Keen Targhee II Mid-Tac Review

Check out the reviews and comparisons for the Keen Targhee II boot and you make the decision on which is best for your feet.

Keen Targhee II boots are a popular choice for hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts who need a durable and comfortable hiking boot. The boots feature a waterproof and breathable membrane that helps to keep feet dry and comfortable, even in wet conditions. The upper is made of nubuck leather and textile material, which provides durability and protection against the elements.

The boots have a removable dual-density EVA footbed and a compression-molded EVA midsole, which provide cushioning and support for all-day comfort. The Targhee II boots also feature a non-marking rubber outsole with 4mm multidirectional lugs, which provide excellent traction and grip on a variety of terrain. The boots are available in both men’s and women’s sizes and come in a range of colors.


This is my third pair of this boot. I really like this boot. Fits very well around my foot. It’s stable around my ankle. The toe protection is outstanding for light duty dirt kicking, but not steel toe. Either way I like the KEEN Targhee II Mid boot. The waterproof is somewhat true, my foot doesn’t get wet, but after walking in a few puddles of water or wet lawns I do feel an increase of moisture (not water) around my foot, which is awkward.

The only way I can fully describe my admiration for this shoe is with a story. My dad and I go on an annual backpacking trip near his house in Montana. We’re pretty serious backpackers – sometimes doing over 30 miles in two days. This past summer I got all my stuff together and flew to Montana to go on the trip but realized the day before that I had forgot my trusty boots. I had no choice but to buy new shoes and backpack with them without breaking them in (breaking cardinal rule # 1 for backpackers).

We went with the intent to “take it easy” and planned out a route of 20 miles in three days, but after the first 8 miles my feet were so happy that we extended the trip. It was some of the best packing I’ve ever done. And not only did I not get any blisters, but I didn’t get to the campsite with a fanatical desire to take off my shoes.

Overall, the Keen Targhee II boots are a high-quality and reliable hiking boot that is well-suited for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Question: What are a good pair of military grade socks to go with the tactical boots?

We like the Fox River socks. These socks do a great job of protecting your feet and preventing blisters. These socks are ok to pack and take to Ranger school so you know they will be good enough for everyones feet out in the woods.

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