The Targhee II lost the Best Buy crown this year to the Vasque Juxt, which is much more lightweight, breathable, and $15 cheaper. One pair we expected to compete well against the Keen model was the Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof. It provides more traction and durability, but it couldn't match the support or keep our feet as comfy as the Targhee II.
check out the mid-cut Keen Targhee II Mid. Both share the same wide foot shape, construction, and materials. The "Mid" version has a taller ankle shaft, which offers more ankle stability and support for longer backpacking trips with heavier packs.