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Keen Targhee II Mid Reviews

580 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

44% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

57% "Excellent arch support"

566 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/23/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I was in the market for a new pair of hikers. I hike occasionally but need a sturdy yet comfortable boot. This boot was recommended by two female park rangers. They wear them daily to work in. I have worn them several times to hike and they required zero breaking in and wear comfortably.

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14 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/2/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Perhaps I got a bum pair of these, judging from all the other reviews. I did find a review of the mens version that echoes my concerns, however. I have been a Keen customer for many years now, and I have loved every shoe and boot I have purchased. These boots are characteristically comfortable and attractive, but a good hiker they are not, unless conditions are perfectly dry. I found right away that if I stepped on even a slightly wet sidewalk, the ground started to slide beneath my feet. Forget about a wet rock or wet steep spot. They are still relatively new, so I thought that maybe the soles needed to be broken in a bit to wear off the smooth bottom. But today I sit here with an ice pack on my knee having just slipped on a rough small patch of ice that any other boots I own would have handled with ease. I live on the side of a mountain, so am no rookie at this. I consider these boots to be dangerous, and am questioning whether or not I should ever go for another pair of Keens, even shoes, if the soles are now going to be like this. Did they change materials for the soles? If so, bad idea.

Additional 560 Targhee II Mid Keen Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 24, 2012

Katherine O

from Central Maryland

I got these boots to walk my dog in boggy weather and they are so comfortable I bought a second pair as a spare for when/if these wear out. Great in snow and rain, and with Yak-Trax on them can even handle ice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Blunstone, DuBarry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 14, 2011

Natalia

from Pittsburgh, PA

Following the other reviews, I bought this a half size up from what I usually wear. I was a bit nervous about this, because at first the shoes felt too big. But I wore them with hiking socks, and after a day of hiking my feet swelled a little bit, they were perfect and I knew I picked the right size and the right size. So order at least half a size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2007

Rebecca

from Georgia

Great day hiker with good looks too! This shoe felt great right out of the box. With this shoe, like other Keens, I sized up 1/2 size. I broke them in the very same day with a four mile morning hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. These shoes stood up to slippery mud, and were easy to clean afterword. No blisters or pinching, and they're fairly lightweight. Good arch support, and the footbed keeps my feet and ankles really stable. My favorite features are the padded tongue that is quite breathable, and the lace grabbers at top that keep my laces totally secure so I don't have to over-compensate with double-knots. I haven't worn them on a very long day hike yet, but I feel confident they'll stand up to many more miles. They also look and feel great for casual wear with jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Neport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

September 15, 2006

Janine S

from Hillsboro, Oregon

The most comfortable light hikers I've ever owned - These are just awesome for day hiking, and maybe even more. Very comfortable. They do run very small. I normally wear an 8 in most shoes and an 8.5 in my other Keens, but in this boot I had to go all the way up to a 9. So keep that in mind when you order.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything from Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 20, 2006

Em I

from Canaan Valley, West Virginia

Keen's does it again - Put them on for the first time today. Hiked about 3 hours in a lot of roots and rocks. Then, it rained. Result no foot hot spots or fatigue. Looked great and felt great. The width of the toe box allows your toes to go to the edge of the toes without toe bang. No slipping. No tightness over the arch. I'm going to order another pair now. EM in West Virginia

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything in the Keen line

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 28, 2010

Mary H

from Oklahoma

True to size, but rub my boney ankles fiercely.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 9, 2009

Anonymous

from CA, USA

I've worn Keen shoes for years because I love their roomy toe boxes and how well they accommodate my high arches. When I needed waterproof boots for a hiking trip I ordered a pair of Targhee IIs believing they would fit like the rest of my Keens. Not so! Everything about these boots was too narrow and too low. I exchanged them for a larger pair but they were merely longer, not wider or higher. I finally had to go with a men's boot to get that familiar, oh-so-comfy Keen fit. If you're used to wearing old school women's Keens, these boots may not work for you.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Teva, Asolo, New Balance

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

3 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Susan E

from Vermont

Perhaps I got a bum pair of these, judging from all the other reviews. I did find a review of the mens version that echoes my concerns, however. I have been a Keen customer for many years now, and I have loved every shoe and boot I have purchased. These boots are characteristically comfortable and attractive, but a good hiker they are not, unless conditions are perfectly dry. I found right away that if I stepped on even a slightly wet sidewalk, the ground started to slide beneath my feet. Forget about a wet rock or wet steep spot. They are still relatively new, so I thought that maybe the soles needed to be broken in a bit to wear off the smooth bottom. But today I sit here with an ice pack on my knee having just slipped on a rough small patch of ice that any other boots I own would have handled with ease. I live on the side of a mountain, so am no rookie at this. I consider these boots to be dangerous, and am questioning whether or not I should ever go for another pair of Keens, even shoes, if the soles are now going to be like this. Did they change materials for the soles? If so, bad idea.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2012

Allison L

from So Cal

I am vry pleased with these shoes and I did not get blisters the first time out which was a four hour hike.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 12, 2011

Anonymous

from nashville tn

Love these boots. Lightweight and sturdy; however, I usually wear a 7 1/2 and these were short and I ordered the 8. I might have been better off with the 8 1/2. Still love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2007

