Keen Flint Low Work Shoe

By Robert Robillard on Tools PLUS!

Keen Utility Work Shoe

The folks at sent us a pair their  Keen Flint Low Work Shoe with steel toe to review and evaluate on our job site.  Timing was perfect because we were getting ready for warmer weather and it is always more comfortable to wear a low rise work boot in the hotter temperatures.


The Keen Flint Low Work Shoe with its waterproof nubuck leather upper looks more  like a hiking show than a work shoe .   When I took it out of the box and put them on, I immediately noticed the weight which I later learned was 21.8 ounces.  Wearing these shoes was like wearing a pair of heavy sneakers – they were comfortable and more importantly they still felt comfortable after a long day on the job site.

The toe on the Keen Flint Low Work Shoe is covered with rubber which is a great feature to protect  this high wear area.  Every pair of work boots I have ever owned have failed at this spot and become worn-out at the toe.  This happens when you are working on your knees and your boot toe is constantly rubbing on basement floors and plywood sub-floors.  I hate when a perfectly food pair of boots become ratty looking at the toe, it looks terrible to my customers and I feel it is an unprofessional look.

At first glance this shoe appears to be well made and durable.  To test them out, I have been wearing them all day, every day even when not on the job site.  My conclusion is that the Keen Flint Low is a comfortable shoe.

Keen Flint Low Work Shoe


I have not been able to determine if the Flint Low has a shank running through the bottom or not but it feels like it does.  When standing on a ladder rung for long periods of time my feet did not fatigue.   If this shoe does not have a shank in the sole it does have support to give comfort on a ladder.

The bottom of the sole is made of an oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole.  A dual density compression molded EVA mid-sole covers the inner shoe with a removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed.


The Flint Low has a nylon type lacing that does not easily  “un-tie” itself which is a pet peeve of mine.  To prevent this, I usually have to double lace my work shoes and did not have to on the Flint Low.


So far so good.  The Flint Low has provided comfortable support on the job-site, while standing on ladders and while at the sidelines of the soccer fields watching my daughter play.  A built in contoured heel lock really holds and supports the heel of my foot in the shoe.

Steel Toe:

Keen Flint Low Work steep toes are right and left asymmetrical, and meet or exceeds ASTM F2412-11 and F2413-11 I/75 C/75 EH standards.

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  • Weight: 21.8 oz/618.02 g
  • Type: Steel Toe
  • Lining: Moisture wicking textile
  • Upper: Waterproof nubuck
  • Rubber: Oil and slip resistant non-marking rubber outsole
  • Utility Features: Oil and Slip Resistant, Steel Toe, Water and stain resistant leather upper
  • Low rise shoe

How Much And Where To Buy?

The Keen Flint Low Work Shoe sells for approximately $110.00 online here: Keen-Utility-Mens-Flint-Work



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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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