Who should buy the KEEN Targhee Vent Mid

A hiking boot for men and women, the KEEN Targhee Vent Mid is a superb option for travel enthusiasts who need:

  • a lightweight breathable boot perfect for scorching summer climbs 
  • a reliable mid-cut hiker providing all-day comfort, stability, and traction on the trail

KEEN Targhee Vent Mid hiking

KEEN's sure-footed grip

Providing traction on ground surfaces is the KEEN.All Terrain rubber outsole. It has 4 mm multi-directional lugs that are widely spaced to channel water out, preventing slips. The toe and heel zone are multilayered which deliver grip during ascents and descents.

KEEN Targhee Vent Mid outsole

KEEN.Protect is a brand-owned feature added to the toe area to shield the foot from accidental knocks.

Lightweight support and cushioning

This mid-cut day hiking boot features a dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsole which houses an internal shank. This combination provides lightweight cushioning, shock absorption, and underfoot rigidity.

KEEN Targhee Vent Mid midsole

The brand also incorporated an ESS shank, placed under the heel, for added stability. Atop all this is a bi-density EVA footbed which follows the contours of the foot for enhanced support and walking comfort.

KEEN Targhee Vent Mid footbed

Cool in-shoe feel in KEEN Targhee Vent Mid

The KEEN Targhee Vent Mid has an upper primarily made of water-resistant oiled nubuck leather. It is designed with ventilation panels to promote a good exchange of airflow inside the boot. It is lined with a breathable mesh too which works with the Cleansport NXT to maintain a fresh, odor-free environment.

KEEN Targhee Vent Mid upper

Easy lace adjustment

Its lacing system is comprised of combination eyelets. A heel strap assists in easy on and off, and its cushioned tongue and collar deliver comfort.

KEEN Targhee Vent Mid lacing

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.6oz / Women 13.8oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Breathable / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal

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Author
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.