KEEN Women's Targhee II Waterproof



#1 Womens Hiking Shoes
#2 Womens KEEN
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Fit – Users liked the proper fitting of the shoe stating that they did not need any break-in time. Both the users with narrow feet and wide feet were satisfied with their fitting. Some users also mentioned that going with half or one size larger would give perfect fitting. A few users were however not happy with the stiff fitting in the ankle section, stating that they had blisters.

Comfort – Users were thoroughly satisfied with the comfort offered by the shoe for long hours. A few users mentioned that the wide toe box added comfort. One user also pointed out that the sole cushioning added comfort underfoot. However, some users felt that the wide toe box was causing discomfort and another felt lack of comfort at the arch section. Some users also felt uncomfortable with too much warmth inside the shoe.   

Traction – The users felt that regardless of the weather and terrain, the boots offered great grip over snow, slippery rocks, mussel beds, dirt tracks and rocky mountain slopes. Some users felt that after some years, the traction of the shoe tends to wear out.   

Protection – The ankle protection and the bumper toes were loved by almost all the users who felt that the shoe offered great shock absorption in uneven terrains. One user, however, felt inadequate foot protection.

Support – Users were all praises about the arch and ankle support describing how they added stability over rocky, icy, wet and gravel surfaces. A few users were having issues with the arch support and one user felt that her ankles pronated wearing the shoe with weird support.

Quality – With all its features, especially the waterproofing, the quality of the shoe satisfied most users. A few users felt that the adhesive was substandard while a few found the soles of their shoes falling apart. One user felt that the fabric of the toe box was not fine and another found the leather upper being worn out.  

Waterproof – Users were amazed at how the shoe acted as waterproof while orienteering through mud and water and during rain. A few users felt that the shoe was not sufficiently waterproof.

Breathability – Users felt that the breathable membrane of the shoe was comfortable to use them for long hours. They were also impressed with the fact that their feet did not sweat. A few users felt that the shoe was too hot and sweaty for the summer use because of its waterproof membrane. One user also had blister issues due to sweaty feet.

Weight – Almost all the users were happy with the light weight of the shoe and stated that it was easy to walk around and hike in them. One user, however, felt that the shoe was a little bulky for her. Some users with narrow feet felt that the heaviness of the boot could be neutralized by wearing thick socks.

Insulation – While hiking in snow and ice, the insulation property of the shoe kept the feet warm and toasty, which the users enjoyed. A few users felt that the shoe tended to get a bit too warm during summer. One user felt that her feet were numb due to lack of insulation.

Durability – Users felt that the sturdy build-up of the shoe helped them hiking in every terrain, especially while climbing uphill and downhill. Users also liked the fact that the shoes absorbed shock in rugged terrains without falling apart. Some users were upset that the shoe wore out.

Looks – Users were in love with the colors and the sturdy look of the boots.

Price – The price of the boots are easily affordable and that really satisfied the users. One user felt that the price was expensive judging by discomfort she felt wearing the shoe while another found that the price of the shoe varied from color to color which to her was not necessary.



With sturdy Nubuck Leather uppers and breathable mesh linings, the KEEN Women's Targhee II Mid WP Hiking Boot will keep you dry and ventilated for long hours and that too without compromising the waterproofing of the leathers. The contoured EVA Footbeds with molded EVA Midsoles will keep your feet comfortable by absorbing shocks in rough terrains. Coming, to its protection, you will feel armored with the rubber Bumper Toes and the Contoured Heel Lock system which will keep both your toes and heels safe from abrasion. The shoe is made durable with the multi-directional outsole that offers traction over snow, mud, dirt, and rocks. Some might find the fitting a bit stiff, so going with half a size larger is suggested.

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Gear Construction

Be it an aggressive hiking through rugged terrain or just a casual walk, the KEEN Women's Targhee II Mid WP Hiking Boot comes with a rough and tough look and low weight. The first thing you will notice after unboxing is the waterproof and durable Nubuck leather webbing and hydrophobic Nylon Mesh lining that offer flexibility and breathability while in motion. The eVent® membrane and the KEEN.DRY technology act as a barrier between the water and your feet while offering ventilation, thereby, keeping you dry and fresh for hours.

Judging by its name, you can understand that the shoe runs at a mid-cuff length and the padded ankle collar keeps your feet protected with its cushions. Metatomically contoured EVA Footbeds and the compression molded EVA Midsoles offer to cushion, support and act as shock absorber. Conquering the uneven terrains will be like your cup of tea with the Nylon Arch Shanks providing stability and the Carbon Rubber Outsoles with multidirectional 4 mm lugs that provide excellent grip. The sturdy Rubber Toe Caps will also catch your attention and work wonder in preventing your toes from trail obstacles.


The durable and waterproof Nubuck leather uppers come with flexible and breathable Nylon Mesh lining. They provide flexibility, breathability, and waterproofing.


The Compression molded dual-density EVA Midsoles are padded, thereby, add support for the entire day and absorb shock in rugged terrains.


The outsole is unmarked and is made of durable and waterproof Carbon Rubber. The multi-directional lugs have 4 mm depth and thus offer excellent traction over diverse terrains.   

Ankle Support/Collar

The ESS Arch Shanks provide torsional stability and protection from uneven terrains.


The Mid-length boots come with the padded and gusseted tongue with webbing pull loops that help in easy putting on and removal of shoes. The gusseted tongue also helps in relieving pressure from the laces and seals out moisture as well as trail cruds.

Lacing System

The Secure-Fit lacing system is equipped with durable nylon webbing eyelets that help in snug fitting. The contoured Heel Lock system wraps the heel properly and keeps it attached with the footbed for additional support in uneven surfaces.

Toe Cap

The KEEN patented Rubber Toe Guard covers the front section of the shoe for abrasion resistance and acts as Bumper Toes so that roots, rocks and other trail obstacles cannot have an impact on your feet.

Heel Counter, Loop

The Contoured Heel Lock system is equipped with multidirectional 4 mm lugs offering traction. The S3 (Shock, Suspension, Stability) Heel support structure helps in keeping your heel safe from shocks and add stability. The Cleansport NXT™ wicks out moisture and prevents microbial odor.

Insole/Footbed/Sock Liner

The removable metatomically contoured insole hugs the natural contours of feet and provides excellent arch support.

Interiors (Lining)


The breathable Hydrophobic mesh lining and the nylon textile wicks sweat and help in natural ventilation while sealing out water.


The Nubuck Leather uppers and the Hydrophobic Mesh and Nylon textile lining act as waterproofing agents.

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