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Globetrotting boots brought home.

Burn rubber and jet-set around the world in the Keen Bern Baby Bern Boot. Full leather and a high-shaft design make the Bern Baby Bern desirable for international or downtown adventures. Decorative buckles add class but maintain simplicity, while a full side zip and wedge heel round out this Paris-worthy piece.

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5 5

Great everyday Boots

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I absolutely love these boots. I've shopped everywhere for the perfect fall boots that could fit over my big calfs. These were a little snug at first, but they stretched out a little and now they fit like a glove (over my jeans). The detail on the sides make them very fashionable and I get compliments all the time. They fit true to size (I ordered a 9). Also, the leather is very durable (I spilled a glass of red wine on them and was able to get it out)

5 5

Wonderful boots!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I originally bought these boots full price at a department store and they were so comfortable that I had to have another pair and another color. I have brown and I wanted black. When I searched I found this website and found that they have the best prices.
These boots are so comfy I can wear them all day without my feet bothering me. I stand 10-12 hours a day because I am a hairdresser. There aren't many shoes I can wear and believe me I have tried many. Keen has been a brand I can usually wear right out of the box. The leather on these boots is superb and the style timeless. If you buy these boots, you will not be disappointed in the quality. The leather is waterproof and sturdy and the best thing is they fit my athletic calves. I'm sure with this quality they will last me for many years to come.

5 5

LOVE THIS BOOT

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love this boot more than any other shoe purchase I've made in the last 5 years. Comfortable, fashionable, and made for walking. Let me count the ways:
1) I have athletic calves and they fit perfectly-comfortably snug but I don't have to fight to zip 'em up.
2) They are stylish--no, adorable--and yet very well made. .I can wear them on a museum jaunt to San Francisco or on a midday mini-hike in the redwood forest behind my office at UC Santa Cruz.
3) They are warm and waterproof, but not hot indoors.
4) They don't come quite up to my knees, which is good, b/c I am short, so they stop at a flattering height.
5) My boyfriend calls them my superhero boots. He's right! I can do anything in these boots, all day.

I now own two pair, one in the lighter "Oak" and one in "Purplie" (a color from 2011). I even bought a pair for my sister in Portland. She loves them, too.
These boots are great. I hope Keen never stops making them.

what is the best weather proofing to use?...

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what is the best weather proofing to use? I have Nikwax which I use on my Blundstones - will that be fine?

Best Answer Responded on

You could definitely use nixwax, but the weatherproofing agents that nixwax has built into their product is on the understanding that a membrane is already associated with the product. This would be the best to use that we provide: NIK0073, but know that you will have to occasionally reapply it when you notice the leather not repelling the water any more (All depends on how often you use the boots, and the amount of moisture the boots become exposed to).

5 5

Great Boots

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These boots are cute and comfortable. I put them on the day I received them and haven't wanted to take them off. The fit seemed true and it didn't take any time for them to "break in". They were comfy from the start.

5 5

Timeless!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I LOVE these boots, they are sturdy, really comfortable and beautiful!! You can wear them to dress up or down. Worth every penny, they are timeless, you will have them forever!!

3 5

Good boots, but . . .

I've had the Keen Bern Baby Bern boots in Oak, sz 9, for 4 months now. Granted, I've worn them a lot, but I've also tried to take good care of them (leather conditioner, water proofer, keeping them as dry as possible, etc). I chose them out of several other styles I tried on because they fit my chunky calf better than others and still had a classic design that wasn't too bulky. They were comfortable from the beginning (though ended up adding another insole because they aren't as comfortable for extending standing or walking), have been warm, and for me the slick-ish sole hasn't been a problem. Lately I've been noticing they look REALLY worn--not like when you get to the comfort point and they are just worn right, but starting to look really creased and worn out (surprising for only having had them for 4 months). But now--the zipper has broken. The zipper teeth on one side started to separate a couple weeks ago, so I tried to be really gentle with the zipper. But it's come off the track now and I can't seem to get it back on (And even if I success there are two places where the zipper teeth have some apart). So overall--I'm disappointed. I feel like a solid pair of leather boots should last at least a few seasons.

2 5

Great Boot..Great Price but...

  • Gender: Female

Bern Baby Bern is a great boot, at a great price, even if you didn't get it on sale ....but the burn about the bern boot is it has no traction! Too bad !!

3 5

Were great and then broke

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had these boots for a little over a year, any they were great. The sole is pretty smooth so they were slippery on ice, but warm and waterproof enough for snow or running errands on a rainy day. Comfortable and I was able to wear them to work or out with a dress. To be fair I wore them a ton.

And then the sole split in half. Right under the balls of my feet, on both shoes. Very disapointed. I honestly expected them to last a lot longer for the price.

Responded on

the EXACT same thing happened to me! i loved them so much and they were just in the perfect comfort phase of being worn in, and BAM! soooo disappointed. i am going to contact Keen and see if they will send replacement soles so i can take them to a cobbler.

4 5

I <3 Keen

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These boots are very nice... But I definitely have other Keen shoes I like more. They fit well, even over my extra large calves - the leather should stretch even more too. I was able to wear them at a trade show and they dressed up well. I would have appreciated a little more cushion for standing all day,however.

