Updates to 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. Its name appropriately mirrors one of its key features—vent panels made of mesh for breathability.
  • This shoe has ample water repellency thanks to its water-resistant nubuck leather upper. It also has proper protection against odor as it is imbued with Cleansport NXT.
  • It promises a stable ride on the trail with its dual-density EVA midsole. Its ability to stabilize the wearer’s footing is bolstered even further by the shoe’s injected TPU heel-capture system.

Size and fit

KEEN’s Targhee Vent is a low-cut hiker for men and women. Its adequately true-to-size fit is intended specifically for adventurers with standard-width feet. It is offered in a decent number of full and half sizes. Its lacing system provides a secure lockdown, thanks in large part to its specially designed ankle lace loops.


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. Those who take on trails with moderate elevation will have ample control, whether descending or ascending such places, thanks to its treaded heel and forefoot zones. 


With the shoe’s dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsole having double the shank (internal and ESS shanks), 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’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. Its toe box, on the other hand, is built with KEEN.Protect—a brand-owned technology that shields the toes from bumps and abrasions. 

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. 

Nice to know

-The other breathable options from KEEN are the Voyageur and the Oakridge.


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