KEEN Men's Targhee II MID WP-M Hiking Boot, Canteen Dark Olive, 6 UK review

From price: € 32,11
KEEN delivers some of the best walking boots at reasonable prices. The waterproof Targhee 2 Mid boots tested here come in the UK sizes 6–16 with wide fits up to 13. Keen calls them 4-wheel-drive performance boots for wide feet, but are they right? T... Read more
Quality, long-lasting hybrid build with a stylish design - Especially suitable for aggressive rocky terrain - Leather upper (longer lasting than mesh) - Comfortable out of the box, quick to break-in - Extra rubber protection at the front of the toe box
The nubuck leather needs more care than synthetic materials - Lots of seams and stitching, so more potential for breaks - susceptible to water if seams or stitching wear out

KEEN delivers some of the best walking boots at reasonable prices. The waterproof Targhee 2 Mid boots tested here come in the UK sizes 6–16 with wide fits up to 13. Keen calls them 4-wheel-drive performance boots for wide feet, but are they right?

The Targhee 2 Outsole

Few would dispute the comfort of these hybrid hiking boots. The carbon rubber all-terrain outsole has a 4mm multi-directional lug and plenty of flex. You can really feel the aggressive soles as they bite into the challenging terrain. KEEN’s special compound seems to have struck the perfect balance between durability and traction.

The KEEN Targhee II Upper

I seriously love the waterproof nubuck leather upper coupled with KEEN DRY technology inside. I deliberately went out in the rain to walk through puddles and long wet grass. Protection from wet elements was perfect. The capture lacing system gave me a secure, tight fit, and the mid-cut height provided decent ankle support.

Inside The KEEN Targhee 2

The insole uses the famous Cleansport NXT technology, which offers natural odour control. And let’s face it, a fresh foot environment is no small detail. Another selling point is the removable EVA metatomical dual-density footbed. This insole boasts excellent compression and shock absorption… something I noticed over rockier terrain.

Conclusion

KEEN’s Targhee 2 classic hiking boots for wide feet tick many boxes. They’re robust, super comfortable, and suitable for multiple terrains. That includes the mountains, rocks, beach, dirt trails, etc. Moreover, they’re smart enough for casual streetwear.

Specifications KEEN Men's Targhee II MID WP-M Hiking Boot, Canteen Dark Olive, 6 UK

General
Appears in 5 Best Walking Boots For Wide Feet
Category Walking boots
Reviewer Jasper
Date 25 April 2022
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