Dig into summer with a highly breathable design. We carried over the fit, stability, and grip of our award-winning Targhee hiking boot and retooled the upper with mesh panels. A best-of-all-worlds boot for staying cool while exploring the warmer spots of the world.
Features: -Mesh panels for breathability -Speed hooks, for easy lace adjustment -Injected TPU heel-capture system for stability -ESS shank offers lightweight support -Resilient, internal shank -4mm multi-directional lugs for traction -Cleansport NXT for natural odor control -Environmentally-preferred premium leather from LWG-certified tannery
Great boot. I typically wear a size 12 however when I got them the right was too small and had to be exchanged for a 13. 13s are a little sloppy and will stretch out over time. I am compensating with inserts. First time ever being semi-dissatisfied with a pair of Keens.
I’ve been wearing Merrells for years. Got tired of their lack of waterproofness? I haven’t worn these in the field yet just around running errands and whatnot. However, they are very comfortable and look good. We will see how they hold up on some backpacking trips. I am sure they will be fine. I wear 11.5 and the 11.5s fit perfectly fine.
Bought my current pair in may of 2019 to hike the Camino Santiago thru Portugal with my daughter. My daughter has the same pair in women’s that she used to walk the Camino from France to Santiago in 2018. I chose these because her estimates that she has put nearly 1000 miles on hers from hiking in Europe and here in California. My break in period was about 10 miles then over 340 miles from Portugal to northern Spain in 12 days. Blisters yes got them. Wrong socks and not enough mole skin. Boots were always comfortable. Pushed thru the pain as we had to cover up to 24 miles a day. By 5 or 6 day feet boots socks and mole skin meshed as one .last day into Santiago we covered 29 miles. Have worn them regularly now for hiking and outside work this year. As I write this I’m in SeaTac Seattle waiting for flight home. Big arctic storm came thru this weekend and have been wearing them for 4 days. In some places I had to trod thru 8 to 10 drifts. Beaded water well feet remained dry and warm . My estimate is I now have close to 700 miles on these boots and they are now just broke in. I’m 63 and are planning another Camino as soon as COVID eases up. Thank you for a great pair of boots.
I put over a hundred miles of backcountry adventuring on my Keen Targhee IIs. They were seriously falling apart after all that abuse. Like a lot of Keens, they started to de-lam and such. But they were super comfy, maybe I should just get a new pair? But the Keen Dry membrane failed within the first year: It must have gotten gunked up, because my beloved Targhee IIs were a sweatbox of dampness every time I put them on.
Enter the Vent option: I got them in late July, went on a single 3 mile walk, and took them out for a 22 mile, 3 day hike in the Montana Beartooths; up and over 2 mountain passes. They were great! They felt like an old pair of running shoes or something. Very comfy. Lots of traction. The vents seem to help with heat & moisture, but more importantly, they allow the boot to dry overnight. Awesome!
If I had any complaints: they are considerably softer than the Targhee II; both in ankle support and underfoot. You will feel more pokey trail rocks in these than the IIs, and may have ankle stability issues in these.
The only real complaint is the awful brown colorway. That's it. Cosmetic yuckiness aside, these are great boots!
I bought a pair of these 8 years ago and I wore them everywhere. They molded to my foot great and lasted a long time before they started excessively wearing. I didnt think twice about it and purchased the exact same pair again. The new boots did not disappoint. Just like the old pair , it was comfortable out of the box and made with great quality. Most companies eventually cut corners and sacrifice quality for profit...but not KEEN.
These boots have made all the difference in my hikes in the mountains above Palm Springs. No more sliding around or twisted ankles or falls. Light wright and cool enough even in our 110+ temperatures. And very comfortable the entire day. Great Boots!
Comfortable fit. True to size. I am a 12 wide and ordered a 13. With my Red Wing inserts the fit is good. By the third hike the boots were mostly broken in. A little rubbing occurred with lacing on top hook. I just tied laces on the next hook down and problem disappeared. My only complaint is that they are not as cool as I had hoped. If I was not so sensitive to warm weather I would have gotten the waterproof version of this boot which I do own.
I have been a Keen customer for a long time. The boots last me a minimum of 2 years. Recently I have developed diabetic nerve pain in my feet. The product information said that there was a change in the footbed. With this new pair I can wear them day in, and day out without pain. I am grateful.
Had to return because the right heel tilted my foot to the inside. Some defect inside the boot. The item shipped didn't look like what was on your site. Like Keen boots and this was my first disappointment. If return goes smoothly I will probably reorder.
My last pair lasted 3.5 weeks when I walked the Camino in Spain I really hope this pair will do better. In roughly 500 miles I had walked holes in them. Do you have a non WP model that has a better sole?
I’ve worn this shoe in about every climate and never really worn a pair out. Cool on the feet yet still protective. I’ve only ever replaced them because of fade and still wear my originals. Great shoe!
I have been wearing the Targhee for years--specifically the one made in Portland. The glue was better, the construction was better--the whole shoe was great and fit my foot well. That shoe no longer exists, unfortunately. We are left with this substandard shoe. Unless and until the excellent shoes Keen used to offer come back on the market, we will be looking for a new shoe company. We are really sad about this.
Twice the cost of my usual Scetchers, I went for it, hearing many good things about KEEN. Received some great support when the coupon code didn't work as the email stated and received them quickly. I bought two pair because I never ware a pair two days in a row, so one had to be low cut do to lack of availability. Received them at work and instantly put them on. I like the looks of them and after about 5 minutes I thought out load, "wow these are comfortable". I work in a warehouse on concrete all day like a slow motion basketball player slash heavyweight lifter, and I just put in a 70.5 hour week in with these shoes and my feet and back feel great. My concern this early is finding the exact insole replacement, they made them for my shoes they must have some somewhere and I don't mean ones I have to cut or ones that almost fit.
