands, search up and down city streets, go from grass to gravel to cobblestone to wood to marble and never once does your arch, heal, or shin ache.
There are websites and people out there dedicated to bashing Keens and the people who wear them. Why? Because a lot of people wear Keens? Why do a lot of people wear Keens? Because Keens are comfortable. Ignore the haters. There's nothing wrong with finding a comfortable shoe and wearing it.
There Is A Catch
Although Keens are readily available online and in retail stores, the drawback is the price tag. You'll pay anywhere from $80 - $100 plus, depending on the style of Keen.
They're Worth It
Keens have the best of both worlds. They've got the utility of a closed-toe shoe while offering the convenience, comfort, and style of a sandal. They're durable and feel amazing on your feet. They come in a variety of colors and styles, and you can wash them if they get too dirty. We wouldn't say Keens are the best shoes on the planet, but as far as utility and comfort, they're definitely at the top.