How Do Keen Boots Fit

Thanks to their comfortable and durable shoes, Keen is a popular footwear brand for men, women, and children whether you're looking for an athletic shoe, hiking boot, or waterproof work boot.


Amongst the brand’s wide range of styles, Keen Utility shoes are a favorite of many tradespeople. This safety-focused product line includes boots, shoes, slip-ons, and beyond. Of course, when it comes to work shoes, fit and sizing are incredibly important to ensure optimal comfort and protection.


So, how do Keen boots fit?


In this guide, we’ll cover Keen footwear sizing and tell you about some of the most popular Keen Utility boots available.


Keen Shoe Sizing


Keen footwear features a wider toe box than other shoes. The extra space for toes helps Keen shoes to fit more securely and comfortably. To account for this difference, Keen recommends that shoppers start by going up 1/2 size from their standard shoe size to find their proper Keen shoe sizing.


Alongside this guidance, Keen provides a sizing chart that includes each shoe size along with:

  • UK, EU, and CM conversions

  • The corresponding heel-to-toe length in centimeters

Before you click “order” on your regular shoe size, take the time to measure your foot and your other well-fitting shoes to make sure you pick a size of Keen shoes that will keep your feet safe and comfy.


Finding the Right Width


While numeric sizes are based solely on foot length, the majority of the Best Keen work boots for men are also available in wide foot widths. The women’s work boots and shoes have more limited wide options.


However, there’s an easy solution.

  • A men’s size will actually fit the same as a women’s wide if the women’s wide option is unavailable.

  • Women’s Keen shoe sizing starts to overlap with men’s at a women’s size 8.5, which is comparable to a men’s size 7.

  • Consult a size chart and your foot length to find the right men’s size.

Purchasing Tips


Whether you shop for your Keen boots online or in-store, there are some standard best practices to find a pair that fit perfectly.


Keen Shoe Sizing Tips In-Store


Keen has eleven specific recommendations for making your Keen boot purchase in person.

  1. Prepare for your purchase by bringing in the socks and the removable insole that you’ll wear with your future boots (if applicable). In addition, take along (or wear!) an old pair of broken-in boots. The salespeople can tell a lot about how you walk based on the wear-and-tear of your old boots.

  2. Shop in the afternoon or evening because your feet expand over the course of the day.

  3. Trust your local