I chose to return them based on how they felt on my foot. They felt as if the camber was off slanting my foot inward. This immediately felt uncomfortable and was putting stress on my knees as I stood in place as well as walked around in them. The interesting thing is that I did not have the issue with the Targhee II hiking shoe that I am replacing. This leads me to believe it is related to the high top ankle support some how and the manufacturing process. In any event I do enjoy my Keen hiking shoes and will try another pair that are vented for the summer heat.
Great pair of lightweight ventilated boots for summer.
Great pair of lightweight ventilated boots for summer. I currently have a pair of Durand boots they are also excellent boots. but for this summer I'm looking for a lightweight ventilated boot Targhee is it great quality, very comfortable, excellent traction and true to size.
I've had these about a month now and they were very comfortable right out of the box. Your feet stay much cooler than with the Targhee III they replaced. As of now with only 60 miles on them the soles are staying together. These were a warranty replacement for the Targee III I had had for about 5 months and after a couple of rocky hikes the lugged rubber portion of the soles started delaminating from the midsole. So, the reason for the neutral rating is, these appear to have the same type of soles as the Targhee III and unless they used a different glue or process on the soles these could have the same issues. Only time will tell.
most comfortable shoes / /boots I've had in a long time. I work in the film business and mostly wear these for work which is long days. 12 hours min . going to buy another pair just for hiking and fishing Im a big guy at 6'7 and 270 lbs and the boots feel and hold up great. I normally wear a 15 and I'm thinking I might get away with a 14, they do run a bit large and wide
Bought 2 pair of these shoes from Rogans shoe store, 1 for good use and 1 for outdoor use. The outdoor one had the problem of the sole braking apart. Took the shoe bake to Rogans and they replaced them . Three months later the outer soles broke apart again so I used Shoe Gu to fix them.
Wear for work shoes on the production floor and for everyday use, when not sluffing around in my jogging shoes. Have purchased 3 pairs of Keen Detroit model "the engineered shoe", over the past 7 years, and as always, they last for around 2 years before I begin to notice the insoles becoming "flat". I mean the comfort and support just isn't there anymore, enough to notice it all the way into my back. These old pairs get pitched into the closet for mud or hiking boots that I don't mind getting messed up. I weigh in at an even 275 lbs. Probably the reason for crushing out the soles. I wanted to go with something different, lighter, and cooler this time. Thus I dropped the steel toe, and went with the vented design. As the Detroit model, these are comfortable right out of the box, like a pair of high top sneakers. They provide a little support to my ankle, and have more comfort in the heal and arch areas. As before, no break-in period required. They seam a little cooler, and they fit well around my foot. Wife heard me let out a big "ahhhh" when I first removed my old Detroits to try them on. Hope they last for 2-3 years. Laces could stand to be 6-8" longer so that I can double knot them.
It's better to shop in a store where you can try on the shoes and avoid cost of shipping. Keen shoes have different Fit characteristics, I have found that you have to try them on and walk in them. I can wear 3 different sizes in their products.
This is my sixth pair of Keen boots. The first five were Voyageurs and were beyond perfect. These Targhees are only in their break in phase but have performed well on the winter trails. All expectations are that they will last at least as long as their cousins. Keen.... y'all have my undying devotion! (my feet love you too!)
Shoe is comfortable,very sturdy and takes to the trails well,while keeping your feet dry,although they were not the color as advertized,they are not a camel/tan/khaki color they are a deep oiled chocolate brown and olive,can barely make out the color differences unless in direct sun light, and that was one of the main reasons of purchase, to be a lil different than ALL the chocolate brown keens, but doesn't compromise the integrity of the boot what so ever, thats why only 4stars cause color scheme is inaccurate.
Keen Targhee Vent A Good Replacement For Keen Voyageur
Keen Targhee Vent a good replacement for Keen Voyageur. I have worn Keen Voyageur for about 8 years and get a new pair about every 8-9 months after hiking 450-500 miles. I live and hike in the Coachella Valley, CA (desert & mountains) so no need for waterproof boots but ventilated boots are a must. This time I tried the fairly new Targhee Vent and so far so good. Appears to have better traction and same fit as Voyageur.
I have had two pairs of Targhee water proof boots. Since I hike in Arizona now, I didn't need water proof boots so I bought the vented boot. The boot was not the same. The sole was extremely thin and on my first hike of 6 miles I felt every rock. Came back with sore feet and legs. I had to send them back which was not a problem. They shouldn't use the Targhee name and change the design of the product especially the sole. If you want the Targhee type boot that is vented and not water proof but you want the same heavy sole you order the Voyageur.
I purchased these boots for my husband for work. He states he likes the sole which keeps him from slipping and also from getting stuck on the floor as he did with the shoes his company provided for him. He likes the odor control(so do I!) and that for the summer these are cooler on his feet. He is hooked on Keen! Only problem is he wishes the insole provided more cushion. I have already ordered an insole from Keen to see if that fixes the problem. This is about the 6th pair of boots from Keen that I have purchased for him.
These are used for work in very rugged rock/gravel terrain in the middle east. One month of wear and they are holding up well, good ventilation(feet don't overheat) and good stable platform. Just wish they would come with the K20 insole. Holding up much better then my previous Aphlex Mid Hiking Shoe. Definitely will consider buying them again.