The Targhee II hiker from KEEN is ready for your off-road challenges. The KEEN.Dry membrane creates a waterproof seal. A removable metatomical footbed quickly molds to your foot's shape for personalized comfort. Breathable and durable• the leather and mesh upper lets you meet challenges with confidence.
4mm multi directional lugs Dual density compression molded EVA midsole KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane Non-marking rubber outsole Patented toe protection Removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed S3 Heel support structure Torsion stability ESS shank Waterproof nubuck leather upper Weight: 16.64 oz. Fit Tip: We find this style runs about a 1/2 size small Lining: KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane Upper: Nubuck and textile upper Rubber: Non-marking rubber outsole
I truly love this shoe! I have bought three pair so far.
This is the only shoe that relieves my planters Fasciitis heel pain and has the wide toe box I really need. This shoe gives me true foot support and I can stand longer in it without pain. My first pair lasted longer than my second pair and since I get my shoes wet at work in the plant nursey I have trouble keeping any shoe very long, that being said they last me about 6 months on average. I think these shoes could last longer if I could afford two at one time and let them have a chance to dry out better between wearing them. I have to buy Men's shoes for the wide feature and better foot support.
I have been wearing nothing but Keen Targhee II, or similar Keen, shoes for the past 10 years. They've always been the best fitting shoe for me, and they lasted forever. I've had at least 15 pairs and actually used to look forward to getting a new pair.
However, my last two pairs of Targhee II's, and two pairs of Targhee III's lasted less than 7 months combined. This includes a pair I just used the warranty on after 3 weeks. A few hikes in and pieces of the sole were falling off and pulling away from the shoe.
I hope the new pair lasts longer. I don't want to have to start researching other shoe companies.
The shoe is comfortable and durable but I have had many issues with the inner lining wearing out in the heal and glue that holds the black sole edges coming loose. I have bought these for the last 5 years. And it seems the quality has gone down.
purchased a couple months ago just started wearing. Already the leather and material has ripped out on the inside of right foot. This is the third pair that I have bought over the past five years. The first two pairs were great. This pair I've worn maybe twenty hours. Ready for the garbage.
I bought these for my son to take to PDGA Junior Worlds, that's next week, so they haven't seen their true test yet. He has worn them for practice and around the house just to make sure they fit...he says their probably the best he's ever had, and boy is he excited to use them!
Have owned and worn 3 earlier generation Targhee IIs, all size 11. Size 11 hurt my left metatarsal bones and couldn't wear that size. Now into an 11 1/2. More room in toe box and comfortable in that area. Haven't been on any long hikes. My only concern is some heel slippage with 11 1/2 Time will tell. For daily knock around and 3 mile hikes they're good.
Leading off with the positives, the materials and construction look very good. The wide-size shoe is noticeably roomier than the regular version.
The bad? Length-wise, these 12s fit more like an 11- my big toe is SOLIDLY planted into the front of the toe box on both shoes, and that's trying them with thin cycling socks. Compared to a pile of size 12s in the closet these Keens are shorter than all of them, at least 0.5" and often more. This must be a quality control problem, perhaps shoes are being labelled improperly at the factory.
I will recommend the shoe based on quality if not fit on this pair.
Really wanted to use these shoes. I had purchased them for Memorial Day outing, and I received them prior to the weekend. According to your sizing recommendations, you should order 1/2 size bigger, since shoes were running small. I have two other pairs of Keens, and have always worn 9.5 in every shoe I own. The size 10 I ordered were way too big, I could put my whole finger between my heel and the shoe. The shoes themselves seemed to be sturdy, but I was unable to test them. Had to return them. Easy to return with no cost to me. I'm waiting on my account to be credited. I did order a different pair of shoes that had the same recommendation on sizing, but I ordered my normal 9.5. I'm awaiting the arrival of theses shoes. I'm only giving a rating of 3 based on the poor sizing tip.
Great looking shoe that has an amazing fit. Wore them for a day to "wear them in," but could have hiked with them right out of the box. Fantastic grip, laces stay tight on a single knot, and the overall design stays true to the Keen brand.
