Women’s shoes are a huge culprit in horrible design. If you want to see some of the shoddiest construction and poorest materials generally women’s shoes are a good place to look. However, there are some real gems out there. The Keen Women’s Rivington II Criss Cross CNX Mary Jane flats are a great example. We would argue that these are some of the best quality women’s flats around.
These BIFL women’s flats are made in the USA to very high standards. Made of full grain leather and suede, these shoes will withstand pretty much anything you can throw at them. And they actually have a really decent sole. More often than not women’s flats just have a flat slab of rubber on the bottom. The Keen Rivingon II’s actually have a really decent tread on them. And Keen is known for using excellent quality soles in their shoes.
One of the best features of these shoes is the built-in odor control! That’s right, we are fully aware of how smelly flats can get (especially if you aren’t wearing socks with them often). Keen’s Clean Sport NXT odor control technology is basically an anti-microbial coating that ensures that there aren’t tonnes of bacteria smelling up your flats.
Overall the quality construction on these shoes and Keen’s excellent reputation for customer service and attention to detail should tell you a lot about them. But of course you’re going to want a pair of flats that actually look good too. These are a bit utilitarian looking but they totally get the job done. Especially in the full grain leather style.
But what about comfort? Well over 140 overwhelmingly positive reviews on Amazon don’t lie. These are some of the most comfortable slip-on women’s flats you will find. And due to all of the bells and whistles above,these can easily be considered Buy it for life BIFL quality.
KEEN Women's Rivington II Criss Cross CNX Mary Jane, Brown, 6 M US
- Proprietary lightweight pu midsole compound
- Non-marking rubber outsole
- Clean sport NXT. Organic odor control
- Improved construction for soft glove like fit