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Keen Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots - Men\'s


    Keen Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

    Keen Targhee II waterproof day hikers deliver tenacious traction, stability and comfort. See details

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    Keen Targhee II waterproof day hikers deliver tenacious traction, stability and comfort.

    • Waterproofed nubuck leather and flexible nylon mesh uppers offer ample durability, flexibility and breathability for comfort on the go
    • Midheight cuff offers support to help protect ankles from injury
    • Secure-fit lace capture system with sturdy nylon webbing eyelets and heel wrap help lock feet to footbeds for increased support
    • Webbing pull loops at heel and tongue allow easy entry/exit; padded, gusseted tongue keeps out debris and moisture while relieving lace pressure
    • KEEN.DRY™ waterproof breathable membranes keep feet dry while allowing perspiration to dissipate before it saturates the inside of the shoe
    • Patented rubber Toe Guards protect feet and uppers from impacts and abrasion
    • Substantial Metatomical EVA footbeds are shaped to provide ample cushioning and arch support; can also accommodate orthotics
    • Compression-molded EVA midsoles offer shock-absorption and padding for all-day comfort
    • Supportive nylon shanks provide torsional stability and protection from uneven terrain
    • Nonmarking carbon rubber outsoles with aggressive 4mm multidirectional lugs for durability and traction
    • Fit tip: runs about a 1/2 size small


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    Keen Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Nubuck leather/nylon mesh/webbing
    Waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
    Nylon shank
    Carbon rubber
    2 lbs. 2 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Keen Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots - Men's

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    Keen Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots - Men's is rated 3.7667 out of 5 by 90.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Comfort but poor durability. HOW TO USE: These boots have a large sole area, and so would be great for snow or sand or, perhaps pine needles. On rocks and gravel, the sole feels too wide, and catches on edges when you'd prefer it did not. PROS: Comfortable and lightweight and available in a design suitable for people with wide forefeet and not-so-wide heels. CONS: NOT, let me repeat, NOT durable. After 4 days of 3 hour walks on a slightly stoney trail, I noticed that the "fingers" of the sole were coming loose. Thereafter, I would either super-glue or epoxy them back into place every few days. Luckily I carry these adhesives in my kit. These newer bonds would then fail because the material under the black sole material would break away. I have gone though dozens of peirs of climbing boots, and never had anything like this happen before. I was genuinely concerned that I would be stuck on some mountain in Turkey with no usable boots to walk back on. I mean, comfort is important. Waterproofing is important, but basic durability is the one thing that one has to reply on absolutly. I would never ever consider purchasing a Keen product after this, and I am a bit disappointed that REI carries them.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from NEVER PURCHASE FROM KEEN!!! These are absolutely terrible boots that don't last, the customer service rep even told me that the tarhegee II was not made for hiking. How is a hiking boot not made for hiking? the soles came off at just about every point on the shoe within 30 miles, and when I contacted them they made me go through all these hoops, they finally agreed to send a new pair of boots but a different model ( I cant recall which one). upon receiving the boots in the properly named box, I assumed it was the boot I was told I was going to receive. after hiking 30 miles in white mtn. national forest I contacted them again and told them my boots were falling apart. It turns out they sent me a less expensive boot from the ones I originally bought. they insisted that I send them pictures of the inside of the toungue to observe the tag. the funny thing was it was just a white square ( it was like this as soon as I bought it, but did not suspect any foul play would occur) with that and the fact that the boots were already destroyed, I sympathized with them that this in fact was the boots they sent me and this was the wear that had occurred. they then started to accuse me of lying to them and trying to scam them for a free pair of boots and really insulted me. I could not believe what I was hearing from them and the situation I was in. after that I vowed to them that I would make sure I would do what I can to make sure other thru hikers would not go through the same ordeal. I was very displeased with the whole experience.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from nice looking not well made the rubber is already separating from the leather, they don't hold up very well for day to day use.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable for <450mi I used these for most of my PCT through-hike. They were comfortable right out of the box and stayed that way for about 400 miles (20 days). Then, with all 3 pairs, at 400-450 miles in the sole got lumpy to the point of being unwearable. The interior lining also wore away quickly in the heel, causing blistering on even my hoof-like through-hiker feet. They also lost traction quickly on the granite of the high Sierra. Overall, a good boot that works for what I consider to be only a short time but would cover a couple years hiking for many.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots This is my second pair. I loved the first ones so much, after buying others I decided these would be my AT boots. To me what makes a great hiking boot is one that I never think about when I'm hiking, and these are those boots for me.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great fit, soles fall off I have three pairs of these of various ages. They are fantastic for trail hiking. I bought my latest pair for the 500-mile Camino de Santiago walk in Spain. I knew I'd be blister-free in these boots from previous experience, and I wanted new ones so they might last through the hike. I have had mixed results with these and the low-cut versions; some last reasonably well, but on others the sole quickly starts separating from the upper. This latest pair started coming apart on day 3 of the Camino. I found some contact cement made especially for boot soles, and was able to re-attach the sole a few days later just before it came completely off. The repair lasted for the rest of the (32-day) hike. This tells me that I can glue a sole in the bathroom of a hotel better than Keen can do it at the factory. Keen has a serious quality control issue here.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of boots Well, I've had this pair of boot for what will be 4 years this summer. Must've gotten a well made pair judging by some of the other reviews about that they wear out quickly. Not the case with mine! They've been through the BWCAW twice, Denali NP, RMNP several times, numerous hikes in the state parks here in MN, used them to deliver packages as a driver helper for that company with the brown trucks(much lighter and warmer then my usual work boots), plus they've been my go-to shoe for the winter season. Guess the better question is what haven't I done in these boots! From what I remember, breaking them in was no problem, and they've been very comfortable to wear throughout the time I've had them. The lugs are now starting to wear down, but traction is still fairly descent. Feet have always stayed dry (although I have treated them with Sno-seal every 8 or 9 months) Will be looking to replace them this spring/summer and I will most definitely be buying another pair! No complaints here!
    Date published: 2014-03-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderfully Comfortable Hikers These are probably the most comfortable hiking boots I have ever owned and I've owned many over the years. I purchased these as a lighter and more comfortable alternative to my Asolo Fugitive GTX for an upcoming Kilimanjaro ascent. Since I have a wide foot, I have often worn Keen low hikers. They generally tend to make a wider shoe. These are my first Keen boots and I basically couldn't be more satisfied so far. I say so far, for although I love the fit, comfort and customer support offered by Keen I do have some concerns about their quality control. I first purchased these boots about 4 weeks ago. After about 30 miles of hiking the lining in one of the boots seemed to separate causing uncomfortable pleats in the heal section. Since the shoes were only a couple of weeks old I exchanged them for another identical pair at my local REI. In the past I have had a problem with low Keen hikers and contacted Keen. They generously replaced the shoes not even asking for the defective ones to be returned. Customer service is great but hope on a long trip I'm not discovering another defect. They do run a bit small so best to try 1/2 size larger at least.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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