Hike great hikes.
Wander wet, muddy trails with sure-footed traction and reliable waterproof protection in the Keen Women's Targhee III Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots. Keen.Dry membranes keep chilly stream water and slushy ice from seeping into your shoes, while a Cleansport NXT mesh lining fights odor to keep these boots fresh. Four millimeter multi-directional lugs bite into terrain and offer traction even when the paths look icy.
- Durable hiking boots ready for demanding trails
- Cleansport NXT prevents odor from taking hold
- Multi-directional lugs offer traction underfoot
- Keen.Dry membrane keeps slush, mud, and water at bay
- Leather upper is durable and offers ankle support
- Item #KEN00FW
- Q & A
Waterproof but uncomfortable.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I demoed these boots snowshoeing. They were ULTRA waterproof. It was snowing so hard and my feet were totally dry after 2+ hours. They were uncomfortable, however. Keen is a very wide shoe brand, and I have a wide toe box but everything else on my feet are fairly normal. They felt like they were sliding around, and hitting a pressure point so my feet were in a lot of pain on a very easy trail. I do feel they fit true to size, though.
If you have wider feet, and need a bad ass hiking boot that keep you dry I would recommend these.
Great shoe for all year round
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have several pairs of these, so obviously I'm a very happy customer. These have the right amount of support and are sized true to fit. They work great in all conditions -- I use them hiking in the summer as well as with snowshoes in the winter. They are waterproof but don't make your feet feel soupy and all sweaty during the summer months.
Great Trail Cruiser
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
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I used these boots on a rainy 10-mile hike in Eastern Nevada this spring and was impressed by the features. The shoes were superbly waterproof. We trekked through water, snow, and about 1.5 hours of rain during the day and my toes stayed nice and dry.
The fit for my foot was good out of the box - I have a wide forefoot and a narrow ankle and the shape definitely fit. I did not particularly like the insole provided by Keen. It felt strange on my midfoot and was uncomfortable by the end of the hike. The design is supposed to relieve pressure on your metatarsals but I don't need/like the feel of it. I did get blisters on my heels from the boots which I don't think is something that will "break in" over time.
The materials are all high quality and I think this boot is best suited for someone with a less wildly/dramatically tapered foot than my own. This hiker is built to perform best as a day hiker. I don't see it being a backpacking boot. It's stiff enough to be comfortable on variable terrain but I don't think there is enough stiffness nor enough cushion to support you + your pack on a multiday trek.