User Review: Keen Men's Targhee II Mid
Use: Dayhikes of 8-15 miles with 15 pound pack
Break-in Period: none
Weight: a couple of pounds I guess
Price Paid: $105
Excellent day hiking boot, can be used for some backpacking as well. Not sure why MPstaples said no toebox room, these are the roomiest boots in the toes I have ever owned while still maintain a good snugness around my heel. Keens run small, so maybe that was the issue, MPstaples tried to wear their normal boot size.
Great waterproofing, I often splash about in shallow streams and the boots are always bone dry. Decent gripping in wet and icy conditions.
Alas, the molding around the bottom that comes up along the side of the boot does separate, at least they did on my first pair. And, the outer bootlace shredded on my first pair, leaving a thin inner core, which in turn cut the lace holder. I should have replaced the laces right away, I didn't, and so the thin core cut the lace holding. Probably more my fault than anything.
Be certain to dry your boots after a wet or muddy hike.
Good to go right out of the box. Great waterproofing. Decent grip. Roomy toebox, no downhill toe banging.