A holiday gift of classic style, versatility and instant comfort—this leather lace-up walks the talk. Structured cushioning feels good from the first step, and the moisture-wicking lining keeps it breezy.
My four previous pairs of Presidios were all size 9, all comfortable straight out of the box. I walk a lot and they have been by far my favorite walking shoes. But now it's time for a new pair. Reading reviews here and elsewhere, it seems that the newer Presidios run a little small, so I sized up to 9.5. Worst case scenario, they'd be slightly roomy so no big deal, thicker socks are always fine. Not only were they not 'slightly roomy', they actually felt shorter than my 9s, with a tighter toe box that pinched my not-wide feet. The soles were stiff as boards. Walking in them, the base of my toes (where the foot bends) felt like it was scraping the floor. Just an odd and truly uncomfortable fit. While the leather (which looked cheap, btw) would surely have stretched out, there was no way it would ever stretch enough to make the shoes comfortable, nor would the sole become magically longer. I returned them.
These are great for travel. I do a lot of walking (miles and miles) when traveling. These are perfect because they are very comfortable, with great support and tread. Yet, they are stylish in a "European way". I like them because they can be worn even for a more dress-up situation. They are called a hiking shoe. I wouldn't recommend them for true hiking trails. (But if you have an opportunity to wander, you'd be prepared.) Better to wear traditional boots but these cover lots of city and soft dirt/path terrain.
Very stiff shoe, more like a boot but low cut. Because the shoe is so stiff, laces don’t really do much, you just untie the shoe and stuff your foot into it. Good arch support, but insole is not terribly cushiony. The tongue is long and stiff but with wear it softens up. I wore these all day right out of the box during demolition of a kitchen. Even though they were stiff, my feet and legs felt great at the end of the day. My heel slips a bit, so that’s annoying, but no blisters. I wear them with smartwool socks. I would expect these to hold up for years. They do have that instantly recognizable Keen toe box, so they aren’t stylish. My friends call them my “bowling shoes” LOL, but they function as job site shoes for me just fine.
I have suffered with metatarsalgia for some time. Beware this may be a lengthy review due to my history...I had ball of foot pain (metatarsalgia) throughout my nursing career and finally saw a podiatrist during my pregnancy. I was diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma in both feet and ended up with custom orthotics and a cortisone injection. I had some improvement but still dealt with pain. Fast forward to now and I'm dealing with metatarsalgia after 3 surgeries: two to remove each Morton's Neuroma and then one in between due to a stump Neuroma. Surgeries were indicated due to the fact that custom orthotics, different shoes, and 7 sclerosing injections in each foot had done nothing to alleviate the pain. Nevermind working a full-time job and two young children. I should also mention I am a Registered Nurse and worked on concrete floors for more than 12 years (night shift) and that along with my excessively arched feet were other factors. It's difficult to find shoes to fit custom orthotics and I also need shoes that do not flex in the sole. Danskos are somewhat comfortable but do not offer enough arch support. Did I mention my arches are excessively high? These shoes fit my custom orthotics, have a rigid sole and a wide toe box which provides continuous comfort for my poor feet. I am comfortable and the blue-gray color blends well with my wardrobe. I am tempted to purchase a backup pair to have as it is hard for me to find shoes that meet all my needs. Well done Keen!
I love these shoes! I wear a 6 med & they fit as a 6 med. They remind me a little of bowling shoes but I will get over it! Perfect if you need something one step up from hiking/running shoes. Probably the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and I am a huge Keen & Merrell fan. Pretty color, too - grey.
After wearing 1 or 2 days at work, which consists of me mostly sitting with occasional walking, the rubber on the sides of the left shoe started detaching from the leather; both sides, from front to back. Since I desperately needed them and couldn't wait to return/replace, I used shoe goo to reattach. Right shoe is still perfectly fine after wearing daily for 3 weeks. Despite the manufacturing defect/quality control issue, I love the look and fit of these shoes. So far, they have also proved to provide good traction on the snowy/icy sidewalks and parking lots.
Shoe is very stiff. I loosed the laces quite a bit and gradually tightening them again. Shoe is so stiff it probably shouldn't be seriously worn out of the box like you would expect from a Keen. I only wear these on short walks.
I have had other Keen Presidios so I new these would fit, but this blue/grey color is awesome with jeans. The style changed a little from my old ones which had a wider, wedged out sole and gave a bit more stability to your foot/ankle, inside lining changed a bit too, but still an awesome shoe for someone with a wide ball of foot and high arches. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Very comfortable and a great walking shoe one of the best I have ever owned.
Ridiculously comfortable, but really looks like a granny shoe.
Bought to go hiking in Vietnam.