UGG Kinney Review

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The UGG Kinney sneakers are a fantastic pair of walking shoes that customers adore. They offer so much in the way of underfoot cushioning, from the Treatlite outsole to the EVA foam midsole and the performance foam insole. They even have a super soft faux leather lining on the inside to ensure your feet will be comfortable even if you opt out of wearing socks. You will get a highly responsive ride that gives you a nice little spring in your step that people love. They look great, coming in a couple of different colors so you can pick something that will best fit your style and personality. They might have a relatively high price tag but many customers believe that they are well worth the cost, as they are highly durable and will not need to be replaced for quite some time. If you are in the market for an all around great pair of sneakers then you might want to take a look at the UGG Kinney walking shoes.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Super comfortable
  • Highly durable
  • Responsive ride
  • Supportive and flexible
  • Lightweight and breathable
Cons
  • High price tag
  • Few color options
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these sneakers uses UGG's own Treadlite technology to ensure you are going to get a highly durable and comfortable sole under your feet while you are out and about. The sole is mostly made out of a rubber compound to ensure you get a decent amount of cushioning underfoot and a high rebound, as well as a decent amount of flexibility while still being able to remain lightweight.

Additionally, these shoes are going to be able to hold quite the grip. You are going to be able to keep your grip while you are out and about, on many different surfaces in a plethora of weather conditions. Whether you are walking on wet or dry surfaces you can rest easy knowing that you will have a better chance of staying on your feet while you are walking in there, whether you are walking on a dry floor, hit a slick spot, or trekking across an icy parking lot. Customers love the great traction they get from these great soles.
Midsole

Midsole

The UGG Kinney sneakers have a midsole that consists of both EVA foam and performance foam which are then lined with faux leather linings to keep your feet comfortable while you are on the go. The foam is going to help make sure that you have a comfortable underfoot experience that your feet will thank you for at the end of a long day.

You will get a decent amount of energy return from these sneakers, thanks to a combination of the foam in the midsole, as well as the above-mentioned rubber outsole. While you are out and about your feet will sink down into the soles of your shoes with each step that you take. The foam will then try to quickly and efficiently bounce back to its original shape, pushing your forward and propelling you into your next step. This is going to help you save a little bit of energy in the long run because you will not have to use as much to keep pushing yourself forward.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of these sneakers are made using a soft engineered knit and neoprene upper so you can get a snug and comfortable fit while still giving you a flexible and lightweight feeling while you are on the go.

Thanks to the knit materials the shoes are extremely well ventilated and can help make sure that your feet are going to stay both cool and dry while you are out and about. Since the air can get into the foot chamber you can expect that it will help keep you cool, especially on warmer days. However, since the air can get in that means any sweat from your feet will be able to quickly evaporate and escape the shoes, keeping your feet dry and creating a healthier in-shoe environment for your feet.
Support

Support

When it comes to your walking shoes you want to find something that is going to give you a decent amount of support to help prevent any kind of pain and discomfort. The UGG Kinney sneakers offer a decent amount of support for what they are, there are no customer complaints about how well they support your feet while you are on the go.

They do not have a traditional lacing system, instead, they have a stretch collar to help you slip your feet into the shoes combined with bungee laces and a toggle so you can tighten or loosen your sneakers as needed. They do a good job at ensuring your feet stay locked into the shoe. As long as you get the correct size you will not have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding around inside the shoe, or worse, falling out of it completely, causing you to potentially fall and hurt yourself or someone else.

As for arch support, there is not a whole lot of information available on how much or little is offered by these sneakers. They do have a decent amount of foam in the midsole so you can assume that they have some kind of support for your arches, but there is no information to know for sure. There, however, have been no customer complaints relating to the lack of support here.
Style

Style

For the most part, customers are happy with the look and the style of the UGG Kinney walking shoes. They have a slip on design with bungee laces and a toggle so you can adjust them as needed. The shoes only come in a couple of colors but that does not seem to be too much of a problem for most people. They are available for purchase in pink dawn, black, jasmine, or navy. One thing you might want to keep in mind about these shoes is that there is some metallic detailing to them that some customers did not realize when they ordered them. They have some gold threading throughout them and the toggle has a metallic tone to it that some customers just did not appreciate.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is important when it comes to what you put on your feet. It is essential that you have the ability to move your feet and not have your movements restricted while you are on the go. The great thing about the UGG Kinney sneakers is that they were designed with this in mind, giving you the ability to move your feet as freely and naturally as possible while still giving you the support and protection that you require from a pair of walking shoes.

