Updates to KEEN Targhee III Sandal

  • This KEEN sandal is based on the brand’s award-winning Targhee hiking boot. It is engineered with various components that yield performance and comfort for hikers tackling a watery environment. Its closed-toe upper is made of full-grain leather, a material resistant to abrasion.
  • The KEEN Targhee III Sandal is able to give cushioning over uneven terrain via its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. Moreover, it employs a KEEN All-Terrain rubber outsole to deliver grip on varied surfaces.

Size and fit

The KEEN Targhee III Sandal is a multi-sport hiking sandal designed for male adventurers. It uses a static lace-lock system, which allows wearers to customize the footgear’s fit. This component is connected to a strap in the rearfoot section to secure the heel and prevent it from slipping.


This hiking sandal manufactured by KEEN comes with a patented All-Terrain rubber outsole for ground adherence. Its profile is filled with a pattern of triangular lugs to provide traction on virtually all types of terrain.

Its forefoot and rearfoot zones contain several ridges for added descent and ascent control. A small heel brake is incorporated into its design for extra stopping power. Moreover, the sole’s front section covers a significant portion of the toe box for protection from various trail hazards.


The men’s KEEN Targhee III Sandal is equipped with a midsole made of lightweight EVA foam. It is paired with a footbed made of the same material. These components work in unison to give wearers cushioning, shock absorbency, and arch support. Moreover, the footbed is treated by KEEN with probiotic technology to prevent odor-causing microbes from spreading.


The KEEN Targhee III Sandal is equipped with a full-grain leather upper. Its primary material is constructed from Leather Working Group-certified tanneries, which values reduced chemical use to conserve the environment. Moreover, it is lined with a layer of quick-drying fabric for a comfortable feel.

The Targhee III Sandal’s closure system uses a series of fabric eyelets and a lace locker. These components work together to help the wearer manage the footgear’s fit. A strap is connected to the lacing system to provide heel support. A pair of pull tabs are found on the tongue and the collar to facilitate easy on and off.

Nice to know

-Buyers who prefer ankle coverage and support may consider the hike-centric benefits offered by the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 11oz
Use: Multi-sport
Features: Closed toe, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
Construction: Closed toe, Eco-friendly

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.