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Keen Targhee II
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Pros Excellent support, extra toe protection, nice lacing system, wide toe boxExtremely comfortable, lightweight, supportiveExcellent comfort and traction, waterproofAggressive traction, great water resistance, versatileGreat traction, versatile enough for trail running, great waterproofing, affordable
Cons Heavy, leaked in our waterproof test, a bit wide for narrow feetNot as cushioned as previous Hoka models, some traction issuesExpensive, not the most durableQuicklace system not for everyone, average ankle protectionNot as durable
Bottom Line Backpackers will enjoy the support offered by this tried and true classicIdeal for fastpacking missions with a great combination of comfort, support and performanceThis hiking shoe combines comfort with incredible on-trail performance better than any otherCharge down any and all trails in this aggressive hiker with a non-traditional lacing systemA high-end and highly capable waterproof hiking shoe, but with a budget-conscious price
Rating Categories Keen Targhee II HOKA ONE ONE Toa Gore-Tex La Sportiva Spire GTX Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX The North Face Ultra 109 WP
Comfort (25%)
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7
7
Weight (25%)
5
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Support (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Water Resistance (5%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Keen Targhee II HOKA ONE ONE Toa... La Sportiva Spire... Salomon X Ultra 3... The North Face...
Weight of Size 11 Pair 2.40 lbs 2.03 lbs 2.06 lbs 1.93 lbs 2.04 lbs
Upper Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh Synthetic Abrasion-resistant mesh Textile/synthetic leather Synthetic
Width Options Regular, wide Regular Regular Regular Regular
Waterproof Lining KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane GTX lining Gore-Tex Surround Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane DryVent
Flood Level (inches) 4.5 in 5 in 4.75 in 4.5 in 4 in
Last Board/Shank Torsion stability ESS EVA Molded EVA Advanced chassis and molded shank ESS shank
Midsole Dual density compression molded EVA Rubberized 5mm Ortholite Insole, Compression Molded EVA, TPU inserts Injected EVA Single density EVA
Outsole Non-marking rubber Vibram MegaGrip Vibram XS Trek with Impact Brake System Non-marking ContaGrip UltrATAC rubber
Warranty Limited 1 year 45 day 1 year 2 years Limited lifetime
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