Ordered a size up like Keen recommends and still they were to small. I have 8 pairs of Keens and I've noticed through the years they have become more narrow and the heel is to wide causing slipping. They should stay with what works and made them the shoe of choice for people like me needing that wide toe box. so disappointed in the way this Targhee II Low complains to my Targhee II mid that are 3 years old. The shoes in this order are inconsistent between the left and right shoe and my heel just slides out the back with ease while walking. I found its time to look to differant brands that seem to be offering wide styles to get those customers like me that are Keen customers.
I'm not really a shoe guy to be honest. I'm more like the "pick up a pair of tennis shoes @ wallyworld" kind of guy....but close to 10 or 12 years ago now I found a pair of Keen's on clearance at a Cabela's near my parents and pulled the trigger. I loved the way they fit, loved the fact that they were waterproof, loved to hike in them & pretty much everything else about them. However, the soles started de-laminating after just a couple months. I knew that Keen offered a warranty on their products so I contacted Keen and they sent me a new pair of my choice, just like that. Like I mentioned earlier, that was 10 years ago or so and I've never looked back. I purchase a new pair of Keen Targhee 2's every 2 years like clock-work. This last May I ordered a pair of the new Targhee 3's, another great shoe and a lighter smoother feeling reboot of the 2. Unfortunately they started falling apart this winter...Once again, like a decade ago, I contacted Keen and they shipped me out a new pair. I'm a Keen guy for life! A company that makes great shoes and combines it with values like integrity, umm...yes please!! Thanks Keen!
I'm going on my second pair the first pair I had for over 6 months of extremely heavy use as a mechanic. Up until November last year I would use skate shoes and go though them in a month or so. I can say these shoes stand up to anything you throw at them. The reason I'm getting a second pair is because the rubber sole started to come away from the foam sole. Keen covered it without a question. The waterproofing is hands down the best. I wore them all winter and not once did I have an issue with the waterproofing. Different story when it comes to snow gets into the shoe. Because it's a... shoe. After you break them in they feel as comfortable as a slipper and you will want to wear them all the time. I recommend keen and this shoe to any and everyone who needs a shoe that can work and be comfortable. 10 out of 10 would and will buy again. Thanks keen
This is my 3rd pair of keen shoes, knowing that they run big on sizing, no bought next smallest size and my heels lift out with a normal stride. Partly because the tongue design is not engaged until you tie the last loop at top of tongue.
I where my Keen Tharghee II everyday, all day for all my activities. My wife loves them also as she has her own Keen Targhee II. My job literally requires walking most of my 8 hour shift on cement. I put many miles on my Keen shoes and my shoes support my feet, legs to the rest of the body. My Keen shoes are ridiculously amazing how they absorb the constant abuse I put on my feet, legs and body. My Keen shoes last and hold up even after a couple of years of everyday use.
I purchased a pair of Targhee II approximately 8 months ago. I did purchase these at a retail store in my local area. Out of the box it is everything promised. They fit well and are water proof. In my position I am required to be both in and outdoors. I needed a shoe that I could count on in the winter months as we have falling weather. I did some research and spoke with a few people that have Keens including my Daughter. My disappointment in the product is the lug pattern is detaching from the sole. It has not been compromised as far as the water proof aspect of the product. The lug does seem to kind of flop around and from time to time it will be under foot. I have tried a few different products to attempt to secure the rubber together with only minimal success. In a few days it is back to the same issue. I would suggest maybe a better process to keep this from happening. I have owned many shoe products and haven't had this happen.
Wear this shield to work. Still breaking them in and I think they will eventually be comfortable but the shoes feel too big on my feet but they aren't. I wear size 13 shoe and that's what I ordered and my toes are at the end of the shoe where they should be, but when I walk, the shoe feels like it slides on the back of my foot. If I were to order a size smaller it would be too tight on my foot. I'm hoping when they break in the fit will become better.
I have two types of shoes - those which are comfortable and those which serve a purpose (dress, work, activities). This one serves both types, wonderfully. I have plantar fasciitis and needed a wide shoe that could accommodate a therapeutic sole insert. This shoe just works.