Keen Targhee II Mid Review
A too-high price for most sizes and colors kept the Keen Targhee II Mid from making our list of the best cheap boots, but if you find this one at a discount, it's worth jumping on. Light hikers and serious backpackers alike have posted favorable Keen Targhee II reviews on Amazon. They've found the mid-cut boots comfortable right out of the box, with ample arch and ankle support. Reviews on Altrec.com echo the comments about comfort and also report zero problems with moisture leaking in through these waterproof boots, even in extreme elements such as deep snow and pouring rain. The boots are also said to wick moisture away on the inside to keep feet comfortable and blister-free. Hiking boots reviews at Gander Mountain offer further confirmation of the boots' support and comfort, as well as their traction and light weight.
The Keen Targhee II Mid (starting at $71, Amazon) comes in both men's and women's versions and is also available in a slightly cheaper low-cut style. The upper is constructed mainly of nubuck leather, with a breathable waterproof membrane. A compression-molded midsole made with ethylene vinyl acetate, or EVA, cushions the foot, while 4 mm multi-directional lugs, or treads, help users keep their footing on all types of terrain.
Frugal hikers looking for a top-performing boot at a relatively low cost should keep an eye out for a deal on the Keen Targhee II Mid. The additional protection and stability of the mid-cut design and the waterproof yet breathable construction help this boot stand out from the low-cost crowd.