User Review: Keen Men's Targhee II
Price Paid: $90
I wore the Targhee IIs in the winter as a street shoe and as my hiking shoe in non-sandal weather when there wasn't snow on the ground. I love the way they fit and the waterproofing is excellent.
The worst thing about shoes is the plastic both sides of sole at the midfoot. Step on a wet log on the midfoot (which is your natural balance point) and your foot shoots out from under you. If you are not very coordinated or lucky, you will fall.
My Targhee II's split after about 5 years. I like the way the look and love the way they fit.
Due to the plastic on the soles, I will not be purchasing new ones. I am replacing them with Keen's Siskiyou WP shoes. They aren't leather so they don't lend themselves to casual dress like the Targhee II's, but they don't have plastic on the soles.
For what it's worth, I wrote Keen about the problem with plastic on the bottom of hiking shoes and they never responded.