Who should buy the KEEN Targhee III Sandal

The KEEN Targhee III Sandal may still deliver performance during a water hike via its set of strengths, as long as shoppers can adjust to its weaknesses. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a sandal that is engineered with various components that yield performance and comfort for hikers tackling a watery environment.
  • Prefer a sandal that is able to give cushioning over uneven terrain.
  • Prefer a sandal that delivers grip on varied surfaces.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal logo

Provides traction on virtually all types of terrain

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.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal outsole

Extra stopping power

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. 

KEEN Targhee III Sandal outsole 1.0

Protective toe box

The sole’s front section covers a significant portion of the toe box for protection from various trail hazards.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal Protective toe box

Lightweight cushioning

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.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal Lightweight cushioining

Excellent arch support

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.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal Excellent arch support

Quick dry

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.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal Quick dry

Secure fit

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. 

KEEN Targhee III Sandal Secure fit

Easy to wear

A pair of pull tabs are found on the tongue and the collar to facilitate easy on and off.

KEEN Targhee III Sandal Easy to wear

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 312g
Use: Day Hiking, Water hiking
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 run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.