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Keen Targhee II Reviews

425 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

82% "Excellent arch support"

407 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/15/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I bought these to replace a many years and many trails (mostly in the rugged Adirondack High Peaks) worn pair of LLBean mid-cut leather Gore-tex hiking boots. I wear orthotics for collapsed arches, heel spurs, and intermittent bouts of plantar fascia. My priorities are fit,good support,Gore-tex for muddy trails, roomy toebox,and sticky soles for wet rock. Of course, durability is important. I decided to try a low-cut hiking shoe because I have wide ankles and a higher cut always caused rub and rash issues. First the pros: These have a nice roomy toebox with the same kind of toe bumper that my Bean boots have...great for rocky trails. The soles have good grab on rock face and seem pretty stable. They accomodate orthotics. So far, the Keen-Dry system (Keen's version of Gore-tex) is holding up. I intentionally stepped in a stream and stayed dry. But, of course, because they have low tops they will not be as reliably dry as a mid-cut or higher. The low top is very comfortable. The color choices are great. I really like my choice of slate black/seneca rock, a nice medium brown with a muted plum trim.The cons: My lasat shoes were 9.5; these are size 10. I'm not sure how durable the lacing system will be because there are no eyelets through the leather or any metal at all. Instead, the laces run through a series of woven straps. The lace system does not allow for adequate adjustment for heel snugness, which I need because the heel cup is rather wide. I find myself stopping to adjust laces frequently to snug in the heel without creating too much tightness over the instep. I have a narrower heel and wider forefoot. I thought they were the best choice of several boots I tried on, but after actually hiking in them I am worried about the heel slippage as I hike uphill. I'm hoping that as they break in some more they will become more flexible and the heel will work with me better. A heavier sock is not an option unless I can find a sock with a thicker heel and normal weight toe.I like the shoes except for this heel issue. If I had felt he heel slip, I might not have kept them. but it's very hard to test a hiking boot in the house. Only a hike will tell, but then they can't be returned.I guess the bottom line is if you have a narrow heel, try a different model.

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18 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/10/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

This (in the grey and pink color) still felt and looked very clunky and like a serious hiking shoe not very fun at all. More importantly, the lacing system as others have mentioned cannot cinch properly on my too narrow heel. Returned.

Additional 405 Targhee II Keen Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

July 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Ohio

I love my Keen shoes! I'm a RN on my feet 12 hours a day for 2-3 days in a row, and not a light weight. Keen shoes are awesome for anyone on their feet for long periods of time. Little break in time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ariat, Frye, Birkenstock, Crocs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Juneau, Alaska

I have a hard time finding shoes that I like and that fit since I have big feet. Luckily for me, many younger people have bigger feet than my generation did. More shoes are now available. Keen gives me shoes I like that fit me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 13, 2006

Carol M

from State College, PA

Hammer Toe Heaven - I was advised by my podiatrist to get walking/hiking shoes with a firm sole. And one that would accommodate my hammer toes and bunions. These are a dream come true and I highly recommend them to anyone with aging feet who is very active, as I am. Bought a half size larger as recommended and they worked out beautifully.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 27, 2011

Sydney

from AZ

Love these shoes, arch support is excellent. I have plantar fasciitis and high arches. These shoes address both needs. Ordered a half size larger as other reviews stated...shoes fit great in the toe box but a little large for narrow heels. Wearing two pairs of socks or hiking socks takes care of the problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2011

Anonymous

from DC

Great shoes. Wore them on a 10 mile hike right out of the box with no blisters or rubbing. Walked through several shallow creeks with no wetness. Overall, I'm a big fan.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 12, 2011

Rae S

from South Carolina

I normally take an 8 1/2 in New Balance, which always runs short. The 8 1/2 were too short.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston

Love my Keens but found this style too narrow especially in the toes. My width size is a B. Too bad - loved the color and style!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 11, 2006

Anonymous

from Golden, Colorado

Great shoes! I was looking for a pair of waterproof hiking shoes to wear to all of my boys' football games. They are great! They are very comfortable, from the first time I wore them. Fun, sporty, and very useful. Had to order a half size up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2006

Beth C

from Bellingham, WA

These shoes have been very comfortable for daily wear and urban hikes; I have yet to try them on the trail. I've had trouble getting the laces just right, since they cinch over the highest part of my foot, but that is a minor issue and will just take time for the shoe to conform to my foot. As with all Keen's (this is my third pair) I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 28, 2006

Anonymous

from North Dakota

Great Shoe!! I do a lot of walking, but have found that a "walking shoe" does not have as much support under the ball of my foot as I would like, so decided to try a light hiking type shoe. I love them; they give me the support I wanted. I normally wear an 8-8 1/2, but needed to go to a size 9, run a little small. I love shopping at Zappos because it is never a problem to return a shoe for another size, and I don't have to pay the postage.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2006

Kani N

from Asheville, NC

Great for Hiking - I love this shoe for hiking or just chillin'. The most comfortable hiking shoe I've ever worn. My feet never get tired in these. I wear the Targhee 1/2 size larger than my usual size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 15, 2006

S. A

from Athens, GA

Love 'em - I work in a research lab and with bodies of water and these shoes have never failed me. They really are waterproof and breathe very well. When I have gotten them soaked I packed them with newspaper until they dried and didn't even end up with the wet-shoe-funk. They feel like firm, well padded slippers and are super comfy to wear for hours. They also have great tred that helps you get through those slippery spots. They're very supportive but don't have high arch support, which I like. The toe is very big and rounded and I had problems wearing them with bike toe clips, but easily resolved by making the clip bigger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 12, 2006

Sharon

from California.