5 5

Great all around boot

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've been looking at these for a while and finally decided to purchase. I've owned other Keen style shoes and loved them, so thought the boot would be good too. I ready several reviews about the calf being tight. I have larger than normal athletic legs and these fit just fine - even with a pant leg tucked in! Looks (and feels great) with skirts or pants. Both my sister and mom tried mine on and want to order a pair too! Best of all, they are comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

4 5

I know my feet aren't getting bigger...

These are good casual boots with a functional design. I bought a pair in green. The shoe is a full size smaller than the usual Keen last. I had to pull out the footbed and replace it with a thin Specialized insole just to get my foot inside the 9.5, when I normally wear a 9 in Keen. They are still a bit snug. I'm still trying to decide whether to return these boots rather than endure a seriously uncomfortable break-in period. I don't believe in wearing shoes that must be "broken in".

The calf fits okay. I'm a medium-sized woman (8/10). While researching this product, I found a review on the REI website left by an irate, self-describe size 14 woman who was left "feeling fat" because she could not zip up the boot. If you are a larger woman, don't even bother placing the order. If you are a smaller woman, you will have a loose boot-top, perfect for tucking in your pants.

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I love these boots! They are comfortable and I get a ton of complements on them. I'm bummed that the purple version of this boot is sold out.

5 5

European Friendly

I bought these boots in black and absolutely love them! We have been all around Europe for months now, and I would choose to wear these over any other shoe so far. They fit in fashionably, are warm enough to keep you from freezing without wool socks, water resistant enough to keep your feet dry in the pouring rain, and are very comfortable to walk in all day (literally). Runs true to size if ordering. I've been able to wear these only with pants that fit close to the ankle. Boot-cut jeans will not fit inside.

4 5

Cute, quality boots

I have had mine for a couple of months now and they have worn in very nicely. I was torn between these and the Silverton, because I wanted something kind of rugged but cute at the same time. Ultimately, I liked the overall look of these better - too bad they don't offer the same features of the Silverton with this look. Anyway, they are a nice quality leather. They are water "resistant", and having splashed water on them a few times, I can say they dried with no visible signs of having been wet. I did, however, wear them to a concert and spilled beer all over them which stained the leather... I cleaned them with glycerine soap and a little Murphy's Oil and the stains disappeared.
Someone commented that they were slick - I've worn these on my icy wooden deck and didn't seem to have any trouble.
I get compliments on these every time I wear them. If only they were waterproof, I'd give them 5 stars.
Also, I find they run true to size.

5 5

Great Boots!

These boots are sick! Comfortable, have a little bit of a heal which I was suprised by, but really like, and fit great. I work in a semiformal atmosphere and these cutties fit right in. They look great with skirts and dresses and the side zipper goes all the way down so it is easy to tuck your jeans in too! Can't go wrong with these boots!

4 5

Cozy and Good Looking

Love these boots! They are super comfortable, relatively light and really look nice. I love that they have a zipper - makes them a lot easier to put on and take off than other boots I own. I would highly recommend getting a pair of your own!

I've tried these boots on, but can't decide...

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I've tried these boots on, but can't decide on if they are right for my needs. I live in Maine, and am looking for a casual yet cute boot for every-day winter wear (well, Spring & Fall too). I'm tired of wearing snow boots, with a pair of flats in my purse for when I reach my destination. My sole (ha!) concern with these boots is the traction. It looks REALLY slick. I've read conflicting reviews on whether this boot will be good (or terrible) in the snow. Keen reps, other people who have them... anyone have some real experience with this? I don't want to be slipping and sliding this winter...

Responded on

If your concerned with the traction I would recommend the Silverton, it's very similar to the Bern , but has the traction and a little insulation in it, but not to much so it won't be hot in the spring and fall.

Jerry

4 5

Great looking boot

I was worried that they wouldn't zip over my calves but they did stretch and now fit great! I get lots of compliments on how good they look. Since they are Keens, I expect the same long life out of them that I've had from other Keen shoes. I am disappointed in the fact that they don't have the same great traction all of my other Keens do.

4 5

Well made, good looking, comfy

I just got these boots and have not had a chance to wear them for a full day, but they have a great design and the footbed is very comfortable. I have other Keen shoes, and expect that these boots will live up to my expectations of exceptional comfort without a break in period. As for sizing--I wear a 6.5 usually, and, following other reviewer's advice, ordered 1/2 size up. I'm not sure I needed to do that--the fit feels a tad too roomy, but I often use inserts, so I'm not too worried. I also ordered the 7 because I wanted the Purplie color, and it was sold out in 6.5. Like some of the other reviewers, I have muscular calves, and my legs are short, so I appreciate the shorter shaft and larger leg opening, which is just right (the side buckles are real, and can be tightened for those with slimmer legs).

Back to the color--that is probably my only disappointment. I was hoping for something that really had a burnished purple cast to it (which is how the web image looks). That would have been so cool...but the actual boot is not really distinguishable from a dark, dusky brown, though the stitching down the front is definitely purple. Keen designers: next time, go for it and make some boots of leather that is really purple, and I bet Keen fans all around the globe would start a stampede to buy them.

Oh, I gotta add that the turnaround time on the shipping was awesome! I ordered these boots on Tuesday night, requested the standard free shipping, which is supposed to take 7-10 days. I received them in TWO DAYS. Wow. That's impressive.

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