Who should buy the KEEN Targhee Vent

The Targhee Vent from the well-known KEEN Targhee line-up is made for day explorers who wish to stay comfortable in arid environments without compromising performance. It's a solid option if you need:

  • a breathable hiking shoe ensuring comfort on your summer day hikes 
  • a light low-cut shoe providing reliable grip and stability on various types of terrain

KEEN Targhee Vent hiking

KEEN's high-traction outsole

The Targhee Vent’s response to slippery and tricky backcountry surfaces is the KEEN.All-Terrain rubber outsole. With its multi-directional lugs having a depth (or height) of 4 millimeters, it is capable of producing and maintaining traction in nearly every direction.

KEEN Targhee Vent outsole

Those who take on trails with moderate elevation will have ample control, thanks to its treaded heel and forefoot zones.

Stable and comfortable ride

With the shoe’s dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsole having double the shank, wearers are promised a stable, cushioned, and arch-supported ride on the trail. The underfoot comfort and support it offers are further enhanced by the footwear’s anatomically designed Metatomical footbed.

KEEN Targhee Vent midsole

Breathability and protection in KEEN Targhee Vent

KEEN’s Targhee Vent encloses the foot in its water-resistant upper made of oiled nubuck leather. Both its sides are engineered with breathable mesh panels.

KEEN Targhee Vent breathable

Its toe box, on the other hand, is built with KEEN.Protect—a brand-owned technology that shields the toes from bumps and abrasions.

KEEN Targhee Vent toe box

Easy adjustment and secure fit

The wearer’s desired fit may be set using the shoe’s lacing system. It consists of sturdy lace loops in place of standard eyelets. The top pair of lace loops gives extra support around the ankle region.

KEEN Targhee Vent lacing

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.8oz / Women 12.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Keen Targhee
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly, Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal

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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.