KEEN Men’s Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

Men's Keen Targhee II Waterproof Hiking BootsThe 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.

Men's Keen Targhee II Boots

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

  • KEEN-Mens-Targhee-II-Mid-Hiking-Boot Leather
  • 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.

Click here to check out our other hiking boots. The Keen Men’s Targhee II Mid Hiking Boot keep your feet dry and comfortable while walking along the trails providing excellent value.

3 comments for “KEEN Men’s Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

  1. Keoni F
    April 23, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I really like the shoe and would have given it 4 or … The only reason this is getting 3 stars is that it wasn’t well-made. Otherwise, I really like the shoe and would have given it 4 or 5 stars if it didn’t start to come apart after about six months. The black rubber sole started to separate from the bottom of both shoes after about six months and by ten months, it was hanging and flapping. To the credit of Keen, the warranty claim process and customer service was very smooth and they gave me a credit to purchase a new shoe (had to be from the Keen website). Still, the reason I bought a $135 shoe as opposed to a $40 shoe was because I expected the workmanship to be better. To have it come apart in less than a year was very disappointing. That said, it’s a good looking hiking boot that feels good on my feet and the waterproof material does the job well. If only China would get their act together and build products that last (virtually all work/hiking shoes seem to be made there so we don’t have a choice). Hiking shoes used to last me many…

  2. Ben Sopczyk
    April 23, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    TRUST THE MOST RECENT REVIEWS. LOW QUALITY, CHEAPER MANUFACTURING Im usually not one to write scathing reviews, as I generally take my time in purchasing decisions by checking out reviews in many locations, etc. In this instance however, I truly feel it is my duty as many others before to warn potential buyers to avoid this product.After quite a bit of research, I settled on this pair of Keens. As a replacement to my Columbia boots that ive owned for the last 4 years. While the columbias are great and waterproof, they have been just a touch light for winter hiking and snowshoing. I wear a size 17, and my options are significantly more limited than the average person for footwear. After hearing about Keen for a number of years, and reading many of the reviews, I settled on these boots as a gift suggestion for myself, for the holidays.After I passed the suggestion along to a relative, I began delving into the more recent warnings and reviews of the Keen brand: notably about how their manufacturing and product standards have…

  3. Ingrid E. Fitzgerald
    April 23, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Who ever is running KEEN now should be fired, defective boots across the whole line, you should be ashamed of yourself. Sorry but KEEN has lost my business for good, bought my usual KEEN size 10.5 and when I put the boots on the left boot felt like a size 10 and the right boot felt like a size 11, I cant find a single boot by KEEN that isnt plagued with review after review of defective soles coming unglued or falling apart or the sides coming unglued or ripping out….and now sadly their entire new line is made mostly of plastic but without the comfort KEEN “WAS” known for, and again with the same bad reviews of defective product…who ever is running the company know should be fired.

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