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  • Waterproofed nubuck leather and flexible nylon mesh uppers offer ample durability, flexibility and breathability for comfort on the go
  • KEEN.DRY™ waterproof breathable membranes keep feet dry while allowing perspiration to dissipate before it saturates the inside of the shoe
  • 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 tongues keep out debris and moisture while relieving lace pressure
  • 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
  • Patented rubber Toe Guards protect feet and uppers from impacts and abrasion
  • Nonmarking carbon rubber outsoles with aggressive 4mm multidirectional lugs deliver durability and traction
  • Fit tip: runs about a 1/2 size small


View all KEEN Men's Hiking Shoes

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Nubuck leather/nylon/webbing
Lining Waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
Midsole EVA
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Carbon rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 pounds
Gender Men's

Size chart

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durbale through two years of daily use. I am ordering my second pair of these shoes after this review. I've been very happy with my Keens for more than two years. Until recently they have been very comfortable. The soles have worn nicely and have kept their grip. I've used these shoes in all kinds of conditions from city walking to trails and have always been confident that they will perform. I've often spent hours walking in wet and muddy conditions and my feet have remained dry. My only complaint is that the shoes can be a little warm in the summer, but that's a sacrifice you make for waterproof shoes. If you need ventilated shoes, Keen makes a shoe for that too.
Date published: 2009-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keen Targhee II I usually hike in a Keen sandal but for the winter and with microspikes and snow shoes thought that a "real" shoe would be better. This shoe worked very well. Off my ankle, lots of toe space. One issue was the laces supplied would not stay tied. I finally, after several hikes, took some tent cord with a running hitch to bring them in. Traction on rocks is confident, mud is not a worry. Walking with the spikes is good. Would buy again. OBTW, Keen often runs 1/2 size under of which I was unaware. Without any real effort on my part REI accepted the shoes I bought and replaced them with the larger size without fuss. I appreciate that.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good looks and comfy while they last Now on my second pair after returning the first after both soles separated from the uppers after average use. The second pair have held up slightly better for 2 seasons now, but still suffer from poor quality and durability. While I like Keen and own a pair of Boston oxfords now into their sixth year and still going strong, the Targhee suffers from too much emphasis on good looks and not enough on durability for a [$] hiking shoe. Good shoe if you're doing light walking/hiking, but can't hold up to heavier use (i.e., backpacking, hiking in rugged terrain, etc.). Also, not appropriate for snow and ice.
Date published: 2010-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Feel like wearing wooden blocks I LOVED my Targhees I got in '09. They made my job where I'm on my feet all day bearable. Loved the slide clip lacing. The footbed was the BEST. When they started to look rough they became my competition shoes to ride 50+ mile endurance rides in. Didn't hesitate when ordering my replacement pair for work. This pair came and it's like a totally different shoe. They are VERY stiff. I feel like I have wooden blocks strapped to my feet. They don't flex at all when I take a step. The laces are regular tie laces and if I try to tie them tight enough for my heel not to come out when the shoe doesn't flex they dig into the top of my foot. They seem larger than the last pair. I could definitely use a smaller size.
Date published: 2010-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wears Out Too Quickly I have had this shoe for six months now and it is showing tremendous wear and tear. I have used it mostly day hiking during the spring and summer. My biggest complaint is the single stitch construction on the leather towards the toe box. The stitching has come apart and now water leaks through. I would suggest that Keen revamp this model with double stitching in this area and other high wear areas as it is an otherwise very comfortable shoe. The other complaint that I have is that it is very warm for summer months. However, this can be fixed by wearing the right sock for weather conditions. Once the stitching is fixed I would recommend this shoe to a friend.
Date published: 2008-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Durable and Comfortable I started a dog walking business in late 2015 so I went to REI to buy a pair of waterproof, comfortable shoes. I have very "challenging" feet so buying shoes is never easy for me. I purchased the Keen Targhee II Waterproof Hiking Shoes due to their comfortable fit. Here I sit having walked over 800 MILES in all sorts of weather and they are just starting to show some wear in the soles. The shoes have remained very comfortable and are intact on the inside. I am so happy with these shoes that I doubt I will even look at another brand/model. Great shoe, durable, comfortable--what else could I ask for. These are the best shoes I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to boots I need the support of full height backpacking boots, especially at work; but don't like clunking around the house in them. At 48 years old and 220+ pounds, walking barefoot on stone tile isn't an option and no sneaker or camp shoe I tried ever worked very well. These fill the gap perfectly. They fit well despite a wide, high volume foot. I'm comfortable in them throughout most of the day. If I have to start working or walking in earnest for several hours, I'm better off in the boots, but for around the house or quick trips to the store, it's nice not having to lace on the boots every time anymore.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Urban Hikers I have enjoyed my Keen Arroyo IIs for several summers, but needed a pair of hiking shoes for trails and urban hiking in winter & wet weather conditions. After multiple trips to the REI shoe dept., I chose the Keen Targhee II. As others have mentioned, I find them a bit clunky, and more like sawed-off boots than shoes. But that is ok. I replaced the insole with PowerStep insoles and find the Targhee IIs to be comfortable. I definitely like the bigger toe box which was a big factor for me in choosing the Targhee IIs over the competition. However, they do not breath very well, even when I wear moisture wicking socks. So that is why I can only give them 4 stars.
Date published: 2017-01-07
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I have very high arches.  Will this shoe accommodate them?

Asked by: Eliot
These shoes provide moderate arch support. If you need more than what the shoes provide, you can remove the insoles and add your own.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

Keen makes this shoe in wide (EE). I do not see the option on your website. Can we get it from REI in men's size 12 EE (wide)?

Asked by: Beke
No, does not place special orders.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

I need 13 wide EE I'm looking for walking shoes with good arch support 

Asked by: Hog 57
These hiking shoes have a standard D width.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-26

I see on your size chart that a EU size 48 equals a US size 15, that seems large. My feet measure 11 1/4 inches long and I usually take a c width. What would that translate to a shoe size?

Asked by: MikeH
Euro sizing can vary by brand in how they convert to US sizing. An 11 1/4" foot would normally be a US 12. This shoe does run a ½ size short, so you may need to go up to a 13 (no 12 ½ available). The width is a D.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22
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