The waterproof Keen Men’s Targhee II Mid Hiking Boot offers comfort and great traction along the hiking trails. The low profile hiking boot stands up to any trail conditions and looks good doing it. It’s designed to keep your feet dry and let them breathe, and the aggressive outsole bites into the terrain. The mid-cut height adds ankle support.
What is good about the Keen Targhee II Hiking Boot
Very comfortable – provides the comfort and support of an athletic shoe and the resilience and protective features of a rough-and-tough hiking boot. Has a sleek and sporty style and a lace-up front for a custom fit.
Waterproof – keeps your feet dry and your step steady thanks to the rugged style of a waterproof Nubuck upper, 4-millimeter multi-directional lugs, and a Keen.Dry waterproof membrane. To keep you treading comfortably on all kinds of terrain, the Targhee II features a Keen.Dry insert. This waterproof membrane offers an additional barrier against moisture yet is breathable enough for all-day comfort.
Heel support – this Keen shoe features a supportive and strong S3 (Shock, suspension and stability) heel structure that absorbs shock, for a stress-free hike. S3 is engineered to support the foot on impact, which dissipates shock, helping to prevent injury to the ankle.
Ankle support – The ESS shank provides torsional stability for a secure ride, while the mid cut height increases ankle support through canyons and over mountain tops.
Metatomical Footbed and EVA Midsole – For comfort and support that won’t quit, the Targhee II features a removable, dual-density EVA footbed that provides arch support by hugging the natural contours of your foot. The compression-molded EVA midsole extends the benefits of the footbed and adds an extra spring to your step.
Reduces foot fatigue – to keep you going longer, the Targhee II has a torsional-stability ESS shank in the midsole. This shank helps to stabilize your foot as you move, minimizing fatigue, so you can enjoy every moment as you push on to the next crest.
Traction – the aggressive outsole has multi-directional 4mm lugs to spaced wide apart to “bite” into the terrain, giving you more dependable traction on slippery and uneven surfaces.
Toe protection – because rocky objects, roots and debris can trip you up on the trail, the boot includes toe protection that wraps up and over the outsole for thorough coverage of the entire toe bed.
Keen Men’s Targhee II Mid Hiking Boot Features
- Rubber sole
- Dry waterproof membrane lining
- Sporty lace-up boot with Nubuck and textile upper waterproof upper
- EVA midsole and removable footbed for exceptional support
- S3 heel support prevents ankle injuries
- Dry liner wicks away moisture
- Multi-directional lugs for dependable traction
- Weight of 17.98oz / 510.63g
- Available in a variety of colors and sizes
- Available in hiking shoe and boot styles
What customers say about the Keen Targhee II Hiking Boot
There were a lot of positive reviews for these men’s hiking boots. Most reviewers stated these boots are the most comfortable they have ever owned. One reviewer said, “all day comfort wearing these boots really feels like your wearing tennis shoes gonna buy them again for sure.”
Great fitting shoe especially if you have a broad foot. Another reviewer remarked they “are a testament to Keen’s focus on function over fashion. With a wide toe box your toes will have plenty of room to spread out. These are wide fitting shoes so no chance of blisters.”
Numerous reviewers said they are very waterproof, as the leather upper helps keep feet dry on rainy days and muddy trails. It has an interior waterproof liner bootie too.
Reviewers also felt the traction was excellent with the special carbon rubber outsoles very grippy and non-marking, and they never seem to show any wear. They are multi-directional and dig in, but are not slippery on wet surfaces like rocks or cement in rain or surf.
A few reviewers said their shoe laces and eyelet worn out too quickly. One hiker said, “you will hear this often about Keen’s — they feel great but they don’t hold up to the rigors of even moderate hiking.” However a lot of purchasers of this product disagreed.
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