The outsole is designed using UGG's Treadlite technology which promotes flexibility, giving them the ability to move and bend with your feet with each step you take. Additionally, the midsole and uppers are made out of softer materials that are also going to move with your feet. Giving you the ability to wiggle your toes and walk without restrictions.
Durability

Durability

Durability is essential when it comes to your shoes. You want to make sure that you find something to wear that is not going to fall apart on you too soon. It can be rather frustrating to spend your money on a product only to find that it needs to be replaced after a short time. In the case of the UGG Kinney walking shoes, they have a slightly high price tag and as such you want to make sure that you are going to get your monies worth out of them so you do not have to spend more money on a replacement pair after only a couple of weeks or months.

These sneakers are pretty durable and do not have the tendency to suffer from premature wear and tear, which is always a bonus. The Treadlite outsole is made with a rubber compound that is made to withstand the repeated beating into the pavement that comes with walking day after day, mile after mile. Additionally, the knit uppers are made with synthetic materials that will help ensure they last, not ripping and tearing too easily like some of the other, cheaper, options might.
Comfort

Comfort

Customers adore just how comfortable these walking shoes are while they are out and about. They have a fantastic underfoot feel thanks to the EVA foam midsole with the additional layer of performance foam. The outsole also aids in the comfort level, giving you a more bouncy and responsive ride that keeps your feet happy and saves you energy while you are on the go. The softly knit materials of the uppers hug your feet, giving you a snug and secure fit that your feet will appreciate.

You should not have to worry about irritating chafing and rubbing on your feet while wearing these sneakers thanks to the softly knit materials that make up the uppers. It can become rather uncomfortable when that happens and cause nasty sores and blisters. If you do start to have problems with rubbing and blisters some people recommend wearing socks to help eliminate the problem.
Weight

Weight

When you are looking for an everyday pair of casual shoes or a new pair of walking sneakers, you want to try to find something that is going to be relatively lightweight. You do not want to have to walk around feeling like you have weights attached at your ankles that are holding you back and slowing you down. That is not something that you will have to worry about when you are wearing the UGG Kinney sneakers. They are designed to keep the weight off, but they do not sacrifice quality, durability, or comfort for the ability to stay lightweight, they found that nice balance that works to give you everything you want in a pair of shoes. Weighing in, on average, at only 7 ounces, these UGG's are on the low end of the spectrum when compared to other similar shoes. Please note that this weight is for a size 8 medium and is only for one shoe, not the pair.
Fit

Fit

The way your shoes fit your feet is extremely important to your overall comfort level and the amount of support your shoes can provide you. You want to make sure that your sneakers are not too big, you want some wiggle room for your toes but not so much that your whole foot can slip and slide around and you want to make sure that your shoe is not going to completely fall off while you are wearing them. On the other hand, you do not want your shoes to be too tight, that can cause terrible discomfort and unnecessary pain. You want to find that happy medium where they fit you snuggly and hug your feet without being too tight and squishing your toes.

Customers have mentioned that these shoes are running a bit too large and recommend that you order a full half size smaller than you normally would so you can make up for that discrepancy. They are, however, running true to width so that is a good thing. If you are unsure as to what size you should order you can always take a peek at the size chart. It is better to know for sure and get the right size the first time than to have to deal with the hassle of having to return them and reorder for a better fitting shoe.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a super comfortable pair of walking shoes then you have come to the right place. These sneakers offer you a fantastic amount of underfoot cushioning thanks to all the foam in the midsole and the amazing outsole. They give you a responsive ride with a decent amount of energy return to give you a spring in your step while you are on the go. They are available in a couple of color options so you can choose one that will best fit your wants and needs. They might have a pretty steep price tag for a pair of walking shoes, but they are going to last and have amazing durability. They would be a welcomed addition to your shoe closet.