The Targhee Mid II from KEEN offers four-wheel-drive performance for your feet. The shoe is revamped with the KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane to keep your feet dry and comfortable. The aggressive outsole has 4mm lugs to bite into the terrain, providing excellent traction control. The ESS shank provides torsional stability for a secure ride, while the mid cut height increases ankle support through canyons and over mountaintops.
FEATURES of the Keen Men's Targhee Mid II Shoe
Waterproof nubuck leather upper
Keen dry waterproof, breathable membrane
Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed
Torsion stability ESS shank
S3 heel support structure
Dual density compression molded EVA midsole
4mm multi-directional lugs
Non-marking rubber outsole
SPECIFICATIONS of the Keen Men's Targhee Mid II Shoe
I've had a pair of these Keens for about a year and a half and used them exclusively for our family hiking outings. With a 5 year-old, our daily mileage rarely exceeds 5-6 miles, but after a short break-in, these shoes are very comfortable, supportive, and protect my feet from errant sticks and rocks that I should have probably avoided in the first place. Speaking of break-in, I was initially a tad disappointed in the legendary Keen comfort that I'd heard so much about, as there was a seam or something that rubbed the outside of my left pinky-toe just a bit. However, after the first couple of hikes (about 10 miles or so), I haven't noticed any discomfort. I only wear these shoes when I'm hiking and don't wear them when going about my daily routine, but I have noticed very little wear when confined to dirt. Also, I've had these shoes in water that was over the toes and my feet remained completely dry.
As any trekker knows, comfort and fit are the most important factors for any footwear. These boots fit like a glove as soon as you put them on. They are light and great for long treks over multiple terrains. I first found these boots after I had major surgery on one of my feet. I couldn't wear any of the low cut or high cut boots because they put pressure on the back of my heel and Achilles. Since I can't run anymore, I walk 7-12 miles per day. I have wore these boots on treks in the Rockies and the Sierras. If you're a serious hiker, I suggest you have two pair and rotate wearing them. I wear them everywhere!
"Great hiking boot for the money hands down"
I am a professional firefighter of 20 yrs. I spend thousands of hours in my boots. As an avid outdoorsman and living in pure Michigan we get plenty of pure snow, sleet, rain, mud, and cold. I have worn a couple other brands in the past. I would rate this boot very high. It is light but with good support. Fits very nice maybe runs a little small so if your thinking your in between sizes make sure you order up. Nice traction for hiking. Most importantly to me it is waterproof and wearable all seasons. I have no problem even through 0 degree winter days and with a good pair of thermal socks keeping my feet perfectly warm! Would have no hesitation ordering another pair when these are put to rest. Thanks
I am not the sort of person to run out and buy a pair of boots without doing my homework and trying them on multiple times. I am a pretty avid backpacker and have been looking for a new pair of boots to replace my favorites after about 500 miles. I have a difficult time finding boots wide enough for my hobbit like feet but these are wide, light weight, and waterproof. After my first 50 mile section on the AT since buying these boots I am very pleased. They held up well and kept my feet warm, comfortable, and dry. I am now a big fan of Keen and Moosejaw has the best price.
"Not the best quality and runs 1/2 size small"
This Keen Targhee II Mid hiking shoe runs 1/2 size smaller. This is clearly stated on the Keen website but NOT on Moosejaw's website. That sure would have been good to know and eliminate my return. Keen shoe quality is suspect and surely the lace eyelet at the top would have failed in time.
I bought these boots for hiking at the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas. They are awesome! They were comfortable on my feet and I had no problems with slipping on the steep trails even in areas with loose gravel and sand.
These boots are awesome! They are very comfortable, spacious toe box, great ankle support, and especially for the price they are a great buy!Im on my second pair of these and I will continue to buy them in the future.
These boots are hands down one of my all time favorites. These boots are extremely comfortable, very supportive, they give great ancle support, and especially for the price these boots are well worth it!I am now on my second pair and will continue to buy them.