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. 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 Women's Targhee II Mid 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 Women's Targhee II Mid Shoe
I ordered these Targhee II mid-hikers for my wife and she loves them! She wears standard width shoes, but needs a little extra room in the toe box...these Keens are just perfect. She says they feel so good that she's going to order herself the low-cut version for everyday wear. Glad I chose well ;-)
"A great hiking boot that fits well on my wide feet"
Endowed with awkwardly wide feet and tiny little ankles, finding a hiking boot has always been a bit of a goose chase. I tried these on in the store the other day and was pleasantly surprised to find that my feet felt quite comfortable in them, without tooooo much room in the ankles. They are still a little loose around the ankles, but some good pulling of the laces and thick socks make them fit snuggly. They are lightweight and waterproof, which make them easy to travel with and don't make your legs feel too tired. The only disappointment I have here is the lack of arch support (I've got tall arches, too) but thankfully an insert has solved this issue, too. I highly recommend them! Especially if you've got weird feet like me.
Whether I'm doing field work and hiking down tricky terrain or just a casual hike with my dogs these mid hikers are sturdy and very long lasting. I just replaced a pair I've been using for the past three years. They don't take a lot to break in which is a big plus when switching to a new pair. Keep my feet dry and pain free due to the comfy foot bed which I need for my high arches. Toe guard is also a great feature if you're prone to stumbling over root snags and rocks.
"Comfortable, Light, and Pain Free! *SIZE UP*"
These boots are durable. They look like they might weigh a brick each, but no, they're surprisingly light. I took them on a steady/semi-steep incline hike today and my toes were not smashed up by the end! Yay! Side note: I wear a true 7 inch, so i ordered 7.5 to have a little more wiggle room. If you're worried that your toes will get smashed on a stead decline, order half to a full size up.
I bought these boots in May and wore them every day of the summer for my internship at a National Park unit. I have skinny feet, but I guess my toes are long? I don't know. A lot of shoes fit me length-wise but squish my pinky toes. These shoes did NOT do that, ever, at all. In fact, I could stretch/wiggle my toes. This may seem minor, but after walking over cobble/rocks on a beach for 5 hours, it mattered to me.The arch support and ankle support were great. The rubber toe kept a lot of wet sand/wet grass from ever bothering me. Oh, and they were pretty waterproof for me. I spent all summer walking on beaches and they really never got wet until one day when I had to jump knee-deep into Lake Michigan getting off a boat on a windy, wavy day. :)Pros: super comfy, super durable, great support, roomyCons: not the cutest/not sleek-looking (but there's more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking), laces come untied from time to time despite double-knotting
I'll be honest (because otherwise this review won't really be helpful): I'm a big girl. Not so much tall as sturdy. I'm 5'4 and 250 lbs and I normally wear an 8.5 wide. Think duck feet. Almost four years ago I went through a horrible divorce and decided that the best medicine for my soul was being outside. I bought these boots even though I couldn't afford them at the time because I was shocked that they fit and were so comfortable and I was afraid if I didn't buy them pronto I wouldn't buy them at all and would drown my sorrows in Netflix and brownies instead of the great outdoors. Skip to now, four years later. I've logged a LOT of miles in these boots! They're still going strong and I wear them all.the.time, not just on trail. In fact, I wore these to work today and they are still comfy and I still love them. Somebody in a review said they're not durable. Whatev. I'm hard on clothes but these are indestructible.
I bought these boots as my first pair of legitimate hiking boots and they do not disappoint. They are super lightweight but still completely supportive and stable. They are comfortable straight out of the box and don't require breaking in like other pairs!
"Good shoes, wear a bit quickly, not waterproof"
These were my first pair of hiking boots, and lasted me about 2 years. Pros: I have slender feet that are pretty wide, and these boots fit me well. They were very adjustable, and a good height. The rubber toe definitely came in handy to protect my toes and the boot from stray branches or stones. They were comfortable, sturdy, had ankle support, and fairly durable -everything you want in a hiking boot (for under 200)Cons: Not waterproof. After about a year, the leather upper started separating from the outside foam, and water started leaking in when I would walk through dewy grasses. I tried waterproofing them with beeswax and spray, but they only worked for a few hikes. Also, if you are into re-soling your shoes, these boots cannot be re-soled.If you want a fairly cheap, good quality hiking boot, you won't be disappointed by this boot.
"These boots will hold up through anything."
I have worn these boots in downpours, snow, ice, & over 100-degree heat, and they have worked well in all conditions. My first time wearing them was on a 12-mile hike with about six inches of snow & a pretty nice elevation gain. I usually get blisters as I have a very narrow heel, but breaking in these boots wasn't bad at all.Pros:Durable, well-madeFairly lightweight, about 1lb 13oz or so for the pairWaterproof, unless water gets in above the ankles of courseComfortable; the leather conforms to fit you wellAnkle protectionGood supportCons:Not as sticky of grip as climbing shoes like Five Tens, of course thoughNot as breathable as non-waterproofed shoes, but also a givenOverall, I have had these shoes for a little over a year, and they have been tested pretty hard yet are holding up very well. They have gotten me through 50-mile multi-day hikes, and though I tend to hate shoes, these have grown on me. :)