Marcy

from Arizona

Great Hiking Shoe - Great hiking shoe. I read what others' wrote, and ordered a half size larger and it was perfect. I was glad to see that many others were serious hikers and wore the shoes to many outings.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2007

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Great hiking shoe - Bought these for a trip to Park City, UT. Kept my feet very warm and dry while trudging through the snow. Wore them with thick/wool socks. Could have used a 1/2 size bigger, but they were comfortable right out from the box.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2007

Karen

from Shreveport, LA

Perfect hiker - This shoe is perfect for my feet for hiking, but I actually wore it around town for the first few days. I need ankle support for my wobbly ankles that cause me untold back problems, and these do it without being too stiff like most hiking boots. They support on the front and sides, but have a big dip at the Achilles area so they don't rub. They are cute with jeans and I can't wait to take them on a hike in the woods. Also they are lightweight, which is an issue in the hot southern climate. I ordered an 8 to accommodate socks, but usually wear a 7 1/2. I don't understand the size issue with Keens, because they seem true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2007

Anonymous

from Carson City, Nevada

Great boot! Great boots! This is my third pair of Keens and I love them!! No break in period-did order 1/2 size up to accommodate thicker socks for hiking. Love Zappos!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Born and anything Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 14, 2007

Lisa

from Williamsburg, Virginia

Love my boots! I'm wearing them right now! They are comfortable right from the box. I went for a short walk/hike and had no blisters, rubbing or discomfort. I am very picky about my shoes - comfort is very important to me. Sizing was the biggest issue. I've never owned a shoe in size 8.5 (normally 7.5 - 8) so listen to others (and me) and order a bigger size than you think you need.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Keens, Dansko, some Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 7, 2007

Anonymous

from Davis California

Keens are great but difficult to size - This hiking shoe is extremely comfortable, easy to use with my orthodics. Maybe a little less ankle support than I would like for snowshoeing. I wear a size 8 shoe and had to go to a size 9.5 in Keens!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2007

Rebecca

from Georgia

Great day hiker with good looks too! This shoe felt great right out of the box. With this shoe, like other Keens, I sized up 1/2 size. I broke them in the very same day with a four mile morning hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. These shoes stood up to slippery mud, and were easy to clean afterwards. No blisters or pinching, and they're fairly lightweight. Good arch support, and the footbed keeps my feet and ankles really stable. My favorite features are the padded tongue that is quite breathable, and the lace grabbers at top that keep my laces totally secure so I don't have to over-compensate with double-knots. I haven't worn them on a very long day hike yet, but I feel confident they'll stand up to many more miles. They also look and feel great for casual wear with jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen Neport

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2006

Anonymous

from Indiana

Love them boots! I have looked everywhere near me and no stores had any women’s hiking boots. I was apprehensive about ordering online but the free shipping thing kept me interested. Recently I visited a friend and he had these exact boots that I had been looking at Zappos and he said they were super comfortable right out of the box. I ordered them and they were. I absolutely love them. The hardest part was deciding on which color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 21, 2006

Mariiiiiiiiiia

from Houston, TX

Gorgeous boots - The left foot had a bit of a problem at first but I think it's because my left foot is slightly longer than my right. It feels better now after a day or so of slight pain. Beautiful hiking boots though! This color stands out more than the other typical brown/black/camel colored hiking boots out there.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2006

Anonymous

from Washington State

Fantastic boot! I've been looking for a boot for a long time that is so great. It's incredibly light, fits like a dream, gives great support, doesn't look too cloddy, and yet performs like a boot should. Love it!

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Keen brand shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2006

Carmen L

 

Satisfaction - I really enjoy my walks with these boots. Their light weight makes them very comfortable. Looking forward to try them in wet snow to check the waterproof feature. I also like the look - so do my friends...

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 29, 2006

Connie

from Iowa, the tall corn state

Awesome boot - Comfort and stability in this boot. Love it!! Pay attention to the posts that tell you to order at least a half size larger. If you want to wear heavy socks, I'd definitely try a full size larger. Width is true but the length is not. My 4th pair of Keens and the Growler is next for winter!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens and Ariats

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 22, 2006

Martha

from duluth minnesota

These Keens are just the ticket - I received my Keen Targhees and put them on and immediately went out into the woods on my usual hiking trails. They are absolutely a great hiking boot!! When I encounter roots and uneven terrain they protect my toes and keep my ankles secure. I have had feet problems on and off for years and have to be very careful what I wear on them and these are a big thumbs up. They look cool too. I recommend them highly!! I did order a half size bigger than I usually wear when I read other reviews of these boots, and they were just right.

Brands I'd also recommend: chacos, danskos, crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 16, 2006

Anonymous

from Australia

Thrilled - I am a boot sort of a girl and I get very attached to my well-worn footwear. So I was very pleased when my new Keens arrived and felt like comfy light-weight slippers. They have great support, fit true to size and I'm about to order another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: any Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2006

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Great Fit - I have been waiting for these shoes to be re-introduced for 6 months - and they're worth the wait. Typically I take a size 9 in Keen sandals; in the boot, I take a size 9.5 Arch hits me just right - good toe room - very comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Keen shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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