This is my 5th pair of Keen Austin. I was upset that they changed the stile a little by making the eyelet stripe darker that the rest of the shoe, but that was Keens decision and all the new ones are like that. I'll get use to them. Same great quality and fit, Great shoe!
Time will tell, but so far these seem like very well-made shoes. Quality materials and not a stitch out of place. They're a bit stiff but other reviewers report that they'll break in soon.