Which Targhee hiking boot is right for you?
Vented, insulated, leather, or not. We’ve taken the iconic Targhee comfort, fit, and performance and created an entire collection of boots for different purposes and terrain.
Some might say the ideal hiking boot is one you don’t think about. Just a piece of gear. A tool used to reach an overlook or summit. Here at KEEN, we think that boots are more than that. A hiking boot is your connection to the outdoors. A means of getting out there, savoring the trail, enjoying this big beautiful ball we call planet Earth.
Sure, when you’re wearing any of our men's, women's, or kids' Targhee boots, you’re likely not thinking about them (they’re so comfortable, why would you?). But after you get home following a long day on the trail, your thoughts may start to drift to your boots. Why? Because looking at those well-worn, mud-splattered boots by the back door, it's hard not to feel a tug of gratitude. And that’s what Targhee boots are all about.
FOR FANS OF INSTANT COMFORT
Back in 2005, when the very first Targhee boot jumped off the drawing board and onto the trail, fans and their feet took notice. Out-of-the-box comfort, paired with some serious durability and trail performance. How could something so comfortable be so rugged? It’s not every day that a boot comes along that’s agile enough to make steep terrain more manageable yet rugged enough to stand up to miles of loose, sharp shale. But for new and experienced hikers alike, Targhee boots encourage people to push their limits, explore like they never imagined, and in some cases create music on mountain tops.
It could be the iconic Targhee fit with a supportive EVA midsole and roomy toe box. Or it could be the durable outsole built with soft and sticky multi-directional lugs for rugged traction. Our hunch, however, is that it’s more than just one awesome feature alone. Each Targhee boot has its own set of unique ingredients, a recipe designed to create boots and shoes perfectly suited for specific purposes and terrain. This is the Targhee boot secret.
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Targhee III: The Rugged Pathfinder
Our men’s and women’s Targhee III boots have all the trail-hugging traction and KEEN.DRY waterproof goodness of our Targhee II boot, but with a slightly sleeker outsole and a more casual fit. What does that mean for your feet? It means it fits more like a trainer, with a KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole that lets you feel the trail. No need to drive to the trailhead in different shoes, you’ll be able to feel the pedals no problem!
Targhee Vent: The Heat Seeker
Some like it hot and some like it just a bit warmer than we typically see here in the Pacific Northwest. Regardless of if you’re hiking through the Grand Canyon or spending a late summer day exploring the Columbia River Gorge, a little extra ventilation can go a long way. That’s why we made the Targhee Vent boot for men and women. With the same easy-going fit and rugged KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole as the Targhee III boot, this version adds mesh vents to the upper creating a breathable design that keeps the air flowing.
Fresh fact: Worried that those warm temps could result in stinky feet? Don’t sweat it! Targhee Vent boots are made with a breathable mesh lining and infused with pesticide-free Eco Anti-Odour that uses probiotic technology to naturally control odour.
Targhee Hiking Shoe For Kids: The Mini-Me
Taking the same design and performance as our bestselling adult hiking boots, the Targhee hiking shoes and boots for kids are built to take active boys and girls further. With cushioned support and all-terrain traction, your little ones will love to wear these shoes from trails to school.
Feel-good fact: We source 100% of our leather from environmentally preferred, Leather Working Group-certified tanneries because traditional leather tanning can be a dirty process. LWG-certified tanneries are making it much cleaner with solutions that reduce chemicals, energy use, and water pollution.
Targhee III Sandal: The Water-Ready Companion
KEEN has turned our iconic hiking boot into a water-ready hiking sandal for men. With quick-drying material, rugged outsole, and adjustable upper, the Targhee sandal is perfect for summer hike, boating, fishing, rafting, and any lakeside rope swing you find.
WHERE WILL YOUR TARGHEE BOOTS TAKE YOU?
Whether you’re planning the trip of a lifetime to Norway’s Loføten Islands or just hoping to get the whole family out into nature this weekend, our Targhee boot collection gives you the support, durability, and comfortable fit you’ll need.