Keen Targhee II Waterproof



#10 Mens Hiking Boots
#2 Mens KEEN
 4.5/961 Ratings

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Fit – “Good fit, comfortable fit, fits amazingly well” was the overwhelming consensus of the users. A large number of users seemed appreciative of the wide toebox and found them to be extremely comfortable while users also liked the fact that the shoes did not require any break-in period. "If you have wide feed and need arch support, these are the shoes to buy" was what most users seemed to agree to.

Comfort – "These boots are one of the most comfortable ones I've ever worn" was what most users seemed to agree to overwhelmingly. Users found the shoe to be exceptionally comfortable for hiking all day long. Comfort right out of the box, amazingly cushioned and extremely comfortable were some of the most common words used by the users to elucidate the comfort aspect.

Traction – “The soles have great traction and I was able to maintain my balance in every situation” was what most users largely agreed to. The shoes seem to grip the ground fantastically and the very well-made medium deep treaded soles provide good outdoor traction. For some, the tread wore off or rather peeled off just after a few uses.

Protection – The rubber coating prolongs the shoe’s life while there’s ample toe protection. This means that your shoes would remain safeguarded in case you do step over rocks or roots. One of the users did not seem pleased with the protection that the shoe had to offer.

Support – “Excellent ankle and arch support, Comfortable and supportive, unrivalled support all day long” 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 the soles had begun to separate while the tread also wore off. Quite a large number of users seemed disappointed about the tread tearing off within a few days of usage.

Breathability – People mentioned that the shoe really wasn’t breathable.  One user mentioned that the shoe doesn’t have ample ventilation and thus tends to get hot on longer hikes during summer.

Waterproof – The shoes have fantastic waterproofing technology and would keep your feet dry and comfortable even in the wettest of situations. A lot of users tested the waterproofing of the shoes and they seemed to perform exceptionally well. Only one of the users mentioned that the shoe didn’t perform well and was not waterproof.

Weight – Users described the shoes as extremely lightweight which were ideal for light hiking and walking. People mentioned that these light-weight shoes were extremely flexible and versatile.

Durability – Users mentioned that the shoes remained pretty durable even after using it for a prolonged duration. Users explained the durability aspect as pretty durable. However, a lot of users said that they were ready to sacrifice the longevity of the shoes for the fantastic comfort that it had to offer.

Price – “Worth the money, great price, worth every penny” were some of the terms used by the users to elucidate the pricing aspect. A few users did mention about the shoes being over priced but were happy with all the features that it had to offer. Some users seemed disappointed with the price and said that the shoe wasn’t worth the price.

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



KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Shoe would be the perfect companion for all those people who have really wide feet. The shoe doesn’t just look good but is also waterproof and offer unparalleled comfort on the trails. However, the lack of proper ventilation and the tearing off of the tread was disliked by a lot of users and they wished that the shoe could be a tad bit more breathable.

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Top 10 Hiking Boots
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Gear Construction

The KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Shoe is an ideal mix of the rugged and technical look while also having that traditional feel to it. The upper has been made from waterproof nubuck leather while the outsole boasts aggressive multidirectional lugs which ensure maximum grip and stability on the trail. The KEEN logo appears on the rear, sole and side of the boots. KEEN.DRY waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry in inclement weather which means that now you can confidently tread those trails without the fear of getting your feet all wet and cold.

The construction of the boot is pretty good and solid and would sure be your companion on a lot of adventures for a long time. Conquer the roughest terrains in KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Shoe which not just safeguards your feet from potential injuries but also delivers efficient performance every time.


Waterproofed nubuck leather along with a combination of flexible nylon mesh uppers offer ample durability, breathability and flexibility for optimal comfort on the go.


Dual-density compression-molded EVA midsole to help prevent over-pronation and enhance cushioning for maximum comfort on strenuous hikes.


The Nonmarking carbon rubber outsoles boast of aggressive 4mm multidirectional lugs in order to ensure maximum grip on the trail and durability.

Ankle Support/Collar

The collars of the shoes are thick and are padded so as to provide ankle support with the help of a torsion stability ESS shank.


The gusseted tongue of the boots are also padded which keeps out debris and moisture while relieving lace pressure.

Lacing System

Secure-fit lace capture system which tie criss-crossed up to the top of the shank with sturdy nylon webbing eyelets and heel wrap aids in locking feet to footbeds for enhanced support.

Toe cap and Heel Counter

Patented rubber Toe Guards protect the feet and uppers from severe impacts and abrasion. Contoured heel lock offer robust protection at the toe and heel.

Insole/Footbed/Sock Liner

Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed is shaped in order to offer maximum cushioning and arch support. Can also accommodate orthotics.

Interiors (Lining)

The internal lining consist of waterproof breathable membrane made of nylon.


Waterproof nubuck leather works in tandem with KEEN.DRY waterproof technology keeps water out, whether you’re dodging rain droplets or voyaging across a river.

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