Keen sizing? How do they run

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Posted 5/6/2011 by OKtrae in NSBR Board


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Posted: 5/6/2011 5:19:59 PM
So in dressy shoes or loafers and such I comfortably wear a 6.5. In athletic shoes to work out in, I'm more comfortable in a 7. So what size Keen's should I order?

Looking at this style: Keen shoes

Not sure on color yet though... These are for casual wear and purple _is_ my favorite color.


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Posted: 5/6/2011 5:27:35 PM
The last time I bought some they seemed to be a little on the small side. I wear a 10-11 in closed toed shoes, depending on the brand. I ended up having to buy a men's pair because the 11's were too small, and they didn't make size 12. And if they had made a size 12, I probably wouldn't have bought them! You know, kinda like having to buy jeans a size bigger than usual because the brand runs small?

P.S. I'm 5'9". Not some super big footed freak.


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Posted: 5/6/2011 6:36:05 PM
They run a size smaller than normal.

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Posted: 5/6/2011 6:37:40 PM
I found them fairly close to "regular" shoe size. I wear size 9 sneakers and that's what I got in the Keens I just got. I love them!


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Posted: 5/6/2011 6:49:40 PM
Mine all seem to be the opposite of the other posters.

I wear a 10 and had to order a 9. My Mary Jane's are 10's and are slightly to big and they do run wider than most shoes. Unbelievably comfortable though.


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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:39:46 PM
I just ordered a pair ( on sale at REI) and I did order up. I would normally wear an 8. I knew I wanted to wear sock for walking so I ordered an 8.5 and they fit perfectly.
I'd go for they run just a bit small

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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:42:40 PM
do you have a place close by where you can try some keen shoes on before you order?

I have some summer sandals - like Teva's kind of. I wear an 8 and my sandals are an 8.

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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:47:12 PM
I wear a 7 running shoe and 6-6.5 in other keen's are a 6

ETA: those are the keens I have....same exact ones and I love them. Super comfy!


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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:49:57 PM
I have this exact pair, only in a different color. Tried on my normal size in the store and it was too small. Store didn't have any larger sizes, so I ended up ordering a half size larger from Zappos and they fit perfect. Love Zappos!

Order at least a half size larger than you normally wear.

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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:55:04 PM
The only shoes I own are Keens and I wear a size 7 and I find they run true to size. One pair is a woman's size 7 and the other pair (winter style) I bought in the kid's department. A kid's size 5 fits me perfectly.


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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:55:32 PM
The good thing about Zappos is you could order two sizes and ship back the ones that don't fit since shipping is free in both directions.

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Posted: 5/6/2011 7:56:34 PM
I also found they run a bit small. I saw a pair at a local thrift store that looked brand new for $10 a few weeks ago. They were way too small for me but someone was gonna get a heck of a deal!!
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