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This hiking shoe is ready for off-road adventure. Durable waterproof protection stands up to wet weather, and the luggy outsole adds traction. Please note, the leather might be a little darker than shown.
We've carefully selected leather uppers designed to last. Then again, if you're wearing your KEENs daily, they won't always be scuff and dirt-free. To treat day to day wear and tear, especially on lighter color leathers, we recommend using a leather cleaner and conditioner, found at most footwear dealers and/or shoe repair shops.
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Unfortunately, when I ordered these, I followed the KEEN Fit Tip which suggested to order a half size larger than you normally wear because these were "running small". So, instead of ordering a 10 (which is the size I wear in every KEEN shoe I own), I hesitantly ordered a 10.5. My cause for hesitation: KEEN does not offer direct exchanges, this particular shoe+color has been "low stock" for almost a year now, and finally IF they don't fit, the likelihood of me actually being able to get a size 10 by the time KEEN receives the 1st pair and issues a refund to my prepaid gift card is much less than "slim to none". If only I had followed my instincts instead of trusting the manufacturer to provide accurate information. .. So, within a reasonable amount of time, I receive my Targhee 2's in the suggested 10.5. "Don't tell me these are going to be too big. Oh My God. They're too big. I can't even tighten them enough to keep my foot from sliding forward, leaving a gap behind my heel." I wanted them to fit.. they look so cool! But, we can't always have what we want.. including understanding/accountable/result-oriented customer service.
Have hiked miles and miles on rocky, highcountry trails in Colorado. Never a blister. My legs might be worn out but my feet were still good! Literally wore the soles down but never another issue. Just bought another pair. Agree that you need to buy a half size larger.
I love the look and feel of these shoes, and they are comfortable right out of the box. The website says they run small, but I found that them to be TRUE TO SIZE. My only complaint is that my heel slips a bit on the back, but I'm hoping adding a second sock layer will take care of this for actual hiking.
I bought the purple pair. I love the way they look even when filthy. I am still breaking them in and they are roomy and comfortable. While into about 4 miles of a hike I noticed the bottom knuckle of my big toes start to hurt, I am hoping this gets better with wear. Other than that they are very comfortable. I did buy a half size larger as suggested. The toe protection is wonderful.
I love my whisper sandals, I thought these would have just as good an arch support and be flexible, but they are very flat footed. I wore them around the house for a week and they did not break in at all. I love the color and design but the arch is bad.
I wear my shoes on the daily to work as administration in a FWS field station. I wore my last pair for 5 years, 5 days a week until they started to wear out. My new pair is nice and so I am giving them 4 stars. The last pair was a 9.5 fitting perfect and this time I had to return them and order a size 10. My toes were hitting on the end of the shoe when i walked, It feels like the style changed slightly and both sizes slip on my heels. The toe area is a bit wider (which could be because they are a 10), making me pull harder on the laces to get them tight enough to stop the slipping. And the top of the tongue seems to have more padding.. which one would think is good. However it makes it slide around thus sticks up... being of no advantage and tends to make my the top of my feet sore. I took a ruler and measured the length of my old shoes to the new 9.5's when they arrived.. the new ones are shorter in length and the top of the back of the shoe height is lower. Its not the rubber heal, but the fabric part that is shorter. I purchased my first pair because I spoke to a rep and was asking about a higher heel (rubber sole) height due to spurs.. and they fit the bill totally which is the main reason I chose them this time. I am not sure if I will buy them next time. I am positive that some things have changed in the shoe making process, this pair is just not the same as my first pair... sorry to report. When you wear a shoe every day.. for 5 years... you notice when the next pair is different.
Unfortunately, I have returned the shoes for two reasons. First they really were too big by ordering a half a size larger. Secondly, the picture shown for the color I ordered was olive and the shoes arrived and were black. I have had two other pairs of the Targhee II shoes in the past and have loved them. I was trying to replace a pair, but things have changed. I am now ordering the Targhee III to see if it fits better and has an olive color.
University Place, WA
I've had many pairs of Keens, they have always fit perfectly, and I've worn them all out. But I can't figure out what's with these Targhees. They seem to fit fine, but when I walk any distance the heel slips and my foot slides down so that the toes jam and there's a gap at the heel. I've tried lacing them tighter, looser, thicker socks, thinner socks, but still my feet slide. I gave up and bought a pair of Voyageurs, which is what my last pair was. They're fine. They have an extra lacing loop so the ankle is more snug. But those Targhees ... they're the first pair of Keens ever that made my feet hurt.
Keen seems to have the hang of shoes for human feet - wider in the toe box than other brands of so-called-shoes. This style is wider than most Keens, yay. I'm able to place an orthotic underneath the insole - they seem to have anticipated that some customers will need more arch support than Keens provide. My only wish would be for a higher vamp - it's a bit constricting on the tops of my feet. (You'd think you could just leave the laces looser, but then the collar is too loose.) Luckily, these shoes are made of real leather, so heating the shoe in a low oven, and shoving a big rock inside will stretch the places that still bind a bit. The sole is sturdy enough for gardening, looks up to handling the back end of a shovel. Overall - workable, and that's a rare thing to find in a shoe. Good job, Keen!
Heather digs dirt