Men’s Targhee III Mid Height Waterproof Hiking Boot

(7 customer reviews)


Last updated on February 26, 2022 9:02 am


  • 100% Leather and synthetic
  • Made in the USA and Imported
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately Ankle from arch
  • WATERPROOF: The KEEN dry waterproof, breathable membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable all day long by allowing vapor out without letting water in; All leather is treated with a PFC-free water repellant, so you still get the same protection without the harmful chemicals
  • TRACTION: KEEN ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole provides high-traction grip in muddy environments and on rocky surfaces with 4mm multi-directional lugs; Non-marking rubber outsoles leaves no trace or imprints when walking indoors
  • SUPPORT: The Torsion stability External Support Shank (ESS) provides support on uneven surfaces; the injected TPU heel-capture system provides next-level stability
  • FIT & COMFORT: Low-profile upper for comfort and secure fit with padded tongue and collar; The removable, metatomical dual-density EVA footbed provides excellent arch support and cradles to the natural contours of the foot
  • CARE TIPS: We’ve carefully selected leather uppers designed to last; However, if you’re wearing your KEENs daily, they won’t always be scuff and dirt-free; To treat day to day wear and tear, especially on lighter color leathers, we recommend using a common leather cleaner and conditioner

Additional information

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Product Dimensions

0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches, 1.14 Pounds

Item model number




Date First Available

January 11, 2018


Keen Adults – US SHOES

7 reviews for Men’s Targhee III Mid Height Waterproof Hiking Boot

  1. J. B.

    I’ve worn custom made orthopedic footwear for over 40 years.
    After retiring insurance no longer covered the $500.00 + cost for a single pair of boots.
    I switched to Danner Boots and suffered greatly for my decision.
    I started shopping brands with excellent arch support and a wide footbed.
    Found them!
    “KEEN”, fits me perfectly.
    No hot spots or blisters.
    Awesome arch support.
    Like walking on air.
    I seriously love these hikers.
    I hike rain or shine, two to five miles a day in the National Forest where I live. These boots put me back on my feet again, after suffering for five weeks of no sleep with pain from poorly designed footwear.
    Everybody’s feet are different.
    These boots were made for me.
    I bought three different styles of Keen Hiking Boots from Amazon, intending to return the two pair that I liked the least.
    I’m keeping all of them. ?

  2. steven alberts

    So I’m a Maintenance Supervisor. I’m in and out of a truck all day. At first I thought my feet were sweating causing my socks and feet to get wet. I took a closer look one day and the soles were at wet near the tip. I started to think about my day and I wasn’t splashing around in water. Just a normal day of being in and out of truck walking through snow and wet conditions. I heard Keen soles crack and but didn’t notice any cracking. Which leads me to believe the water is coming in from somewhere else. I’m really disappointed because i paid $145 for the boots and they didn’t preform like they should have. There is one good thing is that they comfortable. But when you feet get wet and it’s cold you wish you had something else on. I wish i could have returned them but i missed the window for returns. 🙁

  3. L.E.

    I’ve worn Keen Targhees for quite a few years as a work shoe. The original Targhee was very good, and after they were worn out, I bought a pair of the then-new Targhee II’s. They didn’t last as long, the colorful bits on the lugs of the soles fell off soon (didn’t seem to matter), one of the eyelets tore loose from the boot. Just generally not as durable. Well, I should have learned my lesson, but instead ordered a pair of the new Targhee III’s, probably due to the convenience of buying on Amazon. Should have known better, they’re $30 cheaper. Probably one of the poorest pair of boots I’ve ever owned. Flimsy, light-weight (as in nothing to them). Lots of glued together rubber, so they don’t breathe and are hot. The tongue is so thin the laces bite into your ankles. They’re crap. Basically, a glorified tennis shoe, and a poor one, at that. Keen has gone from producing great footwear to cheap junk in an amazingly short time, sadly.
    Well, it’s 3 months later, and the glued together soles are falling apart. Pretty poor.

  4. BRushton

    My husband likes the look & fit if these shoes, he wears them almost every day, but after a couple weeks the soles are already coming apart.

  5. DJPeebs

    After many hours over several days spent researching the best lightweight waterproof mid-height hiking boot for less than $150, this is the pair I chose and so far, a week in, I’m loving them!

    If you really dig down into the reviews, the jury remains out. The reason for this is that all of the comparable 4+ Star boot reviews (500+ reviews) have major dissensions by a small, but fervent group of daily users. The negative reviews across boot lines point to a general decline in the newest generation of established boot brands. Keen is no different from the rest. People definitely love these boots, the negative ratings come from loyal customers who’re disappointed with what they’ve experienced as a major decline from the first version. Photos of torn stitching and soles that have become decoupled from the boot’s body are a stark reminder of what can become of these…or in fact any comparable boot.

    My experience with them is that after a week of daily wear on a farm in upstate NY, through water, frost mud and rocks, these boots have been nothing less than wonderful. They’re lightweight, super comfortable with no wear-in needed and not a drop of moisture has penetrated it’s tough outer shell. All stitching remains intact and no indications of stress has appeared on either the soles or bindings. Now, I‘M not either a Bureau of Land Management surveyor nor park ranger who wear these boots for 80 hours per week and longer. At that level of usage, what do you really expect from a $120 boot?

    It will be interesting to see what shape these will be in three months from now and I plan on reporting their status at that time. Until then, I’m loving these!

  6. sharker

    Really pleased with these boots, nicely made and they look good too.

  7. Ryan R Partee

    This is my third pair of Keens, but first of this model. They are very comfortable and have little to no break-in time. I bought these boots for working outdoors for a job I started the second week of May. I have had a very good experience with my previous two pair of Keens and did not hesitate to buy these. During my typical work-day, I do a lot of hiking on multiple types of surfaces doing reforestation habitat restoration, these surfaces include going from pavement to gravel to trails to open meadows. Over the 9 weeks that I have been wearing them, they have protected my feet and have supported my arches and ankles, but here’s the bad… They are only waterproof to a degree. If you spend any time at all walking through wet tall grass, water gets in around the tongue and soaks your feet. Because of this, I have had to dry them out on a daily basis in order to have dry feet the next day. Today after arriving home I noticed that on either side of each boot toward the toe, the thin leather was cracking exposing the backing (see picture). I am super disappointed in the craftsmanship of this model of Keen’s, as 9 weeks for $145 in foot wear just doesn’t cut it. Before you say, “Well he didn’t put any leather conditioning products on his boots, no wonder they cracked.” I treated them with the same leather product I have used on my previous pairs of Keens and I do not have this issue on the older boots. Perhaps I received a bad pair as the other reviews here are good. However, if your buy these expecting them to last more than 9 weeks doing outdoor work, I would caution you to invest the cost of these boots in another manufacturer or another model of Keens.

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