User Review: Keen Women's Targhee II Mid
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Bought at retail, around $120 (don't recall exact price)
Great for light to moderate hiking. Virtually no break-in time, breathable, and keep your foot well supported. On more rugged terrain (like jagged rocks) however, these boots will wear down quickly. Waterproofing is great at first, but deteriorates quickly.
- No break-in time
- Waterproofing (at first)
- Waterproofing deteriorates
- Soles wear down quickly
For light-moderate hiking, these boots are great. Require virtually no break-in time, are wonderfully comfortable and supportive, not to mention breathable. Some more jagged rocks in desert areas take a toll on the sole though. Additionally, they don't maintain their waterproof quality well, even with additional treatments. Have loved these boots for a while, but with rigorous hiking, I've had to replace them at least yearly, if they make it that long.
Fit: relatively good arch support, conforms well to the foot. I have wider feet and these fit like a very comfortable glove.
Comfort: Top notch on comfort. No break-in needed, minimal hot spots, if any. Would suggest gaiters if you'll be trampling through deep snow. Debris tends to stay out of the boots fine.
Water Resistance: even with reapplication of waterproofing (i.e. nikwax/other similar products), the waterproof quality advertised with the boots deteriorates quickly. In the first few months of owning, these boots were great for crossing shallow streams, feet were always dry on the other side. However, now (less than a year of wear), my feet will get wet even if I'm just wearing these in moderate rain.
Traction: Stellar... until the soles wore down after walking on some jagged rocks (inevitable as a geologist). Now the grip is still decent when wet, but on steep dry slopes, traction going down hill is somewhat debatable.
Temp: Breathe great, always have.
Construction and Durability: See water resistance/traction. Parts of my soles are falling off after less than a year.