MEET THE TARGHEE FAMILY
Our iconic hiker, 8M happy feet and counting
With over 17 years and 4 billion miles of trail under its luggy sole, our Targhee boot has evolved into a collection of casual shoes, slip-ons, insulated boots, and even sandals.
Hot summer hikes down dusty trails or family backpacking trips through fog-drenched canyons—yup, we’ve got a Targhee shoe for that. When you see the Targhee name, you’re seeing a shoe, boot, or sandal designed for rugged use, all-day play, and comfort and traction mile after mile (especially in instances when your hyperenthusiastic friend keeps telling you it’s only one . . . more . . . mile). Hardworking yet easygoing, the Targhee collection has a pair for every season and every reason. Breathable? Check. Insulated? Check. Waterproof? Check! Super breathable (aka sandals)? Check check!
A TRUE KEEN ORIGINAL
On the KEEN roster since 2005, the very first Targhee boot was developed as the full coverage partner to KEEN’s iconic Newport sandal. Now a bestselling staple in the KEEN lineup, our classic boots have evolved into quite the collection and seen their fair share of adventure. They’ve hiked the Grand Canyon on feet big and small. They’ve put one boot in front of the other all the way up 21,000 feet to Cho Oyu’s Camp 1, the sixth highest mountain in the world! And yes, they’ve even pushed strollers around wet city streets all in the name of parenthood (after all, isn’t parenting one of the greatest adventures ever?) Now with over 15 years of exploring experience, our Targhee III Mid Hiking boot remains one of our all-time greats.
FANS SAY: “I work outdoors in Michigan year round. These boots are great from spring to fall in cooler temperatures to hot days in the sun. Waterproofing works flawlessly. I average a few miles a day of walking through various terrain and these boots are lightweight and comfortable even during those long days on the job.” - Evan
WHAT MAKES TARGHEE BOOTS AND SHOES SO GOOD?
When you lace up, slip on, or bungee yourself into a pair of Targhee boots, you’re setting your feet up for years of success. We know because our feet spent countless hours testing designs on the muddiest trails and the steepest scree slopes we could find in order to get everything just right. It’s no wonder that over 15 years after we presented our first Targhee boot, the Targhee collection is our biggest and bestselling family of forest-tromping, beach-combing, exploring-an-island-end-to-end footwear. To carry the Targhee name, each shoe, boot, or sandal has to meet the following criteria.
1. Targhee shoes have to be ready for anything. Like, anything. Extremely durable and built with performance traction and grip, each pair sports a rugged and dependable outsole designed to make easy work of frozen trails and windswept dunes day after day, year after year.
2. Targhee shoes must have that iconic Targhee fit. Meaning never-want-to-take-them-off comfort. No joke! Each and every model in the Targhee lineup has plenty of room in the toe-box and an EVA midsole that makes them comfy enough for a 10-mile hike right out of the box.
3. Targhee shoes have to embrace their roots. Ever since the very first pair debuted back in 2005, each design carries on elements of that tried-and-true boot. From the recognizable toe bumper to the innovative heel support system to the stitching and shaping of the upper, it’s easy to spot a Targhee boot on the trail.
FANS SAY: I was one that always hiked in tennis shoes. My husband bought me these for Christmas––absolute game changer!! These make it feel like I'm walking on a cloud. They give me so much traction, stability, and ankle support. I absolutely love them and wear them as often as possible. I volunteer at a local shelter and they're great sturdy shoes for walking dogs and standing in yucky stuff too. - Fern
MEET THE WHOLE TARGHEE FAMILY
If your trail dog was reborn as a hiking boot, they’d be a Targhee boot. Loyal and down for anything, our men’s and women’s Targhee boots are KEEN bestsellers. Appalachian Trail thru-hiking? First snowshoe expedition ever (you gotta start somewhere)? Our collection has a pair for adventures big and small.
FANS SAY: “I bought these to replace my heavy, all leather hiking boots I have been slogging around in for 20 years. They have a quick breaking in period––I wore them on a 6 mile flat trail and then a seven-mile moderate hike with rocks, puddles, and mud. They performed brilliantly, and I did not have any blisters after both hikes.” - Allison
Wondering which pair of Targhee boots is right for you? Read our Targhee boots article to figure it out.
Stay spontaneous (because you never know when brunch will turn into a seven-mile amble through the forest). Our collection of everyday Targhee shoes are business casual-approve but can still hold their own on rocky trails and in muddy corn mazes.
FANS SAY: “I love the wide box toe that fits my wide foot so well. I wear the Targhee when I’m going to be on gravel or rocks because of the aggressive tread. I also like the lightness of the shoes as opposed to a boot.” - Bob
Read more about Targhee Casual shoes and find your perfect pair.
Let your toes feel the breeze. Our collection of Targhee sandals have all the support and comfort of our boots but are just right for long river days and scrambling down rocks to the swimming hole.
FANS SAY: “These sandals are unbelievably comfortable. They don't need to be "broken in" in order to feel comfortable; they are perfect as soon as you take them out of the box.” - Jonathan
Visit our Targhee Sandals article to find your just-right pair.
One for you, one for him, one for the little guy, and one for your sullen tween who would rather be doing just about anything other than bonding with her family in the woods (she’ll come around). Our collection of Targhee boots and shoes for kids keep your entire family covered (and talking about the view, not how their feet hurt).
FANS SAY: “Bought these for my two-year-old daughter after she slipped on the trails a few times in tennis shoes. She loves to wear them and slips much less often. They seem to be very comfortable for her and great hiking shoes. If only her feet didn’t grow so fast!” - NV
To pick the best pair for your kid, check out our Targhee for Kids article.
Targhee shoes are made for hopping across river beds and cruising down smooth trails. They’re made for those days when the blue skies look like a photo on the front of an in-flight travel magazine. But, yes, let’s be honest, since you’re gonna be wearing your Targhee boots for like the next 10 years minimum, they’re also made for those days that don’t go so perfectly. Days when you can’t find the trailhead, or forget the tentpoles, or actually do have to turn the car around after giving multiple warnings to the kids in the backseat. No matter what goes wrong, at least you’ll have comfy feet.
Iconic trail comfort for the whole family
Men's Targhee III Waterproof
Our rugged icon, trail-ready right out of the box
Women's Targhee III Waterproof Mid
Famous comfort fit with room for your toes
TRAIL TESTED. FAN LOVED.
"They take a beating and hold up"
“I've logged at least 1,500 miles of mostly urban hiking with these boots, and they are still in good shape. My feet don't get tired in these boots even after a day of hiking 15-20 miles.” - KEEN Fan Tim
KEEN.ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole has multi-directional lugs that dig into dirt, mud, and rock.
Environmentally preferred leather
Our Leather Working Group-certified tanneries reduce chemicals to help preserve and protect our water.
Our heel-lock lacing system creates a secure fit for more confident footing.
Every choice we make is a chance to minimize our impact on the planet. That’s why we only source leather from Leather Working Group-certified tanneries and why we’ve completely eliminated forever chemicals in our shoes. We’re on a mission to leave the planet better than we found it.
Made to keep
We want to make sure you’ll enjoy your hiking shoes for a long time by getting nit-picky about every detail: the stitching, materials, construction techniques, and tread. Every Targhee is crafted to last in premium leather with reinforced protection from toe and mud guards.
HOW TO CHOOSE
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.
If these shoes could talk
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