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How can I determine the best size KEEN shoe for
Sizing questions are best answered at an authorized dealer. You may find certain
styles in the same size have a slightly different fit and feel. We also hesitate
to suggest a specific size since there is no way to take into account all the important
issues directly effecting how a shoe fits. Nobody knows your feet like you do. Your
fit history reveals much about how your shoes fit. Take this history into consideration
as a starting point with KEEN shoes. As a general rule, go up 1/2 size from your
standard shoe size then work from there. A few more issues you may want to consider:
KEEN with the eVent or KEEN.DRY water resistant membrane tends to have less interior
volume in the toe box area of the shoe, so sizing up to some extent is sometimes
necessary. Also note what time of the day you try shoes on for fit. Later in the
day is best since your feet tend to be at their widest. You can find a KEEN dealer
by simply using the zip code search feature on our website’s Dealer Locator
Our dealer locator page also features several links to online partners. Make sure
to find out about shipping costs and return policies before ordering.
I hear your footwear runs a bit wider than other
brands. What does this really mean?
KEEN shoes have a bit wider toe box than other shoes, but our actual shoe widths
are standard. Our women's shoes come only in a 'B' width, while our men's feature
a 'D' width (except the men's Yogui, which is an 'E' width). We now have the men's
San Antonio (all versions) style in our BLVD category that is available in standard
and wide sizes (“E” width). Note that each style fits according to intended
use. Trail running and hiking styles have a more snug performance fit, whereas BLVD
category styles built for urban trekking have a more accommodating fit. We can’t
restate enough the best method of arriving at the perfect size; slip shoes on your
feet at a local dealer if you have the opportunity. Also remember that any KEEN
style featuring the adjustable elastic bungee lace closure accommodates various
I am interested in your Commuter Cycling
Sandal. It looks a lot like the Newport Sandal. Can I expect a similar fit?
No, the fit is distinctly different than the Newport Sandal. The toe box and forefoot
run narrower than the sandal. Any shoe used for cycling needs a slimmer profile
for crank and frame clearance. The outsole is also stiffer to meet the demands of
cycling by preventing arch fatigue while riding. If possible, we strongly recommend
you try this shoe on for fit before purchasing.
Will KEEN footwear accommodate narrow feet?
Yes. The Newport, Newport H2, Venice, Venice H2, Laguna, San Sebastian, Copper Canyon
and Arroyo all feature an adjustable bungee cord lacing system. The bungee lace
system cinches securely over the top of the foot. We encourage you to try several
pair to determine which works best for you.
What shoes do you offer in a US women’s
The entire Ventura line of shoes for women is available in size 12. The Portland
Mary Jane is also available in US women’s size 12. Please note also that the
fit varies a bit from style to style and we encourage you to try on an 11 for size
as it just may fit better than expected.
Why can’t I find a men’s size 15
Sometimes dealers do not carry the entire size run of all our styles. In this case,
most dealers are more than happy to place a special order for you in the size you
need. We do have a few styles always available in US men’s size 15, plus a
few new ones. Determine which will best meet your needs and have a local KEEN dealer
confirm availability and place a special order for you: Newport leather sandal Newport
Hemp Venice Sandal Copper Canyon Newport H2 sandal Venice H2 sandal Zerraport sandal
Laguna Targhee II Mid Targhee II Voyageur Mid Voyageur Arroyo Portales Newport Trail
How does your sizing work for children?
KEEN sizing for children is broken down into three categories: INFANT = size range
4-7; TODDLER = size range 8-13; YOUTH = size range 1-6. After youth size 6, the
next size is US men's size 7.0.
I (or my child) have a foot size that falls
between a youth and adult size. How do I figure out the correct size?
A youth 6 (the largest youth size we offer) is the same length as a women's 8, but
proportionally different. The youth size fits proportionally wider than a women's
size 8. Many adults with smaller foot sizes fit well in our youth shoes, but it's
a good idea to try them on. One other note is that youth shoes often have different
materials and features compared to the same adult styles. It is best to define how
you’ll use the shoes then check with us to make sure the shoe choice is the
most appropriate for your needs.