KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Shoe

$139.95

  • Leather and textile
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 4.5" from arch
  • Heel measures approximately 2"
  • Boot opening measures approximately 12.5" around
  • WATERPROOF: The KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable all day long by allowing vapor out without letting water in; All leather is treated with a PFC-free water repellant, so you still get the same protection without the harmful chemicals

Brands:

Brand: KEEN

Product Code:

B00MUNW440

Availability:

In Stock

Here's a waterproof hiking boot that offers four-wheel-drive performance for your feet. 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.Care - To treat day to day wear and tear, especially on lighter color leathers, we recommend using a leather cleaner and conditioner, found at most footwear dealers and/or shoe repair shops.

From beaches to mountains to city streets, Keen believes the outdoors is anyplace without a ceiling. Keen believes in living a HybridLife, which means being part of a greater community that is full of people who create possibilities, play in the outdoors and care for the world around them.

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 6 inches
  • Item model number: 1012126
  • Date First Available: January 30, 2014
  • ASIN: B00I4L7AIW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,211 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #41 in Men's Hiking Boots
    • #10612 in Men's Shops

    I'll start with the good. This isn't the first pair of Keen Targhee II's I've purchased. Three to four years ago I bought my first pair and almost immediately fell in love with them. I have funky toes and after searching high and low, found that these Keen's have a toe box wide enough for them. Paired with Injinji toe socks, I haven't had issues with blisters in a long time. Over time, while still in good shape for the abuse I put them through, the old Keen's wore down and I needed a new pair for hiking ( I still wear them almost daily, just not for hiking anymore). With that said, if I didn't like these boots, I wouldn't have purchased them again. They're comfortable and my feet fit very nicely in them.

    The bad? Well, see my attached picture. I've owned these Keen's for approximately eight months and due to personal reasons, have not been able to get out hiking nearly as much as I normally would. I also split my time between hiking and fishing so they were hardly put to the test like the Keen's I purchased those three to four years ago. Sadly, a piece of the sole is already starting to break off on both of the boots. The one pictured is the right boot and the worse of the two. Shortly before purchasing these Keen's, I had purchased a pair of Targhee II's through a local retailer, had the exact same thing happen and ended up returning them for a refund (I would have exchanged but they didn't have my size).

    With that said, this is where I feel the quality of Keen footwear is on the decline. Having two pair of the same brand and model of boot start falling apart in the exact same way over a short period of time is disappointing to say the least, especially when I have a pair that's three to four years old and still holding strong. I purchased these because of my previous experience and how durable they were. They took a beating and kept on kicking. However, going through two pairs in less than a year (soon to be three, see below), I have a feeling I may have to start looking at different brands.

    Since these were purchased online and only came with a 30 day return window, I reached out to Keen and filed a claim with them. Fortunately, they warranty their footwear for a year as long as you purchased them through an authorized seller. Keen approved my claim and provided me with a promo code to get yet another new pair of Targhee II's, my third pair in less than a year. I'm now skeptical but since Keen honored their warranty, I'm willing to stick with them for the time being. The outcome has yet to be determined. Now that it's almost winter where I live, the fishing pole has been stored away so this new pair of Targhee II's will be seeing far more trail than the previous pairs did. Until then, this is a three star review in part because of my previous experience with Keen's, otherwise they would have been rated lower. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the replacements survive the abuse I plan on putting them through!

    Update: March 17, 2019 - While this doesn't pertain to the pair of Targhee II's I purchased through Amazon, I felt this needed to be updated. As stated above, I filed a claim with Keen and was sent a third pair of Targhee II's after the previous two pairs started falling apart in short order. Sadly, this third pair is no different and has begun to fail in the exact same spots as the previous two I own(ed). Three failures within a year, not pleased at all. As much as I like my Keen's, I will be looking elsewhere for footwear from now on. I've also lowered my rating from three stars to two due to the lack of quality control by Keen.

    I'm giving these boots five stars but with reservations. If you're a normal user of "wide" shoes, as I am, keep in mind a couple of things.

    1) I have the Targhee II in both regular width and wide, and if you put them side to side, the width of the base/platform of the shoe is identical. The "wide" version basically allocates more real estate in the upper, making the leather upper able to expand further, thereby accommodating a wider foot. For myself, who normally wears wide sizes in running shoes, I find that the regular "D" width Keen shoes are fine--Keens are known for having a wide toe box and unless you have significantly wide feet, normal sizes should be fine.

    2) The wide version of the Targhee II is built to handle the widest of feet. While this is purely an aesthetical gripe (yet not one I'm willing to subtract a star for), for folks that have only moderately wide feet like myself, when you lace up to a satisfactorily comfortable and tight degree, the two halves of the upper are pulled extremely close together making the shoes appear quite different than what you see in the online photos. I don't particularly care about this but some might, as the shoe is definitely less attractive with the laces scrunched together in a tight sequence in the middle of the boot. Recommendation: Unless you have abnormally wide feet, just get the regular width.

    3) DO order a half size up from what you normally do, despite what some of the reviews may suggest. I normally wear a 10.5W, in this case I ordered an 11W and I have just enough clearance up front for my toes. Whenever you're going to buy Keens, as sizing varies wildly among models and versions, always check the Keen official website for the recommendation on when/if to order a size up. Some of my Keens are fine at 10.5D, some are just right at 11W. Always check the website, and if you're ordering Targhee IIs then ALWAYS order a half size up.

    I own Danners, Merrells, Eccos and a number of other boot brands. Keens are definitely my favorite. They have stable yet amazingly cushioned soles and outers, and while this obviously translates to them being less durable, I'm willing to sacrifice longevity for the level of comfort I get out of these boots. Merrells are great shoes, but the wide toe box and material quality of Keens win me over.

    I paid less than $70 for both of my Targhee IIs here on Amazon Prime Day. Steal of a lifetime, and the reason why I'm a Prime member FOR LIFE.

    JTK

    I can't begin to express how disappointed I am in these shoes. My previous pair were cheaper Columbia, but lasted 8 years and several hundred miles. These made it through one 5 mile hike and one 25 mile hike and the soles were delaminating. It started on the sides at about the 12 mile mark and continued to get worse. I barely made it back. They also leaked after stepping in a couple of shallow pools on the trail. I'm done with Keen, even though I've always liked their stuff. It simply isn't what it use to be. And don't count on customer service for help, you can forget that!

    If like me you suffer with painfull heels (plantar facilititus) and you like walking then its worth spending out on a pair of these. So confortable and supportive under the heel and general fit is really good. Generous in sizing and they don't make your feet look like " boats"!! I'm considering buying another pair and I would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

    Some people suggest buying a half size larger than they usually wear. I found they fit as designated. I like a wide shoe and wear 9 1/2 and that's what I bought. Nice boots, but in truth I haven't put them through the paces.

    Worn these shoes for three weeks. The sole is already separating from the upper. Had to return right away. Would not recommend Keen shoes because of durability issues,

    Bought to use as a mid water proof hiker and because it has a wider toe area. these boots are perfect.

    They look amazing and feel so comfortable.

    They work great for my husband

    I had two pairs of these boots prior to the ones I bought in 2018 which were far superior quality !
    Very disappointed in these !

    Arrived on time and was what I expected. Good fitting boot for wide feet.

    bonne qualite tres satisfait

    A little tight for a wide

    Excellent hiking boot. Fit is perfrct.

    Ma deuxieme paire de KEEN, excellent produit.

    These fit well, but I had to buy a full size larger than what is listed....

    It is not wide

    Good product.
    fit me very well