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Whisper runs smaller than Venice Keens
on November 14, 2012
Keens are great shoes, and I wear my Venice Keens just about every day. The Whisper looked less "clunky," so I read the reviews and went ahead and ordered a Nile Green pair in my usual size, a 9. They LOOKED amazing when they arrived, but like other reviewers warned, they run SMALLER than the other Keen sandals. What happens is that your foot slides BACK in the sandal, and your heel hangs over the heel of the shoe. I walked around in my house off and on for several days in them to see if the problem resolved itself, since my Venice Keens are size 9 and fit fine. But I found myself constantly trying to slide my foot forward in the shoes, so not only were they not comfortable, but they were actually annoying. Amazon's return policy is fantastic, if you've never done that before. All you do is print out a label Amazon emails you, put your stuff right back in the box, tape the label on, drop it off at the closest UPS, pay NOTHING, and voila! The refund goes back into your account. I am still trying to decide whether to order the 9 1/2, since the 9's fit so oddly--so do take the warning seriously and order 1/2 size larger than your normal size if you purchase Keen Whisper Sandals.