turtlegir1 wrote:Do you find that they run half a size to small, like the suggestion says? I typically wear 6.5-7 in most shoes, and for Keens I always order a 7. So I'm not sure if to interpret their warning as order a 7.5, or stick with my typical Keen size 7. Also, your warning about the support/padding has me wondering. They look so cute, but I don't have a boat to wear them on!
I normally wear a 9.5 and that's what I have in the Catalina. I wouldn't say they run a half-size too small, but I would say that they are sized to fit more snugly because they are more like mocassins and I imagine they expect people to wear them either with no socks or very thin socks.
If you're familiar with Keens, you know that the toe box is usually pretty wide. That's not the case with these shoes. Makes sense, given the style. And for what it's worth, with Keens I wear a 9.5 in some styles and 9 in others. For this style, 9.5 works for me.
I don't have a boat either, but I wear these if I'm going to an outdoor gathering or someplace where I'm mostly going to be walking on grass or some other non-paved surface. And even then, I only want to wear these 3-4 hours at a time. So this is a limited-purpose shoe.