You won't be disappointed. Just came back from Yellowstone hiking in my Keen's purchased from Zappos. Where do I begin? Great support, super grippy, kept my foot dry but it could still breathe. Comfort A++. Only thing, I wish I didn't order a 1/2 size up. Now I am stuck with always having to wear thick socks. If you like to hike, this is your shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stick with Keen.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 5, 2006

Anonymous

from New York

Love these shoes - worth the money! I bought these based on all the fantastic reviews, and I was not disappointed. They were far more comfortable than the other pair (Columbia) I ordered for comparison. I can't wait to wear them walking around in NYC this winter since they are water proof. I needed a FULL size larger - so be sure to order larger than your regular size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 5, 2006

Marie

from New Orleans

Perfect shoes! These are the latest model in the Keen Targhee line. They are THE most comfortable and stylish hiker I've ever owned (and I've owned a few). I have flat feet and these shoes make me feel like I'm walking on air! I wear them to run errands and have gotten many compliments on them! I'm leaving for the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone tomorrow morning and these shoes are gonna rack up a lot of trail miles! BUY THEM -- you won't be sorry! Get a half size larger than usual and wear thick socks for even more comfort!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell Chameleon II Stretch

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 30, 2006

Anonymous

from Platte County, Missouri

Major Keen fan! This is my fifth pair of Keen's. Am headed to east Africa on safari this winter. Needed some sturdy hiking shoes for this adventure. Knew that I could count on a pair of Keen's to fill my needs. These are the shoes that will take me across Kenya and Tanzania!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stick with the Keen family of shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 29, 2006

Anonymous

from Orange County, CA

Definitely order a 1/2 size up! This shoe is awesome. It looks great in person and is very comfortable right out of the box. I normally wear a 6.5 or 7, so I thought a 7 would be fine, but I actually needed a 7.5. I never wear a 7.5 either! Definitely take the advice of all the other reviews and order a 1/2 size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 29, 2006

Susannah

from Asheville, NC

Wow, what a shoe! I just got back from a trip to Alaska, these shoes were my main walking, traveling, fishing, exploring shoe and they did great! From day one, my feet were dry, warm, and comfortable, what more could you ask for? This is my second pair of Keens and I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 25, 2006

Shari

from Michigan

I've finally found my "sole" mate! Best shoe I've ever worn. I stand or walk on concrete all day at work and suffer various aches and pains. The superior support on the entire foot helps dramatically with this. Even at the end of the day there's plenty of cushion left on the bottom of the shoe, as if I just put them on. I can't wait to try them on a long hike. I will DEFINITLY be ordering another pair very soon!

Brands I'd also recommend: Only KEEN!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 21, 2006

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

Great Shoes! I bought these shoes for a trip to Alaska and wore them everywhere for 2 weeks. They were comfortable right out of the box. Not too heavy or clunky. Good wide toe box. Great waterproofing - never a problem keeping my feet dry in any circumstances. With warm socks I'm sure they'll also work well in the winter as for keeping my feet warm and dry. Great find!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Salomon, Vasque

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2006

Anonymous

from Plainfield, Illinois

Keen Shoes - The most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. No break-in required and feels like I'm walking on a wonderful cushion. I read all the reviews and did not have to return a single pair. I have ordered 8 pairs from Zappos within one month. All other brands are at the back of my closet collecting dust.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 13, 2006

Linnie

from Dix Hills, NY

Great for people always on the move. More support, comfort and style than any other "athletic shoe" I've had. You won't be disappointed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2006

Anonymous

from New Mexico

Paddle foot - I bought my first pair of Keen's at a local store and fell instantly in love. I immediately went to the Zappos site to see if I could find more. When I saw the Targhee, I had to order them. The customer reviews said they run small, and the pair I had bought already was a 10, even though I wear an 8-1/2W or 9M-W. I ended up needing the 10, so I recommend buying a full size (or more) up if you have any doubt at all. I tried the 9-1/2 first, but it wouldn't have allowed me to wear socks any thicker than THIN, and I wanted them for winter wear, too. These shoes have incredible cushioning inside, fit perfectly, don't chafe or rub anywhere, and look GREAT. I can't wait to wear them all day every day in Iceland this summer. I originally ordered just the 9-1/2 to save Zappos shipping of one returned pair, and then I needed to exchange it. THEY WERE INCREDIBLE - SHIPPED THE 10 NO CHARGE…I am so loyal. Zappos is amazing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock sandals, any Keen, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2006

Dani

from Davis, California

These are AWESOME shoes! I just bought mine last week. I bought the Moss color--they are very, very cute. No problem with not being over my ankles. I love the flexibility. I wore them on an 8 mile hike yesterday, without even breaking them in! And they were awesome. I have no foot pain at all, no blisters. They feel like a walking massage. They're great quality, very well made, and the arch support is just great. These shoes cost, but they are worth every penny. There is no price to having your feet intact after a hike! Buy them! I bought a half size up and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2006

Robyn

from Boston MA

Great shoe, but weird sizing - This is the 10th pair of Keens that I’ve purchased, so it's clear I love the comfort and styling. The only complaint I have is the discrepancy in sizes - sometime I wear a 10 1/2, sometimes an 11. Go figure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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