KEEN Targhee II



#10 Mens Hiking Shoes
#4 Mens KEEN
 4.1/2339 Ratings

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Fit – Fits well, excellent fit and requires no very little break-in period were some of the most common reviews by the users to elucidate the fitting aspect of the shoe. Users however, did say that the fit was way too narrow and recommend sizing up half a size for a more comfortable fit.

Comfort – “Very comfortable, comfort right out of the box, most comfortable shoe ever worn, amazing comfort” were some of the most common reviews of the users. People found the shoe to be adequately cushioned that kept your foot away from blisters. However; a few users mentioned that the shoe wasn’t comfortable at all and wouldn’t be ideal for long-distance hikes. Some even complained of having sore feet after hiking in the shoes.

Traction – People seemed to have mixed reviews regarding the traction. “Very well-made with medium deep threaded soles that provide good outdoor traction” was what some of the users agreed with. For some, the traction proved to be fantastic while for others the tread wore off or rather peeled off just after a few uses.  Users also mentioned that the shoe carries mud in the tread long afterwards.

Protection – The rubber coating prolongs the shoe’s life and offers ample toe protection. Good protection and excellent toe protection were the two most common words that were seen to have been used to explain the protection aspect of the boot. Users seemed pleased with the all-round protection that the boots had to offer. However, one of the users did not seem to be pleased with the protection that the shoe had to offer.

Support – “Comfortable and supportive, excellent ankle and arch support” were some of the words used by the users to elucidate the support offered by the shoes. However, one or two users didn’t seem pleased with the support aspect of the shoe and mentioned that the shoe provided no arch support.

Quality – Excellent quality, superior construction and very well-constructed was the response of a maximum number of users. However, a lot of users found the construction to be poor and mentioned that seams had started to appear while the rubber joints had begun to peel off. Quite a large number of users seemed disappointed about the tread tearing off within a few days of usage.

Breathability – A maximum number of users found the shoe not being able to ventilate well and hence wasn’t ideal for summer hikes. One of the users mentioned that the boot tends to soak in excessive moisture in the warmer months. 

Waterproof – The shoes have exemplary waterproofing technology and would keep your feet extremely dry and comfortable. One user mentioned that they tested the waterproofing by wearing the shoes out in the snow and their feet remained absolutely dry. A few users did however mention about the boot not being waterproof at all.

Weight – “Lightweight, relatively light, fairly light” were some of the most commonly used words when users spoke about the weight of the shoes. People mentioned that these light-weight shoes were extremely flexible and versatile which makes them ideal for hiking in snowy conditions.

Durability – Users mentioned that the shoes showed no signs of deterioration even after prolonged usage. Users explained the durability aspect as pretty durable and very sturdy. However, a lot of users also reviewed the shoes as not being very comfortable but with the amazingly cushioned soles and outer that these offer, they were ready to sacrifice the longevity.  

Price – “Worth the money, fair pricing, great price, worth every penny” were some of the terms used by the users to explain the pricing aspect. A few users did mention about the shoes being expensive but were happy with all the features that it had to offer. Only about three users seemed disappointed with the price.

Looks – “Looks good, stylish, rugged looks, appears perfect for the trail, looks really nice” were the words chosen by the users to elucidate the look aspect of the shoe. One user however wished that more colours and styles were available.



The KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is one of the best rated hiking boots in the market today that performs efficiently well and is the perfect blend of rugged looks, unrivalled comfort, great pricing and exemplary waterproofing technology. The shoe being amazingly waterproof means that your feet would remain absolutely dry regardless of rainy weather, muddy trails and snowy conditions. The lack of proper ventilation however means that the shoes wouldn’t really allow your feet to breathe on longer hikes.

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Gear Construction

The KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is a well-built hiking boot that has been designed for unpredictable terrain. When you begin your hiking trip, the path you embark upon often isn’t as neat towards the middle as it appears at the beginning or the end. This is where the aggressive rubber outsole underfoot would help you to maintain your stability and move ahead with confidence. Inside is a KEEN.DRY waterproof/breathable membrane which aids in keeping your feet dry even in situation of unexpected rain, snow or when you have to trample across shallow creeks.

The Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed has been anatomically engineered to deliver exemplary arch support and cradle the foot’s natural contours. Hydrophobic mesh lining lets vapour out without letting water in thereby ensuring that your feet remain absolutely dry and comfortable. Durable and made to help you conquer those strenuous terrains, the KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is ready for all the outdoor adventures.


The excellent combination of Waterproof nubuck leather upper and Hydrophobic mesh lining along with the KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane keep feet dry while also allowing perspiration to dispel before making its way to the inside.


Dual density compression molded EVA midsole offer shock-absorption and cushioning for all-day comfort. The Supportive nylon shanks offer torsional stability and protection from uneven terrain.


Non-marking Carbon rubber outsole with aggressive 4mm multidirectional lugs provide durability and maximum traction.

Ankle Support/Collar

Mid-height cuff provides support to help safeguard ankles from injury.


The padded gusseted tongue keeps out debris and moisture while relieving lace pressure and also allows  easy entry/exit.

Lacing System

Secure-fit lace capture system with well-built nylon webbing eyelets and heel wrap helps lock feet to footbeds for enhanced support.

Toe cap and Heel Counter

Patented rubber Toe Guards safeguard feet and uppers from abrasion and outdoor impacts. Contoured heel lock keeps your heel in place. S3 heel support structure and heel pulls are also present that supports the heel and prevents any potential injuries.

Insole/Footbed/Sock Liner

Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed are shaped to provide ample cushioning and arch support; can also accommodate orthotics.

Interiors (Lining)

Hydrophobic mesh lining in the shoe ensures that any excess moisture is wicked away and your feet remains dry.


Yes. The shoe has Waterproof nubuck leather upper which efficiently safeguards your feet from getting wet.

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